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I guess, there are no roof lights in option? Like Safari lights on T30 or T31



Yeah and that is the exact reason why I am not buying a T32 yet LOL emoticon

I had them fitted to my T30 and T31 and I can't drive an Exy without them emoticon


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And they look cool too!
Thats why i am buy my next x-trail with those lights.

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Model: T31 II 2012 Diesel Auto, LE
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Date Registered: 05-2014
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OK, I thought I'd add my thoughts onto this thread as well, rather than start a new one. Sorry if It is a bit long winded for some, but I wanted to cover as much as I could.

So far I am impressed with my new ST-L 4x4. It is a very good wagon, the more I drive it the more I love it. I have had no issues so far but have only done 700klm. Fuel consumption is an average of 7.1, with a best of 6.5. I do mainly highway that is why it is so low. Once it frees up it will get better again, which is surprisingly good for a wagon this size.

The dash layout is very well thought out, top marks Nissan! The only odd bit is the ECO button and headlight height adjuster, which is hidden down low on the right hand side under the steering wheel. I may move them both up higher onto the next level and next to the traction control button so they are easier to access. All the gizmo’s work just fine, the Bluetooth with my iPhone5 is very good – I have yet to figure out where the microphone is but it works well, everybody hears me clearly. I have not tried the apps yet though. The GPS, well, what can I say, it’s a GPS and works just fine. It is certainly a lot better than having to have it plastered onto your windscreen after you've slobbered all over the stick pad haha. The infotainment unit is a bit slow to read USB flash drives with music but reads my iPod quickly (I just hate the cable lying around). The A/C climate control is very easy and straightforward to use the dual setup is terrific when your wife wants it cooler or hotter, which they normally do haha. The rear vents work fine, the rear seat passengers actually get some air rather than what passes over and around front seat occupants. The front cup holders with cooling (or heating) is nifty. While it does not keep it refrigerator cold it still keeps plastic drink containers chilled enough that it is noticeable on a warm day and nicer to drink than chugging it down hot.


The “zero gravity” seats are really quite good, in fact very good. Like most old farts when I get a new car after the first longer drive I get out with some discomfort and aches because of the changed seating position, not so with the X-Trail, they were perfect from the get go. I cannot sit in my wife’s ASX for more than a couple of hours without considerable lower back discomfort, where the X-Trail’s electronic lumbar support is perfect. All the soft touch leather accents feel very nice and look good. The piano black on the dash shows every little finger mark though so needs to be either wiped often of not touched. The steering wheel is quite thin compared to other makes but the size is perfect and somehow still feels just right. The buttons on it are all easy access and the centre information screen for driving information is excellent, other makers ought to take note of that little number, again, top marks Nissan! The reverse camera is a ripper, the all around 360 degree view is quite novel and great for reverse parking. You don’t have to tilt your left mirror down to make sure you don’t get gutter scrapes on your wheels and you can get right up to the car in front so you have more maneuvering room. I don’t know how I ever lived without it haha


Once you are moving though the story really starts. The car just feels “right” and inspires driving confidence. It feels nice on the road, stable and connected, the front steers well into corners rather than plowing into them. It almost feels like it is pulling you into the corner. Body roll is very minimal considering it is an SUV (unless you literally throw it into a corner) and when you push hard it stays stable front to rear and does not feel like it wants to bury the front into the tarmac like some do. I would say it tends to go into very slight oversteer at speed on fast smooth sweepers and the rear offside seems to duck ever so slightly. Mind you, I have not done many yet and I have not pushed it to the breakaway point though, so that could very well change once you get to that point and probably understeer. As mentioned earlier in this thread it makes you feel like you are driving something a lot smaller than it is, which is great. It gets a bit jittery over bumps but still does not make you feel unsure. Again, that could very well change when right on the limit. The T32 CVT also shifts a lot more like a normal auto and considering the low power and torque figures generated by the engine the car is surprisingly quick. Overtaking is nowhere near dangerously slow and it gets off the mark pretty darn well. The throttle control is very touchy in stop start traffic, so I just leave it in ECO mode, which deadens the pedal response and feel.


I have yet to use the 4x4 controls but it seems very straightforward. How it will perform in the sand remains to be seen. Obviously it will be better than the AWD on my last car, which relied on losing traction in the front before it put the power to the back, which meant half the time you bogged before it happened!! It does however have a lot of low overhang compared to some other makes (particularly the front), so owners will have to be aware of that going off road in the bush. It would be OK for most national park stuff, but not for more serious tracks which jump ups and drop offs where you start hanging wheels in the air. I will be keeping a very watchful eye in the scrub because I don’t want to ram the front or rear into the dirt.


