2002 Jaguar X-Type Reviews

2002 Jaguar X-Type from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Good car, but starting to have electrical problems...

Faults:

Rear control arm at 105k.

Replaced oil pan.

General Comments:

Great car, handles very good in the snow.

Everything was going good with car until now. I'm starting to have electrical problems; my doors won't open automatically, my rear turn signals are not working. I checked fuses, replaced the bulb, and also it keeps saying my rear door is open and the boot is open, when they are not.

I'm also starting to hear a whistling noise coming from the rear.

It's been a great car, but now these things are happening. I have a 140k miles on it, never had a problem, and now my alarm isn't working either. I'm thinking about selling it before anything major happens. Love the car, it's a shame this is happening, was planned on having it well over 200k. It still runs great, but the electrical problems are a pain to deal with. The interior lights start coming on while driving, and my engine light comes on and off... I don't know; maybe it's because it's over 10 years old???

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

Review Date: 9th May, 2013

10th May 2013, 21:55

Find an independent garage or auto electrician. For such high mileage, it's impressive it's only started giving problems now. It may be something, which once fixed, will let you enjoy the car for longer. Perhaps Google for car blogs for your car; many participants are very helpful and knowledgeable.

11th May 2013, 04:24

No, not because it's 10 years old. It's simple, it's a Jag.

11th May 2013, 17:47

If it was because it's a Jag, it would've happened much sooner than that!

2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport edition 2.5L V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired57100 miles
Most recent distance98750 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Good, reliable, all season car

Faults:

E-brake cable broke right when I bought it at 58000 miles. Jaguar dealership wanted $350 to change it, but I had a local shop do it for $55.

The driver's seat has worn a lot from me getting in and out.

The trunk does not close very easily. If you just close it like any other car, the dashboard still says boot-open. So to close it, you have to slam it down extremely hard.

Lots of people have told me that the fuel pump goes bad on those cars, and that is because they drive it until it is empty. I have found that if you keep at least a quarter tank of gas in your car, the fuel pump will not go bad.

General Comments:

The Jaguar X-Type is a very good car, and as long as you drive it and take care of it, it will continue to work great.

I heard that the X-Type had a bad transmission, so I decided that I would buy one with a manual transmission. My car is at almost 100000 miles and the transmission shifts super smooth.

The back seats are small.

The car is an excellent winter car, because it is all wheel drive, and it has started in the coldest days of winter since I bought it used in 2006.

I have a friend who also has a X-Type, and he treats it horribly. He has had a few issues with the car, but it is because he doesn't take care of it. Jaguars are good cars, but only if you take care of it. If you never change the oil, or drive like a race car driver, then you will have issues with any car. If you know how to take care of a car, then the X-Type is a good choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2011

2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles

Summary:

Don't buy!!!

Faults:

This past Saturday, I turned my Jaguar X-Type Sport 2.5L off and the gear was stuck in Drive followed by a "gearbox fault" then my car wouldn't start and I had to be towed. Now the only way to start my car is by opening the hood, next opening the fuse box, and last actually pressing a button to start the engine, since the car won't shift out of drive anymore!

General Comments:

I've have spent countless thousands of dollars on random repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2011

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 62 reviews