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Jaguar X-Type



  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    >Ouch! Sorry to hear about the crash and hope you're okay.

    >I faired much better than the car.

    >Good! I'm very glad and happy to hear it.

    I know you've probably already asked your dealer, but I'll just say this in case it slipped by:

    Before ordering - if you don't want to wait - have your dealer phone other dealers to see if they have a "twin" of your last Jag. Jaguar has a vast network for tracking all of its cars - even used cars are tracked by Jaguar. If a dealer near enough has the combo you want, they can trade your dealer for it and then deliver it for you.

    If this helps, I'm glad it did. If it didn't, sorry to waste your time. Good luck!


    P.S. - Since your new X-type will be a 2003, it will probably come with some really nice options your last one didn't have too!
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    They can do a search via DCS.. I'm sure a Quartz 2.5 with Navi is out there somewhere.

    Glad to hear you are OK tho! Jag has done $1,000 owner loyalty credits in the past.. I'd call 1-800-4-JAGUAR and see if they know.

  • pluskinpluskin Posts: 79
    Its a V8, not a V6. I'm pretty sure its the same engine family as the 4.0/4.2, but could verify that if anyone cares. The new 3.5 develops 262bhp & 254lbft(DIN)and replaces the 3.2L V8 that was available in the X300 in europe.

    I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a V8 powered X-type in the near future.
  • Perhaps someone will be good enough to give me some advice. Just get an 03 2.5X, and love it.
    Financial considerations prevented me from getting one with a CD, but would like to know how I can get an aftermarket unit. Can anyone suggest a good unit I can get installed?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    You can use any aftermarket cd changer that is FM modulated - it just broadcasts the CD signal on a FM radio frequency. Sound quality will be the same as a really good FM station. If you want better you'll have to get the factory changer (the cables are usually vehicle specific). sells domestic OEM radios at a decent price but I don't see any jag equipment. Have you priced one at the dealer? Sometimes the dealer prices aren't too bad. Or maybe one of the Jag owners can give you an aftermarket source for OEM changers. You won't be able to just plug in an aftermarket changer even if it's the same manufacturer because of the cabling.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    That's a good and common question. The only unit I know of that I have *read* works with the advanced fiberoptic electrical system of the X-type is the Sony X-plode series of CD changers and players. They have a compatible linkup with the system, or so I've read.

    And make sure you set your radio settings to "Europe" for better reception - it activates the FM boost for the car and clears up the radio.


    P.S. - Jaguar also has an indash CD player that costs around $200.
  • rstoergerrstoerger Posts: 17
    I have had my S-type for nearly three years and honestly love it. Never had any major issues. I am about to end this lease and have been considering getting into a brand new one...which has some excellent improvements.

    While the past two winters have been mild, this year's has not. My car does not do well at all in even the mildest slush. As such, I am reconsidering getting into a new one lest the upcoming winters be bad.

    Has anyone had either positive or negative issues regarding S-Types in Snow. How about the four-wheel drive X-Type?
  • care4tcare4t Posts: 8

    I live in Northern Va and we have had a series of major snows this winter. And, having owned 991/2 A4 with Quattro system prior to acquiring X-type, I was able to compare the handlings of two in snowy conditions. Although I am quite satisfied with the drivability of X-Type in snow and would recommend to people who are looking for AWD, my honest assessment compared to A4 is that A4 offered a more stable AWD mechanism than X-type. However, I am very impressed with the DSC (Digital Stability Control?) feature. It literally prevented the car from wobbling side to side a number of times.

    This is strictly based on my personal experience only.
  • bull02bull02 Posts: 4
    I just bought a Black 02 Xtype and i am thinking about taking the car to have the car buffed.
    Anyone have any insite or advise?
    The place i talked to said it would make the car finish like new.
    BTW there isnt many scratch only a few swirl marks

    Any advise?
  • desertguydesertguy Posts: 730
    jeffc1 "Black Paint Maintenance" Feb 10, 2002 3:00pm!make=CATS&model=Paint&ed_makeindex=.ef094ab

    Clicking the above link will take you to the black paint discussion which is read only now. Some interesting stuff though.
  • msisengmsiseng Posts: 369
    Why not just buy a hand-held navigation system online or from a store? That way, you can transfer it between vehicles. Mine works very well technically. Put it up against my friend's X-Type (we all got the same cars with different options) and it is equally as good!

    Granted, it is not as easy to use, but may be an option for those that cannot find the X-Type with a Navi system.

