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Pros: THE BODY STYLE IS BEAUTIFUL
Cons: AUTOMATIC TRANS SHIFTS LIKE I'M DRIVING A MANUAL TRANS
Advice: A SPORTY LUXURY CAR VERY CONFORTABLEI ALSO HAVE WINDSHIELD SPRAYERS LEAKING ON THE HOOD,AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A SLIGHT RIPPLE IN THE SIDES OF THE WINDSHIELD. I ONLY HAVE 500 MILES ON THE CAR,SO I HOPE THE AUTO-TRANS STARTS SHIFTING BETTER. THE SERVICE REP SAID THE CAR HAS TO BRAKE IN AND IT WILL GET BETTER. I HOPE FOR HIS SAKE IT DOES, BECAUSE I WILL BE IN HIS FACE EVERY WEEK...
Pros: Performance & handaling
Cons: No in dash cd
Advice: Buy,BUY,buy,BUYMy last car was a Z28 6 speed & I was concerned about the loss of performance going from 280 HP to 230 HP automatic. Little did I know. 'This car blows you away' It not only out accelerates the Z but the handling is like night & day. I would recommend this car to anyone i bought the car loaded, sports package, weather package, nav system ecc & its worth every $. As for the A4,3-series, & Mercedes, you have no choice - EAT MY DUST!!!
Cons: Real (?) wood trim looks and feels like plastic
Advice: If you're concerned about Jag's rep for mechincal problems as I was (am), Lease it. All servicing comes with it along with a comprehesive AAA like roadside assistance pacage.I've had my X-type for 3 months. equipped with 3L engine/auto, Luxury and Weather packages. It handles like a sports car with all the comforts and amenities of a luxury sedan. It's a joy to drive on back roads (every bit as fun as my old Triumph Spitfire used to be). However, it is equally good on the expressways. Plenty of power especially at the high end and at the low end too if you hit the 'S' button (neat for leaving tailgaters in the dust). Safety features especially the side impact & curtain air bags front and back give a sense of security. Anxious to try out the all wheel drive and traction control in the snow. This is my first Jag and it is everything I'd hoped it would be