2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L from North America


Excellent Jaguar engineering


I have loved this car from the moment I bought it. I bought the 3L engine which makes a big dfference in the accleration. The only problems I have had with the car is the transmission which went at 10,000 miles, but the dealership repaired it at no cost to me (although it took 45 days to get the replacement parts). The car does seem to have electronics problems now and then, but at 94,000 miles, I've been very happy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

2002 Jaguar X-Type from North America





General Comments:

This is a superb car among others in its class.

The build quality is outstanding: real wood, real leather, fit and finish inside and out are excellent. Trunk capacity is excellent.

The car is solid and holds the road like nothing else. The BMW 3 Series cannot compete, and I made a direct comparison before purchase, as well as having owned a 3 Series.

The engine is powerful and the manual shift smooth; combined with the handling of the all-wheel-drive, it is unbeatable.

All the elegance of a Jaguar, and styling which does not change from year to year; it just looks good.

The climate control in this X-Type is wonderful!

So good that we have two of them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2007

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


Severe tire wear, inside tread, resulting in one blow out and replacement of all 4 tires. Dealer's comment is "the car is out of alignment". Seems to be a lot more than this. Tires were Pontenza G009 225/50R17s.

Have tires roated and balanced every 5K miles car alignment checked every 6 months.

Is this a design flaw with the car or the tires?

Anyone have similar problems?

General Comments:

Love the handling and look of car. Needs to have slightly longer wheelbase to make seating in back seat more comfortable.

Need an XJ that is AWD.

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

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

23rd Sep 2006, 16:57

September 23, 2006.

I purchased a 2003 Jaguar X Type, paid 35K cash, Great, right? Well at 36,000 miles, after having 3 or 4 wheel alignments (losing track). I have replaced all four tires, due to poor front end tire wear. By the way the tires are Continental Brand.

I now have 36,000 miles on the car and I am told it needs tires again, alignment just performed last week! Terrible, sloppy front end, just poor, no fun to drive.. Actually, when the car was first delivered, I had to bring it back they said it needed an alignment.

Lets face it, design flaw. What else could it be? I'm driving cars over 30 years, have never had so much trouble with a new vehicle. The only acceptable explanation is a design flaw. Ill be trading vehicles soon, a costly experience no doubt. But I can't wait to drive a car that's fun to drive, not disappointing and that's what this driving experience is. Disappointing with a capital D. I can say that after all I did spend the 35K and its true.

I have owned many new cars, the X is properly named! If I had the chance again I definitely would X it off my list! Frustrating and costly experience, lets face it, if youre running back and forth to the dealer, you keep experiencing the same problem your certainly not going to be happy with the car.

Hey, the service is great though.

21st Nov 2006, 21:08

Mine too. I have the 2005 x type wagon. I did not even notice the tire wear on the front until they had it on the rack. The tire was so badly worn the belts were showing. Whats up with this overpriced auto. No wonder the Japanese cars are beating up everyone. I had a Acura TL for almost 8 years without ever seeing the dealer. Oh yea, I also had my key fobs recalled for the 2nd time. They won't open the car and the car has NO inside door lock button.