2002 Jaguar X-Type Classic 2.1 petrol from UK and Ireland


A beautiful dream that turned into a nightmare


Three stone chips on windscreen on day 1.

Bonnet wouldn’t shut on day 2 – passing mechanic showed me how to re-engage the bonnet clips by ‘pressing right hard using thumbs’.

Coolant system hose blow off and engine fatally overheated on 14th day.

Warranty (not Jaguar dealer) useless.

General Comments:

I bought my first Jag, a 5 year old (2002) X-Type a month ago for £6000 cash. I had two weeks of refined and blissful driving, including motorway driving… I was in Jag heaven. When parking up at my home, shockingly smoke appeared from under the bonnet. I turned the car off and let it cool. Within seconds of restarting the engine it completely overheated and the infamous engine warning light came on.

The car went into the local garage – diagnostics showed a blown off coolant hose and a blown head gasket.

An expensive engine strip down was then done. The head gaskets were in fact as clean as a whistle with no burn marks at all – the damage was inside the main engine. The only possible recommended solution was a New Jaguar engine – yes a brand new one, not reconditioned (£7000+?)

The car is now being scrapped (to salvage) – I’ll probably get £600 for it.

A complete financial disaster – a nightmare which has stopped me from sleeping.

I lost £6000 (90% depreciation) in 2 weeks.

Don’t be taken in by its beauty, the leather/wood elegance of the interior, or even the smoothness of a test drive - don’t ever think about buying a Jag unless it's from a main dealer with years of full manufacturer’s parts and labour to run - I didn’t and paid the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th December, 2007

14th Jul 2008, 11:57

Hello. The same exact thing happened to me. When I purchased the car, I also purchased an extended warranty. The warranty company is trying not to pay for the replacement engine in the tune of $8000.00 US dollars. I am in litigation over this matter. I pray this works out for me.

My maintenance was kept always at the Jaguar dealer and on schedule. I am so depressed and disappointed about being ripped off. Can anybody help me?

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sport 3.0 Liter from North America


It's a love affair!


Having truck latch replaced. Otherwise, has been the epitome of a dependable, trustworthy vehicle.

General Comments:

Beautiful, sexy, fast, unmistakably Jaguar. This is the 3rd Jaguar I've owned, undeniably the best. Back seats small, dash switches plastic... but hey, who cares? It's a dependable Jaguar with tons of style and panache.

HINT: Get a reputable CERTIFIED Jaguar mechanic to assist you with general maintenance. The car is basically bullet proof, but someone with proper knowledge and experience can save you from very costly repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2007

2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 from North America




My mom's 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 was bought new in 2002. There have been many problems so far (dashboard clips, power steering repairs, all wheel-drive repairs, etc.) and now the transmission is out and the car has only 21,000 miles on it. The dealer wants $6000 for a new transmission. What a piece of garbage!

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

Review Date: 10th October, 2007

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sports from North America


I would never buy a Jaguar. It is an expensive car and you expect good quality


After driving my car for 2000 miles I had to take it to the dealer for a check engine light. It took me 3 more visits to get the car fix.

The first year, I made several complains due to squeaky noises coming from the front brakes, soon after 10,000 mile, I was told to replace the brakes spend $1,200

At 22,000 miles took the car back for a fuel tank replacement

At 43,000 miles car overheated (towed) due to a faulty thermostat

The front speaker no longer works, I will cost me $900 to replace speaker.

At 56,900 miles had to replace my transmission $ 5600 to fix.

General Comments:

There are so many complains about Jaguar Transmissions, this is safety issue.. Honda had a similar incident a few years back with less complains and offered a Voluntary Transmission Recall to Certain Honda and Acura Automobiles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2007