2003 Jaguar X-TYPE User Reviews

2003 Jaguar X-TYPE Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"awd" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 2.5 Review
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3

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Nice body style, comfortable interior, good driving car, AWD helped in snow

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maintenance costs high, 2.5L V6 was under powered, problems throttle body and engine electronics

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2003 Jaguar X-type With Issues — This was a very nice looking car, the interior was very nice and leather all around. The interior and body styling definitely said Jaguar, even if it was a baby Jag. I got a lot of comments on it, as I kept it clean and well cared for. While I always thought it was a bit under-powered, with the 2.5L V6, I think the 3.0L would be fine. The AWD system worked quite well and definitely improved traction in the snowy Colorado winter road conditions. The price was surprisingly moderate relative to other European cars of similar size and features. The down side was maintenance costs. It was difficult to get parts for, the parts were much more expensive than the American car equivalents and I had to go to a specialty Jaguar repair shop for anything more complicated than an oil change, which was also more expensive. Mine had on-going issues with the throttle body and the engine electronic systems, particularly fuel delivery systems. Sadly, mine got totaled out as a result of an accident. The damage was not too terrible, but the repair cost exceeded the value of the car, so the insurance totaled it out. Seems the body shop had the same issue with parts availability and costs that I had, and it was just not worth fixing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bill_In_Wooster writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 2.5 Review
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Love the looks! I still get compliments on this vehicle. The ride is great, too!

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Fuel economy in the cold months.

Bill_In_Wooster
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Stylish! — While the Jaguar X-Type continues to get a bad rap, my experience with my vehicle has been very positive. The maintenance costs are not high and not often. The looks are great and I still get compliments even though it is 12 years old. It has a very good ride for a small vehicle, maybe due to the weight, but very enjoyable on the highway and turnpikes.

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yeno4 writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 2.5 Review
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Nice classy car, looks good

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I can't afford to add another to my collection right now!

yeno4
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Clean And Clean — Nothing.. I love my car, it gets me around on those nice elegant nights out with my lady. It's a head turner car. The gas mileage is pretty good and it runs great, can't beat it at this time, people should try the Jags more often.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dramz writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 2.5 Review
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Good handling.

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Not to dependable.

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Jaguar X Type — Overall its a good car, it just sucks if you have any problems with it, its a fortune to fix. Other than that, its a nice little all wheel drive stick shift and its pretty fun to drive. The interior looks pretty nice with wood grain and what not. Overall its a good car but had i had the chance to make a different purchase, i probably would.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MICFOU writes:
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5

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GREAT gas mileage.  Easy to maintain - easy to get maintenance parts on-llne or local parts store.

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Reputation - which is so wrong.  Great car.

MICFOU
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Do Not Break The Bank To Have A Great Looking Car — I always wanted a Jag - this is my second one and looking to get my 3rd one. No real troubles over the last 5 years. Last year at around 110K miles - I had to replaced all 4 wheel bearings - which is normal for AWD car. The rest was normal; brakes, oil, cooling......

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 Review
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Reliability, Power, Handling, Safety and Fuel Efficiency

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I wish they would have made the V8 Supercharged R model

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This Car Has Sold Me On Jaguars For Life — Great overall car fast, reliable, efficient and fun to drive! We bought this car from New York and drove it over one thousand miles back to Saint Louis I have never had any major problems with this or my other Jag. This is my second X-type and when I sell it this summer I will be looking at either 2008 models or an XF.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Malcolm writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 Review
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Driving experience.

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Tyre wear.

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Highly Recommended And Much Under-rated. — I love this car, it does everything. Brilliant secure handling thanks to the 4WD, especially on icy/snowy/greasy/wet roads. Lusty 240BHP V6 and the manual gearbox is a pleasure to use. Extremely comfortable and great fun to drive. It's not really a great beauty to look at and it has been in the garage a few times, but all in all it's an excellent car and much under-rated.

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Zouhl911 writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 2.5 Review
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Looks are why you own this car....

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The worst suspension on the road. Shocks had to be replaced after 6 montths and it has never been right. Low profile tires and very weak mags resulted in 6 broken wheels

Zouhl911
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Fine Looks, But Don't Ever Buy It For The Performance Or Smooth Ride Because You Will Be Dissapointe — I am about to hit 170,000km and, touch wood, no major issues, except the lousy suspension design...Manual transmission helps the 2.5 liter engine get into motion...and valet parking attendants voted it their favorite car to park when I leave it at the airport.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ronny writes:
2003 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 Review
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Performance and tradition

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Insurance costs

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A British Cat — Great performance with a V6 that suits the car perfectly. 4 Weel Drive makes it a great car on any surface, tarmac, gravel, snow or ice. 231 BHP is enough to be first on red lights. Besides that, my car is absolutly maximum equipped.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kay writes:
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Looks nice and very smooth ride

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Not a cost effective car to drive.

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My Jag — Smooth drive, engine purrs, really makes the commute to work a joy. Looks cool and has gorgeous leather interior. Good acceleration but can be really fuel hungry. Not too good for road tax costs either due to high emmissions as it's a petrol engine. Would upgrade for a diesel though as really like the model.

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2008 Jaguar X-TYPE Reviews

Great Car, Nice To Drive. By Geoff

Perfect "old bloke's car" Braking & handling is superb. Build quality is excellent meets the expected Jaguar standard. This car is a good looker both inside and out. I get 45 mpg on a run. The fun par... Read More

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2007 Jaguar X-TYPE Reviews

Style And Affordable By thehypnotist

I love everything about this car. Period ! It's got looks to kill, and plenty of power and handles great. The Sport Handling mode is fun to drive and shift, although I use it only when I'm feeling bol... Read More

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Diesel 50 mpg. Rapid acceleration and 130mph, drive to Cornwall and feel like you have only been down the road ,New Tigra for the wife. Guy Salmon dealership different world, leather chesterfield fri... Read More

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2006 Jaguar X-TYPE Reviews

Its Good But Dont Drive It Fast By Gabriel

its a good car its comfortable a great looking car but if your looking for a sports car you looking the wrong way the can be comfortable and great looking because the car is unsteable even if you ... Read More

Great Fun. By Kevin

I have had since new and done 60k miles in it untroubled. Only gripe is I have an automatic and there is no left foot rest. Hardly the worst thing in the world. I was due to replace my car in Jan but ... Read More

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2005 Jaguar X-TYPE Reviews

Family Cruiser By Amjad

2005 Jaguar X-type it is an extremely reliable AWD vehicle that handled this winter like it was rain. This vehicle was originally bought with 75k miles on it and currently is approaching it's 77k mile... Read More

A Great Car And A Good Investment! By Artgn

I like the style, the power and its good resale value! I dislike the high end maintenance, but you get your money’s worth and it pays off in the long run! The headliner needs to be replaced more quick... Read More

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2004 Jaguar X-TYPE Reviews

Sexy Girl By justinzane

the car is beautiful inside and out. Drives great, good power, handles beautifully, great for winter with the heated seats! All wheel drive is great in the snow! Radio isn't that loud but sounds crisp... Read More

Best Car I Ever Owned By chasinchelsea

What a nice surprise owning this Jag has been. After purchase of this car at the end of a 3-year lease, I was greatly impressed with the reliability -- contrary to the reputation Jags have based on i... Read More

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