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 Sport 5dr

    phil cockayne Date: 03/02/2005
    • 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

    Spot on perfick as Del Boy would say.

    No complaints whatsoever about car / van (call it what you like) but don't knock it till you've tried a Freelander. I bet you come back for an X-Trail.

    It pulls like a good 'un on or off road timing chain tensioner problem Re-called by Nissan seems OK now.

  • 2.2 dCi SVE 5dr

    Donald Murray Date: 11/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Comfortable to drive with there being a generous amount of cabin space, combined with what I think is a practical design.

    The dash layout will not be to everyone's liking, being an unusual mix of materials and styles. As with most thing in life you get used to it!

    I do a mixture of motorway/dual carraigeway, rural and farm-road driving. The car is perfect for this mix as it has reasonable off road capabilities and will sit quite happilly at motorway cruising speeds.

    I have had the car for 27 months having done 42,500 miles. No mechanical problems to report. Brakes/discs needed attention at the 36,000 service.

    My only gripe is the dealer.

    If asked, I would certainly have another - although the new diesel Honda CRV will be strong competition.

  • 2.2 dCi T-Spec 5dr

    Simon Ramdehal , West Midlands . Date: 10/01/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I actually have the SE+ version, which I have to say is the best 4x4 on and off road I have had.

    It's a quick, reliable, good-looking and well put together car, which I am very pleased to add had no problems other than the pull-out navigation, which broke four times (the screen shorted). This seems to have been resolved by putting the screen internal on the dash.

    Big thumbs up.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Mike Bruce Date: 14/12/2004
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It may be a 'soft roader' but it's excellent on the road, handles well has a great engine that pulls in all gears, you often get caught out if you don't keep an eye on the speedo as you'll creep up to speeds with out knowing it.

    The only downside would have to be the brakes, they take a while to slow you down, perhaps Nissan should look at the Forester XT brakes to see how they can be done.

    Unlike most X-Trails I've had this one off road at the family farm and it's done as well as the Shogun but it's not punished too hard. It tows well as we use it to ferry our fire wood back home.

    The only problems we've had with it are the indicator relay which keeps going and the turbo blew at 9000 miles but that being said it was back on the road within two weeks.

    This car was bought for my wife but I must admit that I've done most of the 10,000 miles it's done since April, and yes I'd get another one without a second thought.

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