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  • Acceleration / Power
    3.9 (32)
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    3.9 (32)
  • Braking
    4.2 (32)
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    4.2 (32)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.2 (27)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.9 (32)
  • Interior Design
    4.4 (32)
  • Boot Size
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    4.0 (32)
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    4.4 (32)
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    4.5 (31)
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Kerry

KerryFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

2012 T31 2.5 petrol CVT XTrail. Great vehicle.

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Was getting the famous throttle lag until I installed an iDrive unit at $299. Will spin the front wheels if you go too hard on take off. 6 throttle settings to cater for on/off road conditions. Made such a difference I then fitted one to my wifes Corolla to counter the throttle lag in it.

Purchased in March 2016 for $20,000.00.

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Kristy

KristyPerth, WA

  • 5 reviews

Absolutely love this family SUV

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Love the spedometer, displays the speed in large digital format. Great fuel economy with co2 stop/start saver function, very sturdy body and feel safe while driving, nice quality interior. Great rearview camera and I adore the foot brake convenience! Perfect family SUV for a small family. The only complaint I have is that it has no in built GPS but not the end of fhe world.



Purchased in July 2020 at Nissan Dealers for $31,000.00.

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Ali

AliSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews

Great car!!

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I am so happy we brought this car second hand from Nepean motor group! Its so smooth to drive, feels safe, easy to park and great size for our family of 5!
We have 3 car seats that fit comfortably across the middle row, plus the option of the two extra seats in the back.

Purchased in December 2018 at Nepean Motor Group for $22,000.00.

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Whitscar

WhitscarGippsland, VIC

Air con gone and not covered by nissan

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I have had this car since brand new kept up all servicing etc with Nissan. I complained two years into having the car that the air con kept cutting out but they tested it and said it was fine. Now had the car 3 years and air con gone again and surprise Im now out of warranty and not covered.
Nissan want to charge me for a diagnostic report, but I dont trust them based on the previous service on the air con.
I will never buy a Nissan again which is a shame because I loved my car.
Its comfortable and great to drive but not so great when its hot and I have three going kids in the car crying from being too hot.

Purchased in March 2016.

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eagle north coast

eagle north coastMid North Coast, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Xtrail dangerous to Dogs

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Rear floor compartment on a 5 mth old Xtrail cant handle two dogs eg Golden Retrievers. The material bends, dislodges and drops the dogs into the hidden compartment. Complained to dealer who advised me he knew exactly what I was talking about as he had fallen into the hidden compartment of another Xtrail the day before. No offer to fix, just note. Totally upset now that my 6yr old dog on her way to be put to sleep fell into the compartment screaming in pain. Its useless and given Nissans incompetence I intend to cut a sheet of chipboard into shape. Clearly used cheap materials to save fuel consumption.

Purchased in July 2020 for $26,990.00.

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husain

husainGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 7 reviews

Love my car.. Love the interior and exterior. But could be better

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Great car for a family. Had some issues with automatic breaking software which got serviced. Overall never had any issues. Parking sensors and 360 degree cameras make life easy for wifey.

Purchased in November 2018 at Nissan Dealers for $360,000.00.

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Family H

Family HRichmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Simple, reliable, cheap - second time XTrail purchaser

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Purchased in September 2020 at Nissan Dealers for $25,990.00.

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Olive

OliveGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 20 reviews
  • 1 like

Love my new car..very spavious..excellent both interior & exterior

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Hubby uses it to drive to work. I mostly drive it weekends. A perfect family car with lots of boot space, leg room and 2 seats to open whenever family or friends visit. Loved it. A perfect car both economical and fabulous looking..

Purchased in November 2018 at Nissan Dealers for $39,000.00.

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Family H

Family HRichmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Underrated all-rounder

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Basic, but fantastic for around town or on long trips. Can easily fit 3 carseats across the back row, and the boxy design means the boot can be filled to the gills. Wipe down boot surface and what more can you need? Our growing family of 5 had 6 and a half outstanding years and 118,000kms in that car - so good, that we traded it in for a brand spanker. Glad we don't need more than two car seats in the new ones though - the fanciness of the new model has cost some interior space!

Purchased in January 2013 at Nissan Dealers for $26,000.00.

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just bought it two weeks ago

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family transport,use it two three times a day not far distances and ive noticed it burns oil, do i replace motor or fix it.Havnt taken it to my mechanic yet.

Purchased in October 2020 at Fowels Auctions and sales.

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johnemv

johnemvMERIMBULA

Ths sad truth - AC system and no responsibility by Nissan.

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Purchased in June 2015.

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Gentleman

GentlemanAU

  • 8 reviews

Good and reliable

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Purchased in September 2014.

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Wayne

WayneMurray Mallee, SA

Lovely soft roader

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Purchased in August 2020 for $5,000.00.

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Year2012
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Jules J.

Jules J.South East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Excellent!

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Purchased in January 2018 at Von Bibra.

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Tran

TranSydney

  • 2 reviews

11l/100km city driving

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My Nissan X-trial 2012 2wd and 2.0L The car has lot of space and perfect for camping and comfortable highway driving . However average fuel consumption around the city 11l/100km, That is a bit too high .

Purchased in July 2020.

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Liss R

Liss RSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 9 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect family car

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We have owned this car for about 8 months and I can’t fault it. We have a baby and a toddler and their seats fit comfortably in the back and an adult can sit between them (although it’s a bit cramped). The boot is huge and the telescopic back seat means we can choose between more boot space or more leg room depending on what we’re doing. I struggle to live without the 360 degree cameras in my other car now. A very comfortable and quiet drive and strong enough to tow a trailer. My only small gripe is the GPS system seems to send you on long and strange routes but I just use my iPhone map connected by Bluetooth.

Purchased in November 2018 at Cricks Noosa.

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Nathan V.

Nathan V.Sydney, NSW

  • 22 reviews

SUV X Trail [The Game Changer]

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Purchased in August 2020.

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ScottyP

ScottyPNSW, 2256

  • 14 reviews

2005 X-Trail T30 Series II - Under-rated and often overlooked little workhorse...sometimes older is better

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Leanne C

Leanne CSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Best decision I've ever made

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This car is perfect for my everyday needs and has all the bells and whistles the boot space is amazing and it is a pleasure to drive I'm totally impressed

Purchased in May 2020 at Motorama Nissan Hillcrest for $36,500.00.

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dino

dinoMid North Coast, NSW

  • 6 reviews
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Surprisingly Brilliant!!!!

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Purchased in April 2020 at Nissan Dealers.

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Questions & Answers

Ricardo J.

Ricardo J.asked

Hi i have a 2016 nissan hybrid xtrail model
The AC breeze keeps blowing soft an cold but not as strong as it should be when i take it off for 15 min it comes normal an cold what is the cause?

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Melvin k

Melvin kasked

We purchased a 2013 Nissan XTrail diesel turbo with a Renault motor has anyone had any trouble with them as my mechanic said these motors are not very good. Would like someone’s opinion

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Francisco G.

Francisco G.asked

why is my 2006 petrol nissan x trail surging and losing power and engine light flickers on?
Then it goes away and drives good
But then it does it again
Car doesn't stall just no power

Any help would be much appreciated

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Kerry
Kerry

I am not a mechanic but if you google the XTrail forum there is plenty of info there to read about this and other issues.

george murray
george murray

if the engine light is coming on it needs a tune up and new filters go and get it serviced

bill bayley
bill bayley

when Then engine flickers it is telling you there is something wrong. Dirty filters dirty /worn spark plugs, coils go & get a service


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