2003 Jaguar X-Type Consumer Reviews

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2003 Jaguar X Type
4.2
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Jag XType Brilliant

by from Huntington,, NY on February 2, 2011

I bought an XType from a used car dealer, and it turned out what I expected, a truly used car. My most recent Jag XType was purchased privately, with all of the records and an extended warranty. The c...
I bought an XType from a used car dealer, and it turned out what I expected, a truly used car. My most recent Jag XType was purchased privately, with all of the records and an extended warranty. The car has performed brilliantly.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Jaguar 2.5 2003

by from Colorado Rockies on January 31, 2010

I bought the car used when i was 16 with 70,000 miles on it. I think the car is extremely underpowered leading too high rpm take offs and thus harsh ware on the transmission. I would recommend the 3.0...
I bought the car used when i was 16 with 70,000 miles on it. I think the car is extremely underpowered leading too high rpm take offs and thus harsh ware on the transmission. I would recommend the 3.0 to anyone. it has a great takeoff, and handling. The car is stylish and comfortable.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Jaguar X-Type

by from DuBois, PA on December 2, 2010

I purchased a 2003 Jaguar X-Type with 37,000 original miles in September 2010. I did have one incident with the car two weeks after I had purchased it. It would turn over, start, idle nice and then st...
I purchased a 2003 Jaguar X-Type with 37,000 original miles in September 2010. I did have one incident with the car two weeks after I had purchased it. It would turn over, start, idle nice and then stall out as I put it in reverse. Eventually it would quit starting all together. The big problem is that I live in rural PA and the nearest Jag dealer was 120 miles away. I had to have the car towed to Pittsburgh only to find that a corroded wire caused the issue. Of course that was $800 later. However now after getting the wire fixed, I love the car. I was looking for an AWD vehicle, with a little bit of class and I am very pleased with the car. We have had some snow the last couple of days the car does not slip a wheel. Very pleased so far. The interior id very nice, the car is very stiff and sporty and handles nicely.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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The most beautiful car I ever owned!

by from Middletown,CT on February 25, 2011

What a sweet ride-not the greatest on gas(otherwise I would have purchased a Corolla)but handles very well-esp with AWD. Everyone loves the way it looks-a pretty kiddie!
What a sweet ride-not the greatest on gas(otherwise I would have purchased a Corolla)but handles very well-esp with AWD. Everyone loves the way it looks-a pretty kiddie!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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be carefull of 2.5

by from Manitoba Canada on January 4, 2009

This is a great auto. The faster you go the better it handles. By far the best buy in a sports car for your dollar compared to BMW and Audi. Be very carefull of the 2.5. The trans will go on all of th...
This is a great auto. The faster you go the better it handles. By far the best buy in a sports car for your dollar compared to BMW and Audi. Be very carefull of the 2.5. The trans will go on all of them and this is right from the Jag dealer. When I bought mine I did not listen to the mechanic and bought the 2.5 instead of the 3.0 because the price was better. What a mistake,a bearing in the transfer case went at 40,000 miles. Lucky for me it was on warranty. It took 4 weeks to get another in as there were so many being changed that they were on back order. The way to go is with the 3.0 with the sport package. This is hard to find as they are such good cars that no one wants to get rid of them. Best chance is to ask the dealer if one is coming off a lease and for them to let you know when it arrives. You won't be sorry. My wife was driving ours in Canada and she was doing 100 and I told her she better watch there are no cops around or she would be thrown in jail. She forgot the speedo was in miles not km. Runs all right on low blend but sure purrs on the high grade gas, that is the only down fall at 1.00 per litre.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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A very sad, disappointing car

by from tn on January 31, 2011

This car is beautiful, but I have problems with it almost weekly. I have never wrecked, and I take it in for maintenance, but it just keeps messing up. I have had the coolant problems like so many oth...
This car is beautiful, but I have problems with it almost weekly. I have never wrecked, and I take it in for maintenance, but it just keeps messing up. I have had the coolant problems like so many others. It's just not worth it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Best value for your money!

by from Leawood, KS on November 12, 2010

I bought my x-type about 3 months ago so I guess I can't say much about the reliability yet. The interior and exterior are the nicest I've ever owned and the car was the cheapest I've ever owned... I ...
I bought my x-type about 3 months ago so I guess I can't say much about the reliability yet. The interior and exterior are the nicest I've ever owned and the car was the cheapest I've ever owned... I got it with 39k for $8,800 which was a steal. The 3.0 liter engine supposedly has much more power, but I have the 2.5. It drives very smooth but when you accelerate quickly then decelerate quickly the transmission kind of stutters. Other than that the car is perfect! There is wood everywhere, and the steering wheel emblem is beautiful. When you turn the lights on, the little jaguar marque in the dash lights up which is pretty cool too. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for a luxury car at a low price.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Very Nice Vehicle

by from Buffalo, NY on October 18, 2007

The Jaguar X-type 2.5 has been a fun, reliable car to drive for four years. There have been mechanical difficulties such as a section of the side mirror falling off, the interior rubber trim of the dr...
The Jaguar X-type 2.5 has been a fun, reliable car to drive for four years. There have been mechanical difficulties such as a section of the side mirror falling off, the interior rubber trim of the driver and passenger door falling off, molding of the battery terminals, and other things. These have been only minor difficulties. The rest of the car is phenominal. Engine power is plentiful, it handles excellently, and the interior is gorgeous! This car beats driving a minivan!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Wow, wish I would have bought it sooner!

by from EL Paso, TX on November 13, 2006

I bought my 2003 X-type Jaguar used. I have never enjoyed a vehicle as much as I have this car. All the control on the dash are within easy reach and the cruse control and radio controls on the steeri...
I bought my 2003 X-type Jaguar used. I have never enjoyed a vehicle as much as I have this car. All the control on the dash are within easy reach and the cruse control and radio controls on the steering wheel are great. I really enjoy the leather interior. I would recommend this car to anyone wanting a entry level premium car
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Good value

by from Thousand Oaks, CA on October 27, 2013

I purchased my 2003 X-type new in Dec. 2002. Great looking car. No major problems. Minor problems like a leaking water pump and a leaking thermostat. Both problems fixed easily. With 131K miles on th...
I purchased my 2003 X-type new in Dec. 2002. Great looking car. No major problems. Minor problems like a leaking water pump and a leaking thermostat. Both problems fixed easily. With 131K miles on the car, the both the engine and transmission have performed well with no malfunctions. The 2002 X-type did have problems with the 5-spd automatic trans. but my 2003 has had no trans. problems since I purchased it almost 11 yrs ago. The engine (6 cylinder, 3.0 liter) is smooth and has plenty of power in almost every situation. One recommendation I would give is to purchase a 2003 over a 2002, as a used car. The 2002, being the first year the car was made, did have some problems, especially with the transmission. Gas mileage for my X-type is "not bad". I get, overall, about 22mpg in city/highway driving combined.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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