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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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127 reader reviews for Nissan X-Trail 4x4.
  • 2.2 dCi SVE 5dr

    Dave Vernon , . Date: 24/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      25

    My car

    Well it's time for Precious to go. I posted a review in June 2006 and we've done what we said we should have done back then and bought a VW. To be fair it's not been all bad but the yearly bills are just getting bigger every time. She's had six, oh yes six front brake calipers, i made a jig and can have them off and serviced in two hours now. On her fourth rear calipers. New brake pipes. New turbo at 10k miles. New front discs. New anti roll bar bushes every service. Paint on the wheels is now like a textured coating and has virtually disappeared. Engine has never been quiet, my old tractor, registered in 1969 runs smoother.

    Nissan were a nightmare to deal with, so have dealt with an independent local garage sincee the warranty ran out. Precious is eight years old, 29k miles, looks good as new bar the wheels. Ventilation/demisting has been rubbish from day one, exhaust brackets are rotting away although the pipe is fine.

    It's been an experience but it ends next weekend when she takes her last run, I dearly hope she makes it, to be replaced by a Tiguan.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Douglas Traquair , Aberdeenshire . Date: 03/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    After a long search for a new car I went for the 2.2 DCi X Trail in Sport trim. I'm very happy with the car, it drives very well compared to other similar 4x4 and the cabin is well laid out. The level of kit was improved in early 2005 so go for one of these if you can, 6 disk CD, air con, huge sunroof, 17in 6 spoke alloys and cruise control as standard. During my extensive search I had read of problems with the DCi engine but decided to take the chance. The car I bought has an impeccable service history and is in very good condition. 2 weeks into ownership sitting at traffic lights idling and when I went to move off the car had no power and wouldn't rev above 2000 rpm, I was able to stop and restarted the engine and all back to normal, this fault continued to happen when ever I idled and sometime during normal driving. The engine light came on after a couple of days so off to the garage. I'd put my symptoms into the web and it came up as a solenoid on the diesel pump, garage agreed and changed it for £305 (not £2000 as some garages used to say for the whole diesel pump). A week later I pulled out of a junction and a large pop from the engine followed by a banshee type screaming, blown turbo! £700 plus fitting. Luckily I bought the car from a garage and they very kindly paid for both issues at local garages despite the seller being a small garage 300 miles from where I live. RS Morphet in Sedburgh (highly recommended). Fingers crossed that that's my problems over.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    R LONG Date: 10/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've got an 05 plate model bought brand new from Ancaster's in Croydon and has 43K on the clock. I have to say it has been excellent in all aspects - long haul abroad, in town and off road. The intercooler went but this was due to a casting flaw, the vehicle was still under warranty so no problems and no quibble from Ancaster who I have to say do an excellent job servicing and are very customer focused - can only speak as I find of course. What I would advise all owners is to replace the oil & filter every 4K or 5K and NOT at 12K. You will find this helps the life of the turbo & engine. Use a decent semi-synthetic like Millers XFE. The oil also acts as a coolant for the turbo & in addition it's worth letting the engine idle for a minute after a long run before switching it off. Doing this helps to keep the turbo lubricated as it slows & cools down. Switching engine off means NO oil to the turbo and it runs dry !! Having owned numerous derv vehicles in the past, regular oil change is the life line without doubt. Also worth supplying own oil at services, makes BIG difference to final invoice !! Only other problem is that the CD does not like playing in the cold, once cabin warms it's okay.

  • 2.5 Aventura 5dr

    fouad nehad Date: 29/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was flabbergasted at the quality of my brand new 2008 nissan x-trail automatic and appalled by their service. from zero hour the car was jerking at gear change, the service center took 4 visits and a month to figure out the problem. when the problem was found, they needed to change the dashboard at the service garage. would you beleive I have been waiting 4 months for the part to be delivered from the factory which is situated 5 miles from the approved nissan service center . I offered to collect it myself but they keep saying it's been delivered by DHL. who should I beleive? a respected company like dhl who had never let me down ? or nissan who dont seem to care much for their customer satisfaction? one more fault developed a month from purchase, the carpet underneath my feet became bulgy, how? it came undone from its flimsy plastic fixture. good engine, shame about workmanship and time lag.

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