The lights are good, I like the indicators on the mirrors, I think that should be law over here and there is no way anybody will ever miss seeing those LED daytime running lights haha. The high beam is actually very good and I would not even bother with any driving lights. I don't go bush at night so that's not an issue either. Low beam is OK, but just normal and I’ve already changed the globes to Narva plus100. They are an H11 globe and are easier to change than a H4 or H7, but harder to come by due to their low popularity among makers. Luckily one of my work suppliers could get them for me. The difference between them and standard globes is chalk and cheese. You get better light and vision, but without upsetting and blinding other road users like those HID kits do in normal parabolic headlights. Nobody to my knowledge even does a "plus" range for the high beam side, which is a H9, again, another odd duck.
  

The downsides, yes, unfortunately there are some. I just wish the road noise was a bit quieter, it is louder than I am used to because even from brand new the Yokohama tyres are noisy! The speedo reads 5kph out, when I’m showing 100kph it is actually only doing 95kph. It is also a constant 5 kph out right through the range, well, to *discalimer* 110kph which is as fast as I’ve been. As for the push button start, I’m getting used to it slowly haha, but the foot controlled park brake is definitely not on my Christmas card list. While I agree with Jalaski’s review, yes it frees up room on the centre console, maybe an electronic one like in my last car would be a lot better. It also hangs down right in the way when you try to put your left foot on the rest pad. AND don’t even get me started on those space saver spares! Yes, the 4x4 version has a stupid space saver! Nissan – seriously, you make a 4x4 and don’t give it a full size spare, what were you thinking!! I’d sooner lose a bit of the rear under floor storage and have a full size spare.


Those little niggles aside, and in the scheme of things they are really only minor (although I may change that view if I get a flat tyre up the beach or out in the scrub), I am happy with my decision to go back to Nissan. This is now my 6th Nissan. My last one (2 vehicles ago) was a Patrol GU4 and I did 220,000klm in it with only what could be termed as normal minor problems which most long term Patrol owners faced. I just hope this one is just as reliable.


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Date Registered: 03-2014
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The lights are good, I like the indicators on the mirrors, I think that should be law over here and there is no way anybody will ever miss seeing those LED daytime running lights haha. The high beam is actually very good and I would not even bother with any driving lights. I don't go bush at night so that's not an issue either. Low beam is OK, but just normal and I’ve already changed the globes to Narva plus100. They are an H11 globe and are easier to change than a H4 or H7, but harder to come by due to their low popularity among makers. Luckily one of my work suppliers could get them for me. The difference between them and standard globes is chalk and cheese. You get better light and vision, but without upsetting and blinding other road users like those HID kits do in normal parabolic headlights. Nobody to my knowledge even does a "plus" range for the high beam side, which is a H9, again, another odd duck. The
  




Do you find the stock low beam lights really dim and with an uneven spread? The high beam H9s are ok.

What's the wattage on the Narva plus100? The original H11 is rated at 55W.

Even after replacing with Phillips crystal vision 4300K H11 bulbs, I still find they are not bright enough.

I have some 100W rated H11s lying around but I was warned against putting them in cos they may be a fire hazard.

I will be trying some Cree LEDs soon.






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Date Registered: 05-2014
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The Narva plus100 are definitely better with a lot more light and are still only 55W so have no effect on the plastic lens or the reflector.

Just an update on the spread etc. They were poorly adjusted from the factory, so even when I first put the globes in the light was not that great. It was bright right in front of the car with no light past approx 20 metres and the direction was not that flash. Now I have taken the time to adjust them correctly they are heaps better again. I have them set just below horizontal so I have good vision in front without blinding others. If I put stuff in the back I can drop them down with the electric adjustment.



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I can't believe that a brand new dec 2017 ST-L t32 series 2 doesn't have voice recognition. And I'm really suprised that no one talks about it -on forums or reviews. This is a major oversight for me personally as I'd like to be able to make a hands free phone call and not just recieve one. I would have reconsidered my purchase had I known. I have been told the 2011 xtrails have voice recognition. My 2010 model did not. Curious as to what models have this/ have had this.
Also on the ST-L due to it having a touch screen the steering wheel buttons don't allow you to select for the entertainment unit, apparently the ST model does as the head unit is not touch screen.
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