2002 Jaguar X-Type Reviews - Page 5 of 16

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 liter from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3498 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

The 2002 x-Type is a lemon

Faults:

Trunk latching and unlatching has been an issue since we got the car.

Coolant pump started leaking at 24000 miles.

Clicking in the automatic gear shift started at about 20000 miles.

Transmission blew almost overnight at 25000 miles.

General Comments:

My brother bought the car for my mother to give her a reliable car and safe car after having so many issue with the Ford we previously owned - major disappointment in a car maker that usually has good ratings and for the price of maintenance, not worth the original price.

Generally a nice comfortable car but somewhat cramped interior seating for driver seat.

Smooth ride and acceleration up until the point the transmission blew.

Jaguar should have issued a recall for this vehicle since the transmission issue became apparent way before the original manufacturer warranty expired.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th October, 2008

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carNissan QX

Summary:

Smart and smooth jaguar

Faults:

Window wiper motor went at around 70000 miles.

Boot lock broke at around 68000 miles.

Coil pack and 3 spark plugs failed after a driving through an unavoidable puddle of water.

Air-con packed up at about 65000 miles, quoted £600 to fix.

Both rear speakers blew after around 70000 miles.

General Comments:

Very nice sounding v6 engine.

Nice smooth gear change but not the best auto I've driven.

Very cramped in the rear for such a large family saloon.

Nice size boot.

Base model came with very few gadgets, not even cruise control or steering wheel remote controls.

Petrol consumption around 27 mpg day to day town driving, expected from a 2.0 v6 petrol automatic.

Build quality and paintwork very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2008

2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport 3.0 liter from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJ40

Summary:

An amazing mixture of mechanical genius, meeting poor design, and execution of common sense

Faults:

Transfer box failure at just past coverage, clutch, oil seals.

General Comments:

As a first year entry in the econo-class Jaguar market, the car was an exciting attempt to place a great driving Jag, in the hands of those who previously could not afford a new one.

It's initial release was met with the excitement of all totally new concepts, from the fabled automotive maker.

At first drive, the car begged to be put through it's paces. And the manual version of the X-Type that I purchased (which came with a 235 HP motor, stiffer suspension and every extra less the heated seat option, known to man), was indeed a blast to put the foot too. The all wheel drive handling, combined with the stick, made for a Jaguar of tight, controlled, energy, selling the roar of the famous jungle cat well.

Then came the actual truth of the vehicle. Much had been left "un-finished" when it came to the fit and construction of the model. Major parts failed, way too soon.

Clutches. Break-downs...un-explained cruise control cut-ins that disabled the vehicle, while driving at hi-speed on the freeway.

Then came the grand-daddy of all rip-offs. A failed transfer-case at only 60,000 miles, with a 4000 dollar repair bill attached to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th April, 2008

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles

Summary:

The X Type is a heap of excrement that has the audacity to call itself a car

Faults:

Transmission started slipping at 38,000 miles.

General Comments:

I bought my X Type dream car off lease in Florida for what I thought was a bargain of $17,000. Four years old with only 38,000 miles. These cars are beautiful on the exterior and interior. The seats are comfortable with good quality leather and the X Type has not changed model shape since 2002 until present. HOWEVER, at 54,000 miles the transmission started slipping when it was kicked down or for no reason at all. After a week it would go into limp home mode. I paid the dealer, Decarie Montreal, $1,500 for a diagnosis, "needs new gearbox" then out of disgust for this price with no work done, had it rebuilt elsewhere for $3,500. This mechanic has a good reputation in the city but after successive breakdowns has just offered to give me my money back. Please do not buy a Jaguar. This site should tell you what I wish I had know before I wasted thousands. My experience with the dealer in Montreal and Miami was that they simply replaced parts until the problem was solved or tried to convince you the problem did not exist. In short, "parts replacers", not mechanics.

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

Review Date: 22nd March, 2008

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