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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 T-Spec 5dr

    Chris Forster , Herts . Date: 07/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car has to be driven to be believed. I drive 1000 miles a week and can testify to the car's comfort, handling, performance, practicality, and running costs.

    For the cost of this car, the level and sophistication of the spec is amazing. The Birdview sat-nav is a pleasure to use. Handling with ESP is also greatly enhanced.

    As a lover of country sports, I take the car off-road most weekends, where it never embarrasses itself. The roof-mounted safari lights are very useful when driving off-road at night, however, I would prefer it if they could be locked on, rather than having to reset them each time full beam is turned off.

    I know several people who own one. None of them are disappointed.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Robert Foster , Staffordshire . Date: 22/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car is good to drive and economical for such a large car. Performance in snow is good.

    My gearbox failed in five months after only 6500 miles. The service I received while the car was being repaired, which took six days, was very poor. I felt the dealer could not really care less.

    I was offered a courtesy car in four days and they would not provide me with a hire car until a courtesy car became available. I complained to Nissan UK and they fobbed me off also - did not phone back when they promised to do so. I've had a RAV4 in the past, which had a major problem after about two years 10 months. Toyota bent over backwards to help.

    I AM NOT IMPRESSED BY NISSAN'S AFTER SALES SERVICE. Because of this I am reluctant to recommend this car to others.

    Signed one very disgruntled customer.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Roger Nicholls , West Midlands . Date: 22/02/2005
    • 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

    An excellent 4x4 that drives like a car, is smooth and comfortable and cruises well on the motorway. We have had the car now for 12 months and have had absolutley no problems whatsoever. It looks and feels solid and well built.

  • 2.0 SE 5dr

    Phil Williams Date: 10/02/2005
    • 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

    This should really be 4.5 rather than 5. I have a 2.0 Auto which is faultless even after 88,000 miles.

    My only gripe is with the 2.0-litre and automatic combination. It really does struggle to make its mind up about what gear to be in on even the slightest gradient.

    Would I have one again? Undoubtedly. This one will be 3 years old in May and I have been looking at the competition. From what I have seen and tried, no-one has yet managed to get near the Nissan.

    I will go for the 2.5 Auto next time, apart from that I cannot see me driving anything else.

    PS Great in the Alps. Didn't need the snow chains once!

Nissan X-Trail 4x4

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