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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

    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?

  • 2.2 Di SVE 5dr

    alan harrison , Durham . Date: 22/10/2007
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Initialy a lovely car to drive and own.However after 1 intercooler and 4 engine control faults. Any which could have resulted in a serious accident as 90% of the engine power dissapears between one throttle operation and the next, most alarming when it happens on a busy dual carriage way.It is sitting in the dealers at present waitng for yet another repair ECU/FUEL PUMP related estimated cost £1200 plus i could willingly push it of a cliff.Nissan are well aware of these common faults but just keep raking in the money Its the 24th car I have owned and was for my retirement Never have I had so much trouble with a car not even £25 bangers from the scrap yard.SUMMARY DONT BUY ONE

  • 2.2 dCi SVE 5dr

    Chris Howling Date: 09/10/2007
    • 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

    We live in France and have had from new a 2004 2.2 dCi Elegance. The car gets used on gravel roads and farm tracks almost every day, snow-covered mountain lanes in the winter and long motorway stints back to the UK.

    It’s serviced at our local dealership in Carcassonne and they have been great. We had the fuel filler recall and a new turbo – but no messing around; they had the car for half a day both times.

    Nissan warranty breakdown is excellent. When the car had the fuel filler replaced, the garage forgot to reset the car security system for each ignition key.

    Consequently, the following day my wife couldn’t start the car with her key. She phoned Nissan breakdown who insisted they provided her with an English-speaking member of staff (despite her French being very good).

    The tow truck arrived, along with a taxi to take her to the complimentary hire car which arrived in 30 minutes. The car hire company offered profuse apologies they didn’t have a 4x4 available but would she care to take her pick of the fleet.

    The following day the X-trail was ready but the car hire company said that we could have their car for a minimum of a week.

    We have only had the same or better service from Lexus UK.

    My gripes are that the Nissan extended warranty is expensive - 50,000kms or three years for 900 Euros. Also, at my local dealer it’s almost impossible to get hold of their courtesy car.

Nissan X-Trail 4x4

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