    Jaguar does have a customer loyalty program for those asking. From the moment you buy or lease a vehicle from Jaguar, you are automatically enrolled in the program. There are hidden incentives if you ask your dealer.

    Does anyone else feel a hesitation when driving from 10 mph to 20 mph with the automatic 2.5? Once past the 20 mph mark, the hesitation is gone. Is this common for the X-Type?
  • Intermittently during normal driving, when I release the brake pedal I get the "click" in the gear shift that you get when you release from park. It does not always happen. When I took it to service, they said it was normal; if it ALWAYS happened I may agree but it doesn't. Has anyone else had this noise?
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241

    My 3.0 auto used to have a little bit of a hesitation from the start, but by my first free scheduled service, my dealer's tune-up of the car eliminated the hesitation. I'm not sure what they did, but when I got the car back, it was very much smoother than it had ever been, and it launches just as quickly, but with more refinement - less of a lurch. Perhaps this will happen at your next service? You could also ask your tech about it, because your car does not have to hesitate.


    The click is caused by something happening with the selenoid (?) (that's what I've read it being called, I hope I spelled it correctly) in the transmission. The exact same thing happened to my car, but I mentioned it to my dealer at the first service, and they took care of it - no more click! Don't take that BS from your dealer about it being "normal" because it isn't supposed to do that and it can be fixed very easily - my dealer did it for me, yours can for you!
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    Recently, some other Jaguar owners have spotted X-type Sport models with natural wood colors and the chrome blades that the luxury versions of the car have. So now with Sport X-types, you have your choice of R-type grey-stained wood and body color or black accents, or natural wood and chrome accents. More choices is always better.
  • bull02bull02 Posts: 4
    Can anyone tell me how to change disks with the cd changer?
    I loaded 6 cd's into the cartridge but i cant figure out how to change from 1 disk to another.
    I'm still waiting for my owners manual so i thought i would ask here.

  • kssodkssod Posts: 37
    while cd is playing numbers 1-6 on the phone pad load the CD in their respective tray.
    Also the select button on the steering wheel audio control can switch between AM/FM/ CD, once in cd the toggle for stations now controls the track on the CD. If you hold the toggle in for several seconds it will load the next CD either up or down.
  • bull02bull02 Posts: 4
    thanks for the info
    i have had my jag x for over a month and i still dont have the owners manual.
    i have talked to my dealer a few times telling them i still dont have the owners manual

  • jonty12jonty12 Posts: 101
    if you register on you have access to a pdf version of the owners manual, as well as almost all other documentation.
  • From my last entry I have had a little advice on how to get a CD changer for my 03 X Type, that came without. Here is what I have learned. The local dealer will install a "factory" unit for only $1300! Some say that the Sony E-plod is compatable, but my email to them returned a negative answer. Also, they seem to be affiliated strongly with Crutchfield, who tells me that none of their units is compatable with my car. Still looking for ideas. Thanks.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    According to this site, which is updated frequently: 23253.htm

    the X-type is to get an R-badged version in 2004 as a 2005 model, along with a new 3.2 liter engine added to the range.

    "Jaguar is plowing ahead with an X-Type wagon and hot R-models. The wagon reportedly bows overseas in spring 2004. U.S. sales should begin very soon afterwards, probably with the same V6 powerteams offered in sedans. Like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class wagons, the X-Type emphasizes luxury and sporty handling over outright space and utility. Structure is reportedly the same as the sedan's from the rear doors forward, but the roofline tapers down to a trim liftgate with separate opening window.

    The X-Type R should be here by early 2005, assuming it's not delayed for some reason [(think XJ8)]. A sedan is assured, a wagon version possible. Chief attractions are a supercharged V6 with upwards of 330 hp, plus firmed-up suspension, less exterior chrome, a mesh grille, and standard 19-inch wheels and tires, but no garish rear spoiler or "aero" body skirts. British guesstimates have the R-model sedan doing 0-60 in just 5 sec and 160 mph all-out...

    ...A final X-Type rumor concerns the current 3.0-liter V6, which reportedly gives way to a more potent 3.2 sometime soon, perhaps as early as model-year '04. We'll keep you posted."

    Another Jag-talker found this information, so credit goes to him. The article is supposed to be from 3/12/2003.

    In other news, there's a little motorsports/car-tuner shop in my town that fixes up and sells high-performance luxury cars; the X-type has become the "halo car" of the place, with a few very nice tuned-up Sport models around on display. They don't do exterior mods, just performance ones to the drivetrains. I'll check the place out a little more... fun stuff.
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