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Date Registered: 02-2014
Location: Mandurah, WA
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It's official. I own an X-Trail!


Young Edward (2013 T31 ST 4WD) was collected from the dealers yesterday (8 March 2014), all shiny and new.

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Never having experienced any vehicle newer than a 1995 Mazda E1800 van, I am now enjoying technological delights such as power steering, air conditioning and this you-beaut, amazing key which makes things click and lights flash and probably other stuff I haven't figured out yet. Oh yeah, it makes the car start too.

They say to keep your brain young, learn new things. From the amount of info I've picked up since joining the forum and collecting Eddie my brain must be about 2 years old now. It certainly feels like mush. You open the fuel tank flap how?? With the key flashy thing??! Noooo!!! What doesn't this key do? And there's me looking for the pull thing under the dash to pop the flap. Silly moi.

We've already been out for a bit of a jaunt on the highway and it was interesting watching the fuel efficiency (another clever doodad to distract me from the road) improve during the drive. Started at 17.8 emoticon and by the end it was down to 12.6 emoticon I assume ... hope ... this will improve greatly with a bit of mileage and servicing at the appropriate times.

Installed the bonnet protector immediately and then was disappointed I didn't have anything else to install but I'll just have to wait for the stuff I've ordered to arrive. I need the mats ... there's a blade of grass on the carpet! I can see a dedicated dustbuster in Eddie's immediate future.

Current goodies installed: Garmin Nuvi 3597 GPS, bonnet protector (clear)
Proposed mods: 3D mud mats (ordered), slimline window weathershields (ordered), headlight protectors (ordered), body side mouldings (ordered - OMG I can't believe the dealer wanted $430 to stick plakky bits on the doors with sticky tape!! DIY!! I love ebay!), tow bar, ECB Big Tube bull bar (silver hammertone)




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Wendy (Member ID X-3575)
Mandurah, WA
2013 Nissan X-Trail ST 4WD Manual T31 Series 5 (Twilight)
Bonnet protector (clear), weathershields, headlight protectors, towbar, body side/rear mouldings, ECB Big Tube bull bar (silver h/tone)
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Date Registered: 11-2012
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looks like you have the mod bug too

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It was the fear of someone or something putting a dent in him that got me started. Whoever develops a psyfi-sh protective shield will make a mint but there won't be the same satisfaction in gussying up your vehicle.

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Wendy (Member ID X-3575)
Mandurah, WA
2013 Nissan X-Trail ST 4WD Manual T31 Series 5 (Twilight)
Bonnet protector (clear), weathershields, headlight protectors, towbar, body side/rear mouldings, ECB Big Tube bull bar (silver h/tone)
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Time to be parking in the spots far away from the doors at the shopping centres and a few things like that.
Going for the UHF to go with everything else?

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Hi Scareyann,

No, I (don't tell anyone) hate mobiles so the chances of getting me on a radio is about zilch. I have a mobile for emergencies only ... $10 a month ... bargain when you don't use it.

Day 2 and Eddie's fuel efficiency is now 8.6. We made it to 8.5 but it seems to have settled on 8.6.


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Mandurah, WA
2013 Nissan X-Trail ST 4WD Manual T31 Series 5 (Twilight)
Bonnet protector (clear), weathershields, headlight protectors, towbar, body side/rear mouldings, ECB Big Tube bull bar (silver h/tone)
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Date Registered: 09-2012
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The key is cool...just don't have it in your rear pocket when you sit down within range of the car. That red button has a very interesting effect emoticon

I guess the "lighting up the steering wheel" is your next mod? Or have Nissan fixed that in the latest series 5's?

The 'cushion of protection' is great until someone feels the need to ding/scratch your new paintwork for you...good luck with keeping Eddie pristine emoticon



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2011 ST Series IV 4x4 with CVT in Precision Grey
Cooper CS5s, Tinting, Towbar, Bonnet Protector.
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I don't actually use my UHF to talk on. I use it to listen and find out whats going on ahead.
The chance of getting me to talk on a radio is pretty much ziltch and i'm a comms/radio tech :P
(more comms less radio :P)

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Funny you should say re the steering wheel lights, Mark. I've been wondering if only the diesels had the capacity or whether the STs have it too. At some stage I'll probably do something about the speakers ... bottom of the door ... Dumb Idea ... I don't have ears on my ankles ... so I might have that sorted at the same time. I have some reasonable speakers in the old van so I could have them put in the roof just behind the front seats maybe.

Scaryann, your use of the UHF has definite merit. I expect it can get a bit lonely on long drives in the middle of nowhere and its nice to know someone's out there if needed too.

My mats came today and are now in place. Edward's upholstery seems to attract every dog hair and piece of grass within cooee so looks like the seat covers are next on the agenda.

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Mandurah, WA
2013 Nissan X-Trail ST 4WD Manual T31 Series 5 (Twilight)
Bonnet protector (clear), weathershields, headlight protectors, towbar, body side/rear mouldings, ECB Big Tube bull bar (silver h/tone)
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At some stage I'll probably do something about the speakers ... bottom of the door ... Dumb Idea ... I don't have ears on my ankles ... so I might have that sorted at the same time. I have some reasonable speakers in the old van so I could have them put in the roof just behind the front seats maybe.



Hi Wendy,

I don't think there is a problem with the location of the speakers in the doors. That's where they are located in most cars anyway unless you drive a truck of some sort. You don't want them to be located too close to your ears to cause a distraction emoticon

Eddie is looking good, so keep the mods coming and check out the DIY Section of our forum for more ideas emoticon

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Yes, I definitely don't need more distractions with all the new instruments I'm getting used to. It's okay for the moment but it has a jam tin sort of quality. If you lean down closer, it's much less distorted so it's not just the quality of the speakers. The 2nd pair of speakers in my old van I had placed half way up the side panels in the rear. Maybe roof, right at the back and angled towards the front.

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2013 Nissan X-Trail ST 4WD Manual T31 Series 5 (Twilight)
Bonnet protector (clear), weathershields, headlight protectors, towbar, body side/rear mouldings, ECB Big Tube bull bar (silver h/tone)
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