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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 pm 
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Car Model: Honda Accord EX 2.2 CDTi
.......Jaguar X Type?

I can buy a fairly nice one with the 2.0 diesel engine. Decent miles, same owner for last 9 years and a good service history. It's a manual, black saloon with beige cloth interior. It is in very good shape.

Does anyone have any idea what the general mood is about them? I know it's easy to get good and bad reviews about any car.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Neighbour just got rid of one that had a nasty habit of shredding tyres.
Another got rid a couple of years back with a long list of failures, including pump, injectors and HT packs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:40 pm 
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disgruntled_knome wrote:
Neighbour just got rid of one that had a nasty habit of shredding tyres.
Another got rid a couple of years back with a long list of failures, including pump, injectors and HT packs.


I've heard the engines and running gear are all from the equivalent Ford Mondeo.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:45 pm 
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Overall not bad, can offer good value for what they are :D. We owned one for 3yrs. In that time I never got to the bottom of one interior rattle. Other than that ours was pretty reliable (we had th v6 though).

Diesel engine and box are mk3 Mondeo lumps so all the same issues apply.

The biggest issue with these is rotting sills (yes really!) and it can afflict any of them regardless of how well they've been looked after. Google x-type sill rust for the lowdown. But, in brief, don't buy one without having it inspected or remove the plastic sill covers yourself and have a prod with a screwdriver. As prices drop, the rust can easily write them off.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:21 pm 
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jimmy944 wrote:

The biggest issue with these is rotting sills (yes really!)


was just going to post exactly that.

shame, a handsome looking car. especially in estate guise in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:21 am 
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For me a Jag with cloth just doesn't cut the mustard. I was tempted by the 3.0 petrol as it by all accounts a decent chassis and 4WD can be handy on occasion but in the end I went with my first Saab. Not a decision I regret but I still like the last of the classic shape XJ. X350 I think. Get one of them?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:37 am 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, 9-5 DE & Fiat 500
I've had two in the past.

2.5 Petrol saloon about 11 years ago that I ran for 10 months.
It did the weekly run between Lincoln and Boscombe Down and never let me down.

The last one a 2.2D Estate I ran for 2 years between Jan 14 & Jan 16, again it never let me down once.

I only wish the 9-5 TiD I'm currently running was as reliable.

Yes the early ones are now suffering with issues with the sills, but find a good one and its a comfortable place to be.

I'd have another.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:07 am 
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What problems are you having with your 9-5 Mal?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:08 am 
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Car Model: Honda Accord EX 2.2 CDTi
I've changed my mind about the Jaguar. I've bought a Peugeot 407 2.0 HDi SE 6 speed (I get it this evening)
2007, one owner from new, manual, metallic grey, immaculate inside and out, 75k miles with a full service history and every receipt, was MOT'd last night. Surprisingly nice car to drive.
I know people say things about French cars. I've had a few over the years without any issues so I hope this one will be the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:20 am 
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I was about to add that a friend has had one (2.2D estate) for ~4 years, which his father bought new. It has run faultlessly for ~12 years, and remains solid and very comfortable. I know that they were derided at the time as a Mondeo in drag, but I am very impressed by it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:40 am 
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Usually look great from above but have a tendancy to rot like bad underneath as noted by comments on another forum by previous owners one of which was distraught that nice beautiful X type was an MOT failure on corrossion, just have a real good look below, otherwise probably as good / bad as any other car of the era, did consider one when changing the 9-3 but bought 9-5 instead

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:38 am 
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Chris1200 wrote:
I know people say things about French cars. I've had a few over the years without any issues so I hope this one will be the same.


Buy a Citroen BX, you may think differently after that :corn:

I'm probably in a minority here but if I were in the market for a 12 year old Jag it would be the S-Type, I actually like the rounded look, the plush interior and the grille/headlight design.


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