I have owned several BMW's,Mini Cooper(s)and other Jaguars. This is the Wife's "Dog and plant hauler" it has 75k mi. and is works fine... the ride has deteriorated but that might be in part to recent tire purchase( TOO high performance) and need for new Shocks and Struts In the 9 years we have owned= only 4 problems..#1.a brake boost seal-replaced under warranty. #2 expensive performance components like the Special F Brake discs. #3 Passenger seat-seat belt buckle malfunction..= new and VERY expensive female seat belt clasp #4 the led light that allows view of temperature numbers is out and cannot be repaired easily I see many of these vehicles still on the road here in Coastal Southern California So I am guessing it is Jaguar Purists who find the X-type as "disappointing" So to the purists who downbrow our car..this car is fast "like a Jaguar"..it is fun to drive "like a Jaguar" it has unique style and grace,"like a Jaguar. has expensive upkeep.."like a Jaguar...so are not those qualities found in most Jaguars? We get many long looks of admiration, wonder and curiosity . We are glad that Jaguar has re-introduced the SportBrake " (as they call it in England) I wish they exported them to the USA because of the new high tech diesel. We are looking at the 2017 F-pace because this Wagon is discontinued, we do not know how much longer parts are available and when repair frequency might happen .
I have driven mostly BMW's for the past 20 years. I purchased this 05 Jaguar Sportwagon in July 07 and I am delighted with the design, build quality, aesthetics, and driving dynamics. It can not be compared to BMW, MB, Audi, etc., as it is British, not German. The wagon is elegant inside and out, it is comfortable for a guy with back problems. I have only seen one other Jag Wagon in the state of Maine---I do not see myself coming and going.
This is second x-type (first was sedan)- this is an awesome car, and we love driving it- great power, great handling, and love the style. It's roomier than the sedan (in the back) and the storage capacity is wonderful. The styling is excellent, and it sets you apart from the crowd. Dealership is great to work with, and service is excellent. Highly recommend this car as it comes with all comforts without the confusion of myriad of option packages. Get the nav system and bluetooth
I am one of the first lucky people to own this awesome car. It's fun, fast and luxurious. Also, it's great in the snow with all wheel drive.The only negative is not enough leg room in the backseat. Other than that after owning 2 BMW wagons this is a very nice change.
I love my car. I never have seen another one on the road. This car is so practical, I really hope they continue making them. I'm really tired of SUVs and this car is the perfect alternative. Really stylish!