Eccentric Uncle Tim’s buy of the week
PURISTS may dispute whether the X-Type is a genuine Jaguar, what with a substantial amount of its mechanicals being sourced from then-parent company Ford. But it is still called a Jaguar, and therefore remains attractive to people who enjoy saying that they own a Jaguar.
In fact, there are more reasons besides brand snobbery to favour this compact sedan, not least of which is the fact that you can buy attractive examples for below $15,000. One such car (a one-owner deal) is available in Adelaide, featuring leather interior.
(X-Type owner tip: when revealing the model Jag you’ve bought, emphasise the word ‘‘type’’. If you’re lucky, people might mishear and assume it’s an E.) carsguide.com.au.