Reliable car, but....
X-trail is very reliable car, it has space, comfortable seats, and easy to drive, but after reaching almost 50000 miles, the suspension becomes very firm, the car wont start from the first time, and the AC will break down every summer, its very unstable as well, not recommended for in high speeds.
n all round good car
I have been running around in a mates x-trail (I think its an 07 model - Petrol Auto) as a result of my car being written off after I was t-boned.
I dunno what I expected when I first got in, but I found the car quite comfortable, and ergonomically good - except for the dash in the middle, which would have worked if it were angled toward you, but the new model has rectified that...of sort. With the dash in the middle the few of the bonnet and the road is allot better, but I couldn't get used to it and would take the sacrafice and have the gu...ages in the normal spot. The interior is quite practical, but the lack of any real form of centre console and integrated arm rest made the car more of a buisness than pleasure experience. The gearbox shifted well, and the initial throttle responce was quite good. There was probably too much engine noise for my liking under load, though it was smooth. Overall handling was quite good and steering was well weighted and predictable. Ride height, robust interior, city friendly nature. Lack of centre arm rest, engine noise under load.
This is a great car overall. The interior is nice and well designed. There are nice spaces for storage. My main issue with this car is the brakes. I worked for a Nissan dealership for a few years and one of the main expenses on this car was brake replacement. Often they would need replacing by 30,000km. This would often entail replacing the disc rotors as well. Overall quite an expensive exercise, costing just under $1000. I also found the seats somewhat hard to sit on for long periods of time.
Brakes wear out too quickly. Seats are OK
Nice car, would buy again, great to be able to fit everything in without issues. had to install cargo barrier for safety with dogs.
chilled cup holders, easy to drive, more like a elevated car than a 4wd, great space, good value considering cost, flat folding back seats.
slippery boot that every time a corner is turned the dogs slide, cup holders only hold cans, cabin noisey, quite boxey.
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