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Date Registered: 12-2011
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA
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The nerve of some people


This was from another forum. The original poster wanted to know which softie had a good boot space for the missus to drive around town and the occasionally dirt tracks for camping. One of the replies was this:

"Xtrails are absolutly garbage offroad. I would wager an xf wagon would go further in the dirt than an xtrail.
No offense to any one that owns one but i wouldnt even class them as 4wd more awd in the rav4 category."

My reply:
" Let's put it this way. X-trails were never meant to do hardcore stuff but they are very capable of going offroad. It all comes down to the driver's ability, knowledge of the vehicle and picking the right line.

Like I said, my X-trail is always surprising everyone in my 4wd club on what it can do. I've gone through some deep, boggy holes in Esperance on one of the side tracks off the beach between Wylie Bay and Cape Le Grand without a soul in sight and by myself (with pregnant sister in the passenger seat). Managed to get through them by picking my lines very carefully and never got bogged. A couple of problem from that trip was not airing up after getting off the soft sand, went through one of those ruts and tyre came off the rim, and threw off the wheel alignment. Driver error. Opps. Gone up and down some steep (steep enough challenge for my X-trail but not a problem for the low range guys), rocky hills and a severe washout around Kambalda. One of the other proper 4by had a problem navigating the washout but I didn't, just by picking the right line. The biggest challenge for me personally and my X-trail was the Holland Track after the rains. Lots of bumping around and sideways driving on some of those deep ruts when there are no chicken tracks around those challenges. Came out of that without getting bogged once but with a dent or two under the car. Mind you I've only been 4wding since Dec 2011 and having to learn how to go through challenges without low range and high clearance in that short period of time is a massive personal accomplishment. Sand is the only thing that bugs me at the moment but there's not a lot of sand around town to practice with but in time, that will be accomplished too. I'm always learning about the capabilities of the X-trail. This has probably prepared me to be a better driver when it comes time (and when money permits) to get a proper 4wd.

I'm not going to comment on other vehicles because I have never driven them and have no experience what so ever with them but how the vehicle navigates through a challenge will depend on the driver and the vehicle's capabilities and that's all I'm gonna say about that. Videos of my exploits are here and plenty of X-trails going offroad are on YouTube. Have a good night emoticon"

Haven't heard from that poster since. A couple of users backed me up. Not to reply to his comment was sin. Just had to share.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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You should have challenged him to back-up his big mouth and meet you with his XF Wagon, then video it and put it up on the site for all his big mates to have a laugh at.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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Reggie that sort of stuff is all over the internet. Usually posted by people who have never driven an X-Trail but have heard a story from a 'friend of a friend' about how an X-Trail couldn't do something. Just take it with a grain of salt. You know what they can do so just be comfortable with that.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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I usually just post a link to the Trip Reports section of the forum for them to see and read for themselves emoticon

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Date Registered: 07-2009
Location: Central Queensland
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I've found that type on a popular tech forum I frequent. Worst part they also bagged this forum in a thread about what SUV to buy.
I put a few comments in that the poster had replied to and after a couple more replies from myself and another poster; they stopped posting, never to be heard of again, the thread went for many pages after that.
 
I don't care what others may think of xtrails but don't bag a useful forum.

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Date Registered: 12-2011
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Todd, I know there are people like that around. At least there is one less now. lol.

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Date Registered: 07-2013
Location: Adelaide
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Re: The nerve of some people


Haters gotta hate !

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Date Registered: 08-2012
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I was invited on a 4x4 trip to Bendethera by a mate. The blokes in 2 of the utes weren't happy that I was coming... as I would hold them back. Since that trip, they're still amazed where the x-trails can get to. I had people stopping me on the firetrail into Bendethera valley - a husband and wife in a triton seriously could't believe I had gotten in so far, and didn't believe me when I said we'd had no trouble.

In defence of the haters, you need to remember though, when people think of the X-trail, they think of petrol, cvt and crappy OEM tyres on a car with lower clearance than a subbie forester. Its a whole other ball game once the diesels have had their lift, bash plate and tyres are put on - there's not many places you can't go, unless its in a modified proper (LR, ladder frame) fourby.

I'm happy to get to 90% of places in the x-trail, and have the comfort of what essentially feels like a nice sedan on roads and not having my spine rattled on every bump.

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Date Registered: 09-2012
Location: Brisbane
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I guess I'd better not take mine off the bitumen then Mike ;-)

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Re: The nerve of some people


Haha Michael sounds like you're having a go at the petrols there. Better clear that one up emoticon

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