SUVs have had a hard time following the budget – but motorists still love their looks, practicality and driving position. The X-Trail was Nissan’s first attempt at a soft-roader and has been a hit since it first hit UK streets in 2001.
If you are considering buying a used Nissan X-Trail, you have to be extra careful since it’s a market that’s wide open to scammers – statistics show that used car buyers have a one in three chance of buying a vehicle that’s subject to fraud. But with some care you can avoid them and find the car of your dreams.
Know X-Trail Car History
If you are buying a used car, you absolutely must get the used X-TRAIL Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and have a mechanic inspect the car on a lift. You are about to purchase a used car for thousands of dollars, don’t get stuck with a lemon because you wanted to save a couple of bucks on a used X-TRAIL history report.
Understand the Nissan X-Trail
Here are the few essentials that you must look at to decide if X-Trail is worth buying.
1. Looks of X-Trail
The X-Trail looks substantial, chunky and capable. The entry-level SE model comes with plenty of goodies including body colour bumpers, roof runners and 16 inch alloy wheels. The range-topping Aventura adds xenon headlamps with washers while roof-mounted “safari” spot lamps are an option exclusive to this trim.
2. X-Trail Interior & Accessories
The X-Trail is both functional-looking with a simple layout and robustly family-friendly. The dials are located within the central console above the optional sat-nav, stereo and temperature controls, creating a neat uncluttered appearance. he entry-level SE trim includes a leather-trimmed gear knob, hand brake and steering wheel with integrated audio controls and twin cooled can holders. We drove the Columbia model which benefited from a sunroof, aluminium foot pedals and an attractive two-tone material for the seats.
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There are several problems that affect the exhaust system that do not require you to call on a mechanic. These problems should be identified early enough and this is because if they stay for long they may lead to engine problems and that is because the exhaust’s main purpose is removing the harmful elements from the engine. If they are not identified early enough, these exhaust problems start releasing dangerous carcinogens into the air. Inspecting for car exhaust problems on a regular basis is very important and this includes the search for cracks and fissures that are in the exhaust system.
When you think your pipes are corrodes you are supposed to use a screw driver to poke them and that area of the pipe should be replaced if it gives in. If the muffler is not shinny and solid it should be replaced. The tailpipe should be the only place that smoke from the engine should exit from. The exhaust fumes are mostly colorless and odorless which pose a lethal threat given that they affect the judgment and perception of the driver and this is one of the main reasons that you should regularly check on cracks on the exhaust system. You can identify some of the common car exhaust problems when you hear popping or hissing sounds that are coming from the engine.
The sounds mostly indicate that the muffler or the pipe is leaking. For those vehicles that have 4 cylinder engines have a harmonic resonance and this is due to exhaust problems which will produce a bussing noise. By turning the system which will dampen the noise you will be able to rectify this problem. A majority of these vehicles have manuals that will help you in rectifying some of these problems. If these sounds do not go away you are supposed to install a second muffler or a resonator. One of the common exhaust problems is exhaust restriction which is as a result of the car losing power or using too much fuel.
Crushed or damaged piped bafflers that have collapsed inside a muffler or a resonator or a catalytic converter that is plugged are the most common causes exhaust restriction. The remedy for this is to solve the root of the problem and this may include the unplugging of the catalytic converter and this is only if the problem is a plugged catalytic converter. In order to identify if you are having an exhaust restriction problem you should go through your engine’s manifold vacuum and this when the car is idle. In most cases the figure should be over 18 inches. Exhaust backpressure is another common exhaust problem.
You should regularly measure the backpressure of the exhaust and in order to do this you will have to measure using a pressure gauge that will replaces the check valve. The figure should always be below 1.5 psi while anything that is above 3 psi will indicate a restriction problem. This can be rectified by the removal of the exhaust’s manifold’s oxygen sensor through the replacement with an adapter on which you should mount a pressure gauge. Plugged converter is another common exhaust problem and this is as a result of some cases ignition misfire or leaky exhaust valves. This can be rectified by replacing the plugged converter. These are the various ways of how to fix common car exhaust problems.
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Dubai-based W Motors has unveiled footage of the new Lykan HyperSport getting a shakedown run at the Dubai Autodrome. Sporting a carbon fiber body and a biturbocharged flat-six churning out 750 horsepower, the Lykan brings some serious performance to the table with a 0-62mph sprint of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 240mph. And with a gesture-controlled holographic infotainment display, gold wire upholstery stitching and LED headlights containing diamonds (with other jewels optionally available), it’s little surprise that the bling factor of the HyperSport carries a hefty price tag with it.
Still, at $3.4 million, we can’t help but wish the soundtrack was a bit more hypercar and a little less vacuum cleaner.
Billed as the first Arab supercar, the LykanHypersport comes with a staggering $US3.4 million ($3.6 million) price tag. The coupe offers 560kW of power, a 0-100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 386km/h.
It’s also covered in jewels: The LED headlights are encrusted with diamonds, and the leather interiors feature gold stitching. Along with the car, buyers get a Special Edition Cyrus Klepcys Watch worth more than $US200,000.
The Lykan Hypersport has diamond-encrusted headlights.
The Lykan Hypersport has diamond-encrusted headlights.
Oh, and the display system uses interactive holographs. Yes, the wealthy owners of the Hypersport will be able to adjust radio volume via a holograph. That’s a first in the auto industry, though we don’t yet know how well it works.
W Motors will only make seven units of the Hypersport, so even if you can scrape together some change, your chances of getting into one are slim.
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