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I am looking at buying a jag x type diesel, 97000 miles. are the engines reliable(ford) and are car parts expensive. What are the most common faults, i heard the 03 models areproblematic but the later models have good reliabliity

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Bought an x type 13 months ago with 35k and full service history. Graet car to drive but constant faults, engine lights, wheel bearings, heater. Has depreciated by 9k euro in 13 months. First and last Jag. Drove all Toyotas before this and not one single issue and good resale value.

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I do in part agree with Ronnieh49 in that the parts for this car are very expensive however, If you can find an well maintained example you will hopefully limit the amount you spend on it in the future. Going back to Ronnieh's comments, It is amazing how many people buy a car that they cannot afford to fully maintain and are later surprised when everything starts to go wrong. Make sure you don't buy somebody's bad example.

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They are very expensive to keep up do not buy it unless you can afford the expense they are very high maintenance cars.just for an alternator you would pay about 400 or more.if you have alot of money buy it if you dont dont

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