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    Advice on high mileage X Type

    Hey all,
    just joined the forums after browsing for a few days.
    I'm not yet a Jag owner but I hope to be, although I'm looking for a bit of advice.

    I've spotted a second-hand X Type, 2004 2.0l diesel Classic saloon model and I've fallen for it.
    However, it's got what seems to me like a hugely high mileage at 250k. That's all racked up over the course of twelve years.
    It's had one owner, comes with full service history and is pretty much immaculate inside and out. The only things I can see are a tiny scratch on the otherwise beautiful British Racing Green finish, and the left-hand side wing mirror doesn't fold in when the button is pressed.

    According to the service history, it looks like basically everything on it that could need replaced has been done so. It seems to have been serviced regularly and has obviously been well-looked after. Engine started first time and no unusual noises were obvious.
    I'll be test-driving it on Tuesday but haven't done so yet.

    It's selling for £1250.


    My concern is the high mileage. I'm not hugely technically-minded when it comes to cars although I have a layman's understanding of how they work, and actually drive tractors for a living. So I know that it looks well but anything more than that is beyond me.

    Is 250k in twelve years unduly high, or a cause for concern?
    Are there any problems that I should be aware of, either in general with this model or as a result of its age?
    How many miles can one expect this model to last for and how close is this example to that point?

    Any help with these questions would be hugely appreciated, I'm a little bit in the dark about this and have never owned a car with this many miles on it, let alone bought one.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi, it sounds like a well maintained vehicle. A little high on price though as there are loads out there with less mileage and better specs at much lower prices.
    Do an MOT check on it via https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/ which will give you a good idea.
    These engines will last pretty much forever if maintained properly.

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    250k in 12 years is 20,000 miles a year. It's impossible to keep that up without an extremely sharp maintenance schedule, and impossible to do it in stop/start traffic. It *might* just be a minicab, though I doubt it from your description.

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    IMHO. price is too high for 250K miles............
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    Too high by how much?
    I live in Northern Ireland which is where the car is for sale and machinery and cars etc tend to be more over here anyway. Which might explain that if its not over by much.

    It's got an MOT until next February so that's a plus.

    Thanks for the help and advice so far, really appreciate it.

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    A little overpriced for a high mileage 2.0L D You should be able to pick up a 2.2D SE or better for under £2000. There are quite a few around and the 2.2D is a lot stronger. My 2.2D has nearly 300,000 miles on it and has SAT Nav, heated seats, and full leather upholstery. Look for an SE or Sovreign. Not had any real expensive repairs other than replacement clutch and dual mass flywheel at £800 for complete job. Driveshafts bearings, brakes are all pretty economical. These are normal wear and tear and should be under £300 for the job. I still get over 50mpg and as it's a 2.2 its pretty quick.

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    2.2D for £2200 155K miles

    Just a quick look on internet showed this 2007 2.2D estate for £2200 with 155,000 miles. The 2.2D has a 6 speed box compared to the 5 speed on the 2.0 so can be more economical on motorway trips.
    I would be looking at under £1000 for the one you describe and I would say around £750 would be about right. Check the tyres have good tread as they will cost around £100 a corner. Check brake pads have a decent amount left. You should be able to see them through the alloy wheels. You should be looking for more then 5mm but 8mm+ would be better. If driveshafts have not been replaced then they will almost certainly need doing. Not horrendously expensive at £40 each but if doing them then replace wheel bearings at £40 a side it should be less than 2 hrs labour.

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    There are a couple in NI 150,000K 2.0D £1500, and 2.2D 150,000 £1750, these may be a better bet. There is a Jaguar specialist in Warrington near Liverpool so might be worth a look at what they have but you need to add in ferry cost from Cairn Ryan to Belfast of around £100 if you find one but there should be plenty around Glasgow.

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    The Classic was next up from poverty spec Basic... Is it supposed to have folding mirrors ?? Mine didn't ??
    I'm an Ex , X type owner X2 .. Petrol man & auto..

    Now I'm a Yeti & Fabia owner Petrol man & auto..

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    The X-type has an Achilles Heel in the bodywork area, with even quite recent year cars suffering. The steel sills that lie behind the plastic bolt-on sills can rot very badly towards the rear. I have seen one under repair at the Jaguar independent that maintains my X350. However, a car that has done 1/4 million miles may well have had this repair done already. These cars were all built at the Ford Halewood factory, so it would seem their body finishing didn't move out of the Escort era.

    I also have to say that £1250 seems outrageous;something like £250 would be more like it.

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