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NISSAN X-TRAIL 4x4 2001‑2007
84 owner reviews for NISSAN X-TRAIL 4x4 2001‑2007
Just the Job!
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 SVE 5dr (Review date: 25th June '14)
I am a caravaner and got fed up with wet fields and using my the motor mover . A friend with a 4x4 demonstrated how much easier it was with his 4x4 I decided it was time I made a change. After a lot of research I came down to Honda C-RV LandRover Free lander and Nissan X Trail. The C-RV was a lot dearer for a similar age and the earlierLand Rovers were underpowered at 110BHP but the X-Trail ticked all the boxes for the financeI had available! It drives well and is a smart looking car and I feel comfortable about it towing my caravan to Penzance (500 miles away) later this year. The only drawback is not being able to enter Post Codes into the Sat Nav...... but hey I have a Sat Nav I can plug in should I need to. I'm well pleased with my new Tug.
Does what is says on the tin
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 Aventura 5dr (Review date: 30th March '14)
Have found the car to do all I asked of it. Very reliable,reasonable running costs but a bit heavier on diesel than I hoped, 33mpg, but ok for its size, weight and capability.
Can go up packed snow hills of 1:5 from a standing start
The boot is a good size and the commanding driving position is fine for all sizes. Access is easy all round and comfort of the leather seats is good for long journeys.
My only complaint is that the Sat Nav does not take post codes but that is really a minor niggle on a very good vehicle.
I am trying to update to an automatic but the new x-Trail is underpowered for me and I am really struggling to find a reasonable cost replacement.
7 years is the longest I have ever kept a car so that shows my satifaction of it.
what a performer !!
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 Aventura 5dr (Review date: 22nd June '13)
Bought this tow vehicle despite the internet reviews and have to say that the phrase " Don't believe everything you read " is so true. Having just completed a 1500 mile 12 day trip with caravan around Scotland she has performed superbly. Big and brash she may be but when it comes to grunt she does not disappoint no problems in Highlands or Lowlands. A great beast of a car but so comfortable and refined when needed I would recommend to anyone.
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 SVE 5dr (Review date: 10th April '13)
Always wanted one.Bought one last year.Not the most modern car around but 40+ mpg on a run,fantastic winter handling in snow and auto setting)and my wife loves it so much she took it from me.
Load lugger, comfortable car you name it,it is it.
Only gripe really is Sat nav.Got uprated disc but difficult to set.It also likes country lanes which go nowhere so beware.
I am about to buy another one so you know what I think.
Not my kind of car!
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.5 SVE 5dr (Review date: 6th April '13)
I have always fancied getting myself a 4x4 and seeing as I'll never afford a Range Rover and didn't actually need a pick up truck I decided that when I had the opportunity to change my car I went for an X Trail - I soon wished I hadn't! Don't get me wrong it does what it says on the tin and is fantastic on snow covered roads - a godsend in fact.
The bad points: I found it to have a very cheap build quality. I have not owned a Japanese/Far East brand of car before so perhaps this is simply how they are made but I did not like it. Plastic front wings, loose tacky buttons and control dials and not even a half decent carpet - NO CARPET in the boot at all! I know they can be classed as work vehicles but please!
Talking of the boot - it's tiny and a very unhelpful shape. Running costs were astronomical but it was a 2.5 litre petrol version. It was a fast car for it's size and was nice enough to drive but I was surprised how noisy the interior was when driving especially on the motorway. Reminded me of driving a Transit with all the noise! Crap radio too.
The good points (yes there are 1 or 2): 4x4 capability was unquestionable. The panoramic sunroof was very nice and the cruise control easy to use and the sat nav was a lifesaver more than once. Great cup holders!
Suffice to say almost as soon as I had bought it I wanted to change it for a cheaper car which I did a year later.
All in all if you like Nissans and want a 4x4 then you could do worse than an X Trail but if you like quality, refinement and luxury ,steer well clear! Thanks for reading.
x trail 2.2 dci columbia
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 Columbia 5dr (Review date: 24th February '13)
i have owned this x trail now for 3 years and found it to be brilliant .it has been very reliable never let me down once, i tow a coachman pastiche caravan which it does easily. it pulls like a train and it does about 27 mpg towing and 35 mpg average solo no matter how steady i drive i cannot improve on this. it is superb in the bad weather never ever been stuck, i run it on pirelli scorpion m&s tyres with them i only use the 4wd mode in auto when its very bad weather these tyres can be used all year round give exellent roadholding and great milage i run the engine on castrol magnatec fully synthetic oil for the best protection. as a lorry driver for 38 yrs i was always told look after your vehicle and it will look after you. after you stop always let the engine tickover for 30 to 60 seconds to let the turbo stop spinning and you will get a lot more life out of it,never just pull up and just switch it off.i hope this has been of some help to any potential x trail buyers
Best 4x4 on the Market
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 Di Sport 5dr (Review date: 6th January '13)
Have owned this car for nearly 4 years it can carry massive loads and has gone through some terrible weather conditions; floods snow, ice and takes it all in it's stride. I use it daily travelling 100 miles per day for my business it has only let me down once when the accelerator sensor went and it went into limp mode.But i would recomend this vehicle to anyone wanting a 4x4 with reliability.