2004 Jaguar X-Type SE 2.0D from UK and Ireland





General Comments:

Had the car for nearly 2 years - and no problems at all. It's great to drive, economical, the SE version is well spec'd and will get another one in a years time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2006

28th Nov 2007, 13:40

The car is as good as the advertisin says

2004 Jaguar X-Type SE 2.0 TD from UK and Ireland


I would happily buy this type of car for the rest of my life


One of the remotes doesn't work very well and has been repaired twice.

The boot does not always close first time.

The external temperature gauge failed.

The car was recalled by the manufacturer due to a potential fire risk of an electrical cable being too close to a hot part of the engine.

General Comments:

I love driving this car. It handles well, performs well and is seriously comfortable.

I also love all the features and toys it has with it eg heated seats, reverse park aid, cruise control.

It is the most economical car I have ever had, averages 40mpg, once I got 65mpg out of it over a long run cruising steadily at 55mph.

It only cost £115 for a years tax.

Insurance is cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2005

2004 Jaguar X-Type AWD 3.0 from North America


Great ride, quiet interior, great service


Engine had to be replaced at 4200 miles.

Electric exterior mirror faulty.

General Comments:

The car handles great on the road. Sound system is awesome. Also have the navigational system and would never buy another car without it. Car is extremely quiet and fast. Handles great on the road and the all wheel drive is awesome. Seats are comfortable. Interior could be roomier.

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

Review Date: 12th March, 2005

12th Oct 2006, 10:56

I am rather shocked that the engine had to be replaced at 4200 miles. Can you go into detail about this. If I had any car with a faulty engine at such mileage, I would be crying.

2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 3.0 V6 from North America


The verdict is, we'll be buying another 3 instead (if I have my way) next time


This is my wife's car, but I have dealt exclusively with the repeated service issues in the month and a half we have owned the car.

I noticed that the car was loud on the highway immediately after we bought it, but thought that the tires were just poorly balanced. It turns out they were worn so badly in only 17k miles that they needed to be replaced. All four! Plus, after I replaced them, the noises were still there. We live 2 hours from the nearest Jaguar dealer (should have known better) so that fact alone makes this all worse. The noise has now been tracked down to faulty wheel bearings. The dealer had to have the replacement parts flown in, and I'm stuck making two 4-hour round trips.

Additionally, the car's driver-side xenon headlight unit went out two days ago. This would have been dreadfully expensive if it wasn't covered under the maintenance plan and warranty! I hope the other one goes before the warranty expires and not afterward!

Some trim pieces in the interior rattle or squeak and fit poorly also.

General Comments:

Overall, I cannot fault the car so seriously that I would not buy another one, but I would give a lot more thought to other makes knowing what I now know about the service trips and their frequency. As I said previously in the things-gone-wrong section, this car is my wife's. It fits her personality perfectly. I greatly prefer my BMW 3-series coupe. I just finished reading a review that was "bashing" the 3-series cars in comparison to the X-type. This person said that they were very incomparable and inequivalent cars. That is completely NOT true! There couldn't be two cars designed to go head-to-head more closely. The interior room and size overall is nearly IDENTICAL.

That being said that I greatly prefer my 3-series over her X-type, we do use her car for any trips we make, as it is slightly more quiet and is an automatic.

I am pleased with the power, but it seems that the acceleration comes at a thirsty price to fuel economy. Plus, the X-type 3.0 requires premium fuel, which is now $2 per gallon versus the $1.79 regular my 3-series runs perfectly on. My 3 gets 28-31 MPG on the highway, but the X only manages 24 MPG at best- in town only 16 to 18 MPG!

The leather quality and wood dash are beautiful, but so are my 3's- and my 3 has a better richness of smell even after 70k miles.

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

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

11th Feb 2005, 05:46

You want to live in England - then you could complain about fuel prices.