2006 Nissan X-Trail Reviews

2006 Nissan X-Trail Bonavista 2.5 litre DOHC 16v 4 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 litre DOHC 16v 4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carOldsmobile Alero

Summary:

Love it!

Faults:

Replace driver's seat back.

General Comments:

Great turning radius.

Back up parking is a dream come true.

Handles well in snow.

Good gas mileage.

Comfortable to sit in.

Excellent vehicle for the price.

After four years, still love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2010

2006 Nissan X-Trail TI-L 2.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance79700 kilometres

Summary:

Well thought out package

Faults:

Been reliable apart from its hard on tyres.

General Comments:

Although I have been happy with the vehicle itself, trying to deal with Nissan is a brick wall; poor customer service is standard with them, and after reading all the complaints about the Navaras and Patrols, and their response, my next car (in approx 12 months) will now be a Subaru.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th July, 2010

2006 Nissan X-Trail ST-S 2.4 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Nimbus

Summary:

Highly recommend for couples or small family without expensive running costs

Faults:

Main issue is the cruise control keeps switching off when the car over-heats. This happens probably once out of about every 5 times we use it. When this happens, it's usually after using the cruise for about 1.5 hours, and once the cruise switches off, it cannot be switched back on for the rest of the day. We asked to dealership to look into this several times when the car was serviced, but they could not help. It's annoying, but does not affect the general everyday use of the car.

General Comments:

This car was suitable for us when we first purchased it as a couple with no kids, & now as a family with two under 2-yrs, it's equally as suitable. Although we have had to buy a pod to accommodate all our baby stuff (porta cot, high chair... etc) when we go on holidays.

Handles well in wet whether, and fuel economy is quite good considering the 4WD component. We travel mainly on city roads & occasionally (once every 3-4 months) interstate on highways, and using 4WD mode whenever Melbourne skies rain. With this usage pattern, we average 10.5 Ltr/ 100km.

Dash is boring and dated compared too many cars built at the same time, it's fairly 'no frills'.

In the time we've had this car, it's been to the snow about a dozen times, & handles very well without chains. Also the fact that it has no interior fabric is great when loading in wet/dirty boots, snowboards or even large awkward items like high chairs & prams will not tear or dirty any fabric/carpet as it would in other cars.

Would recommend purchasing the rubber tray from dealership, as this has contained a lot of the dirt from everyday use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2010

12th Feb 2010, 04:39

The cruise control keeps switching off whenever it over-heats? You might want to get the over-heating checked out before you worry about the cruise control, which is the least of your problems when your head gasket blows.

2006 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5 from South Africa

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

Summary:

Great car, rubbish back up

Faults:

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: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews