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Date Registered: 02-2014
Location: Central Vic goldfields
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Hey, at least if you find yourself facing a herd of cattle on the road you have the confidence that you can drive it through a corn field to get around them!

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Date Registered: 05-2012
Location: Sunshine Coast
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The ad left me a bit baffled... and with the lasting impression that the suspension was so bad that the passengers would be jolted around the car and covered with muck after driving over a 2 inch water pipe.

It must be a Gen Y thing, but also the Quash (whatever) advertisement seems to be about coffee and/or how important it is to have your name on the mug.

Both Ads tell me nothing useful but many things fatuous and does nothing for either the credibilty of the Manufacturer or any belief in the Product .

Why anyone would think that emphasising a rough interior ride for the passengers over an absolutely smooth dirt track would endear the vehicle to anyone who might take it off-road, absolutely defeats my idea of logic.

I must be too old to appreciate the twaddle from today's 'image makers'.

Wrong image.



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Date Registered: 04-2014
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Nice Review. Only things I would like to add are: The trim around the radio/nav system and trim around gear shifter is gloss black with a touch of metallic flakes, it is unfortunately prone to show all the finger prints and dust. Other perhaps non glossy colour trim would solve this problem. I am actually surprised ST-L doesn't come with xenon headlights. My last two cars had xenon headlights so this might take a time to get used to. I have also compared the quality of camera to my Z51 Murano. It seems like new Xtrail cameras or navigation screen are not of a high resolution like on my Murano. Apart from these few observations I like the car very much. Ordered mine already. Pearl white. Paid $36900 drive away with 12 months regio. What did you guys pay for yours?
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Hi Dave,

As new member to the forum your first post should be made in the introduction section before posting anywhere else.

It gives you a chance to introduce yourself and your exy to other forum members and be assigned a Member ID.

Please do so when you get a moment. Thanks.

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Fully agree with you Alan. The T32 won't be seen anywhere near an off-road track.



Hi Jalalski,

You quote sounds very similar to the attitude of the 4WD community, when the X-trail T30 was released. I think we need to give the T32 a chance to prove itself, before we make blanket statements on its ability. Remembering that the vehicle is only one part of the equation, when it comes to 4WDriving. The drivers ability is a major influence.

I have had my T32 since January and haven't had the chance to take it offroad yet, but I certainly will eventually be putting it through its paces off the bitumen. I have 38 years of hard 4WD experience (as in completely cross country driving without using roads / tracks). Most 4WD is dependant on the correct route selection across the ground you are traversing.

Once I give it a go off the bitumen, I will let you know how it goes.

Cheers

John

PS, just to be on the safe side, when I take it off road for the first time I will be having my brother-in-law following me in his Patrol.



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No worries John, am happy to be proven wrong but my observation is not the same as that of the 4WD Community which basically considers all soft-roders toy cars including the xtrail, my observation is based on the direct comparison and first hand experience with the previous two models which I have taken off-road (T30 and T31) and judging by the specs and departure angles I have seen in the T32, I think it will disappoint you in this regard and more so when you venture off-road in the company of the previous two models emoticon

Time will tell.

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Date Registered: 12-2010
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The years have rolled on since the last post to this thread.

Hi John (JLMUIR). Have you put your T32 through the paces off-road as yet?? (re your post of 28 April 2015)
I have not located any "First OFF-ROAD test drive" reports on this forum that emphasise the off road capabilities (or lack of) a T32.

I am interested because my brother-in-law wants to take his to Fraser Island in September.
I have asked the question in the General Discussion thread so an answer in that thread would be appreciated if anyone can provide details.

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Good Morning Dave,

I have taken it 4WD and it performed very well, in fact it impressed a number of Nissan Patrol owners that I was travelling with at the time. I took it out last weekend and did some 4WD training for my daughter, she couldn't believe how it got through some of the obstacles.

I haven't taken it on sand yet, but I think if you have the right tyre pressures set and have the appropriate recovery gear available, it will perform just as well as the T30 / T31 models.

The following link is to a post I submitted about a 5 days camping trip I did in the T32 TL:

http://baustralianxtrail.runboard.com/t133213

Cheers

John

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Date Registered: 12-2010
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Thanks for your response John. My T31 handled Fraser Island great but I had a lift and bash plates. Even then I was scraping the sand in some places. My Bro-in-law has a standard stock T32 and although at low tide on the beach should be no problem it's crossing to and from the car ferry (Inskip Point) plus the inland tracks that I believe might be a cause for concern. But I guess that would be the same for the stock T30 and T31.


Anyway, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

cheers

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