2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L gasoline


Was nice to drive, but not sorry that it has gone


All 4 wheel bearings - one twice.

Wheel nut removal - had to cut one stud right off.

Small rust spots - typical Ford problem.

Numerous headlamp bulb failures.

Short tire life.

Serpentine belt broke.

General Comments:

Nice car to drive with lots of "get up and go".

Compact interior, adequate but not roomy.

Disappointed in repeated wheel bearing failures.

Stranded on the highway with a broken belt.

Good in winter, never stuck in snow, only on sheer ice once.

I have had 3 Jaguars; this one, a Sovereign, and an XJR. All different cars, but one feels nervous as they all had problems. Still have the Sovereign, which needs a fuel pump.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd July, 2013

5th Jul 2013, 12:00

Isn't that pretty much just wear and tear? With that many miles, you should expect some things to come up here and there.

2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L V6




Issues with a serious propshaft whine & wobble - unknown possible transmission failure - still waiting to take it to the dealership until a complete tranny flush can be done.

Tires have been balanced and aligned twice in 4 months - the smallest bump in the road may cause the steering to jump outta whack.

For the price of the car used, it's a great deal, but beware of headaches and higher-than-normal bills when replacing/repairing it.

General Comments:

With all its faults - it's still a solid car with eye catching appeal - it stands out against the drab backdrop of other executive sedans such as Audi's & BMW's.

Gas consumption could be improved, but is normal for an AWD platform - the 3.0L engine delivers excellent power when needed, but the kitty purrs even at lower speeds - if only Jaguar could fix some of their reliability issues, this would be an amazing car.

For the price you pay used, and what people think you paid for it - it is worth it. It's a Jaguar after all.

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

Review Date: 5th January, 2009

22nd Jun 2012, 22:53

Very tongue-in-cheek review. For a minute, I thought you were being serious!

Pedigree... riiiight. A (very mediocre and tacky) economy sedan with a cat badge for an extra $25,000. But at least from the day of purchase, its resale becomes equivalent to the car on which it is based.

That's the problem when volume manufacturers buy these luxury brands: they think they can slap the badge on a woefully inadequate economy car and call it a luxury car. If someone's personal taste is bad enough to buy this car, then they absolutely deserve the piece of junk they receive. "I couldn't afford a real European luxury car, but then I saw the X-type..." Ahem.

Your facetiousness is appreciated!

30th Jan 2013, 06:56

My X Type 2.5 AWD is a rather nice car. Holds the road well in all weathers, and is quick and responsive.

The manual gearbox is Mondeo based, and is crisp and positive, and in general the car is a pleasure to drive.

15th Apr 2018, 19:30

I think the review was fair enough. The X-Type will never sit well with Jag purists, but it was based on a solid platform. The brand moved downmarket, and it did so while avoiding FWD — something BMW and Mercedes couldn’t be bothered to do.

2005 Jaguar X-Type sport V6




Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Awesome to drive, I prefer curves and hills myself now, this jag performs. I like the luxury interior, I feel the quality. I have had no problems and am expecting nothing out of the normal. 2001 - 2002 was a bad year for the X type. Problems galore. Jaguar rebounded and the 2005 has over 1000 new component changes in this car due to Jaguars Quality Initiative. I researched the reviews before the purchase. 2005-2008 X type.

And got the 2005 it is tight, solid and built like a tank. Love driving the car with all the windows all the way down and moon roof open.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2008