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

    Steve Brown Date: 02/01/2008
    • 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

    I bought an '04 plate 2.2 Sport brand new. It has now done 18600 miles & the turbo has blown! This is despite having it's scheduled services carried out at Nissan dealerships. Thankfully the dealer finally agreed to cover the £1500 bill. This episode has shacken my faith in Nissan. From reading the other reviews posted on this site it's clear there's a problem with the turbo unit on X-Trails. I'm not sure I would risk buying another...!

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    Danny Walker Date: 19/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well, I bought this car used for my first car as i just passed my driving test in November and have had it for one month.

    It is a 2003 X-Trail Sport 2.0L petrol. Now it says avoid them but i did not because of the 2.2 early diesel's had a fault with the turbo that could take the engine out.

    It is a superb drive with great on- and off- road driving! Great on motorways and feels massive - i'm driving it like a lorry! It is very stylish as i like the Tonka interior - it shows off it's 4x4 toughness! It's handling is 5 out 5 - dead on perfect. The manual gearbox is great and all electronics are great! I have done 3000 miles in one month and it cannot be faulted on anything. It starts, drives and everything is 100% perfect!

    Now the bad bits: PETROL PETROL PETROL!

    Do i need to say more? I live in London and petrol kills me, especially since i am 18! I travel to Cheltenham every weekend and it costs me £30 one way. Well, as you say, you pay for luxury.

    Around town it does £7 with no re-filling for about 2/3 days. So not really bad.

    Interior is so comfy, but don't opt for leather. It is cheap and stretches and tears easily. the sporty cloth interior is much more stronger and stylish.

    Tax in London is around £130 every 6 months so that'svery expensive for a first car, but great for a farmer or anyone who can afford it.

  • 2.2 dCi Sport 5dr

    Nigel Rose , South Yorkshire . Date: 07/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for three years now, and when it was new, it had loads of electrical problems - it was always in the garage.

    Now at 70,000 miles the car has started to have a dangerous engine idle fault - when you stop, the enguine will not go over 2000 revs. I booked it into a Nissan dealer - they put it on for a diagnostic check, but now it will not start. They say it will cost £2000 to replace the fuel pump.

    'Why?' I said. They said it wasn't their fault. I called the head office, but they do not care and said I must pay. I got nowhere with them. My advice is to steer clear - apparently they have big problems even with the new model.

    Unhappy customer.

  • 2.0 Sport 5dr

    mark reid , norfolk . Date: 16/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 4-year-old X-Trail and just had a £1500 bill for a manufacturing fault on a wiring loom and Nissan do not want to know.

    The car was great while it ran but I have never in my life come across a car that fails so badly after 4 years and a manufacturer that thinks that this is normal.

    How do manufactures think they will build loyalty for a brand if the produce a faulty product and leave you high and dry?

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