2001 Nissan X-Trail T-30 4WD 2.5 inline 4 cylinder petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Better than an equivalent RAV 4


Head lamp bulbs x2.

Starter motor.

Wiper blades.

Heater knob.

CD player.



Water pump.


General Comments:

A jewel in Nissan's crown.

General maintenance, tyres and servicing of engine and CVT transmission...

Dislike the quirky central mount instrument cluster.

A wonderful car for its age; discs all round with ABS, giving reassuring stopping power.

Adequate economy from the 4 cylinder timing chain equipped engine... smooth, quiet operation...

Roomy for passengers and luggage...

Powerful A/C.

Good, reliable car.

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

Review Date: 23rd November, 2019

2001 Nissan X-Trail 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Great car, expensive parts


Electronic 4WD solenoid went in the rear diff and was worth more than the replacement cost of the whole car to fix.

General Comments:

A GREAT car! Would definitely buy another, but we need a center 3 point belt in the back seat.

Certainly not a race car, but very reliable, and like a Tardis for transporting anything!

Highly recommended car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2014

2001 Nissan X-Trail Sport 2.0 litre petrol from France


An absolute disaster and money pit, with appalling dealer customer service


Suddenly burning massive amounts of oil, with billows of smoke from the exhaust, just 800 miles after purchase.

Rear cat replaced at 59800 miles.

Both lambda sensors replaced at 59800.

Reconditioned engine bottom end fitted at 59800.

Front cat replaced at 59800.

RH rear wheel bearing now failed at 66000.

RH rear ABS sensor failed at 66000.

Self selected 4wd at 66000.

General Comments:

Bought from a dealer with a full service history.

However, as out of warranty, no consideration for all the faults!!

Repairs have cost more than the car car cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th September, 2010

12th Mar 2018, 02:23

Here in sunny Japan you get into the last owner mentality. A 10-12 year-old X-Trail is so cheap at auction that you can afford to scrap and replace it when the 100,000 km service falls due. Run it over until the next Shaken and then it's heading for the great carpark in the sky where scrapping is free.

2001 Nissan X-Trail SE+ 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


A comfortable, reliable but underpowered car



General Comments:

A comfortable and quiet off-roader.

Good driving position and all round visibility.

Instrument panel is clear and being central on the dashboard does not become obscured when steering wheel is adjusted to its lowest position.

Plastic front wings so rust should be minimal over the years.

Alloy wheels attractive and simple and easy to clean.

The biggest drawback is the 2.0 litre petrol engine which seriously underpowers this heavy car particularly if automatic. This applies to the UK where the 2.5 engine is not available. Even slight gradients can be infuriating and be prepared for trucks to overtake you.

The heating/ventilating controls are too low on the dash and the LED display is too small to read. On bright sunny days it is sometimes impossible. This is the same display shared by the new Renault Laguna which I understand also suffers from the same problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

31st Jan 2003, 20:02

I have the Australian spec model Xtrail Ti 2.5Lt, I hav'nt driven the 2.0Lt model, but I must say the 2.5Lt 132Kw and 245Nm of torque has plenty of grunt. My previous car was a Nissan Bluebird which I bought new in 1985, when I sold that one it had 335,000Km great car, liked the brand so much bought another Nissan.