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.
I love this car! The driving position is very commanding, and the cabin is airy, with a very large glass sunroof the gearchange is a bit notchy, but the steering is positive, and sometimes I forget i am driving a 4x4!
Fuel consumption is looking good, with 30+mpg and thats a lot of cold starts and short journeys the sat nav is good, though I wish it told about traffic jams!
Overall the car is lovely and not as girly looking as the Rav4 or Honda CRV, which I also looked at, plus those heated seats!
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