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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.
  • neuroguyneuroguy Posts: 34
    When I had my '02 X-type in for one of my very frequent service visits, I was given the choice of a Geo Metro or a Chevy S-10 pickup. I took the pickup....and had to drive it for 2 weeks! The Jag dealer here used Enterprise rentals for most serivce loaners. Told me they only had 6 Jag service loaners at the dealership. The next time in I complained about the previous loaner and got an S-Type.

    Nice to now be a Lexus driver where I *know* I will get a new Lexus for a loaner. The policy at my Lexus dealership is you get the same car you own as a loaner. Although as an ES300 driver, I've also been given the choice between that and an RX300. They have over 80 loaners on hand, and will give you one for a couple hours even if you're only in for routine maintenance. Any Jag dealers out there have anything like that?
  • Sounds like Lexus and Infiniti are on par. I never had anything less than an I-30/35 for as you even said "for a couple of hours". My Jaguar dealer uses Enterprise as well. I guess when I look at it, with Jaguar I don't have to pay for service.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    I love the free services, and while loaners are not always great, my dealer is superb. When I bottomed the car out (after hitting a pothole with rocks around it that chipped a piece of my wheel into a sharp point, in turn slashing my tire for me at a high speed), my dealer took the car in and covered the scrapes under free warranty work! We were ready to pay for it all, but after buying two cars from this guy, he treats us like real royalty. There was no damage to any of the body or any parts that could not be replaced, and Continental replaced the tire for free as well. It only took about three days to replace the transmission shield and other pieces under the car as well as the tire. Dealer treatment (and simply the car itself) really makes any loaner bearable, and I really look forward to having the Jag back afterward. It's all good.
  • kssodkssod Posts: 37
    car has been serviced/repaired many many times. at 2 different dealers. Loaners have been x or s types or Landrovers. Including having one delivered to my work after my car had to be flat bedded for repair. I've been very please with the loaners in cleveland
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    Here's another X-type Review, though it is in French: - - - - - yID=8251

    The Babel Fish French to English translation is here, though it does not do justice to either language. The general point gets across, however. Copy the above link and post it in the address box on the below site, and make sure the translation is set to go from French to English to try and read what came out.

    "La Jaguar X-Type attire rapidement l'oeil."
    (The Jaguar X-Type attracts the eye quickly.)

    "La X-Type offre un intérieur riche et élégant."
    (The X-Type offers a rich and elegant interior.)

    "Il ne fait aucun doute que même en version de base, la X-Type offre toute la richesse et la qualité qui a fait le renom de la marque."
    (There is no doubt that even in base version, the X-Type offers all the richness and quality that made the marque's reputation.)

    "Grâce à une structure de carrosserie rigide, la X-Type est agile et précise. Appuyée par une suspension indépendante aux quatre roues, elle offre une stabilité élevée ainsi qu'un comportement doux et silencieux."
    (Thanks to a rigid body structure, the X-Type is agile and precise. Supported by a four-wheel independent suspension, it offers elevated levels of stability as well as soft and quiet behavior.)

    I also made a new page featuring my X-type here:

    There are some links (including to my other gallery with over 100 pics) as well. What else should I add to the page? Specs for the X-type? More pictures? I can add almost anything to the page(s).
  • jro1689jro1689 Posts: 1
    I had my 02 xtype for only a year. the other week the gears started going crazy and the gearbox fault light came on and the RPM's went all the way up to 7. I took it to get fixed, went to pick it up, did the same thing on the way home. they fixed it again , two days later did the same exact thing. did anyone else have this problem? what does anyone suggest i do? I dont want to keep this car if the transmission is already bad after one year.
  • jagboyxtypejagboyxtype Posts: 241
    Transmission problems have been rare on the X-type, so I don't really know what would be wrong. There may be someone who knows the answer to your question at I'd say the programming is screwy or something. Hope this helps, and that you get the car fixed with ease.
  • dagsjagdagsjag Posts: 1
    My wife brought home a 2002 X.-type. The car was clean and (of course) beautiful.

    I noticed the problem with weeping windshield washers, and found this forum as a result. After reading many of the 1500+ messages, I thought that I would meet with my dealer's service manager to discuss fixing all of the problems (TSBs) know to this car.

    The manufacture date is 11/01. Can anyone tell me which TSBs (or any other known problems/issues) I need to discuss with the service manager?

    BTW, I really like this forum. This is our first Jag, and the first time since 1983 that my wife and/or I haven't had a Toyota. I'm a little nervous about that, but she wanted the Jag.
  • bobnisbobnis Posts: 3
    I have a 2002 X automatic, 2.5, Williamsburg blue (or whatever they call it) with heated seats and a cd player in the trunk and am thinking of moving it this Fall when it is 2 years old. It will have less than 20,000 miles on it. Is the age old method still presumed the best to resell, i.e. to place an advertisement in the paper, or are there better current options?
  • martylawmartylaw Posts: 51
    We had a complete transmission failure on our 2002 x-type at 7,000 miles. We noticed some bad shifts, the Gearbox Fault light came on a few times, then a few days later it started slipping, and finally wouldn't go at all. Car had to be flatbedded to dealer. They replaced entire transmission (took one month). The indications are that they have had a good number of such failures. A friend, who got his x-type a month after we got ours, just had the same thing happen, and the car is currently in the sho for a new transmission. There may be a new transmission being used as a replacement, and there is definitely a reflash of the software needed. it sounds like jro1689 may be having the same problem, and should have it checked out thoroughly.
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