2002 Jaguar X-Type Reviews - Page 14 of 16

2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance256 miles

Summary:

The most affordable Jag yet. ( Rob Abbott )

Faults:

The only fault to date with the vehicle has been a sticking brake light.

This was quickly dealt with by the supplying dealership when returned.

General Comments:

This is a car that truly deserves to be called a jaguar. The interior oozes quality with ample room to seat four even five adults in comfort.

The boot space as with the xj's I find to be a bit shallow.

Split folding rear seats along with electric rear windows were only available as an option.

The ride and handling are both smooth and precise. I hardly notice the difference with having the stiffer suspension and the larger 17" alloys.

Some of the comments left by the owner of the Mazda Xedos seemed a little harsh and inaccurate for the new Jag.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carJaguar Vanden Plas

Summary:

A unique value in sport sedans

Faults:

Nothing, Really. The trunk latch was replaced under warranty with an improved part.

General Comments:

Frankly, the other reviewers who talk about all their problems mystify me. I have had no problems whatsoever with my X-type. I am particularly impressed with the handling, particularly in the rain and/or snow. This winter the car has been nothing short of fantastic in the snow here in Ohio.

The interior is more nicely finished than any of its competitors, although not as nice as the more expensive Jags. Much more nicely finished than either the BMW 325 or Audi A-4, both of which I considered. It is notable that only the X-type comes with wood and leather standard.

The engine performance with the 2.5 manual is very good. I think the auto would be a little marginal. The shifter is pretty good, the clutch action is rather vague. I found this car hard to learn to shift smoothly.

Overall, my opinion is that the Jag X-type is best in class, and definitely the best value if you can stay away from the expensive option packages. My car, at $31,000 delivered, is an exceptional value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2003

16th Nov 2004, 11:14

Just bought a 2.5 SE auto, nice and comfortable well finished inside holds the road on corners thanks to the 4 wheel drive. 'Big end' type of rumbling from either engine or gearbox on any sort of acceleration only when going up through the gears. Noise stops when in top gear, any ideas. e-mail me Title Jaguar rumble divedjl@aol.com Dave.

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carJaguar Toyota MR2

Summary:

A well designed new Jaguar model with serious growing pains

Faults:

Dealer attempted to fix a rattle four times until it was finally found that the catalytic converter had not been welded to the tail pipe at the factory. Each attempt required the dealer to order parts from England, so my car was in and out of the shop 8 times in the first year.

One year and one month after getting the car the transmission failed and needed to be replaced.

The first few months I owned the car there seemed to be a gremlin in the electrical system. The door locks would not work for a day, then they would start working again. The moon roof did the same thing.

The trunk latch had problems. This is a well known problem for this car.

General Comments:

The X-Type is a very well designed car. When running correctly this is a great car. The exterior is stunning. The interior is affixed with almost every amenity. The navigation system is the best I have seen. The leather seats and wood dash are luxurious. The four wheel drive is great!.

On the other hand, the engine could definitely use some more power and the transmission was hesitant and quirky.

This is the X-Type at its best. Unfortunately the car does not always live up to its design. The problems I had are listed in detail in the section above.

I must say that my dealer was very good about the whole thing. They always kept me informed, never charged me a penny and always provided me with a loaner car. The loaner was usually a rental car unless my car was going to be in for an extended period, in which case they gave me demo Jaguar to drive. Even with such nice treatment when the transmission failed I had taken all I could. I requested that Jaguar corporate look at my service record and consider buying the car back or loose a customer.

Jaguar really stood by its product!! Not only did they buy the car back for nearly what I paid for the car, minus a small amount for wear and tear, they also sold me a new car for cost!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2003

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