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  1. #1
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    Default New XTrail or is it time for something else?

    Hi,

    I have a 2004 2.5 SE (R45) and it is starting give us a few problems so I'm thinking of finally trading it in.

    Thing is we really like the car, it caters for everything we need.
    - Very spacious
    - Fuel consumption not bad
    - Wife has no problem going to the mall with it
    - Easily handles the occasional Moz diving trip

    So here are my questions:
    1. Is it wise to get a newer version? Saw a 2009 2.5 AT which looked really good.
    2. What would be a similar alternative vehicle (not bakkie), that we could look at for around R200k?

    Thanks a lot
    Wannabe Nissan Fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feister View Post
    Hi,

    I have a 2004 2.5 SE (R45) and it is starting give us a few problems so I'm thinking of finally trading it in.

    Thing is we really like the car, it caters for everything we need.
    - Very spacious
    - Fuel consumption not bad
    - Wife has no problem going to the mall with it
    - Easily handles the occasional Moz diving trip

    So here are my questions:
    1. Is it wise to get a newer version? Saw a 2009 2.5 AT which looked really good.
    2. What would be a similar alternative vehicle (not bakkie), that we could look at for around R200k?

    Thanks a lot
    Wannabe Nissan Fan
    What problems are you experiencing, the petrol Xtrails are usually bulletproof. You can buy a newer model, but it is not going to offer you much more in terms of utility, power or features. Offcourse it will be newer, but at a cost.

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    Unhappy

    Thanks for your reply.

    For a while now the car has been vibrating badly when idling. This started after we returned from Moz months ago where we spent some time going through sand and took a few bumps.

    About a week ago it suddenly stuttered on an uphill and the check engine light came on. Since then the car randomly cuts out while driving. No warning or anything, it just cuts out and then you have to turn the ignition again.

    I've been through the forum and found some posts of similar cases but I don't have enough knowledge about these cars to pinpoint the cause.

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    Sounds like a blocked airfilter or fuelfilter perhaps?


    2007 Nissan Navara 4L Auto - Worshond


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    If you like the Xtrail, you would LOVE the Pathfinder


    2007 Nissan Navara 4L Auto - Worshond


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    Unhappy

    Ok, so I took it to Nissan Menlyn this morning and they have just phoned me to say that it's the crank sensors. And apparently it's going to cost me around R2k.

    I don't know enough to tell if that is good or bad so I said they must simply go ahead.

    Hopefully that solves the problem...

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    My 2006 X-Trail 2.5 petrol had the same problems at around 20,000km. Replaced crank sensors (also R2k)and no further problems - currently at 160,000km. Still one of the best vehicles I owned!

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    Ok, just a quick progress report.

    The cam and crank sensors were replaced last Wednesday, R1.7k. Since then we have not had any problems, no more cut-outs, all is well so far.

    The guys at Menlyn Nissan then spent a few hours trying to find the vibrating engine problem without any luck. Everything seemed fine. They then started suspecting it was the engine mountings that have gone soft but I needed the car so the investigation ended there.

    It's not a huge problem but I will take it in again soon so they can replace the mountings if necessary.

    Thanks for all the replies.

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