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Date Registered: 06-2015
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Looking at buying T30 TI.common issues


Hay guys just after some quick advice

Looking at buying a partner an SUV after she went through hell with a purchase of BMW ( not my idea!!)

probably only looking at spending 10k max and ive found a nice one with 133xxxK on the clock
which seems to be pretty good in comparison to other ones in this price range.

She would just be using the car for general commuting from work and uni and back... with 1-2 trips up the river and a year...but no serious off roading...just driving along the tracks to get to our campsites.

Just curious as what are the common faults with these models and their reliability. Really looking for something that is gonna last her a few years without having to spend a bucklet load of cash on repairs!!!

when do the engines and gearbox really start to cause issues...how do the x trails compare to other cars in their class such as the Outlander

Thanks in advance
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Date Registered: 06-2013
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I'd rate the X-Trail over the Outlander.

I've had a 2001 T30 X-Trail for 10 years, no issues until my son neglected servicing at 250,000kms.

Head gaskets can be an issue if the coolant gets too old.

I've found them to be a very solid reliable car with spares readily available from a number of different sources.
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Date Registered: 09-2012
Location: Perth WA
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Re: Looking at buying T30 TI.common issues


I bought a T30 TI auto a year ago for $7500. It had 240,000k on the clock and I'm very happy with it.
The only issue I had was engine idling was anywhere between 1750 and 2100 rpm. I fixed it by replacing the cam and crank sensors and doing the "learning procedure"
From other posts, it seems to be a common problem.
I was a mechanic in my former life so did it myself but you may want to get it sorted before you buy the car
This seems to be a fairly common problem on these cars
You might also want to check if it needs the "air bag recall" publicised in the media recently..
I had an identical car in the UK (albeit diesel/manual) and this one is so much nicer to drive, I absolutely love it!
I cannot think of a better car for the money, didn't buy it for off road but 4WD has been pretty useful whilst driving the sandy tracks around here.
Rust isn't an issue here in Perth (it's like a new car) unlike the UK which had plenty of rust though none serious structurally (plastic wings and bumpers are a great help with this)

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ID X-3744. Tom Pratt, located in Ellenbrook, Western Australia, 2005 T30 Ti Auto
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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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Re: Looking at buying T30 TI.common issues


Inside edge of the leather seats tend to crack over time.

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Hi csowden,

As a new member to the forum your first post should be made in the introductions section before posting anywhere else.

It gives you a chance to introduce yourself and your car and be assigned a Member ID.

Please do so when you get a moment. Thanks


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