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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.
  • 2.5 Columbia 5dr

    DAVID CHILCOTT , DORSET . Date: 09/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    I own a 06 2.5 4x4 petrol auto X-Trail which had 7700 mls on the clock,bought from main dealer in Bournemouth,its the best vehilcle I have ever owned,previous to that I had a Tino. Ever so comfy, great drive,in July08 I had fitted a L.P.G system, so its now dual fuel 85 Ltr donut tank costing to fill £21.00 a week half the price of petrol,so to date I am very pleased with its performance.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    marc walmsley Date: 21/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    UNFORTUNATELY I OWN THE 2.2 DCI SPORT, 54 PLATE. WHERE DO I START!!! WE HAVE OWNED THE CAR FOR JUST UNDER 2 YEARS, WE ARE ONTO TURBO NO 3, RADIATOR NO 2 AND NOW A BRAND NEW ENGINE!!! WHEN WE BOUGHT THE CAR, WE NOTICED A LEAK IN THE INTERCOOLER, SENT IT TO THE DEALER WHO LAUGHED AT US AND TOLD US THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. AT APPROX 48K MILES, THE TURBO WENT AND IT COST US £500 TO REPLACE. 4 MONTHS LATER, THE TURBO WENT AGAIN, THIS TIME DECIDED TO TAKE THE RADIATOR AND THE WHOLE ENGINE WITH IT, AS WELL AS SCARING THE WIFE AND 2 KIDS!!! ALL I WOULD SAY, IS STAY WELL AWAY FROM NISSAN, THEY KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM BUT COULD NOT CARE ABOUT AFTERSALES. TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO DECIDED TO BEND ME OVER AND SHAFT ME WITH £800 TO TELL ME SOMETHING I ALREADY KNEW. THEY CHARGED ME £500 TO TAKE A TURBO AND RADIATOR OFF AND PUT A NEW ONE ON (LABOUR ONLY), CAN SOMEONE TELL ME IF THIS IS RIGHT? LAUGHABLY, THEY WANTED £7500 OFF ME FOR A NEW ENGINE WHEN THE CAR IS ONLY WORTH £7K. HAVING SAID THIS, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE DRIVE AND THE FUEL CONSUMPTION IS VERY GOOD WHICH IS A SHAME AS WE HAVE HAD OUR FINGERS BURNT WELL AND TRULLY OFF WITH THIS CAR. IT IS MY SOLE MISSION IN LIFE NOW TO TELL EVERYONE NOT TO BUY A NISSAN!!!!!!!!

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Robert Ayley , Kent . Date: 31/08/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    Bought a 2.2dci Sport new in May 2004. Have now covered 72K - latest 1500 mile round trip to south of France without a hitch (wish I had gone for cruise control as an extra). Downsides are expensive service bills (£400) not unusual and turbo's - no 3 now installed! I bought the extended warranty and very glad I did as turbo no 3 fitted at 68K and new window motor. CD player now on the blink just outside warranty... Nissan really needs to address these problems. However, likely to by another soon as it has been a great family car. Late reg X-trails are a bargain - until you see and drive the new one. The new X-trail is light years ahead in every area. Buy either (and keep in warranted), you will not be disappointed.

  • 2.2 dCi Columbia 4WD 5dr

    John Butler , London . Date: 06/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Read a lot of mixed reviews of the Nissan X-Trail but still decided in the end to get a demo '06 Columbia dCi. Had an MPV before but felt that a 4x4 was more suitable now. Tried a Grand Picasso, Sportage, Tuscon, ceed SW, Outlander before parting my hard earned cash. Was really worried about comments on the turbo/inter-cooler failure, juttering above 3,000rpm, bad fuel consumption etc. But after more than 2,000 miles, I must say that I am relieved that it has been a sound buy. The car does drive brilliantly, both on and off road. No problems with the engine (touch wood !), and I am surprised that I am getting between 36 - 42 mpg (in London ! - though this means not flooring the throttle, cruising down hills, and seldom going above 2,000rpm in town). With sky high diesel prices, I'm glad of this. I also take the advice of letting the engine run for a minute before switching off after a hard, long distance journey. The sat nav is fantastic (much better than all the previous Garmins I've own, especially in picking up TMCs). All in all, a great car to drive and own (so far !) - believe in the best reviews you have read on it - as I was sceptical at first !

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