Ec­cen­tric Un­cle Tim’s buy of the week

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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.)

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