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Hi everyone.


I have just aquired a 2002 Arden 2.5 X type which is about to become the subject of my tender loving care. It is a truly beautiful car with loads of issues to rectify, on which I will spare timeless effort to sort out. This the first forum I have ever joined, my history is in the motor trade (not selling if that helps) so I will be very interested to see if it is as promising and as useful as it appears.


Sorry if this sounds sceptical, but I only have an interest and care in the car, and not rubbish banter.


So, having said hello to other owners of truly beautiful cars, I hope to do my bit to preserve what I consider to be the car that saved the Jag marque.



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Welcome to the Club, Kenny.


The X Type is a beautiful car but sometimes much maligned by the ignorant, and the 2.5 litre engine is also a very good and reliable unit.


I had the X type SE AWD with the 2.5 V6 which was my first Jaguar till I was carjacked.


There are plenty of members who are very knowledgeable and who will also like to share some of your experience too.





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Welcome to the club and I hope you enjoy the site .


Most people would disagree with you and say the TATA group and the introduction of the XF saved Jag , but that's just opinion . Personally I like all the Jags .





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I think Ken has got a very good point, Trevor.


Jaguar had been quite moribund in many ways for a few years without producing a car that could be within the reach of the general public.

Ford, with its fairly vast volume car experience and technology, decided to discontinue the Ghia version of the Mondeo and use the Jaguar Badge on that Model for a very short time until they saw the light and let the Jaguar engineers design a car that was a real Jaguar.


OK, they used the Mondeo platform and some of the Ford technology, but sharing parts has been done for years and still is and will ever be so.  Ford had a very good manufacturing base with Halewood and it was ideal to produce a volume car.  


Had the X Type not been a success, then TATA would not have been interested in purchasing Jaguar when they did.


The other thing that Ford did while owning Jaguar was encouraging the Jaguar design team to start to design the new generation of Jaguars when they decided to discontinue the S Type [also a contributor to making Jaguar a success] and start production pf the XF.


And long may this success continue.



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I wasn't disagreeing with Ken , but most of the resurgence has been put down to the XF.


Nothing at all wrong with the Mondeo, as a matter of fact I owned an old one, it took me everywhere until I retired , never once let me down, which more than  can be said for the Aston Martins ( two Mondeo engines superglued together) and BMW's i've owned! .


Also, I prefer the look of The X type and S type to the look of the  new XF's and XJ's





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Hi Trevor,


The XF was the first generation of the new models --  but designed under Ford Ownership.


But I do appreciate you were not disagreeing with Ken.


TATA came in really reaping the fruits of what Jaguar/Ford had sown with the X type - Jaguar's first big production run, and the S Type which was designed basically in Detroit.





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Hi Ken, and welcome to the club.


Get some pics posted of your X-Type. I'm new to Jags too, with the recent purchase of my X-Type. Love it.


Lots of good info here. We'll try and keep the "rubbish banter" to a minimum, however, we can't guarantee it as it's a very friendly club, and we like a good bit craik haha.


Enjoy the forums



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