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So anyway, that new 2009 Jaguar X-Type we showed you this morning -- the one currently being crucified in the comments? No need to worry: it's not coming here. On the same day it announced the updated version for the rest of the world, Jaguar has officially pulled the plug on the X-Type in the US. The car's biggest sales year was 2003 when it was first introduced, and it has not met expectations since. Not even the introduction of the wagon for MY 2005 helped. Of course, perhaps if more people knew the wagon existed in the first place, it might have made somewhat of a difference. I say this as I carry on a parallel IM chat with Neff, who had no idea the wagon was available in the US until about 5 minutes ago. Suffice to say that the estate could have been marketed more effectively. The 2008 model (above) will continue to arrive until March, and after that, the X-Type turns into a pumpkin. You'll probably be able to snag a nice deal on one at the local Jaguar store, and there's no shortage of value-priced examples on the used market, either. Jaguar expects the XF to make up for lost sales of both the S- and X-Types when it arrives.

[Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      it WAS something we said... yeah!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you serious? The X-type had a Wagon model? Dang. I thought I kept up with all things wagon, but I swear, I never new Jaguar sold a wagon in the U.S. until I saw this post. Guess I wasn't their market target. Where did they advertise the thing?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jag never gave it a chance. The pricing was too high with all the options some of wich were packages. It was like a sales gimmick for the s type. byt the time the X was outfitted you wre in S type v 6 territory.
      Like a step up program.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was looking at one of these one day at a local Lincoln dealer. It was in great shape and didnt have many miles and was going for $17k. It was the 3.0L. I was like heck yeah, great deal...until I sat in it. The center armrest creaked whenever I shifted my weight. It wasn't a quiet sound...it was fairly loud. That right there turned me off.

      As for everyone blaming Ford. Jaguar makes their own decisions...like Volvo and Land Rover. Sure they may share pieces and parts here and there but as far as development and design goes, it's all Jag.
        • 7 Years Ago
        EquinsuOcha...

        And from what I have understood, it was JAG'S decision not to build the F-Type. That's what I have read.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No big suprise. Ford has disconnected Jaguar from life support and is waiting to ship the carcass to whomever buys it in the pending fire sale.

      In dropping the X here, Ford calcuates it won't have to spend the marketing dollars and can make the short term bleeding look a bit less to the prospective buyers, but, the fact is, whomever buys Jaguar will need to put monies into an entry level model somewhere down the line.

      Back in the 90s when Nasser was on a buying binge to create PAG many questioned whether or not Ford had the expertise and know how to run a diversified luxury business. Guess we now know the answer to that question. If there is a Ford in your future, it isn't going to be a specialty luxury and/or performance machine.
        • 7 Years Ago
        nothing worse than using whomever when it should be whoever.
      • 7 Years Ago
      OOOOOF! That was a hit. And I had just left a major compliment on the 09 post. Oh well....get em while they're hot and bargain hard. Overall, they're are decent and solid cars.

      Now...should I go buy another?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Alex, you don't think that in 5 YEARS that Jaguar made a few quality improvements to the car? C'mon, be slightly realistic....

        It is a shame, because I've always liked the looks of the car, and the wagon is a good SUV alternative. But I wouldn't buy one unless I could get one of the Ford employee lease deals. But since the Jaguar/Land Rover dealer here in Toledo closed after less than two years in business, I guess its really not an issue!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybe not as a coworker of mine has lots of problems with the electronics and doors, and the transmission is making a whining noise. Jaguar of course can't repeat it (I can hear it) and his warranty just passed. Seems the cars resale value plummets so he's been afraid to sell it but now that he has to pay all these out of pocket repairs on a car with less than 50k miles he has to.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The X-Type is dead! Long live the Mondeo!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually thought the X-type was a pretty nice car for the money considering my experiences with them (Grandpa owns one and my mom had one for 2 months before getting... a 3 series). I personally liked it more than the 3 series for the most part.
      • 7 Years Ago
      if that was the redesign, good riddance. i really love the jaguar brand (as far as looks go), but i have to say no to that one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh well, guess we won't be buying another X. Too bad, the ideal of a compact luxury all wheel drive sedan with a 47 mgg diesel engine kind of makes sense to us superficial social-climbing types with long commutes in heavy traffic. The slight nose job looks good because I always thought the x was a little beady-eyed but the new interior is colder than a Bimmer or Benz.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like I said in the last post, it's a nice car and I'd drive one.

      However, I kinda think this car should be rebadged the...

      Lincoln Versailes.

      Not because the Versailes was so great but because it too was a rebadged Ford roughly in the same category.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy crap! There's a wagon!

      I lurve fancy wagons. I hate the X-Type though.

      The EPA fuel economy site calls it the "X-Type Sport Brake" (and shows a pic of the sedan).

      2007 economy: 18/24. Ouch.
      2008-style economy: 16/22.

      That's a tough sell when the A6 Avant Quattro is 19/27 (2007) and 19/25 (2008 rating).
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