Re: how fast ? Well in keeping with forum rules i have had my exy over 100km/h on a few ocasions and found it to do it easily powerwise, however i found it to be fairly lofty, and wouldnt really like to take it much faster especially on a windy day.... afterall its an SUV not a Performance Car.
Here is one from "overseas". I live in the Netherlands. My exy is a 2.5 Sport Outdoor, manual gearbox, without any modifications.
I took the exy to the Autobahn in Germany to legally try it´s top speed and I reach top speed at around 185 km/h (documentation states 187).
During top speed it handled well and I did not feel uncomfortable at any time, although I must honestly say that the light on the roof (Sport Outdoor version only) started whistling above 170km/h.
All in all I think the documented top speed is pretty accurate, but IMHO the accelaration from 0-100km/h is way faster then what documentation states (stated: 9.9s) since I easily outrun my Micra 1.3 (which states 9.7s).