Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport Review

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Ron.'s review of Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport

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“The X-Trail 2.2Di Sport car is Nissan's Freelander...”

Written on: 28/03/2002 by Ron. (1 review written)

Good Points
Roomy with comfortable, versatile interior and good exterior looks. This leisure 4x4 beats rivals such as the RAV4, Freelander and Honda CRV hands down.

Bad Points
Diesel a bit noisy.

General Comments
The X-Trail 2.2Di Sport car is Nissan's Freelander rival and it works very well, combining great looks and a versatile interior with on and off-road skills that make it a tempting proposition. Its also cheaper than the equivalent Freelander and if Land Rover's reliability problems are still a source of doubt, its likely to be much more trouble-free than its Solihul built rival.



The diesel powerplant in the Nissan is a little unrefind but has got great levels of low-down torque and the six speed transmission makes the best use of the engine's pulling power to deliver impressive performance when accelerating hard. Its not hot-hatch rivalling, but it seems to go a lot faster than the official figures suggest.



The easily selected drive options include front wheel-only, automatic selection (where the car senses when there is a loss of grip and switches power to the rear axle), and full-time all wheel drive for the rough stuff. Its not a rival to the Discoverys and Shoguns of this world but its off-road performance was pretty good, while driving on normal roads reveals a car which handles rather well.



I'd buy one any day in preference to a Freelander and the great thing is you get a terrific spec for a lot less than a pretty basic Freelander.

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21682_Patel.'s Response to 17400_Ron.'s Review

Written on: 30/04/2002

Agree

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Goffy.'s Response to 17400_Ron.'s Review

Written on: 13/09/2002

after 4 months of waiting, I got my X-trail diesel exclusive in July. I haven't had a better car since the new Suburban in -85. Powerful, and absolutely not noisy, diesel consumes 6,5 l. pr. 100 km. Full leather interior and all options make all the other SUV`s far behind. Have driven 9000 km and everything is just glamorous yet.

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36261_Johny.'s Response to 17400_Ron.'s Review

Written on: 04/09/2002

Fully agree. It's an excellent car. My battery was flat (internal short circuit?) after 1000km, but..... can probably happen all brands.

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35845_Michael.'s Response to 17400_Ron.'s Review

Written on: 01/09/2002

The Diesel, in my experience, is powerful and economic, but certainly NOT "noisy". The car isn't exactly a bargain, but it does offer value for money. Overall, with the exception of the am point, I agree with the review. Perhaps I am somewhat more enthusiastic re. the new Nissan SUV...

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31607_Animal.'s Response to 17400_Ron.'s Review

Written on: 02/08/2002

It's NOT noisy after 6K kilometers.

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Daniel Nijsten.'s Response to 17400_Ron.'s Review

Written on: 22/06/2002

I could not formulate things better.
<br>I'm on the point of buying an X-trail myself, after having driven one for 6 months now. It's a fact that the diesel is a bit noisy, but there against, stays the very low consumation of fuel, most of the time lesser than 8 liters per 100 kms.

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