Priced to compete with the entry-luxury offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, the all-wheel-drive X-Type falls short in most areas, from driving dynamics to cabin furnishings. It's only worth considering if you've got to have a Jaguar.
by peelu27 on Oct 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
A few surprising build quality issues.
center armrest console is rubbish and creaks and moans if you put any weight on it.
The headliner/nterior fabric is coming off all over the place.
There is no trunk button in the interior.
I've never heard of a car without a release.
Requires expensive premium fuel, for this price point, a really bad idea.
This is not a $60k car.
The rear leg room is ridiculously small for this size of a car.
There's more room in my ford fusion.
there's more room in an audi a4.
The gas mileage is appalling.
I drive 98% freeway miles and i get 20 mpg and i hear most people get much worse.
by dncncwboy56 on May 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
We have had our 2004 Jaguar X-type 3.0 for four years now and we love it. Have not had one single problem with it.
We regularly drive it on the autobahn in Germany where we live. It is electronically stopped out at 126 MPH but anywhere from zero to 126 MPH, the car handles like it is on a city street doing 35 MPH. I would recommend this car to anyone.
It is AWD and handles great in snow or in rain. We have videos of us driving 90 MPH on snow covered roads.
Extremely comfortable on long trips. Heated seat for the winter. Love it!!
by lmdave on May 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased the car new in August 2004 for my wife.
She and I both love it.
We also had a 1989 XJ6 at the time, and knew Jaguar's spotty reputation for reliability was for real with the XJ6.
Not so for the X-type...it has had less problems than any other automobile I have ever owned.
Only mistake I made was buying an extended warranty; all other cars I have done this with, this has paid off, but not for the X-Type..which has been nearly trouble free for the entire extended warranty period.
I highly recommend this car.
We always use Shell premium gas; makes a difference in engine running smoothly.
by jimmhs73 on Mar 15, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Bought my 1-owner X-Type locally, excellent cond., "Platinum" color, with 116k miles in January after reading all I could on-line & checking with another X-Type owner. Put all new Kumho tires on right away.
I've driven close to 2k miles and absolutely no complaints.
Super smooth shifting, quick acceleration, very quiet ride - except for hearing the transmission (apparently common) and a little wind noise at highway speeds if I have the interior shade for sunroof pulled back.
Parts are outrageously expensive - found local Carquest can get OEM parts for a lot less.
Paid $6k & dealer fee. Everyone amazed-beautiful, well-built car for the money!
by tggary on Mar 9, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Fortunately, the Dealer I bought this car from went the extra mile needed to rectify the problem. Besides new wheels and a few other replaced parts, they provided a second new set of tires, again alligned and balanced of course, and I took the car up to 90 on the highway with zero vibration evident, and a whole new ride overrall. Then when I went through my glove compartment to review the Registration paperwork, I found another envelope with my name on it -- inside was cash equal to my first month's paymment.
The Dealer carries all highline and next to highline vehicles at bottom line pricing and obviously backs up the customer in regard to the New York State Warranty rules. Contact me at TGGaryVerizon.net if you are interested in knowing more - Good News! The dreaded high speed vibration in the X Type does have a fix.
by dwbarry on Dec 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 4dr AWD Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my X-Type new in 2004 and still have it.
After over 90K miles there are only two problems - the interior cloth material falling away from the front and read roof posts (like several others have mentioned) and the headlight assembly breaking due to what I guess is the front end stiffness.
My dealer in New Orleans has been terrific and fixed the interior cloth issue for free.
The headlight repair estimate was quit expensive so I've opted to operate the car with less than perfectly aligned headlights.
Overall the car has been one the best cars I've owned in 41 years of driving.
For 2004, Jaguar has reduced the base price of the X-Type 3.0 by almost $3,000. In other news, the Sport Package now includes 18-inch wheels and a 320-watt sound system. All X-Types get redesigned alloy wheels, as well as a revised front bumper and new foglights. The trunk lid has been reshaped and the push-button release for the trunk is now easier to operate.