2004 Jaguar X-Type Consumer Review: has some faults

2004 Jaguar X-Type - Consumer Review

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3.0 Sedan (3.0L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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has some faults
By peelu27 on


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.

Best Features

The engine, for sure. It's really a great engine but you really pay for it. It drinks lots of expensive premium fuel. The wood work is typical, beautiful Jaguar and makes you think you're getting a much more expensive car than it is. The AWD is really great and allows you to quickly take off through tight turns without making "vulgar" noises.

Worst Features

For a Jag, albeit a lower end model, it has a surprising lack of features. I realize this is a 2004 car, but still, it's just a basic car - this is not an XJ and i wish i'd bought that instead since they can be had for nearly the same price, so if you buy one make sure you get one that is loaded. At the least, ensure that it was blue-tooth enabled, otherwise you're facing a steep price to correct that, unless you go with aftermarket and that's just not the same thing.
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