2005 Jaguar X-Type User Reviews

2005 Jaguar X-Type Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Clinton writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Review
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5

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Fun to drive, all wheel drive, Alpine sound system, back seats with leg room.

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Low valence, suede isnt easy to clean, bumpy ride at times.

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The X Thats More Equal Than The Others. — The Jaguar X-Type sport was a limited run car that my father purchased in 2005 from Mellenium Motors. The car is black with 18 inch alloy rims, real carbon fibre trim, black leather/suede seats and black interior. The performance of the car is great. It handles well in the wet weather and of course in the dry because of its all wheel drive. The sound system is a factory installed Alpine system that blows the doors out with any sort of music. The trunk space is amazing for such a small car and could easily fit a bag of golf clubs (or a Marshall head with a single cab). The looks this car gets range from envy to awe. This X model is different from standard models because it sports a spoiler on the rear of the car on the trunk lid and a low profile body kit on the front of the car. This gives the X-Type a race car look to go with its race car performance. With most sports cars, back seats are as rare as front row tickets to a Rolling Stones show. This sports car "sports" a back seat that actually has leg room for someone over 3 feet tall. In other words, if you have a tall client and the front seat is being taken by your coworker, the client will relax in comfort in the back. My only complaint is the front valence of the car. Anything that has a rise over 3 or 4 inches off of the ground will cause severe damage to the valence. The one on mine has been replace twice. Words to the weary, take bumps slow if you can or avoid potential valence hazards all together. Overall, great car.

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Raihan writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Review
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maintenance

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Jag — With custom mods 0-60 in 5 secs, AWD grips in any condition Nothing beets luxury of jaguar, even to simple wood trim Exterior as any other classics jag except has modern feel and performance Maintenance is something which is hassle, yet if you are knowledgeable about cars then its a breeze save alot on DIYs. But with the right mods Y x-type goes 32MPG HWY

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tony writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type Review
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4

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Big, smooth and just a nice place to be

Cons

Price of parts with a Jaguar stamp on the box

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An Affordable Cat With Long Legs — Pros Jaguar styling 50 Mpg Good handling Amazing amount of low down grunt Enough space in the back to hold a party Fast enough to annoy Beemer 320 drivers Cons Diesel Cream upholstery (never, ever again) cost of genuine Jaguar parts

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Kevin writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Review
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5

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Looks, luxury, AWD

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poor quality, poor dealer service

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Nice While New — I loved the looks of it, interior was okay, nice entry level sedan, nice to have AWD but would not want to own out of warranty. Gearbox went out at 30k, $9000 bill, thankfully not from my pocket. First dealer was very rude and dismissive, but I finally got one that would listen and they found the problem. Then the headlights leaked, then the leather got discolored, then the sunroof broke, etc etc

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Keith writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Review
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5

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Refined and reliable

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Poor headlights.

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Would Have Another One In A Heartbeat. — Awesome drivers car. Felt as solid and well built as any German marque and had the big cat kudos (despite being a Mondeo really). Refined and had excellent road manners. Servicing was reasonable but I had the 19" wheels on Sport Premium package and the tyres were expensive to replace.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eivind writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type Review
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4

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Fuel economy

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Just a mondeo in a fancy dress.

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Jag — Performance is ok to be a diesel engine. But not as good as a petrol. Cheap to buy, drive and maintain. Only 0.5 l/km is good on the 2.0 Diesel. Fun car to drive, just perfect in the corners and drives like a RWD.

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John writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type Review
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5

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LOOKS WITH BODYKIT AND BIG WHEELS

Cons

DEPRECIATION, BUT THAT DOESNT MATTER IF YOU ARE GOING TO KEEP IT LONG TERM.

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Jaguar X-type 2.0d Xs — The car accelerates well for a diesel, corners very well with the 18" wheels and has been 100% reliable throughout my three and a half years of ownership. The build quality is very good and after forty two thousand miles it still does not have any interior rattles which is suprising.It is good on fuel and if driven sensibly i can go to london and back twice on one tank of fuel, which is about six hundred miles on about sixty five pounds of diesel.

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Matt writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Review
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4

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has that "lap of luxury" feeling

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not fast enough, repairs are pricey

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This Car Was A Stunner — although it didn't have a lot of headroom, this car was really comfortable. I like the way these cars look and the interior is really plush. Not fast, but the all weel drive was a big plus in the winter.

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Michael writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Review
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5

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Awesome clutch, good looks, great performance and handling

Cons

Can perfection be a con?

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It's The Cat's Pajamas — My favorite car in the world. Great handling, i love it more than anything.

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normcalfin writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Review
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4

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Best handling car since my last corvette in 1980s   Beautiful interior
VDP model is the best though with rich dark wood grains throughout the front  dash and doors.

Cons

Premium Gas - 18-22mpg

normcalfin
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Great Handling Car With The Extras That Make This Model Jaguar Special — Trunk cargo liner and noise insulator attached to the underside of front hood are coming off. Front needs to be replaced and rear cargo insert pushed back into the factory position. Car rides great.....do not take it anywhere on a dirt road with potential even semi rough roads. It cost me a tire, front bearing etc. Enough Said. This is a touring model.....treat it as such (Talking to myself there!)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Jaguar X - Type Sport By Mark

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

This Is My Car By S├ębastien

cool.... love drinvin' this car... I prefer convertibles, but I need a "family car"... so.... good engine (V6), a real pleasure... 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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2004 Jaguar X-Type Reviews

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

Great Competition For The Bmw 3 Series But With More Luxury. By SS10

We use it mostly for date nights and trips. we have made 1000 mile trips in it and were not worn out from a bad ride. If you drive it lie a sports car then you get the advertised fuel mileage, but if ... Read More

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2003 Jaguar X-Type Reviews

European Luxury And Style At Japanese Economy Car Prices. By toofast69

The more I drive this car, the more I love it. It has a feel unlike any other car, and I've owned many makes. The AWD is what makes this little Jag shine. Corners flat, no body roll, very silky smo... Read More

Do Not Break The Bank To Have A Great Looking Car By MICFOU

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 ... Read More

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