Barbaross... 5

Barbarossa

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:26.07.2008

Reviews:1

Quote-start

Jaguar 2.5 SE 4WD

Quote-end
05.08.2008 (26.07.2008)

Advantages:
luxury, smmothness, stunning looks, power, comfort, space, driving pleasure

Disadvantages:
small glove box, low mpg on urban cycle .

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Comfort

Road Handling

Security

Looks

Fuel consumption

Purchase Price£7100

ReliabilityExcellent

SafetyExcellent

SpaciousnessExcellent

Customer serviceExcellent

FeaturesExcellent

2 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
very helpful by (25%):
  1. shamis4
helpful by (75%):
  1. Soho_Black
  2. manlybeach
  3. Hypernation

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

My wife spotted the Jag on a day trip to Manchester. It was for sale outside some flash offices and we had a look at it as the price - £7995 in May 2008 - was very tempting and well within our budget.
She fell in love with it right away. It is a 2.5 SE 4wd in metallic light blue and has the very light tan leather trim - absolutely gorgeous hardly does it justice !!!
The owner saw us looking at it and came out to talk to us. He was getting a Lexus the folowing Sunday so wanted shut asap.
He was a real gent - one of the old school - and so we arranged a test drive the following day as we both had no time to spare there and then.
It was superb to drive - I had borrowed a similar one some 6yrs ago and this one seemed even better.
2 owners from new, FSH and utterly, utterly immaculate. The only faults being a steering wheel wobble at about 65mph and a tendency to pull sharply to the nearside. Obviously tracking and balancing needed but otherwise the Jag was A1.
We agreed on £7100 which I feel was a bargain as it had only done 40000 miles and drove like new.
Balancing solved the wobbling problem but tracking was not enough to stop the pulling to the nearside. The tracking was way out on the offside front wheel and this had caused uneven wear on that tyre. I had the two front tyres swapped over and that solved the problem. Needs balancing again though !
What can I say about the Jaguar 2.5 SE 4WD X-Type that doesn't involve choking on my own superlatives ? It is magnificent - that is the only word for it. I was a sales rep for 30 yrs and have driven all sorts of vehicles but the Jag beats them all. It's hard to believe it's essentially a Mondeo in a party frock but as I had a Mondeo and found it to be a quality, well made, reliable car - 105000miles in 2 yrs, not ONE problem - maybe it's no bad thing that Ford picked the Mondeo as a base for this mid-sized superlative limo.
It's a shame the oil crisis has killed the demand for cars like this. My wife and I don't drive a lot nowadays - we are both term time workers and don't travel much - so we can stand the 25mpg average fuel consumption. Town driving sees as little as 17mpg but motorway work sees as much as 39mpg.
The X-Type is only available as a diesel now which is a shame. The 2.5 V6 is quiet, smooth, powerful and purrs when you go slow, growls when you floor it. Like a big cat should !!!
If you want some old time luxury, some class and style and can stand the MPG, then treat yourself to an X-Type SE 2.5 V6 - I swear you will never regret it.

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

manlybeach 06.08.2008 12:53

Useful 1st review. Welcome to ciao

Hypernation 06.08.2008 08:26

Nice one. A little work on the layout but great info!

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Jaguar X-Type 2.5 »

1 to 3 out of 4 similar offers for Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Show all similar offers
Car battery 12V 80Ah for Jaguar X-Type 2.5 V6 06/2001 -

Car battery 12V 80Ah for Jaguar X-Type 2.5 V6 06/2001 -

By Battery. Starting up intensity : 520A - For vehicles in the high requirements of power ... more

- Ideal for vehicles equipped with numerous
electric consumers - Top of the range product on
the market - Optimal for the diesel engines -
Spread life expectancy thanks to the Powerframe
technology This type of battery is used to start
equipment or machinery (e.g. vehicles, trucks,
generators). The electrolyte in these batteries is
liquid and this allows for a fast exchange of the
ions between the electrode plates allowing high
discharge rates to be supported. Please recharge
the battery once received and before the first use
to ensure the best possible performance. Our
products are stored in our warehouse which is
equipped with a charging area to guarantee you
optimum quality. As part of our ISO 9001 quality
procedure, quality control tests are frequently
carried out on all our products.

 Visit Shop  >
allbatteries.co.uk
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  3 Days

Rate it now
Fulmen Car battery 12V 80Ah for Jaguar X-Type 2.5 V6 06/2001 -

Fulmen Car battery 12V 80Ah for Jaguar X-Type 2.5 V6 06/2001 -

By Battery. FULMEN batteries are manufactured by EXIDE and this battery is equivalent to ... more

EXIDE EB802 FORMULA range Starting power: 700A
Polarity: + on the right Casing: LB4 - 15% more
starting power compared to a standard battery -
Central ventilation with spark protection - Visual
charge indicator for quick checking of charge
level - Totally maintenance free - Perfectly
conforms to the most demanding car manufacturers'
specifications This type of battery is used to
start equipment or machinery (e.g. vehicles,
trucks, generators). The electrolyte in these
batteries is liquid and this allows for a fast
exchange of the ions between the electrode plates
allowing high discharge rates to be supported.
Please recharge the battery once received and
before the first use to ensure the best possible
performance. Our products are stored in our
warehouse which is equipped with a charging are to
guarantee you optimum quality. As part of our ISO
9001 quality procedure, quality control tests are
frequently carried out on all our products.

 Visit Shop  >
allbatteries.co.uk
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  3 Days

Rate it now
Atec 4x Brake discs + Brake pads front and rear axle FORD MONDEO MK III 3 B5Y BWY B4Y 1.8 16V SCi ST220 2.0 TDCi 16V 2.5 V6 UNTIL 08.2004; JAGUAR X-TYPE CF1 ESTATE 2.0 D 2.2 D 2.5 3.0

Atec 4x Brake discs + Brake pads front and rear axle FORD MONDEO MK III 3 B5Y BWY B4Y 1.8 16V SCi ST220 2.0 TDCi 16V 2.5 V6 UNTIL 08.2004; JAGUAR X-TYPE CF1 ESTATE 2.0 D 2.2 D 2.5 3.0

Please refer to the vehicle list for all suitable vehicles and any technical restrictions ... more

in menu item "product details"!Brand new,
ready-to-fit, first class quality product
including a 2 year warranty!Price including
VAT!PLEASE NOTE: WITHIN THE EU BRAKE PADS MUST
HAVE A VALID ECE/90R CERTIFICATION. WE ONLY SELL
APPROVED AND APPROPRIATELY CERTIFICATED BRAKE
PADS.

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace sports
Postage & Packaging:  £8.90
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Product Information »

Product details

Body Type Saloon
Fuel Type Petrol
Country of Origin UK
Range Jaguar X-TYPE
Range + Engine Type X-TYPE 2.5, X-TYPE 2.5 V6
Manufacturer Jaguar
Insurance Group 15
Engine Size (cc) 2495
Towing Limit (kg) 1500
Boot Capacity (litres) 452

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Jaguar X-Type 2.5 has been rated:

"very helpful" by (25%):

  1. shamis4

"helpful" by (75%):

  1. Soho_Black
  2. manlybeach
  3. Hypernation

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Jaguar X-Type 2.0 Diesel

Jaguar X-Type 2.0 Diesel

Saloon - Front (FWD) - 5 Speed Manual Gearbox - 1998 cc - Max Speed: 125 mph - 128 bhp - Diesel

User reviews (14)

Buy Now

Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 V6 Estate

Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 V6 Estate

Estate - Four Wheel Drive (4x4) - 5 Speed Manual, 5 Speed Automatic, 5 Speed - (Man) / 5 Speed - (Auto) - 2967 cc - Max Speed: 144 mph - 231 bhp - Petrol

User reviews (1)

Buy Now

Jaguar X-Type 3.0

Jaguar X-Type 3.0

Saloon - Four Wheel Drive (4x4) - 5 Speed - (Man) / 5 Speed - (Auto), 5 Speed Automatic, 5 Speed Manual - 2967 cc - Max Speed: 146 mph - 231 bhp - Petrol

User reviews (8)

Buy Now



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Jaguar X-Type 2.5? Click here