an Xtrail?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 13:54
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We have an Xtrail that we have used off road - mostly sand work, and are very happy with it. But wondering if it is any good on a more serious trip into the outback or the Cape? Anyone been there done that in an Xtrail or is this a real no way, don't bother! Thanks
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Reply By: Paul from Ozroamer Camper Trailers (Hire & Sales) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 13:59

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 13:59
We have had one customer who got caught up on a timber sleeper on Fraser Isl and had to get towed of the Island.

It was only a clearence problem which allowed the sleeper to bash up against the transfer case (I think) which was all fixed under warrantee.

If you are serious see if you can get the XT raised or jacked up abit!!
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:18

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:18
Sophie,

Not a lot of X Trails here. However they are apparently a lot more capable than many people feel.

Have a look at:

http://forum.australia4wd.com/index.php?showforum=29

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Crackles - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 15:11

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 15:11
Take a look at post 22026 about the Mazda Tribute. I think the general thread would apply to an Xtrail as well. I think if you added the trade in price of your Xtrail with the cost of repairs you will incur if you regually take it on more serious trips, then you will be well on the way to buying a real 4x4. Sorry if that sounds harsh but those false TV adds showing what soft 4bys can do have alot to answer for.
Cheers Craig..............
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Follow Up By: Sophie - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 17:48

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 17:48
Thanks Craig - Honesty is the best policy! I certainly didn't think it sounded harsh!
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 17:48

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 17:48
just yesterday we were following an x-trail and the mrs said jeez darling sweety(not really)whats that thing hanging way down in the back.oh its just the big huge monster muffler.geez she said wouldnt that be a nice thing to rip off on a trip.
thats all. I know it dosnt help.
cheers
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Follow Up By: me and my dog - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 19:32

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 19:32
yep itloks ugly and could be better placed but actually if you look from the side it is well in side the departure angle
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Reply By: me and my dog - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 19:37

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 19:37
Sophie, I know lots of people who have taken them outback, just depends where you have in mind.
Last time I was up the cape I thought I would love to bring my xtrail up, but you could sit on the bypass road (in the dry) and shake rattle and roll and I reckon you could get it there no probs. You could (again in the dry) use it on 95 per cent of the OTL, but it wouldnt do the creeks and departures. The limiting factor would be the lack of low range.
There are some heavy duty suspension sets coming on the market and people are fitting them, normally about 30m and one size up in the tyres (and ATs),
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Follow Up By: Sophie - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 06:45

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 06:45
Thanks to all.
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