Nissan X-Trail Review from Norway

2005 Nissan X-Trail Elegance 2.2 dCi

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 dCi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance81000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Not perfect, but a very good SUV

Faults:

Intercooler broke on 50.000 km (fixed under warranty).

Turbo broke on 52.000 km (fixed under warranty).

General Comments:

The doors refuse to shut in very cold weather, especially when there's a rapid difference in temperatures from warm to cold..

Very good 4x4-capabilities due to instant 4x4 instead of "real-time"-systems. I use it often to tow boats from the beach with sand and high attack-angles, but smells like burned clutch...

Good comfort & powerful engine.

Navigation screen very sensitive to cleaning fluids - screen was totally screwed up after using window cleaning fluids, but replaced under warranty.

Excellent service from my Norwegian dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2009

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review