2005 Jaguar X-Type User Reviews

2005 Jaguar X-Type Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 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
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 2005 Jaguar X-Type reviews.

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.

85

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

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Very comfortable and lots of power to spare!

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It may get expensive to repair if it is not maintained regularly.

Artgn
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A Great Car And A Good Investment! — 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 quickly than other cars (8-10 years) and the panel on the driver’s door may get a bit loose with time, other than that the car is a keeper – we are upgrading to a 2012

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sheldon writes:
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Review
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4

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it gives you the WOOOAAAHHH factor

Cons

you need an ever open wallet

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Before You Buy A Benz Bmw Saab Ect Look At The Jags — I love this car, its a 2.5 v6 all wheel drive sports, the acceleration of it is fantastic and it handles spot on due to the awd. The only down side to it is the 18.5 mpg all so due to the awd, i like the looks of it inside and out and think it looks well in silver.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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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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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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John writes:
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5

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LOOKS WITH BODYKIT AND BIG WHEELS

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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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2002 Jaguar X-Type Reviews

Summed Up Its A Great Balance Of Car For Me. By Wrieland

Love my Jag, it suits me and my life style perfectly. The size is perfect with the comfort of taking out friends with its spacious passenger compartment, yet compact enough to feel the sporty aspect o... Read More

Jaguar X-type By TomTom4049

Excellent handling. Absolutely erases snow and icy roads in winter. comfortable on long trips. 23 mpg City, 30.5 mpg highway, very good for a 3,600 lb car with all wheel drive. These are known to ha... Read More

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2003 Jaguar X-Type Reviews

2003 Jaguar X-type With Issues By Dominick

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, a... Read More

Stylish! By Bill_In_Wooster

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 complime... 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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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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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

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

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