Nissan X-trail 2005 STX

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 20:52
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i need some help,

i just put an offer for a 2005 xtrail stx, any known problems with this model and anything i should look for.
thanks
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Reply By: Member - cuffs (SA) - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:21

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:21
Check Out the XTrail Forum
http://www.australianxtrail.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:41

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:41
HI there Cuffs, was just wondering if you have had any issues with yours in the sand ??? as per your rig pic.. I know of two people personally who have cooked the transmission on Stockton beach in there's. One has sold his as that is what he mainly uses it for, (fishing) the other would not be covered by warranty (due to so called mis treatment) so cost him just on 4g's to get a new one.........WHG
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:36

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:36
auto/manual ?? Auto's Dont like the sand if having to work it hard. Have been know to cook the transmission. When the warning light comes up showing the tranny is hot they also revert back to two wheel drive which could possibly be dangerous if you really need to get out from where you are eg rising tides... HAve heard on here of the manuals also having the same problem but I have only seen the auto with the issue ofr myself. The earlier models also had an issue with a wing nut or some form of nut in the exhaust manifold letting itself loose and ending up in the internals of the motor, BUT im sure this was in the earlier model but might be getting a second opinion on this. They are known for their great fuel economy and plenty of get up and go. I have seen some pretty heavy vans hanging of the back ends of them and dont seem to have any issues, not sure of the auto in this situation. There is a web site just for xtrails so you may find a heap more info there.............WHG
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Follow Up By: chisel - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:45

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:45
Manuals don't like the sand either - I think the "4wd" system is what overheats rather than the tranny. Friend has manual one that has the problem.
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Reply By: BPR - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:54

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 21:54
thanks for that reply Wherehegon,

it is an Auto, i didnt know about the transmission, i was planning to use it on the sand, and get out and about,

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Reply By: happytravelers - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 22:23

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 22:23
I know the one you're looking at is an auto and others have already commented on those, just to let you know that the clutch in the manuals are very weak and seem to burn out extremely quickly on sand. I have replaced many x trail clutches due to people taking them on the beach.
Jon
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Reply By: bockstar1 - Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 08:17

Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 08:17
A tip for the auto softies on sand is to dis-engage the overdrive.


Cheers.

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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 08:51

Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 08:51
We have an Xtrail and it is a great bitumen and gravel road car.

It is NOT a car for offroad use, despite what the Xtrail Forum might espouse.

Buy yourself a proper 4x4(something with low range gearing) if you want to go chugging around in the sand
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 09:58

Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 09:58
We have 2 - a 2005 ST manual and a 2007 XT-S auto.
2005 was a good year.
You have the 132Kw (they reduced this to 123Kw in 2006)
The problem of the loose butterfly screws on the intake was sorted by then. (Recall in the US was early 2005)
The issue with the catalytic converter turning to powder and getting into the cylinders and causing oil consumption was also sorted.
Have had no experience with the overheating transmission in sand because we don't use ours in sand.

Great vehicles though. Both ours have been trouble free. Get 8.2 l/100k and 8.6 l/100k when cruising on the hwy at 100-110 kph.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 10:24

Monday, Mar 09, 2009 at 10:24
My son's outlaws had a manual and cooked the clutch towing the van.
He sold it and bought a Falcon auto and happy as larry.

My daughter has an auto for work and is very happy although her's is a 2006 which became "CANBUS" and nobody can make a Telstra ZTE wired car kit work with it . No offroad at all.

Regards philip A
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