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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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i will be intrested what our new t32 forum member has to say. they pick it up in the next week or 2

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maxgmoore X-2776 (c)
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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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He has already made a comment HERE Max and it is exactly the same model I was test driving.

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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when i scrolled through the thread totally missed that post. taking it for a test drive and owning it and driving every day are different though. i would still like to here a month or 2 from now if there are any loves or hates of the new car that you would only notice after owning it for awhile

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Indeed Max, but it won't be a "test drive" report, it would be posted under a new thread heading of "T32 impressions" or something like that emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2011
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
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Hmm: so...

1) Less ground clearance, worse approach and departure angles, bigger turning circle, longer wheel base.

All of these will result in a significantly less capable vehicle for "off-road/soft-road" use. The T31 is a bit marginal, particularly in terms of ground clearance and departure angle. The T32 would have benefited from another 25mm ground clearance and a better rear skirt design. Instead it looks as if it being aimed at the "I like the idea of 4x4 but don't really need it" market.

2) Less space in the back, looks as if the rear quarter visibility has deteriorated.

These will reduce its utility for long road trips on tarmac, and around town.

From a personal point of view, this moves the X Trail from being a very versatile and enjoyable vehicle with excellent blacktop performance and enough off-road capability (surprisingly capable in our experience) to make it viable for our needs to a vehicle which simply doesn't do what we need.

Next vehicle? Could be a Patrol (giving up comfort and technology for capability), a Land Cruiser (more comfort and technology with good capability but potentially too expensive), or perhaps a LWB Jeep Rubicon.



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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Fully agree with you Alan. The T32 won't be seen anywhere near an off-road track.

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Date Registered: 02-2014
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Agree, it looks like a Mazda. You see an Xt coming towards you and you know what it is. You,d nearly have to wait for the newie to pass you before you knew what it was. Its a nice car but I prefer the T31 looks. Its looks , the T31 and others, sort of stand alone, the new one more so blends in with all the others softer visuals.

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Date Registered: 05-2013
Location: Ulverstone, Tas
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It's called "Form over Function", which basically means the "stylists" have won the battle over the engineers! i.e Looks are what sells, not practicability! And they ALL look the same...

My two bobs worth!

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Date Registered: 03-2014
Location: Perth, WA
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Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...... the looks of the T32 was what won me over........

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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I fully agree with you and I reckon Nissan banked on establishing a completely new customer base with the T32 exy by doing so they have risked loosing all existing X-Trail owners, as I personally keep looking for a reason to upgrade from a T31 but I can't find any.

I would most certainly not buy a 4WD T32 version if I do finally get convinced that we need a T32.

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