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Old 25th October 2009, 11:43   #46
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Nice review Rehaan.
X-Trail is a trouble free 4x4 with minimum upkeeping costs compared to other Japanese 4x4s. And we get the latest gen X-Trail even before it is launched in UAE!!!

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Sedan-like handling and ride quality
Thats good. I never felt confident in previous gen X-Trail in round abouts and sharp corners.

Good to see the instrument cluster in front of steeing wheel. It was difficult to take eye off road and to look at the cluster especially when one has to control speeds within the limit to avoid speed guns.

The steering wheel could have been better with ones from Altima.
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Old 25th October 2009, 15:48   #47
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....why don't they include an amp and sub woofer with the music system?? i would love a car with a good system rather than an average one for 20l+ cars
I'd still say amp + subwoofer is pretty low down on the list of things they should have provided in a car at this price-point.

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....But somehow it looks like Nissan is not that serious about their Indian presence....
Why do you say that Matt? I do agree that it has been a very slow start, but...

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ia-2012-a.html (Nissan plans to drive in nine models to India by 2012)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ra-2010-a.html (Official:Nissan to make India global production and export hub for new Micra in 2010)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-2010-cbu.html (Nissan 370Z launch expected in 2010 as CBU.)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ps-kerala.html (The first Nissan and Porsche dealerships in Kerala)

Etc.

Though time will tell.

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...reduce the savings of a center-mount console in a mixed assembly line where both RHD and LHD vehicles are being assembled.
Interesting point! Hadn't thought of that.

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....Thats good. I never felt confident in previous gen X-Trail in round abouts and sharp corners....
I haven't driven the previous gen, but i can say that this was more sedan-like in behavior, with no feeling of huge body roll when changing lanes or cornering hard.

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That's a superb review Rehaan.
How is the service intervals, is it for 15K in India.
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Old 27th October 2009, 16:35   #49
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Maybe the advancements in robotics (esp. six-arm robots) reduce the savings of a center-mount console in a mixed assembly line where both RHD and LHD vehicles are being assembled.
I can totally understand the cost perspective for a cut-cost car (say, a cheap hatch like the Spark) but don't think that's the real reason here. Nissan may have gone center for the point of differentiation, and moved the console back based on market feedback.

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X-Trail is a trouble free 4x4 with minimum upkeeping costs compared to other Japanese 4x4s. And we get the latest gen X-Trail even before it is launched in UAE!!!
Do they have a good reputation in the middle east? Your post makes me think so.

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How is the service intervals, is it for 15K in India.
I hope NOT! I simply don't agree with 15K intervals for any car that runs on Indian roads. 10K is the max service interval that I'd be comfortable with.
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Old 27th October 2009, 16:39   #50
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That's a superb review Rehaan.
How is the service intervals, is it for 15K in India.
Thanks Ramsagar,

I am waiting for a response on this from Nissan. Will post here when they revert.

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Old 29th October 2009, 11:02   #51
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Do they have a good reputation in the middle east? Your post makes me think so.
Yes. X-Trail's have good reputation. I know a few owners who are very satisfied with it. Although it doesn't have much fancy gadgets and striking looks like the Murano or CRV, and not a serious off roader, X-Trail's upkeeping is much easy on the pocket.
I know +100K run vehicles used for mild offroading (commuting to construction sites) having done only the regular service at designated intervals.
Several Govt. Agencies also have X-Trails on large numbers. Viz. RTA.
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Old 29th October 2009, 11:06   #52
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I am waiting for a response on this from Nissan. Will post here when they revert.
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Well unfortunately, Ichibaan Nissan hasn't called back as they said they would, two days ago.

I hate to judge an entire dealership / company on one persons lack of follow-up -- but with <60 Nissan cars sold per month across all their dealerships, it's not like they are overloaded with customer inquiries at the moment. With their current position, they should be trying twice as hard, especially since soft-skills play a great part in selling cars in the Indian context.

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Thats a fantastic review Rehaan.

Like the comparison with Elephant & the animated image.

Looks matter and price too. Plus Nissan is yet to be a company who we can trace close to our home/office (dealer network of others are quite widespread)

If they are paying an import duty of 120% since this is a CBU wonder how much will it cost if locally assembled !! (12 Lakhs !!)
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This is certainly the best review in TBHP. Simply excellent Rehaan! Other mod's reviews are extremely good as well.

Are there any price cuts owing to the Fortuner effect?
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Old 15th December 2009, 10:31   #55
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Are there any price cuts owing to the Fortuner effect?
Not yet, none that we know of. Period.

While on the topic, Nissan opened its 9th dealership yesterday Link to Dippy's post (Report and Pics: Nissan India launch New Teana and XTrail in Mumbai)
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Thanks tanwaramit & Proxima! As mentioned earlier, as other mods also played a very large role in this review.

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That's a superb review Rehaan.
How is the service intervals, is it for 15K in India.
Just spoke to Ichibaan Nissan again. Heres your answer :


24mo / 50,000km warranty is standard.

First Service @ 1,000km / 1month (whichever comes earlier)

Next Services @ 7,500km / 6month intervals (whichever comes earlier)


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First Service @ 1,000km / 1month (whichever comes earlier)
Refreshing to hear that atleast one manufacturer sees the value in changing the oil of a brand new engine at 1,000 kms. I do it for all my cars, irrespective of the brand.
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The X-Trail is a car I'm seriously considering. Apart from the Fortuner.
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@ Rehaan, Thanks for the update.

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The X-Trail is a car I'm seriously considering. Apart from the Fortuner.
What is the on road price? How much discount did the dealer promise?

Its absloutely a good machine which can you server well for years. But don't expect any resale value from it. The A$$ also will be light on pocket if you have a service center near-by.

Why can't you wait for Pajero Sport and take a plunge. All the best.

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Umm whay isnt the resale value of Nissan's good? Its Japanese built, so you can expect reliability.
Well basically, my dad wants an SUV, and its going to be majorly chauffeur driven, so whats the best SUV for that?
I keep telling him that most of the SUVs are driver's cars. I told him if he's willing to dish out a few Ls more, then he should go for the 3 series
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