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2002 Jaguar X-Type Sedan

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Jaguar X-Type Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 191 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Jaguar X-Type

  • With all-wheel drive, space for four adults, a roomy trunk and surprisingly good performance, the X-Type is the most sensible Jaguar yet; but don't let the "starts at $29,950" tagline fool you into thinking you can get a Jag for "cheap."

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Reasonable pricing, sporty handling, currently the only Jaguar available with a manual tranny.

  • Cons

    Spartan interior design, some less-than-prestigious Ford-themed switchgear and exterior styling cues, price goes up with options faster than you can say "Ford Mondeo."

  • What's New for 2002

    Jaguar beefs up its presence in the luxury category with the X-Type, a brand-new model that brings the company's range to four. The X-Type is a fresh breed of cat for the manufacturer: it's Jaguar's first-ever all-wheel-drive vehicle, and it's priced to tap the entry-luxury segment.

Full 2002 Jaguar X-Type Review

What's New for 2002

Jaguar beefs up its presence in the luxury category with the X-Type, a brand-new model that brings the company's range to four. The X-Type is a fresh breed of cat for the manufacturer: it's Jaguar's first-ever all-wheel-drive vehicle, and it's priced to tap the entry-luxury segment.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Great car for the money

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Vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Well !!!!! as with every car we review, we will find owners that hate and owners that love ther rides. My Jag is by no means perfect ( NO CAR IS ) but for a car under $5000 Look at what you get. Luxury!!!!!. Do your own oil changes. Your own break job. And if you cant. DONT take it to a dealership. Find a good indi shop. Buy your parts on e-bay. It will cost you just as much to repair as a Ford. (preventative maintanance) is what it is about. You will have a very reliable car with the Jaguar.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Well it is early, but

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Vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

Okay, I was looking for AWD for the snow conditions we live in. Subaru, Honda, 100k miles 15 grand plus. I found a 2002 Jaguar AWD with 29k miles! 10 year old car looks brand new! Amazing 1/2 the price of them japanese cars! I drove it home on the curvey mtn roads and that auto/manual tranny, I never had to use the breaks! Got about 25 mpg fwy, and 19 mountain roads. I never expected to get an older vehicle that is like new!!!



10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Amazing car for the price

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Vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

I have owned my jaguar x-type (sport, lowered, 3.0, manual) for about 8 months and 12k miles. I have never been let down once with this car (even with 120k miles,) although other reviewers will say different. The only trick with this car is that it doesn't like to be abused. If you keep everything maintained via recommendations on forums and not the dealership, everything will continue to run smoothly.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Decent entry level luxury car

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Vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 4dr AWD Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I've had my X-Type for two years. It handles well. Not quick when accelerating until you get over 2500rpms. Handles fantastic in snow. I've had to rebuild one of the brake calipers. Every imaginable lightbulb has gone out (replaced easily and cheaply). Overall it is reliable, but not super comfortable on long trips. Gas mileage is so-so. It's a head-turner, but I quickly realized I'd like a car that rides smoother and handles better. Suspension feels stiff. Great deal for the money though minus some minor annoyances at times. When it's freshly cleaned, I do sit up straighter in my seat...It's a Jag, hardly anyone has one! Fit for a queen, affordable (if you buy used) for everyone.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Student

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Vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

My Jaguar x-type just hit 120,000 and still drives great! My dad purchased the car in 2005 and recently I purchased the car since I commute to school. The car drives well, and is extremely responsive. It's a very high performance car, and will perform to keep you safe. The interior is like riding in your living room. The car is very good in the snow. I have the FWD drive model, and while everyone else is skidding off the road, I am moving along with no problems. We are located in Ohio and I have driven on some nasty snow packed country roads with it, and it performed great. As a student who commutes, I needed a safe reliable car and Jaguar fits the bill.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Transmission swap

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Vehicle: 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 4dr AWD Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Those of you who had a automatic transmission swap (out of warranty) had two options, buy a new tranny or a rebuilt unit. I chose the rebuilt unit ($2700 including labor). Afterward I looked into the issue and found the rebuilt have enhancements and internal fixes the brand-new ones lack. So rebuilt is BETTER than new.



Talk About The 2002 X-Type

2002 Jaguar X-Type Discussions See all Started By

ld512
ld512
01-14-2011
I just bought a used 2002 xtype. After three weeks there was an air leak to engine(?) that dealer fixed. A week after that, the car will just stall while I am driving. It will immediately restart,?...


mikewms
mikewms
12-04-2009
I recently purchased a 2002 X-type 3.0. I think that I am going to get to like it. Being a Beamerhead...


ltharrison
ltharrison
02-18-2007
I Have a 2002 X-type sport, could someone please instruct on how to set the time on the clock. Also, is there something you have to do to make the disc changer work, besides pushing the cd button on t...



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