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Jaguar X-Type



  • rea98drea98d Posts: 982
    An R wagon? There's an interesting car.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    Yeah, I have pics of it that I could post a link to. It has a different front bumper (as well as the R saloon), and the one in the photo has a huge roll bar inside since it was a performance test mule. Not bad looking for an estate, but it's a Jaguar, so it's just naturally good looking I guess.

  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    Go here: - ame.htm

    to see the pic and read a short writeup. There is also contact information if you wish to know more. "The 'X' is the hottest car I have right now" states the owner of the limousine company. "It seems to be replacing my Rolls and Benz stretches for sheer popularity," he concludes. Quite a nice car!

    And don't forget to go here:
  • mikesurfmikesurf Posts: 4
    I thought the day of stuffy dealerships was over.
    I've never felt so young as in shopping for an
    X Type....I was browsing the cars for maybe 30
    minutes before guy finally came out and he was
    rather rude...I must not look like the usual
    medicare type Jaguar buyer with my tattoos but he
    obviously thought I was not suitable buyer. Funny
    since shopping for SUV's I get service & pressure
    to buy now and they are priced like the Xtype.
       Suggest Jag dealers need to realize that $33K
    cars these days are pretty commonplace and even
    surfer types w/shaved heads and tatz have 757Fica
    scores....all in all, pretty funny, so now I'm
    shopping Jaguar online (if only I'd brought my
    longtime companion along with HER tattoos...and
    she's the one who would be principal driver!)
  • Though I have an '03 X-Type, I wanted to use the Edmunds comparison page to see how it "stacks up" among the pack. I spotted several incorrect specs. that I forwarded to Edmunds. I was promptly contacted and was given assurance that my points would be verified. Anyone else with a keen eye may want to give the specs. a once over as well. After all, prospective buyers may base their decision on these specs. Here's my list:

    Reading Lights
    Ext. Temp.
    Low Fuel Ind.
    Rear Fog Lights
    9 Speaker Alpine Syst.
  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    I ordered a 2.5 manual with premium sound and X1 package. My salesman said that it would come with a cassette in the dash and 6CD in the trunk. The manager said he was not sure since they never had a 2.5 manual with premium sound before. He said it might have a single CD in the dash and 6CD's in the trunk. Does anyone know for certain. I would rather have the cassette for more variety but it's not a big deal either way. Just curious.

  • desertguydesertguy Posts: 730
    I'm not surprised the dealer has not seen one as a 2.5 manual is their price leader and they would not normally order premium sound. My car has premium sound and the cassette with the 6 CD changer in the trunk. It is a 3.0 though. You might try cally Jaguar North America at:
    1-800-4-Jaguar to see if they can help.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    The cassette player should be present in your car if you didn't opt for the in-dash CD player as a stand-alone option. On a 3.0L (2003 MY), the in-dash CD is standard, on the 2.5L it is optional. With the Premium Sound System, you'll have a 6-CD changer in the boot and a cassette player in-dash (if you did not also order in-dash CD player); sounds like a nice setup with both CD's and cassette. Dealer probably has not seen 2.5 with Premium Sound System because most people opt for the single CD in-dash unit and moon/sunroof with folding seats. Enjoy the car.

  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    Thanks for the info. I believe it should be a cassette as well since that is what's standard on the 2.5. manual. (When you add the automatic on the 2.5, they put in a CD player instead of the cassette. Don't ask me how the two go together.)My initials are JAG and I've wanted a Jaguar since I was a little tyke. I'm very excited. I tested the 2.5 automatic but found it sluggish. I recommend the larger engine if you don't want a stick shift. My car should take about 10 weeks so I hope to have it in time to take a long trip for the fourth of July holiday. I'll keep you posted.
    P.S. Toofragus is sugarfoot spelled backwards. Somebody already has my old frat nickname so I had to reverse it. Just in case you were wondering.
  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    Excuse me if I sounded like a know it all. I don't even own the car yet. Cincinnati has a lot of hills and the automatic with the smaller engine did not navigate them well on my test drive. In other areas it might be just fine.

  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    Does anyone have dynamic stability control? Why would this be necessary on an AWD car?

  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    Good question. I don't think anyone's had any trouble without it since the car has AWD, but I guess DSC kicks in when even AWD can't do the job. The Jaguar website has little animations/diagrams movies that show how the systems all work. Go the Jaguar US site, then click on the changing box next to the X-type's picture in the model lineup. It whill display ads for the X-type, XJ, and XK in a repeating order. For the X-type, the box is grey, and it says "The ONLY car in its class with permanent AWD, standard." Claws slash the screen, and then they show the X-type with its name displayed. Click that when it's doing the X-type stuff and an Internet Explorer window will pop up. A DSC box you can click will be along the left side of the window.

    Sorry I couldn't link it, it's a Flash site.
  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    Thanks for the info. jagboyx. I don't think that DSC would be a big deal for me. I'd rather have the Xenon lights.

    get jaggy with it
  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    Hey Jagboyxtype,

    The pictures of your car look great. The tires indicate that you have the sport package. I didn't know you could get a light interior with the sport. Excellent.

    (the real JAG)
  • kssodkssod Posts: 37
    I have a 02 3.0sport with 20k miles and I live in the snowy midwest. DSC is an excellent system to aid in snow and rain driving. It basically keeps the car pointing straight, consistant with the steering angle. For fun I've driven in parking lots etc. with DSC off and the car handles basically like a rear wheel drive since the traction control is off and the power is 60/40 rear:front. You can do doughnuts, swing out the rear end etc. DSC is very impressive combined with the AWD for bad weather.
  • toofragustoofragus Posts: 20
    I didn't know you could turn DSC on and off. When would you turn it off? I was thinking in the summer but you could still have rain to deal with.

  • kssodkssod Posts: 37
    most manufacturers have aswitch to turn off DSC etc. because if you get stuck and want to rock your car out, like in the old days, you actually need alittle wheel spin, and DSC would essentially brake the wheels so that there is no spin. In practical driving one would never turn off DSC. The only other time to turn off DSC is if you race your car and want a little oversteer,
  • I took my '03 X in for its 10,000 mile check-up. The loaner they gave me is a Pontiac. Infiniti always gave an Infiniti and BMW a beemer. Is it anyone else's experience NOT GETTING a Jag loaner? You think they would at least try and keep it in the PAG line-up.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    I've gotten everything from a Saab to a Land Rover to an Escort to a Mercedes. It depends more upon the individual dealer and what other makes they deal with or what rental agency is near them.
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