2005 Jaguar X-Type sport V6 from North America




Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Awesome to drive, I prefer curves and hills myself now, this jag performs. I like the luxury interior, I feel the quality. I have had no problems and am expecting nothing out of the normal. 2001 - 2002 was a bad year for the X type. Problems galore. Jaguar rebounded and the 2005 has over 1000 new component changes in this car due to Jaguars Quality Initiative. I researched the reviews before the purchase. 2005-2008 X type.

And got the 2005 it is tight, solid and built like a tank. Love driving the car with all the windows all the way down and moon roof open.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2008

2005 Jaguar X-Type Sovereign 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Disappointing customer service; could do better


Clutch failed at 32000 miles. Before the failure I felt vibration on the clutch pedal when it was depressed.

The problem came more severe when stuck in heavy traffic; I was unable to move out of gear, the clutch was still engaged and the car was creeping forwards despite the pedal being flat to the floor. Managed to select gears after pumping the clutch pedal several times, and continued my journey in heavy traffic.

Whilst concentrating on keeping the car going, I missed my hotel in the centre of Birmingham and drove past the local Jaguar dealership, only for the clutch to fail once and for all at a very busy roundabout, causing severe traffic congestion in the centre of Birmingham on the day that Manchester United were playing Birmingham City.

The car was eventually recovered to the Jaguar garage that I had driven past. I contacted Jaguar Assist to get a loan car, but was told that because the vehicle was not recovered by Jaguar, they would not supply a loan car.

4 days later I am still waiting for the car to be repaired and am paying for a hire car. So much for Jaguar's 3 year warranty and service. I will go for a Lexus next time.

General Comments:

My previous car was a Jaguar X type Saloon A.W.D 2.5 petrol; very quick and good handling. One problem was wear to the driver's leather seat after 7 months; Jaguar replaced the whole leather covering. Changed the car after two years because of increasing fuel cost; I was only getting a max of 38 mpg, so changed to a 2.2 turbo diesel.

The test car I drove was as quick as the 2.5 petrol, however my current car never feels as quick; in fact a loan car supplied when mine was serviced, again a 2.2 diesel, was much quicker. When I mentioned this to the garage, they said that they thought my car quicker than the loan car!!!

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

Review Date: 3rd October, 2007

17th Oct 2007, 06:45

I would just like to say that no 'assist' program offered by manufacturers will give you a loan car if you take the car to the dealer. I once did the same with a Citroen, the dealer told me to drive 100yds down the road and call citroen assist as I would then get a loan car, strange, but true.

As for the sensation of acceleration, I believe you have simply gotten used to your Jag at its 2.2D is the fastest in its class.

2005 Jaguar X-Type Sport 3.0 Litre from North America


A truly practical car that stirs the soul.


Wheel alignment needed doing at 19,000 miles. (Due to improper alignment done previously.)

Front tires needed replacing due to faulty alignment aforementioned.

General Comments:

Do a LOT of driving, and decided, that being the case, I want to drive something fun. (And yet still practical for an outdoorsy, active couple with kids gone, but not off the vine!)

This Jag fills the bill! It is quick, responsive, handles as though on rails, absolutely stable at speed (had it up to 130 mph once - stable as a rock), and is accompanied by the sweetest exhaust note I've ever heard. The car seems almost alive. It is a total blast to drive!

Winter handling, once equipped with proper winter tires, is superb. With all wheel drive, traction control, and dynamic stability control, it is utterly unflappable. Got caught twice in wicked spring blizzards; 4 inches of heavy, wet snow on top of icy slush; and the car didn't even quiver, much less slip, slide or skid. Inspires total confidence.

Gas mileage is averaging 25 mpg combined, with about 80% highway driving. That's usually at least 70 mph and often 80. When I keep it at 60 mph, it gets over 30 mpg, but I just can't seem to do that very often!

Driving comfort is very good; the well bolstered sport seats are very comfortable, and the climate control system is excellent (although on Auto, it cranks up too boisterously, and I have to turn it down so I can hear to shift! Once it achieves your set temp., it operates unobtrusively.) I'm over 6 feet tall, and have no trouble behind the wheel, with plenty of headroom, even with the sunroof. Back seats are good for two, but cramped with three adults; my three girls wouldn't want to go on a long ski with bulky clothes on, they say! With it's Sport suspension and 18" low profile tires, the ride is certainly not plush, but it is far from harsh; more reassuringly firm. It pounds a bit only on bad cracks in asphalt. Bottom line - my wife enjoys the ride.

On reliability and dealer service, my only complaint thus far was as a result of a dealer mistake. Another dealer fixed the alignment at no cost to me without quibble. My only disappointment was that Jaguar Canada would not consider reimbursing me for the front tires that were scrubbed off before the problem was recognized. After over 9,000 miles of driving, no problems at all. Still enjoying it immensely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2007