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. Only worth considering if you've got to have the style of a Jaguar.
by Michael in Iowa on Aug 15, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I'm 65. This is my 17th car and the first that's more than basic transportation. I have the basic X- type with no options: manual transmission and the small engine. To me, given a same-price choice between the X-type and a mid-level Accord or Camry is a no-brainer. The Accord and Camry are larger, but the X-type just lovely. It's beautifully equipped and a pleasure to drive. It seems powerful and sporty. Gas mileage, 19/28, is good for an all wheel drive car with 192 HP, and the shifter is the smoothest I've ever worked. I'd buy another.
by J Smythe on Dec 26, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
This vehicle has been outstanding since I purchased it. 2.5L w/manual transmission is the way to go--good performance and good gas mileage. Clutch is not quite Porsche, but only one step below. The X Type does every thing well and, with the AWD, there is no need for my 4WD Pick Up here in the Wash. DC area. Looks great--most people think I paid way more for it than I did.
by steve on May 27, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Pleased with the car - great value. Interestingly, I switched from a V6 GTI and my back no longer hurts when I drive. The Jag body curves are sensuous and the car is easy to wash and dry. Service has been exceptional, as was the salesman and dealer. In a sea of possibilities, this little Jag is a good bet.
by Marybeth on Apr 28, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I have had 2 X Types. My first one was an actual lemon, and Jag gave me a new one. This one also drops gears at 35- 40mph and has a heavy steering wheel shimmy, as the "Lemon" did. It is performing about 50% better. Jag has been good about fixing things thus far, let's see how fast I sell it once it hits its 30K mark. Do I like Jags, yes.. mostly a smooth ride, and I like the look. Could it perform better and get better mileage, you bet.
by mike on Apr 18, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
This was my first Jaguar and I was thrilled to own it. It is an amazingly beautiful car. I still can't stop looking at it. The interior is very pleasing and comfortable. However, my car visits the shop on average once a month for stupid things like locking making noises, trunk leaks, gas door won't open, oh and 2 transmissions later.
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