Got the car at the end of the year. Saved the first year's depreciation. It is more agile than the 99 bmw 528 I had. Gas mileage is not quite as good so far, about 23mpg. Interior is exceptionally nice. Exterior is also exceptional. Engine could use another 15-20 hp but not bad. No issues so far. Handling is not quite as good as a bmw 325, but for every day use it works great.
Leather and wood interior is beautiful and better than the bmw or mercedes. Exterior paint is about perfect (no orange peel anywhere).
Improve gas mileage by about 3 mpg. Add about 20 hp to engine.
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.
My 2004 X TYPE driven only 3400 miles since new has a little noise or click when it engages the AWD and the transmission at speeds lower than 30 MPH, It is similar to the noises in the old cardan shafts system and crosses attaching the transmission and the differential of american cars. The dealer revised the noise and the AWD system but found "nothing wrong". It is very difficult to read the trip computer window due to daylight glare. No problem during night time.
This is my 2nd x-type. My other one is a 2002 Platinum sport... love it! Only a few simple problems such a a malfunctioning trunk lock and some recall service... all covered under warranty plus the dealer provided a free Jaguar rental car. My new car is just a beautiful and I am leasing for a similar price to my 2002 model! Glad I did not have to downsize! The best feature is the AWD! I live in WI and we get bad snow and ice... this car's wheels NEVER spin! Grips the road! Love it!
AWD, style, and there are not millions of them out on the road like Lexus, BMW and Mercedes.
Cup holders (not deep enough), need another plug to charge cell phone, integrate ipod into glove box like Mercedes is doing. Could add a little more leg room for rear passengers. Some new cars have a built in water bottle holder in the doors....this is a great idea, Jag should consider it!
Please! I beg you to think twice before buying an X type. I have had it for 3 months... and it has been nothing but a disaster! The remotes don't work, the gas tank does not open!! The windows are constantly breaking and get stuck in one position. The plastic buttons on the inside break off!!! Stay as far away as you can!!!!
The outside look.
Improved electrical features... windows, door locks. The plastic on the inside (i.e. radio, ac controls) are made cheaply and poorly.