Very uncharacteristic of late model jags... The 70's-80's another story.
You don't say, but of course this was all fixed under warranty, right?
At least in New York, under our Lemon Laws, you would likely have been able to demand a new car with that level of issues.
In 25,000 miles of driving my 2002 X Jaguar the following have been replaced by the dealer due to problems;
Gear shift lever and gate
All instruments in dash
Drive shaft - again!
While the car is a nice car to drive (when it is running), reliability is terrible and trade-in value is less than half of what I paid only two years ago.
I bought my 2002 X-type 3.0 in August of 2002 and it has been in the shop over 15 times. Just recently the rim bent and they said it is going to crack, and tonight the transmission blew on the expressway! Thankfully I was able to get it off safely. I can't believe that this car has caused so many problems! I paid $42,000 for it and hoped to have a problem free automobile. I guess Jaguar proved me wrong. It's a shame because Jaguar was truly my dream car. I always wanted one.
I am currently looking at Mercedes-Benz.
I purchased the 2002 Jaguar X Type 3.0L Sport.. and it was the worst thing I have done in my life.. I have had it for 6 months.. I had a transfer case problem which controls the all wheel drive, so the car was not moving at all, I had transmission problems which was replaced. I had radiator problems (leaks), moon roof switch wasn't functioning properly, passenger seat was not functioning properly.. in 3 months I spent close to $20,000 on repairs for this car... can anyone tell me what to do??
People say it's a Ford?? But Ford doesn't even have these problems?? I don't understand who would let this car go on the market!!
Looking for a benz.
I have always wanted a Jaguar, falling in love with the British Racing Green E-Jag of the 60's. Well I purchased my Jag, but it was Platinum. 2002 X-Type 2.5 AWD. Here's what I have had for issues thus far.
1) I had issues with the Continental tires getting flat spots overnight. It was like driving on a bumpy road down the interstate for first 10 miles of your day.
2) Dash board strip near bottom of windshield had to have end fasteners replaced to hold it down.
3) AM radio has NO Reception at all ever.
4) Wipers on clear sunny day will all of a sudden begin to work on their own when in auto mode.
5) Heated seats have tiny hot spots (real hot) across your bottom. Very uneven heat dissipation.
6) Rims finish poor, does not stand up well to weather.
7) Plastic fascias door panels, steering wheel, have poor dye saturation. Some areas have milky faded areas. (Dark Brown interior)
8) TRANSMISSION CRAPPED OUT TODAY:
A) ENGINE SYSTEMS FAILURE
B) TRANSMISSION FAILURE
C) DCS SYSTEMS FAILURE.
It's 40,000 mile check up was to be Monday. Now I am without a car for who knows how long. And Jaguar (closest one is 1 hr drive) has no loaners, and will only cover up to $24.00 day for rental. What the hell can I get to drive for $24.00 a day? a YUGO? This is an expense that should be absorbed by Jaguar, not me!
I'm getting a new VW GTi, or used R36. I've had it.
To the 10 Jan poster who asks, "Can anyone tell me what to do."
I can: Buy a nice, unmarked, well-cared-for 3 or 4 year old Crown Vic, Grand Marquis or Town Car.
Forget about impressing folks with Jag, BMW, Mercedes etc and just enjoy driving a simple, unpretentious car.
If you must go for a "Premium" brand sedan, go for a Lexus LS430.
Proof, yet again, that Jaguar is only existing on its previous reputation. No wonder their sales have been so awful. About the only good one is the new XJ, but I still wouldn't trust its reliability.
As for the X-Type, I was shocked when I test drove it. It felt like an uncomfortable, cheaply built Ford, which it really was. I could see maybe paying $20K for it, but not the $38K they wanted.
Disappointed………..I to have always wanted to own a Jaguar, but thought I would never be able to afford one. I currently own a Jaguar 2002 3.0 X-Type with 50,000 miles and I have just learned the entire transmission is going to have to be replaced!! It appears from all the other comments, Jaguar should, at a minimum, consider issuing a recall on transmissions and rims.
After reading the above comments and the situation I am currently experiencing I am sorry to say I would discourage anyone from purchasing a Jaguar.
PS I have experienced a broken windshield fluid noozle, a head lamp replacement, CD Player replaced.
I find the Jaguar X to be a very sophisticated car. If you take care of your car like you're suppose to then you can get the 30k or 40k that you paid for the vehicle. The transmission is supposed to be changed about every 4-5 years. Your car will only be reliable when you do what is necessary to ensure that it is driven properly. Such as obeying the speed limit and being aware of the things that are in front of you while you are driving. If you want a vehicle whose tires won't go bad ; don't get a Jag or luxury sedan get a Range Rover or a Lexus Lx470 they are made to conquer the road. In conclusion I think the Jaguar x is one of the best luxury sedans ever made when the proper care is taken.
The transmission should be changed every 4-5 years!? Does Jaguar put that in their maintenance schedule? For the money they ask for these cars that seems nuts.
I come here to get information about automobiles from people who actually own them and depend on them, not automotive press people who spend maybe a couple hours with a car, and from the litany of horror stories I've read, the X Type may be "sophisticated", but I need a vehicle that gets me where I need to go, not an expensive paper weight.
I feel bad for all these folks who thought they were getting a luxury vehicle that would run. My '98 Audi A6 Quattro has been a dream compared to what I've read here.
Oh, and I've not had to replace the transmission, not even once.
I have purchased my Jaguar X-Type new in 2002. I have kept up with my oil changes and regular maintenance that any car needs. I can honestly say it shocks me to read these comments. To be honest I have never had any problems with the car. Never not even one time have I had it in the repair shop not even once. I'm sure some of its luck, but 45,000 miles later and no problems what more can you ask for? I wonder if some of the complaints I'm reading are buyers remorse. Don't bad mouth the car because you can't handle the payments.
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