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Hi guys and Gals

I'm new over here but not new to owners clubs. 

I got myself a 2005 X-Type estate as i needed a nice estate car to replace my Volvo. this thing is surprisingly good. 

I expected it to be a mondeo with a jag badge on, but boy was i wrong. it's 2.5 V6 has plenty of torque and put through the 5 speed manual box it drives lovely although a lazy big engine it just purrs (now its had new plugs and coil packs). only thing to get used to is the unforgiving clutch, as its AWD there's no traction lost if you catch the clutch wrong (usually you would just spin the wheels) so it either jumps off the line or stalls.

a few niggles but some fixed, a huge thanks for the how to's as they have already been useful. 

I'm sure we will speak again.




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Welcome to the club, Nik.

I had a 2.5 AWD X type saloon, and the percentage of Mpndeo in it is is under 20%, and the bits that are Ford can be found in other cars also -- Mazda for example. The 2.5 AWD  Engine was once described as "Nippy" by a Journalist, and although I wouldn't go that  way to describe the car, it is certainly very quick with the manual gearbox, and driven carefully on longer trips it will return around 36 mpg..

I hope you enjoy the club as much as you enjoy your Jaguar.



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Thanks Peter

After a 2.5 T5 volvo S60 the jag should feel sluggish but it just feels lovely, the power is smooth rather than raw power. 

the good thing is that the bits that are ford mean that it's cheaper for parts. think the rear suspension setup is mondeo estate with mine being the estate. 



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Hi Nik,

The flat pan of the X type is the same as the Mondeo.  The S Type was partlydeswgned in Detroit with the floor pan of a Lincoln.  With most of the parts of all modern cars coming from specialist suppliers, you will often find that car can share bits with other cars.

Prior to Rolls Royce being sold to Germany the company used a Buick engine from about 1946 onwards.



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