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Date Registered: 12-2015
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Looking to buy a T31 diesel X trail.


Hello all,

As above I'm looking at buying a diesel Xtrail TL. Under 100,000ks.

Big questions I have are what should I look for re common faults/issues with buying a secondhand Xtrail?

Servicing costs?

Pros and cons on year/series models? Etc and anything else I should be aware of.

Sorry I know this info will be around here somewhere but unfortunately I'm a stay at home dad with a 2yr old so not much spare time to search and search.

Thanks Ex

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Date Registered: 01-2013
Location: Brisbane
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Hi
I wish there was a way of weeding out all the Friday cars... but there isn't.
Look for something with a decent logbook service history and get the car looked over by an expert.

Personally when I look at a car I avoid any modified examples and anything that even remotely looked like an enthusiast has driven it. That way you avoid dodgy mods, fixes, rockcrawler-wannabies and surf taxis.
And you can start with a reliable canvas.

Check the tech section on common Xtrail issues.
Have fun,
Tom

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Date Registered: 07-2009
Location: Central Queensland
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Check the little plastic deflectors under the car, 1 for each half of the fuel tank for any excessive wear or damage or even missing.
A sure way to find out if it's been driven rough areas and not looked after.
Having decent bash plates installed does not mean it has been taken rough areas either. Mine has had them since I bought it, but at 58,000km it's hasn't been more than 1 km on a dirt road driveway every fortnight so far (that will change soon).

So enthusiast isn't a bad thing, it means they are more attentive to the car.
However if it has an unusual service history and doesn't feel 'nice' to drive then don't look any further.
Seeing a provent oil filter/catch can installed isn't a bad thing either, just ask how much oil has been gathered from it. If next to nothing (get them to open it and show you too) and not freshly cleaned, then good. If it has been cleaned, I would leave it alone. An honest owner will tell you about it.
On the other side, if there is no provent installed, no problem. The owner may not be aware of the small possibility of oil blowback problems or the car may not have that issue, nether of mine have had issues.


After having 2, first one I sold to get a newer and more features version. T31 series 1 changed up to a T31 series 5. The series 1 was 3.5 yrs old with no problems at 60,000km and this one only has a weird noise (that might even be normal) at 58,000km and 3yrs old.

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Date Registered: 05-2012
Location: Sunshine Coast
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Re: Looking to buy a T31 diesel X trail.


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As above I'm looking at buying a diesel Xtrail TL. Under 100,000ks.



Is there any reason why it needs to be a diesel?


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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Good choice looking for a diesel, they are far better than the petrol.

Cheers

John

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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jlmuir wrote:

Good choice looking for a diesel, they are far better than the petrol.

Cheers

John



That largely depends on how you intend to use the vehicle and can't be said as blanket statement at all. Each vehicle is designed to serve a purpose.

For example, using the diesel for doing shorter city trip is useless and will result in a very expensive maintenance bills due to continues clogging of the EGR.

Using the diesel for towing is certainly an advantage over petrol due to more torque.

Etc.

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