Having seen some of the comments regarding the diesel X-Trail I'm glad I chose the 2 ltr petrol Sport version. I have owned the car for 5 years and covered 49000 miles. I have never had to claim under warranty, the car has not let me down because of mechanical/electrical problems. I average about 30 MPG, combined figure. I get it serviced & MOT'D once a year at my Nissan Dealer. It cost me £297 this year. Not bad for one years motoring. It is a comfortable family car. There is slight wear and tear on the right bolster cushion on the drivers seat due to me getting in and out. The interior plastics can look cheap and nasty but over time they have proved to be hard wearing and easy to clean.
I clean it regularly and the car still looks like new, with slight corrosion on the alloy wheels(mainly on the inside out of view).
Still on the same exhaust from new,only one full set of new tyres from new and still on the same brake pads and discs.
It seems that Nissan are better at building petrol engines than Diesel engines. Therefore if you only drive less than 10,000 miles per anum consider a petrol version.
I still rate the X-Trail as a very good family car and a little bit different from the run of the mill family cars on sale.
So to summarise. Comfortable, reliable, good ride/handling for this type of vehicle,plently of room inside for passengers/luggage, well specified and a smooth petrol engine.
I bought a 54-plate SVE with 20,000 miles at two years old. All was fine until the three years was up!
Then the intercooler failed six weeks after the three-year service was done - it cost £250, then this month the turbo failed. Disappointed or what?
With the help of the dealer, I raised a complaint with Nissan UK - within two days, they'd offered a free turbo with me paying for gaskets and labour. I'm now working on getting compensation for the intercooler through the same route.
The car itself is good to drive - it has an excellent driving position and all the bells-and-whistles I didn't know I needed.
Don't be fooled by the size, though - the haulage capacity of the boot area is less than a decent-sized estate.
I've got a 2005 X-Trail 2.2dci Sport. I have only owned it since Nov 2007 and it only lasted 12 weeks before it started to cut out at 2000 revs, which would not be funny had i been towing a caravan. This happened twice before it had to go back and have a new fuel pump. Then in April the Turbo went. Thank god that the car is still under warranty. Nissan still deny that there are any problems with either of these faults. I now see that i have only two options left. I can either sell the car before the warranty runs out or i can need to get an extended warranty that will cover these parts. I really wish that i had read these reports before i brought the car.
I've got a 2005 X-Trail 2.2 dCI Sport. It has been recalled twice because of problems with the fuel tank filler tube and the boost relay sensor. In the process it also had two EMS units.
Last week it cost me £1200 to get it serviced, requiring all new brakes and an intercooler. At 35,000 miles, that was unexpected.
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