2003 Jaguar X-Type Reviews from North America

2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles

Summary:

Great car, no problems, would buy a Jaguar again

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car has been great!!

Going on 82000 miles, just changed brakes and rotors for the first time, and installed new struts.

Have not had any mechanical problems, and continues to run great.

The paint on the Jaguar is probably the best factory paint job I have ever seen. Looks as good now as the day I bought it (except for 1-2 chips on the front hood from rocks).

I have also changed the tires around 45000, and the only other thing I changed was a headlight.

Quick car for a V6 and all wheel drive!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2011

2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carCadillac Eldorado

Summary:

A Love Hate Relationship

Faults:

Developed a sudden stalling condition at highway speeds about two months ago, which seems to be a well known problem in X Types, and is similar to a widely reported condition that existed in earlier XJ models.

The dealer was going to empty my bank account until I called Jag Customer Assistance. To their credit, they intervened and substantially limited my financial exposure, and replaced the throttle body, BUT the problem returned today. My wife is afraid to drive the car, and it can't be sold in this condition as somebody could get killed.

In case anybody is interested, a new throttle body is $1400 plus labor. My local Jaguar dealer was trying to clip me for $2100 to make the repairs, and had no clue where to look. I could really like this car if the repairs weren't such a screw job.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th August, 2010

5th Jan 2011, 14:23

I have a 2003 2.5 X-Type. I have had to pay thousands to fix it once a year almost. Unreliable piece of junk. This car was only made to look nice, not actually drive... I would love it and never buy anything else, if it was reliable. I'll be buying a Lexus next.

2003 Jaguar X-Type SE 3.0 litre

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired29900 miles
Most recent distance32200 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Absolutely the best car I have ever owned

Faults:

Other than the fact that the integrated cell phone is now out of date (I was hoping it could still be used), absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car. I do wish it had a larger fuel tank though, however I can overlook that!

General Comments:

My whole life I wanted to own a Jaguar, and when I saw this car I could not keep my eyes off it, I had to have it! As it turns out, the price was right, the car was immaculate, and I picked it up the next day from the dealer. This car handles lie a dream, is extremely comfortable (and I even have back problems). It is a joy to drive, and a pleasure to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2008

2003 Jaguar X-Type Luxury Package 3.0

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance85352 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Way better than any of the Germans in its class

Faults:

The headlight bulb had to be replaced twice, but the great dealer service had it fixed both times free of charge.

General Comments:

After almost five years of ownership, I have to say that is the most underrated car in its class by far.

This small V6 can surprise anyone; reaching highway speeds from 0 is quick once past 1st gear. You can easily do 80 and feel like you're doing 50. Not to mention that the exhaust note will make the hairs on the of you neck stand up.

Some people don't like all-wheel drive, but if you live in the northern states, you might change your mind when you find out how much control you have in the snow and ice.

The interior is full of class, with lots leather and wood. A certified Jaguar dealer offers free maintenance 40k miles, and they will treat you like a CEO.

I can go on and on, but to sum it up, get your Jaguar X-type before Ford decides to sell the marque. I will assure you that this car will turn more heads than any BMW or Benz in its class. After five years and 80k miles, this car still turns more heads than my BMW 5 series.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2008

19th May 2010, 14:20

This is a fun car to drive. I love the all wheel drive, especially when cornering at high speeds.

A very reliable car and underrated. The bad wrap they gave this car is not warranted. Love it.

22nd Jun 2012, 22:59

A great testament to the fact that domestic cars are getting better and better. Who would have thought a Ford Contour could run with such distinguished company?

Two words: Cadillac Cimmaron.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 12 reviews