2002 jaguar x type review




2002 jaguar x type review

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    Jaguar sold 33, X-types in , which turned out to be more than half of ago when Jaguars seemed always to be riddled with little aggravating problems.

    Why, then, do so many expect so little from the new X-Type, Jaguar's first attempt at a mass market car since its takeover by Ford? Do they think it is any less a.

    2002 jaguar x type review

    2002 jaguar x type review

    Modest pressure to the gas pedal produces a subtle pull that defines the phase? Jaguar X-type — Excellent handling. Other than routine maintainence like brakes and tires and oil changes at miles, I've never had a problem with the car. I have had since new and done 60k miles in it untroubled. Build quality is excellent meets the expected Jaguar standard.

    2002 jaguar x type review

    2002 jaguar x type review

    2002 jaguar x type review

    2002 jaguar x type review

    2002 jaguar x type review

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    It's Jaguar's first foray into all-wheel drive and also brings the return of a manual gearbox to the lineup. A significant vehicle for Jaguar?

    A few months later, Jaguar dropped a manual-transmission-equipped, platinum-colored X-Type Sport in our parking lot. To the X-Type 3. Before reviewing our year with the XJ's baby brother we need to dispel a misnomer: The X-Type is not a re-bodied and re-badged Ford Mondeo. In fact, according to Jaguar, the X shares about a half-dozen parts with the Mondeo.

    2002 jaguar x type review

    We've road-tested both and can tell you that the two feel and drive substantially different. It took less than a week for the Jag's logbook to fill with comments about the X-Type's unusual clutch take-up. Executive Editor Matt Stone noted, "I was excited that Jaguar was getting back to a manual transmission, but this one is rough around the edges.

    And responsive the A-J V-6 is. Once the powertrain was broken in, a trip to a test track showed our sport version was no sloth, posting a 6. Panic braking from 60 mph was not as impressive, taking an agonizing feet. However, our X-Type did redeem itself in the slalom, posting a respectable dash through the cones at Tooling around town or pushing the envelope on mountain roads, the car delivered a compliant ride, without transmitting harsh road imperfections to the cabin's occupants.

    2002 jaguar x type review

    But the Jag reminded us time and again that it's first and foremost a touring car, with a suspension and all-wheel-drive system tuned for a rear-bias feel. Buckets of oversteer and a tail-happy demeanor didn't endear the X-Type with those who live in the canyons, as Truck Trend Editor Mark Williams penned, "The more I drive this Jag, the more I feel my driving style has to adjust to the car.

    Some vehicles come to you, but you have to come to the Jaguar. If there's one thing Jag always does right, it's sculpt metal into drop-dead-gorgeous bodies, and the X-Type is no exception.

    We were smitten with the blending of Jaguar heritage in nearly every angle of the car: With its distinct lack of chrome, this is one bad cat in any rearview mirror. Senior Photographer John Kiewicz wrote, "Jag did a great job with the styling. There's absolutely no doubt this car is pure Jaguar. Yet inside the X-Type, the feeling was more American economy than British luxury. At first blush, the X's interior treatment looks warm and inviting--like a two-thirds-scale XJ.

    2002 jaguar x type review

    Settle into the cockpit, and though it looks right, supple leather has been replaced with firmer varieties and soft-touch vinyl is covering many a surface usually reserved for Connolly hides.

    While we longed for such accoutrements, doing so would have only added to the already hefty bottom line. With the exception of climate control and stereo placement of the two should have been switched , we liked the interior arrangement and position of the controls. Slim-figured staffers found that the seats fit their frames, while broad-beamers wished for more tush cush. Seating in the rear quarters is cozy for two burly adults--don't count on any personal space with three.

    2002 Jaguar X-Type Review - Part 1 - Exterior



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