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Old 11-25-2014, 01:01 PM
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Delighted to see many of the posts are from members with X Types despite all the lousy biased press they got from the motor magazines. To me it is one great car and the XE actually matches it almost exactly in its dimensions and looks almost as good !! A perfect touring car as our last 3,000 miles trip proved and nothing on the back seat as it all went in the trunk
 
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My wife did a 5,700 mile road trip in our X-Type this summer. The closest thing to "trouble" was when it drove through the Detroit flood in August - every underpass on I-75 had feet of water and our X pretended it was a submarine. The car never hesitated and plowed right through; engine never missed a beat and we never lost traction. Our feet got very wet inside the car.

We also love how much the trunk/boot can swallow.

Yes, my wife drove all those miles after I forgot to renew my drivers license before leaving home. I'll never live that one down! *sigh*
 
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I only ended up with an x type due to the detroit floods!! I found a killer deal on a s60 r awd, but I ran the vin and it had been in the detroit floods. So I searched craigslist for "AWD" looking for another volvo, and found my jag!!! So happy I didn't get a volvo.
 
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Well, according to this website (10 of the Worst Cars of the 2000s), this is one of the 10 worst of the 2000s. It all goes to your point of view. I am rather happy with it and haven't had any more problems with it than I would with any other vehicle that I have owned.
 
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same here, my x-type is trouble free for 12year old car, all the problems people have with transfer cases i just dont have any , the only thing i changed in 12 years is my calipers in the rear,

as you see in my video it runs and looks new

 
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The only troubles I've had are overdue maintenance issues that previous owners should have done, like replace the crankcase breather hose before it rots to uselessness. As I get caught up on the maintenance it is running better and better!
 
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The fact that the x-type is on any "worst car" list is a real travesty. While it may not have met the standards of its pedigree, it is still a beautiful car that's a joy to drive, and one that with appropriate care can be reasonably reliable. I think you can do a lot worse (I know I certainly have). But on the plus side, the negative press about the car has made it very affordable. So, I would ignore the "experts" and enjoy the ride!
 
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I just took mine on it's first road trip a few weeks ago. Went from Harrisburg,PA to Manhattan,KS and back on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday out and back. Car ran well and averaged 23-24 MPG @70 MPH for the 2500 miles. Only issue was the CEL was on Friday morning when I started it up, haven't gotten the code checked yet, planning on stopping and getting it checked tomorrow am. I can say that the heated seats make those long trips much more bearable!
 
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I just took mine on it's first road trip a few weeks ago. Went from Harrisburg,PA to Manhattan,KS and back on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday out and back. Car ran well and averaged 23-24 MPG @70 MPH for the 2500 miles. Only issue was the CEL was on Friday morning when I started it up, haven't gotten the code checked yet, planning on stopping and getting it checked tomorrow am. I can say that the heated seats make those long trips much more bearable!
Error codes were P1111 and P1647. I believe that I remember seeing the1647 code in other posts stating it was the O2 sensor. Insight into the 1111 code would be appreciated. The codes were cleared after being read, how long before you expect them to show up if there is truly an issue? The cel came on the next morning after 18 hours of straight though driving the day before so I was hoping it wasn't anything major.
 
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P1111 is a code saying that all system are checked good. So, if you have that and the P1647 code does not come back, the CEL should clear in a few days (5 starts with a drive of 5 miles at a minimum for each start and on the 6th start, the CEL will clear). If the light is not going off, then odds are, the problem is coming in periodically and until you determine the cause of the CEL, it will remain on. May be worthwhile to clear the code using a reader and then see how fast the code comes back.
 
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Thanks Thermo. The light came back on shortly after being cleared. I'll swing by and make sure it's the same P1647 code that was pulled before. If that is the code I'm looking at one of the O2 sensors on the side of the engine towards the front of the car correct?
 
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Originally Posted by dballward View Post
Delighted to see many of the posts are from members with X Types despite all the lousy biased press they got from the motor magazines. To me it is one great car and the XE actually matches it almost exactly in its dimensions and looks almost as good !! A perfect touring car as our last 3,000 miles trip proved and nothing on the back seat as it all went in the trunk
Most of these auto magazine writers are talking through their backsides. They neither understand their car... or in many cases their chosen profession. Of course the X type is not without its faults... what car isn't?
 
 
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