The Jaguar X-type, the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. These 4 cars comprise the category, and each one of the cars has its own charm. A lot of the reviewers criticise the X-type in comparison with the other 3 cars in terms of price and performance. However, I think they're being a bit unfair when they're comparing against those models for one reason. They're often comparing the X-Type AWD (all wheel drive) with 2-wheel drive versions of the other cars. The thing is, if you compare the Jaguar X-Type with the BMW 3-Series, lets say the Jaguar X-Type 2.5 and the BMW 325xi, the Beemer is much more expensive here; the same with the Mercedes AWD and the Audi Quattro.
For that reason, I think the X-Type is the best value of them all in terms of what you get for your money, plus it's the most luxurious.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th October, 2005