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NISSAN X-TRAIL 4x4 2001‑2007
79 owner reviews for NISSAN X-TRAIL 4x4 2001‑2007
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.
Simply the best
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 Aventura 5dr (Review date: 27th January '12)
This car must be the most understated and underated 4x4 on the market.
I have owned this car for 5 years and I have to say it is by far the best of its type. I have owned and a driven Range Rovers, a Chrysler Jeep SE and a Freelander and this car knocks them all into a cocked hat.
Firstly the drive; whilst it is a true 4x4 it drives more like a car and the high riding position belies a veryt low center of gravity which feels secure. The performance is exceptrional, the 2.2 diesel engione is livleyt and powerefull with buckests of torque and it is nipy away from the lights yet poulls like a steam train.
The 6 speed gearbox makes this a wonderfull motorway cruiser; after a journet to Scotalnd I felt relaxed and refreshed. However I shoot and over rough ground it is a true off roader, it never gets stuck and the switchable 4 wheel drive is a boon.
The luxurious leather interior looks the same as the day we bought it and its rugged appearance has an appeal but do not be mistaken this is a really comfy csr.
So any minus points? just a couple but they are not fundemental;
1. The Sat Nav. Like many manafacturers own ubnits it is clumsy to sue and inaccurate, however I boughty a tom tom and het presto problem solved.
2. Enhgine noise when cold. This is a recognised problem and Nissan had to issue a service bulliten as clearly others shared my concern. However with 5 minutes it is warmed and is then quiet as a mouse.
But these two points dont detract. This really is a super car and has never even so much as squeaked since we have had it.
I Have read some reviews that suggset poor fuel ecconomy? Thats not my experience i regularaly get 38 on short journeys and 47 on longer ones.
This car realkly has it all
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 Aventura 5dr (Review date: 26th January '12)
Used to work for a Nissan dealer several years ago and loved X-Trails so much, I chose to buy them after I left (this is my third!). Great for getting grandkids, prams and dogs in and out of with no lip into the tailgate. Back seats will fold completely flat for carrying larger loads. Fuel economy just about OK - more modern cars offer better mpg and co2 emissions. Only problem I have had has been slow demisting when screen has got condensation on it. Possibly looking a little dated and boxy now but practical, reliable, great visibility and good value.
Masters all conditions and most tasks
NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.5 16v Aventura 5dr Auto (Review date: 20th January '12)
With a choice of 2 or 4 wheel drive settings this car is sure footed in all road conditions, and is especially good in winter slush & snow.
For the rest of the year it is very reliable, and a comfortable, if not the quickest ride. It has all the toys you could want, including sat nav, and the full leather upholstery adds a touch of class.
As an everyday vehicle it has been totally reliable, and very practical for carrying large loads when needed.
The 2.5 litre engine can be thirsty if pushed hard but a figure of around 28 mpg is achievable. The tax band is high, but running costs are on a par with similar vehicles.
For someone looking for solid reliability, space and comfort coupled with a good driving position, this could a car worth serious consideration.
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NISSAN X-TRAIL 2.2 dCi 136 SE 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)