We love the odd mix of accessories and options that this car comes with. Having centre-mounted gauges took me a while to get used to, but now it's completely natural and I actually have come to prefer it. Bought used a couple of years ago to replace an X-terra. The four cylinder unit can turn in decent fuel mileage and has adequate power for most jobs. Interior is light and roomy and a reasonable amount of space with the rear seats folded.
I've also had to replace brake shoes all around. The good news is that the design not only minimizes the usual creaks and groans when boonie bashing, it provides the suspension with a solid base. The one downside with this vehicle is towing capacity. Marrying this power with a refined five-speed automatic transmission also means the Xterra never leaves the driver disappointed after hammering the gas. Practical touches like a cooled stowage bin, large easy-clean cargo bay and split-fold rear seat increase appeal. No Review Date: 20th July, 2010 Faults: Main issue is the cruise control keeps switching off when the car over-heats. Should they slip or the system detects the likelihood of slippage because of rapid throttle input , it begins to shuttle up to 50% of the power rearward.
Well thought, there's even a place to carry your skis on! Values are based on detailed, current market analysis showing how much you should typically expect to pay for a car of the same model, age and mileage, in good condition and sold by a dealer. I was lucky that it had some warranty left, as I had a problem with the transfer case on the transmission. It's annoying, but does not affect the general everyday use of the car. This thing is about three times the size of a normal sunroof and, with the sunshade open, the cabin takes on a light, airy feel. Model year 2006 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. The instant this happens, the X-Trail rides out a fast corner with little drama. The design double wishbones up front and solid rear axle with leaf springs is compliant enough to absorb most road irregularities without the usual commotion.
I looked all over and could not get the panoramic sunroof coupled with great cargo area, stylish design and price point. 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. It increases safety, stability and pleasure to drive on every kind of fields! The front end panels are flexible and have been glad of that more than once when I haven't seen a low branch or rock - just reversed back and the dent bounced out. We asked to dealership to look into this several times when the car was serviced, but they could not help. Designed to battle the Ford Escape, , and Hyundai Santa Fe crowd, X-Trail featured a punchy 2. The 2,5 four cylinder engine has plenty of power but also provides excellent gas mileage. Despite being produced from 2001, X-Trail only came to.
Also check for a record of careful scheduled servicing. Some of the controls lights and side mirror adjustments are impossible to use while driving because they are so poorly placed. It wasn't around long, either- just a mere 2 years before it was replaced by the Rogue. When the gas is lifted heading into a corner, the nose tends to tuck in and so the back end feels a little light until the suspension hunkers down. As such, it pumps out 165 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Carbon fiber interior trim and Fiberglass front fenders and rear flooring. To put this into perspective, these times are faster than a V8-powered Ford Explorer and within hailing distance of the mighty Hemi V8-powered Jeep Commander. Brake performance is also better than expected. It also manages to keep body roll well within acceptable limits. The cup holders on top of the dash sound like a great idea but a lot of cups won't fit. Yes Review Date: 28th November, 2010 Faults: Been reliable apart from its hard on tyres.
The car came equipped with the Bonavista package of pb, ps,pw, p. Quite economical for a suv. I bought this car used in 2009. General Comments: This car has proved to be very reliable till now. The body and interior were in good condition, as it was a one owner unit and was traded on another Nissan. Inside, the flamboyant exterior design made more so when finished in a brilliant yellow is mirrored in the controls and dash layout. Not a bad car, but is marred by odd design issues and poor reliability of some parts which are expensive to replace.
This is the difference in value shown when we compare the advertised price of this car to the Parkers Guide price. It sits so low down on the left lower dash and far from the driver that it is not possible to adjust the mirrors while sitting in the usual driving position. If you're buying a car, reliability is one of the most important considerations — alongside monthly payments, equipment and depreciation. Switching effortlessly with dash mounted knob between 2 wheel drive and all wheel drive. I tried to get stuck one day, but couldn't. It also has some appreciated extras — reclining backrests, a ski pass-through hidden behind the centre armrest, a cargo net and cargo floor that can be removed and hosed off when dirty. 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.
We have had it for 6 years now and no problems. Great driving position and instruments are easy to read. However some owners have experienced engine oil use accompanied by piston noise, usually found and corrected within warranty. I still have the vehicle today, after close to 10 years. Although we have had to buy a pod to accommodate all our baby stuff porta cot, high chair. Regrettably, this type of 4×4 system has had its day. The most reliable vehicle I ever owned, no close match - in comparison to Ford Escape, Jeep Cherooke, which I got rid of after a few years.