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02-03 Jaguar X type?

So in my constant pursuit for a lower milage semi luxury car ive been looking at jaguars

Ive been looking at 02 and 03 jaguar X types with 60-80k on them for around 5500-6500.

Similarly ive seen XJ8s of the same year with a bit higher milage (100kish) go for around the same price.

are these cars worthwhile? lots of known problems? anyone have one?

i was looking at bimmers but even 02 325i's with 110k still go for 10 grand.
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The X type is hardly a Jag. It's a reworked Ford Mondeo. FWIW, a coworker at my last job had one and had nothing but problems with it.
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Me: Hello can I buy your cheap Jag X-Type?
Them: Course you can mate.
Me: What’s it drive like then?
Them: Well…. it doesn’t actually drive.
Me: Why’s that then?
Them: It needs a new engine.
Me: Bye.
Them: Bye. Bye.

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alright thanks for the info guys. so theyre already a headache at 60k miles?
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Jaguar X-type

For a brief—and I do mean brief—period of time in the early part of this decade, this scribe worked at a Jaguar dealership as a parts guy. Most of my time was spent learning the million and one ways that an X-type could fall apart. Engines seized, interiors collapsed, transmissions exploded, and driveshafts—oh, the countless, countless driveshafts—ate their U-joints so regularly that you could set your watch by them. At a time when Jaguar reliability was finally approaching respectable, the all-wheel-drive X-type was the lone, laughable holdout. It was obnoxiously underbuilt, remarkably overpriced, and about as charming as a hernia.

The X-type was Coventry’s business-case company saver, an entry-level sports sedan for the wooden-drawing-room set. It was built on the bones of Jaguar parent Ford’s Mondeo/Contour, and it was intended to resurrect Coventry’s financial fortunes, providing the dignified marque with a way to snag young, affluent buyers. What the bean counters neglected to consider, however, was that young, affluent buyers are not lobotomy patients. A tarted-up economy sedan sold at luxury-car prices is still just a tarted-up economy sedan, especially if it tries to self-immolate every time you turn the key.

There was also an impossibly unpopular wagon version. The dealer that I worked for had one that sat on the lot for—I am not making this up—two years.
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XJ, XF, XK only plz kthnx
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My parents had XJs. The only problem with them was that a rat ate through the wiring harness on one and then I crashed it. Then my Dad crashed his, so no more Jags. Expensive as fuck to repair.
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so, no go on the XJ's either?
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Me: Hello can I buy your cheap Jag X-Type?
Them: Course you can mate.
Me: What’s it drive like then?
Them: Well…. it doesn’t actually drive.
Me: Why’s that then?
Them: It needs a new engine.
Me: Bye.
Them: Bye. Bye.

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It sounds like you can't afford a luxury car. Don't force it, or you will just rape yourself over and over again with maintenance and repairs of an old car.
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It was built on the bones of Jaguar parent Ford’s Mondeo/Contour

The bones belonged to the second generation mondeo, which you never got over there in any shape or form.
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