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

    paul daniels Date: 20/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven two separate X-Trails on extended test drives and have found a common fault in both vehicles.

    Engaging 6th gear has been frustrating - it either glides into 6th with no problem or refuses to go in until the 3rd or fourth attempt.

    I rate the rest of the car very highly, but am concerned at this common problem - have any owners any thoughts on this subject?

  • 2.0 SE 2WD 5dr

    jane parris , kent . Date: 11/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have test driven this car, and I think that out of the Honda and Kia Serento the Nissan X-Trail is the 4x4 for me and my famil.

    I can't wait to own one.

  • 2.5 SVE 5dr

    charles bond , kent . Date: 31/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the best 4x4 I have driven. It handles well, sits very well on motorways, and pulls a caravan very well. The only problem is it keeps breaking down.

    It's had three flasher units, one flasher switch, one hazard switch, two sat-nav units, loose rear shocks, a new battery, a new gearbox - all in 6134miles.

    Nissan customer service doesn't seem to care about the problem.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Shane Lockhead , Londonderry . Date: 09/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I recently had the use of a 2.5 SVE auto from a hire company after my Golf TDI was written off in an accident.

    I took it on holiday to Scarborough and found it lovely to drive, apart from the auto gearbox and the fact that after a diesel Golf, it drank fuel!

    It had plenty of room for my three children and luggage and felt very safe and secure on the road. The engine, for its size, felt underpowered and the gearbox was doing a lot of changing up and down ratios if you were in hilly areas.

    I would love to have had a manual diesel as I think it would have made a good car great to drive. Needless to say, it ran faultlessly with no problems at all. I would definitely consider one when I change in a year's time.

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