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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 Sport 5dr

    David Moran Date: 22/02/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Our X trail 2.2dci had run well for 4 years having done only 42300 miles total. A loud whistle came from the engine. On this site I read the horror stories that the TURBO had blown. I wrote to Nissan informing them of this pandemic problem. they told me to go to the dealer. I was quoted £1700 to do the repair. Nissan must know of this design fault as so many have failed. I have paid £900 to have it repaired. Nissan have lost me as a customer forever. Think twice before buying the 2.2 diesel

  • 2.2 Di SVE 5dr

    James Sharp , Cambridheshire . Date: 16/02/2008
    • 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

    I bought my X-Trail in August 2007. The Truck, as I call it, has been very reliable with the exception of the intercooler being replaced.

    There was no hassle at all from either Nissan UK or the dealer, and I now have what sounds like a whistling turbo, so we will see what happens on Monday when it gets to the dealers.

    Periodically I have had the kangarooing and the misfiring, but after a few trials I found it was anytime I had fuel from BP. Having avoided the BP service stations, the problems has now gone away.

    My X-Trail has now done 12,000 miles in six months and has been fully loaded for my wife's business, including three weekends of over a thousand miles each.

    It hasn't failed us when we needed it, but I will be keeping an eye on things as we go forward, but I am considering starting to take it to a specialist 4x4 dealer when the warranty runs out this summer.

    Currently I would be tempted to replace it with a new one in a couple of years depending on how it behaves.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Martin Hillson , Ceredigion . Date: 05/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought one new in 2005. It's an excellent drive; I've done nearly 40k miles in it from motorways to dirt tracks. I also use it as a backup for our (Isuzu) farm pickup and it tows well up close to its rated limit. I like the cabin, especially the aircon, and I've no complaints about the load space. Bodywork has taken a chewing from mud & cows, but I can't say it's weathered any worse than our other vehicles. The bad news is that I’ve also had the fuel pump & turbo problems. Both gave out, the pump at the second service and the turbo shortly after. To be fair, the pump problem was fixed immediately under warranty. With the turbo, this too was under warranty, after wrangling with Nissan, but getting a replacement car out of the dealer was a nightmare. I'd live 40 miles to the dealership but it seems I was supposed to walk home! Then the dealer noticed a problem with the front brakes and I agreed for them to fix this, but by the time I got the home they were grinding horribly so I took it to my normal garage who discovered the plates had been refitted incorrectly. I also have the cold weather problem with the CD; as it’s an intermittent fault I hadn't complained, but I see it's common so maybe I'll bring it up! Would I buy again? There is serious competition from the new Freelander, but LR's reliability record is also not so good. I’d like to see Nissan tighten up the quality of their dealerships and how customers are treated when a fault is found before I made a decision.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Andrew Platt , Cornwall . Date: 02/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased the X-Trail after reading all the excellent reviews. The first year went very well and we were not disappointed, although my wife found the driver’s seat uncomfortable on long journeys. What has greatly disappointed us is the quality of the materials that Nissan have used to build this car. The paint on the alloy wheels is not resistant to the corrosive nature of brake pad dust, 10K miles, not coved under warranty. Rust on the black door frames, the same. New front disks needed at 30K miles, yet the replacement ones are going good at 82K miles! Battery cables snapping, £90.00 to replace, oil leaks from timing covers, £90.00. The sump rusted through and could have dropped all the engine oil. (We have been off road, but only in a camping field!) Over £230.00 to replace, it’s the size of a small roasting tin. How thin a metal are they making it out of, on a car that is supposed to be robust! My last service at 82K cost £830.00, Owch! Anything mechanical has problems, it’s not the problem that sets you aside from the others, but how you deal with it. If Nissan continue to bury their heads in the sand, then the word will eventually get about and they will see their market share diminish as people will associate their cars with short life expectancy of expensive parts. I suppose that’s an improvement from where they started from, Datson; then the whole car would fall apart!

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