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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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Holy Sh*t mate. Thats terrible news. Can I ask one question? Were you insured?

Your exy was one of the toughest exys on the road!!!

Glad your okay. New Xtrail or Upgrade? Take it easy mate

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Sorry to hear Ian, cars can be replaced, just very lucky your still around to tell the story.

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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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maxgmoore wrote: Holy Sh*t mate. Thats terrible news. Can I ask one question? Were you insured? Your exy was one of the toughest exys on the road!!! Glad your okay. New Xtrail or Upgrade? Take it easy mate


Definitely insured, and didn't even blink when they found out it was on a dirt road in watagans. Unsure what I'll be getting next, but it probably won't be an xtrail for 2 reasons;
- current budget is significantly less than back when I bought the xtrail
- I doubt I'll be up for putting the same amount of work I put into the xtrail into any vehicle again, and another xtrail would require exactly that.

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cooch t31 wrote: Sorry to hear Ian, cars can be replaced, just very lucky your still around to tell the story.


Yeah me too emoticon Definitely counting my lucky stars!

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New: 2010 NT Pajero
Old: 2008 T31 Xtrail "The Monster"
The only one of her kind.. may she rest in peace :(
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Date Registered: 12-2013
Location: Mt Isa, QLD
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Hi Ian,

Just spent the last 2hrs reading your entire thread. Loved all the mods you've done to the Exy.

I've been fortunate enough to afford some important mods to mine (as I was able to source a near new Exy cheap locally in excellent condition), and I there is no way the War&Finance Dept. would allow me to make any further mods to the Exy. Like I really want to make a custom rear bashplate to save the rear bumper issues but she doesn't see why it needs one when we're never going to take it off-road. Right, $6k in extras and she now stands firm about not letting it go off-road ... What she don't know won't hurt her ;-)

I can see you've taken great pride in detailing your Xtrail the way you wanted it. It sounds really unfortunate to have it broken in that way but at least you made it out unscathed (physically).

If you don't mind me asking, how did you go with insurance?

Currently RACQ decided not to renew our policy as they classed the Hi-Tech muffler upgrade and Pedders Suspension upgrade as modifications and we're not allowed 2 mods <25yrs old. So I'm still trying to find an insurer that will cover us and one that appreciates the vehicle and it's excellent running condition and maintenance.

Also, what vehicle would you be looking to upgrade to?

I was considering upgrading my 4x2 Hilux (which is perfect except not 4WD) to a Prado. Reality kicked in today when I found the one I wanted wasn't really affordable. So now I'm considering the 120 shape diesel with all the mods <$30k and <100k. If I could find one I'd be pretty happy, but now I think I'll just save all my pennies and suck it up and keep both vehicles and just put another $2k into the Xtrail and not buying a larger family 4WD until I need it when my kids hit school.

Sorry for ranting on your thread, hope everything turned out in your favour and that your future investment provides as many challenges as your Xtrail did with even greater results and more fun ;-)

Cheers,
Ben



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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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Twin mobile wrote:

Hi Ian,

Just spent the last 2hrs reading your entire thread. Loved all the mods you've done to the Exy.

I've been fortunate enough to afford some important mods to mine (as I was able to source a near new Exy cheap locally in excellent condition), and I there is no way the War&Finance Dept. would allow me to make any further mods to the Exy. Like I really want to make a custom rear bashplate to save the rear bumper issues but she doesn't see why it needs one when we're never going to take it off-road. Right, $6k in extras and she now stands firm about not letting it go off-road ... What she don't know won't hurt her ;-)

I can see you've taken great pride in detailing your Xtrail the way you wanted it. It sounds really unfortunate to have it broken in that way but at least you made it out unscathed (physically).

If you don't mind me asking, how did you go with insurance?

Currently RACQ decided not to renew our policy as they classed the Hi-Tech muffler upgrade and Pedders Suspension upgrade as modifications and we're not allowed 2 mods <25yrs old. So I'm still trying to find an insurer that will cover us and one that appreciates the vehicle and it's excellent running condition and maintenance.

Also, what vehicle would you be looking to upgrade to?

I was considering upgrading my 4x2 Hilux (which is perfect except not 4WD) to a Prado. Reality kicked in today when I found the one I wanted wasn't really affordable. So now I'm considering the 120 shape diesel with all the mods <$30k and <100k. If I could find one I'd be pretty happy, but now I think I'll just save all my pennies and suck it up and keep both vehicles and just put another $2k into the Xtrail and not buying a larger family 4WD until I need it when my kids hit school.

Sorry for ranting on your thread, hope everything turned out in your favour and that your future investment provides as many challenges as your Xtrail did with even greater results and more fun ;-)

Cheers,
Ben




Hi Ben, thanks for the kind words, and I wish you luck with "continuing" to mod your own xtrail, or at least getting off the bitumen haha. Insurance were great hey, completely paid out within 5days off the accident. The part that dragged out for me was finalising the old car loan so that I could get a new one.

Being with NRMA and having it insured for "agreed value" meant that I could basically do whatever I wanted to the car (as long as it wasn't illegal) and they would simply pay me the total "agreed" figure if it was ever written off, regardless of all (or no) mods completed. And I took out that policy when I was 23... I'm now over 25 and pay less of a premium because of it(and no extra age-relevant excesses in the event of a claim), but other than that nothing has changed in my policies.

I have just recently purchased a 2011 turbo diesel pajero, which I'm still getting used to and can't really give anyone a solid opinion on yet, but suffice to say that at the very least I'm certainly impressed with the way it has performed offroad emoticon It was in the <$25k bracket and definitely a stretch for me, but there should be no foreseeable need for me to upgrade at all in future now, so this 4wd could/should hopefully serve me well for a long time to come.

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The only one of her kind.. may she rest in peace :(
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Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: North Maclean Qld
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Hi Ian,

Very happy to hear you are ok and safe and well after the misfortune.

Sorry to hear about the exy being totaled and I have been following your posts on how much work you put into it with the mods.

Glad you have 4 wheels again.

Regards Scot.

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Date Registered: 05-2014
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IMO Nissan have something to answer for with the Hand Brake on the T31. EVERY service so far I have told them that it wont hold the car in my driveway, much less on an uneven bush track. At first they asked me if I had "bedded it in" WTF its a new car, why would I need to bed it in, it should be set correctly before it leaves the dealership.

Our Driveway is downhill towards the street, lost count how many times its rolled backwards before we have to have three or four reefs on the hand brake to get it to stop, then of course, we have to always leave it in gear.

I feared that it would be our car rolling down a hill and being written off, or worse, killing something, this only confirms my fear.

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