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Nissan X-Trail T31

Nissan X-Trail T31 (2008-2013) (page 2 of 6)

3.7 from 101 reviews

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Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
39
4 star
28
3 star
11
2 star
13
1 star
10

Shirty

Shirty

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Mechanically Pathetic

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Unrepairable style auto transmission collapsed at 80000k just out of warranty. Throwaway
Cost $7000
Air conditioner compressor bearings failed at 11500k. Throwaway
Cost $1850
A country car one owner 95% of kms on open road. 5% city driving.
Towing of trailer to tip occasionally.
A shocker of a car.
NEVER EVER AGAIN

BadgeTi Luxury
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJul 2012

Very Happy!

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Really please with this purchase. One of the most comfortable cars I've ever had. Good seating positioning, easy to drive, excellent road handling. I particularly like the air conditioning settings. This is the first time i have had a car with an elevated driving position and i could never now revert back.

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TransmissionAutomatic
SPROCKET

SPROCKET

  • 11 reviews
  • 14 likes

Never Buy A Nissan Bad Quality Bad Service Plenty Of Rust ... Yes Rust

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Extremely disappointed with car extremely disappointed with nissan extremely disappointed with sutherland nissan . Car problems included rust , interior moulding , faulty seedo cluster , leaking interior when it rains . Unbeliveable !!!! Beware before you end regretting it as well . Worse choice I ever made . Will never buy that brand again . To top it off both nissan and dealer very unhelpful and refusing to carry out warranty work

BadgeST-L
TransmissionManual

Reliable and practical all purpose SUV

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BadgeTi
TransmissionAutomatic

karenhyland

karenhylandScarborough

  • 4 reviews

2009 petrol CVT auto great car no problems till now

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BadgeST
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2010

upoid

upoidGeelong

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Reliable and versatile

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BadgeTS
TransmissionManual

would not buy another nissan.

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135k on the odometer, no off rd use and i'm up for a new clutch.
non genuine dual mass $2500. I shudder to mention the nissan workshop price !!
Had a honda CRV prior to the nissan x trail , towed a horse float + horse every other wk end to events ,clocked up 236k , never missed a beat , didn't break down apart from 3 new batteries.
Would not touch a manual Nissan X trail with a barge pole after i fix this one + offload it , as the clutch + brake man tells me that they are prone to clutch replacement at a very early stage of their lives + he is very happy about that.
Me....Not happy Jan .!!

BadgeST
TransmissionManual

Adam Johnson

Adam JohnsonSouth West, WA

  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

2.0l 2wd is SUV size with small car economy & reliable

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BackstageRebel

BackstageRebelHunter Region, NSW

  • 26 reviews
  • 23 likes

Decent car, reasonable price BUT quality control leaves something to be desired

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TransmissionAutomatic
BadgeST
PeterN18

PeterN18Brisbane, QLD

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great car - until the new model came out

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BadgeST
TransmissionManual

excellent, had been very reliable

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BadgeTi
TransmissionAutomatic

Les K.

Les K.

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

The most troublesome car I have ever owned!

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Nearly 5 months with the engine light on and no cruise control. Repairs not carried out (under warranty) in accordance with the workshop manual. Unable to get genuine spare parts from Japan (diesel particulate filter) so they fitted an after market one. This fixed the problem for a while but then the dreaded engine light came back on again. Three visits and a total of 4 days in the workshop and the problem still not fixed. In the end I was forced to get rid of the car with less than 40000km on the clock before the warranty ran out. Sick of being lied to by the Coffs Harbour Nissan dealership.

BadgeTS
TransmissionManual

pearlya

pearlya

  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Nissan XTrail 2009 good value for money

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TransmissionManual
BadgeAdventure

Cash’d Out

Cash’d OutSydney, NSW

  • 6 reviews
  • 7 likes

2011 Nissan X-Trail Glad to see the back of it

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BadgeTi Luxury
TransmissionAutomatic
Rob

RobEden

Xtrail xellent

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BadgeST
TransmissionAutomatic
Robbie

RobbieToodyay. W.A.

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Out of about the 5 modern cars that I have owned it is the best.

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I bought a 2012 T32 with 20,000 on the clock. It now has 54,000 and it has never missed a beat. Highlights are a fuel economy of 10L/100Km mixed and 12L/100km towing a 16 foot Jayco poptop at around 90-100km/hr in all wheel drive. After a long run I don't have the back aches and pains that I have had with past cars.The choice of 4WD/all wheel drive or 2 wheel drive is great and service costs are very reasonable. The suspension is great and a lot of thought has obviously gone into this area.

BadgeST
TransmissionManual

Paul F

Paul Fsouth west rocks

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Excellent used vehicle choice if you do not need/want serious 4WD

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Purchased T31 Xtrail 2011 ST model with 50000k,s. on clock . My previous vehicle was a Falcon wagon. I tow a 4.5 mtr boat & a reasonably heavy general purpose trailer. I have very much appreciated the Xtrail's design & general build quality. It's efficient use of space compared especially with the Falcon wagon is impressive. The CVT gearbox efficient. The only criticism I really have of my choice after 10 months ownership is that it uses as much fuel as a 4 litre Falcon!

BadgeST
TransmissionAutomatic

Great car

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Our son bought one, loved it and we decided ,after test driving Rav 4, Forester, Crv Honda, we would get one as well. Very solid throughout, good economy, comfortable, and goes well [CVT petrol]. Pulled a 1 tonne camper for a few thousand K's and still got 10.1 l/100 k's. AWD is a bonus.You can sleep in the back.UPDATE. Now had vehicle for 3 years and have towed a couple of different caravans. 70000 k's on the clock. Have replaced a small bulb on the map light (free of charge). Very happy so far. Rear sensors are very handy.
Great economy, solid, comfortable

TransmissionAutomatic
BadgeST

kylie5454

kylie5454Newcastle, NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Very Reliable, love my car!

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BadgeST-L
TransmissionAutomatic

Chewing tyres

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Badge0
TransmissionAutomatic

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Questions & Answers

Adz44

Adz44asked

Is it possible to open the tailgate from the inside, I have a t31 2010 series 3 model.

3 answers
hammerhead
hammerhead

no

Wayne
Wayne

You looking to use an xtrail as a kidnap mobile?

Adz44
Adz44

I'm camping in my car and finding it very difficult to get out the rear door. Just curious if it's possible to exit via the tailgate. But I think it's just electronic and not mechanical unfortunately.


Steve R.

Steve R.asked

My 2010 Nissan X trail Diesel T31 has a problem as the speedo wont go over 2okms and the rev counter is wrong showing a lot less than it is reving at. At Idle speed it shows about 200rpm.. Is this a gear box fault or something else?

1 answer
hammerhead
hammerhead

who knows it could be anything take it to a mechanic & have it checked out


Kaz S.

Kaz S.asked

I just bought a 2013 xtrail auto.
it has no manual with it though...
there are 3 options on the gear (in front of the p,n,r auto stick) ..
the dial has 2x2, auto and 4x4 on it. I know when to use 4x 4 .. around town, should i be in 2 x2 or auto please?

1 answer
Jules J.
Jules J.

Hi Kaz,

Leave the setting on 'Auto' around town as the car by default uses 2WD and will use / brake 4 wheels as needed i.e. in an emergency manoeuvre or front wheels start slipping.

Recently updated my X-Trail to latest T32, was very happy with my old T31 X-trail.


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Details

CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVs
Release dateJan 2008
Discontinuation dateDec 2013
Replaced byNissan X-Trail T32.I
Compare all Nissan X-Trail

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