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Jaguar X-Type Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

aironrjaironrj Posts: 1
edited March 15 in Jaguar
Im looking at purchasing a 2004 3.0 X Type. Not looking to upgrade much just the package to have both power front d/p seats ($800). What price should I be shooting for?


  • I recently found out that Jaguar is giving dealers $5500 back on 2.5's and $5K back on 3.0's. I've been quoted prices as low as $22K on the 2.5 and $29K on the 3.0
  • Is the $5500 still good for October?
  • Yes... it's been continued. My folks just picked up a 3.0 with heated seats and metallic paint for $28400 and a very fair value on their trade. 2.5's with the 5-speed are getting tough to come by but the $5500 is still good.

    I'm kinda surprised this didn't make the "Top 10 Screamin' Deals on '04 Models" article... not many premium brands you can pick up with AWD and this level of standard equipment for this kind of money.
  • Totally agree. I picked up a 2.5X a week ago with metallic paint for less than $23K.
  • A midwestern newspaper would like to talk with someone who, in the past month, bought a luxury vehicle (other than a Lexus) for which no incentives were available. Please reply to by Friday, October 8, 2004 with your daytime contact info and a few words about your purchase decision. Thanks!

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  • heelntoe .... I am looking for a 3.0 x-type (same spec as yours) but an struggling with the local dealers who are holding out for 15% margins. Who do you recommend ?
  • Not sure where you are mwlacey but... both (whoo hoo...) dealers in the Western PA area were more than willing to start at $7000 off MSRP for 3.0s. Depending on options... that's 3% plus. My folks got $7000 off MSRP and a very good trade-in value.

    After my folks bought one, my sister also expressed interst but she's in the Gettysburg area so I called dealers in Harrisburg and Frederick, MD. $550 over invoice -$5500 on the 2.5 was not too hard to come by... I've heard that dealers in the Baltimore/DC area are eager to sell at similar markup.

    If you're in GA or TN, it may be worth your while to make the trip. If you're in WA or NV, may not...

    Jaguar hasn't made a stinkin' dime for Ford since they bought them in what... 1994, 1996? They're getting out of F1 (even selling off engine supplier Cosworth) and shutting down excess capacity. Anybody can score a deal right now because of over-supply and the ghosts of reliability problems...
  • marisamarisa Posts: 1
    I recently bought a 2003 Jaguar 2.5 X-type with 14k miles from a Budget car and sales dealer. When I went to close the deal I found out they did not have an owner's manual and they only had one key. Since it makes me nervous to have just one key I called the only Jaguar dealer in Las Vegas. I was told it costs $90 for a key plus the cost of programming it or about $300 total. A set of owner's manuals is $195. Budget has promised to get the manuals but not another key. Do you know of any other less pricey options to obtain a second key?
    By the way, I paid 23,600 for the car. It is automatic with sunroof/split rear seat and driver power seat. Nice metallic paint too. I thought I was getting a good deal, what do you think?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    hate to break it to you, Marisa, but a brand new '04 can be had for only $3k more with the current incentives ($2700 if you consider you'd get more than one key with a new one). But, if you are happy with the car, don't sweat it, enjoy it.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Except you would not be likely to find a 2.5 automatic. Also a dealer had told me that none of their incentives applied to 2.5 automatic so that he could actually sell 3.0 cheaper than 2.5 automatic.

    However, a new 3.0 would probably been about only $4k more. But in our case, the wood steering wheel on that model eliminates any interest in a 3.0 ...who thinks that a wood steering wheel is better than leather, I just don't "get" that feature. (we did not like the ride with the low profile tires on the 3.0)

    Those incentives expired Sept 30, btw.
  • For information to other Buyers. Recent (10/04) purchase X-Type 3.0, X1 Premium Pck/w memory, heated seat, and reverse park $29800. Best of Luck on Your Purchase. So far very good car and fun to drive.
  • Jeffyscott,

    I have a 2.5 with the all leather steering wheel. However, I think the wood on the 3.0 looks pretty cool. Do the low profile tires on the 3.0 give you less clearance in snow? I was of the mind that the 17" wheels give you more snow clearance than the 16" wheels. I took advantage of the $5500 discount but now I see it is up to $6000. I see that they increased the price on the 2005s by $1,000 - probably due to the increase in the price of oil.

    -- SnowJag
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Looks are one thing, feel is another...sweaty palms on a wood wheel is not a good feeling :-). My wife is the one who wants one of these cars and she did not like feel of the wood at all. I did not drive it myself, but I am sure I would much prefer the feel of leather.

    There would be no difference in ground clearance, the larger wheels just mean lower profile tires. The outside diameter of the tire would be the same with the 17 inch as it is with 16 inch.

    Price increase is probably because of the exchange rate. Also they added height adjustment feature to the standard passenger seat and reduced the cost to add automatic trans to the 2.5. I think for a 2.5 auto the net increase in list is like $600.
  • A leather steering wheel cover would be an easy and inexpensive "fix" to an adversion to a wood one!
  • No discount from the factory, I work at Jaguar Dealership in Birmingham, Alabama. But we are very eagered to sell??????
  • I hate to be a spoiler - but the fantastic prices quoted by buyers on this board do not reflect what the Kelly Blue Book indicates. Does this mean the KBB is not accurate or up to date?
    I'm curious to know what kind of discounts (if any) are available on a brand new car, ordered custom from the factory.
  • vwvw1vwvw1 Posts: 18
    Just bought 04 with PP, reverse & heated seats for $28,200. MSRP was $36,652
  • did youbuy your 3.0 xtype if not i have one for you???? GREAT DEAL?
  • did you buy your 3.0 X-type if not i have one for you???? GREAT DEAL?
  • What do you have? I have looked at my local (Nashville) dealership and they have about 14 in stock. What kind of pricing for a base 04 3.0 (just as a point of reference to the numbers they are giving me here)
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