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Old 01-04-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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While it's a Mondeo (similar to my SVT Contour) the Ford bits are actually quite good. the earlier cars had some teething pains and weren't as reliable as the later cars, but the '04-up cars have been rather well recieved by owners, with aonly a very small percentage having relaibility issues, making it on par with BMW and Mercedes in the low end luxury market. Considering more people are willing to write if there's a problem than if there isn't, the owner reviews here show that the majority of owners love(d) their X types:

Jaguar X-Type Reviews - Carsurvey.org

Yep.....the folks I communicate with on a few Jaguar forums would also agree with that.

Saying it was one of the most unreliable cars ever made is quite a stretch and came without anything to back it up.

The Carsurvey.org article is the word of people who've owned them.

My X-Type has been much more reliable and cheaper to maintain than the BMWs, Volvos, and M-Bs I've owned. I get great service from my dealership when needed without spending an arm and a leg. The last time I had the car there, they even did a few things free of charge.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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Merc what injection was that in 86? Was it the new LH system with the platinum wire in the throttle body, or before that the CIS with no electronic injection, but a fuel distributor? Perhaps an earlier system but I would doubt that. Nice clean car in your pics. But then you know that.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Kooble, you and Merc are real car guys though, which is why that was possible. I use my 85 volvo as a daily driver still, and have no plans to change that idea for a very long time. For so long as i can get parts i will drive that car. Why not?
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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Merc what injection was that in 86? Was it the new LH system with the platinum wire in the throttle body, or before that the CIS with no electronic injection, but a fuel distributor? Perhaps an earlier system but I would doubt that. Nice clean car in your pics. But then you know that.
Bosch L Jetronic. Not CIS (which is a mechanical system, like I had on water cooled VWs and my '74 911).

The Series III cars were actually pretty reliable, which is why there are so many still available today on the used car market, as even with "deferred maintenance" they tended to just keep right on running. No, it' snot a new Camry, but that's actually a good thing.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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I liked CIS best, and is what my 85 volvo has. It's turbo D jet entered around 68' next was L jet which lasted past CIS, and was replaced with LH jet.

After that i don't even want to know. I began with SU type 4. After a while it makes you dizzy.

While I did work on some limited Japanese cars, mostly I didn't like them. The Datsun Z cars were o0k and I even had a SPL -311. I miss Su type carbs. To me these carb were easy to understand.

There has gotta be something wrong with me. I don't mind with all the bikes and all the cv carbs out there now a bit. Makes things cake.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Yep.....the folks I communicate with on a few Jaguar forums would also agree with that.

Saying it was one of the most unreliable cars ever made is quite a stretch and came without anything to back it up.

The Carsurvey.org article is the word of people who've owned them.

My X-Type has been much more reliable and cheaper to maintain than the BMWs, Volvos, and M-Bs I've owned. I get great service from my dealership when needed without spending an arm and a leg. The last time I had the car there, they even did a few things free of charge.
There is a reason the X-type sold like crap and is no longer made. Its obvious sitting in one for 15 seconds and driving it for 30.

Cars That Are Notorious For Being Unreliable | OOYYO Used cars search engine blog


The Top 10 Most Unreliable Vehicles | FGC Auto Blog
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Top 10 most unreliable luxury vehicles along with their average price:
  • BMW 5 Series – $41,995
  • BMW 7 Series – $70,595
  • Jaguar S-Type – $44,895
  • Jaguar X-Type – $31,495
  • Land Rover Freelander – $27,495
  • Lincoln Navigator – $51,145
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class – $46,775
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class – $80,825
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class – $65,675
  • Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – $92,075
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:29 AM
 
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Jaguar is the poor man's Aston.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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So every car that didn't sell well or is no longer made was because they were unreliable?

The Chevy Cavalier sold well and was not unreliable, yet they stopped making them too.

When I follow your links, they are blogs and there is nothing there to support what they say.

As was stated earlier, up to 2004 they had some small problems with the X-Type which were fixed and the remaining years were solid vehicles.
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