2002 Jaguar X-Type Reviews - Page 12 of 16

2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Buy one - you won't regret it - especially the 3.0

Faults:

Passenger air bag light - needed resetting

Whine from drive train - common X type feature!! - just decided to live with it and enjoy the car.

General Comments:

Excellent performance from 3.0 and AWD system.

Averages 25MPG even up to 34MPG on a run. Though about buying an X type diesel - would have cost £4k extra for same age and mileage - so it meant I would have had to kept the car 10 years to cover the £4000 in fuel costs savings, so decided to go for the performance and AWD advantages with no regrets.

Had many Audis and BMW's 3's and 5's previously - these are far too common in the UK now and are considered the new sales rep car - the Jag is just a bit more exclusive, and certainly better looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2005

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5L Automatic
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance62917 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Not a good investment

Faults:

Since shortly after I got this car, there have been consistent problems with various features. From reading past reviews, this seems to be the same problems that other owners have reported.

The electrical system had to be replaced, different things such as door locks, headlights and other features would be sporadically non-operable.

The truck latch regularly failed to engage.

At 62k miles, the transmission started showing a Powertrain failure going up one hill. I barely made it home on a rainy night when this happened.

I am still waiting, after 2 weeks, to get a response from Jaguar, as to whether they will replace, or partially bear the cost of replacing the transmission.

General Comments:

Beautiful car, but not worth the hassles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th March, 2005

20th Mar 2006, 18:53

Investment? What car is?

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 V6 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carVolvo S80

Summary:

A fun luxury performance sedan with the Jaguar prestige

Faults:

Spring tension device on trunk broken.

Sunroof motor short circuit.

Reverse parking aid malfunctioned.

Seatbelt re-coil inoperative.

General Comments:

The X-Type is very fun to drive with plenty of power with the 3.0 and the all wheel drive let's you corner at high speeds with ease. Interior is very nice, but could use more lumbar support in front seats. Do not recommend 2.5 as it is to sluggish. Options can add up fast and become pricey. Recommend the $2500 package which includes sunroof, trip computer, self dimming mirror, power passenger seat, CD player, rear park assist and rain sensing wipers. Service is great with no charge service up to 50,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2004

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 std 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz M-Class

Summary:

A high performance bargain.

Faults:

Windshield air vents replaced under warranty.

Drivers seat leather skin replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

This car handles really well especially the acceleration.

Seats are comfortable.

Taking a little while to get used to the gear changes through 2nd and 3rd gears.

Great gas mileage for a car so sporty.

I have had no problems with this car and I really enjoy driving it. The car has an appropriate size trunk and enough room for two in the back for a car of this size.

My dealer is superb and ensures that I am well satisfied with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2004

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 2.5L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired31 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

A bargain luxury car. Can't find another like it in its class, well, at least not for the same $

Faults:

Broke rear axle while trying to "peel out." I should have known better.

Rear passenger window regulator went out at 30000 miles.

Rear right-side shock needs replacement.

Constant squeaking in cabin. Can't figure it out.

Brake light began to come on and off at about 42000 miles.

Gas mileage per gallon dropped noticeably at around 6000 miles.

Leather surrounding gear shift began to wear and tear at around 10000 miles.

Manual tranny isn't very smooth.

General Comments:

Even with all of the problems, I have become very satisfied with this car. I've put close to 50000 miles on it in about two years and haven't had any performance problems.

The manual tranny is definitely faster than the automatic.

This car would be a great buy if bought at its original MSRP ($31,000). All I had to add to it was a CD changer. If you had spent any more on this car, then you probably just wasted your money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2004

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