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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Hello all names Phil from Essex UK, been a long fan of your site so thought that I should introduce myself and pick some brains. Nice to find owners that are not afraid to do some spannering, I am now on my second xtrail both been 2.2 diesel which I believe is not available down under. Both been very happy with. My one Ozzie claim to fame back in 97 is the Cairns to Cooktown coast road in a Toyota it never put a foot wrong, most dissapointing but some great sites. Remember some girls doing the other direction getting stuck in a creek with a 4x4 Panda, they opened the drivers door and the river started to fill up the car, pointed out to open the passenger door to stop it filling up, got them out.Will be trying to get the Brits to put their x's to the test with a decent meet up, still working on that.
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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Hi there Phil and welcome down-under emoticon

We're certainly not afraid to do some spannering, as this is part of the fun of driving an exy and try to explore new mods out there that could be attached to it, while keeping the integrity of a very much capable 4x4.

Yes we don't have the diesel here and in fact it was taken out of the import list just recently due to some high taxes or stamp duties (I think).

We have no shortage of off-road lovers and our reputation for being "off road junkies" is very well earned LOL emoticon

I hope you can convince your mates to have the same fun and make sure to post some pics when you guys do that.

Enjoy your stay here and give us a yell if you need any help.


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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Panania, Sydney
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Hi Phil & welcome!

I occasionally check out the UK x-trail yahoogroup to see if there's anything interesting going on over there... You guys seem to be closer to the USA where alot of the performance modifications are carried out... It's always interesting to read what has been done to the engine and what might be possible, if only we all had the money to spend on it (and after my first experience with my previous pulsar (you would know them as almera), I don't think it's something I'd be in a rush to do again purely because of the massive lack of return at time of sale!)


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quote:

basshead wrote:
I don't think it's something I'd be in a rush to do again purely because of the massive lack of return at time of sale!)



Rich, you would be surprised how much extra I got offered for my exy by the dealer as trade in with all my shiny bits on emoticon

No, am not selling! but was shopping for prices on the new Pathfinder and was amazed by the trade-in price I got.

Around $3000 more than the Redbook value for my model.



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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Yeah but shiny bits make it look more expensive (bling!). But at the same time, if you had a body-kit fitted, I think that would scare them off, as it would be "too much" modifications for your average buyer.

Performance mod's - especially in the case of my pulsar, are all hidden and aren't immediately noticeable.



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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Thanks for the warm welcome.
When I traded my old exy I was pleasantly surprised at the price I was offered, apparently it fares better than a BMW X5 over here. As for the American site being closer to us, some chance, their idea of an off roader starts with a 5.7, they like their cubes big.
I was curious about the rear view mirrors with the LED indicators, do you have to wire them in or is there provision already there.
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Phil,

Do you mean the "side" view mirrors with LEDs?

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Well mine give a view of the rear but they are on the side? =D
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Well mine give a view of the rear but they are on the side? =D



Fair enough Phil, different terminology between AUS and UK, but the purpose is the same emoticon

We refer to the rear view mirror as the one inside the cabin emoticon

The reason I asked was because I've seen the inside mirror with an LED as well, but that LED was used to have a fade effect at night to reduce glare from cars following you with their super head-lights on (or someone with spotties so big like Rich’s) LOL emoticon

To answer your question, there is no provision for the LEDs in the side mirrors I fitted, but am not sure about the UK model.

I have written the whole installation process with pics HERE (see the last post on that page)


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