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Still impressing the heck out of me
I traded a V6 Nissan Pathfinder for my '08 Aspen 5 years ago and can't say enough good things about it. Gets way better fuel economy than the Nissan, better ride, more options, etc. Don't need the 8 passenger seating, but it holds a ton of cargo. The 5.7 Hemi has amazing power and can tow my house trailer with ease. Has only had oil changes, tires, and brakes in the 80,000 km that I've traveled in it. Looking to go to 300000 km in it at least!
Time to scrap it
I don't know what planet everyone is on saying all the good things about the xtrail, but as a long-time owner I can tell you it's a terrible car. The ride is horrendously hard and contributed to my lower back issues. The wheel bearings get fried constantly, the cam sensor goes every 30-50,000km (dies on the road), rusts badly around the wheels (check for bondo), front end parts fail constantly, and the engine burns gas like a V8. At 200000km, it now needs timing chain, 5th set of brakes, exhaust, and more front end work...i'm not putting the $5,000 into keeping it going. Terrible car! In contrast our second car, jeep wrangler, at 150000km just had its first real shop visit in 7yrs.
Insanely great car
I've owned many cars in my 40 years of driving, and this car has captured my interest for longer than any other car. For the money, you cannot get better value than the Orlando! Fuel economy is better than any 7 pass, acceleration is good, and the auto 6 speed trans is fun to shift in traffic. It handles well, good ride, and cruises at highway speeds effortlessly. I wanted a sunroof so I had an aftermarket installed for $1200. Overall reliability has been good, except for an oil line leak and trans fluid needs changing often in heavy traffic commuting use. Highly recommended.
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