Nissan X-Trail Reviews from South Africa

2002 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 petrol

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 kilometres
Most recent distance162100 kilometres
Previous carToyota Hi-lux


Might keep this one


After doing a lot of research on which car to replace my super reliable Hilux with, I decided on the X-Trail.

I loved the ride (especially the auto) in the fist 3 days I had it, but then the computer box blow up for no apparent reason.

Car spent 3 weeks in the shop while we tried to find a second hand unit from a scrap yard, but eventually gave up after finding none (for my specific model).

Car in the shop to fit a new box at a HUGE price.

Might get it back later next week.

Very depressed, and now having second thoughts as to keeping it.

General Comments:

Otherwise I loved the car. Not as capable offroad as my previous 4X4s, but then again it is much lighter on fuel and more comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th November, 2010

2006 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic


Great car, rubbish back up


Tyre wear has been excessive due to wrong alignment, despite us asking them to check it each time it is taken in. We are now on our third set of tyres, they have 10,000 kilos on them, and we have them checked at an independent tyre place.

Clutch went now at 80,000, which has taken out the fly wheel too, so the cost of repair is huge compared to value of the car on the used car market. Nissan refuse to discuss anything other than to direct us to the disclaimer on the warranty card that says clutches are not covered, and neither is the dual mass fly wheel.

General Comments:

This car has proved to be very reliable till now.

It is comfortable, but the running costs are those of a much higher cost car such as a Merc or BMW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2009

25th Feb 2013, 06:11

You would have been much better advised to get the automatic. Even though it's only four speed, it is more than adequate for the job with the 2.5 litre motor - and no clutch/flywheel arrangement to worry about!

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews