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    Anyone have a Nissan X-Trail? I need a DD ...

    So, I have started my looking for a DD, and Nissan X-Trails seem ok - or are they?

    Anyone have any insight on them? It sounds nuts, but I would like a minivan because of the camping and gear hauling opportunities, but have been banned from getting one. I figure something like a small SUV is the next best bet ... suggestions?

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    We love our 2008 Ford Escape. No complaints except for the clothe used on the seats. Water spots easily.

    BTW: I had it on some "Trails" in Dorset. but the wife only let me get the fender wells dirty!
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    Escapes/Tributes are in the running too, at first glance I prefer the styling of the X Trail, but I am open to suggestion.

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    We looked at a X-Trial at a dealer, but it never got past that as my wife was pretty set on the Escape and we got a GREAT deal on an '08 in '08. From what I remember is that the interior room was less.

    What year range are you looking into?

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    They're terrible cars. They don't break. I work at a nissan dealer and can't usually make money off of em. They're good on fuel, hold a fair bit of cargo, made in Japan (few Japanese cars are), reliable with no major issues.

    Damn things. lol

    Wife is an advisor at Ford. Says the escapes are great as well with no major issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.C. View Post
    They're terrible cars. They don't break. I work at a nissan dealer and can't usually make money off of em. They're good on fuel, hold a fair bit of cargo, made in Japan (few Japanese cars are), reliable with no major issues.

    Damn things. lol

    Wife is an advisor at Ford. Says the escapes are great as well with no major issues.
    Yeah, maybe I need a terrible car then, either way ... I'm thinking a couple of years old would do the trick. I don't need anything glamorous, just reliable, and apparently not a minivan.

    Thanks for the info, it's hard to find an otherwise unbiased review.

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    They stopped in '06 replaced it with the rouge in ? Aww hell I forget but I wouldn't rouge.

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    lol i also work for nissan and they are arguably the most reliable vehicle we ever made. If you want i can look into one
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    We have a 2005 x -trail and it is by far the most relable vechicle we have owned . It has 130,000 km, has had only reg maintenance and has been an exceptional beast of burden.
    This is our third Nissan in a row, the other two were both Sentras. The 2001 is still in excellent shape, our son has it in Ottawa the last 4 years, and I sold the 2004 Sentra last year when I retired.

    Chrysler mini vans and I had a poor relationship three times over the years and I felt I was spending tooo much money on research and development of the transmissions with no improvement in the near future based on my last one in 2000.

    I will definetly go Nissan AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbeau View Post
    lol i also work for nissan and they are arguably the most reliable vehicle we ever made. If you want i can look into one
    Thanks, I will post when I have a stack of cash.

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    Nissan has matched and arguably surpassed Toyota in terms of reliability. Simply because I have dealership training in them do I prefer Toys to Nissans, but I'd have no issues picking one up. I'd say look at 4Runners but their interior cargo room is well below others in the same price range. My 3rd Gen will fit the baby stroller, playpen, and two large suitcases - but that's it. A serious grocery run requires the stroller to be left at home, or some bags go in the back seat. Mother-in-law's Escape holds about the same cargo, is 4wd (kinda) and get's better mileage.

    I still like a full frame though
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