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2005 Jaguar X-TYPE - Consumer Opinions


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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 48 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
Sports Sedan with comfort
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Excellent acceleration,handling, and quiet comfortable ride. Cons: high priced options and repair parts. Overall: best drive I ever had...

great car for the buck

..."this car has treated me very well and i will stick to jaguar for my next car and it really keeps it value"...

Tom Cat
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: I love the body style and the speed Cons: Nothing Overall: Beautiful and fast...

Source: MSN Autos

...Cons: transmission needs work, mine was replaced after three trys. my car is a 03, but the same as a 05 as per the specs. I just turned 40,000 wife has a new clk, the jag is the one we use when we go out together.the nav system is superb, easy to use and very accurate. my lease is up soon, the one thing that keeps me from wanting to buy it out, is the fact it will cost an arm and a leg to keep it when you are paying for service when the warranty runs out, I am considering buying another, over the BMW 325 or a lexus of equal size Overall: good, real good...

Extreamly Fun to Drive

...AWD is a dream during winter, and we get good snow in Salt Lake City. Use the J-Gate Auto-Manual and let it pull 7000 RPM and have fun as you go thru all 5 gears. The 3.0 24 Valve V6 just sings. So much car for the money! Everyone says Ford hurt the Value of this vehicle. Ford improved and made this vehicle very affordable to the average Joe. I was thinking of selling mine (I only keep my cars a year) I can't find anything 20K - 25K I would rather have. If you are considering, check it out, Buy It you will love it!"...

On our second X-type

...Had a couple of non mechanical problems with it, but the dealer was great. In '05 we purchased a 2005 3.0 and have 95,000 on it now. Knock on wood (it's nicely appointed with it!!) it's been in once for none warranty work (cost us $126.00) and routine maintainence. Best car we ever owned, including a really nice handling Peuguot STI. We live in snowcountry and the AWD with winter tires makes it so we're never "homebound". It's silly what that car will go through!My only possible complaint is that it's a little cozy to get in and out of. My wife and 5'2" just loves it! I get to drive it once...

2005 Passat GLX Wagon Experience
Source: Edmunds

...After looking at a variety of upscale wagons (Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar X-Type, Volvo, Audi, and VW Passat), we chose the VW.
The Passat handles well, accelerates smoothly and the interior appointments are on par with the finest luxury wagons.
The heated leather seats are incredibly comfortable.
Its cargo space is more than adequate for shopping trips or travel.
The rear passenger seating and leg room are great and you can actually fit three adults in the backseat.
The GLX trim comes with a Monsoon stereo system that puts the Bose system we had in our former car...

A True Jaguar
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: It is a responsive and fun to drive car. Seats are a bit tight, but they do mold to your body on long trips and are very comfortable.
Good solid feel on the open road. Feels like a heavy car, but acts like a sports sedan.
Cons: A bit noisy in the cabin. This could be due to the tires, they are not original equipment. Overall: Nice car to drive, very nicely satisfies my driving urges...

Sweet little luxury!!!
Source: MSN Autos

...Stereo system is really nice. I really do love this car. The owner's manual suggests that 93 Octane gas is the best and with the gas prices right now it's still nearly not as bad as filling up the SUV I had using regular, and I get much better mileage. Cons: I had my "Duchess" (my black 2005 x-type's name) for a week and the RPM gauge stopped working. I had to wait two weeks to get an appointment and then it took them a week to fix it. A/C is very loud when on Auto. Overall: I would have to say that despite the small problems I have had, this is the best car I've owed. It makes me more...

Beer-Budget perceived luxury
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: This is a nice looking car, mine is black with black interior.
It is tough to keep clean, which I should have known!
Roomy enough for me since I'm mostly the only one driving it.
Cons: Car is creaking and getting noisy. The air is very loud on Auto and I seem to get wind noise and road noise more than I used to notice.
Headlights have burned out 3 times in 30k miles. Overall: An entry level luxury car that is more like a mid-range auto...

Jaguar X-TYPE Related News
2012 Jaguar XF

All-Wheel Drive Jaguar XF And XJ Plans Resurface

All-wheel drive was one of the key selling points of Jaguar’s X-Type sedans, killed off in the U.S. market after the 2008 model year. Sure-footed winter traction... read more November 18, 2011 by 

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Could Jaguar's X-Type Replacement Go Front-Wheel Drive?

Jaguar needs a compact, entry level sedan to effectively compete in markets ranging from China though India and the United States. To succeed with a “baby Jag”... read more November 8, 2011 by  5

2008 Jaguar X-Type

Jaguar Cruise Control 'May Not Respond To Normal Inputs'

In case you need further proof that cars are becoming less mechanical and more dependent upon software, Jaguar has issued a recall of some 17,678 X-type diesel models in the... read more October 25, 2011 by 

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Jaguar Crossover To Get Aluminum Body, Ian Callum Design: Report

The purists may hate the thought of it, but in this global economic environment a luxurious crossover looks to be a necessity if Jaguar hopes to remain viable in the future... read more May 26, 2011 by  3

2011 Bertone B99 Jaguar concept

2011 Bertone B99 Jaguar Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Classic Jaguar lines in a modern, smaller package? Yes, please. Bertone has the answer with its B99 Concept, which could preview a future X-Type replacement from the... read more March 1, 2011 by 

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