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 Post subject: Original 2006 Columbia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:50 pm 
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Location: Altrincham, South Manchester, UK
Car:: Xtrail
Model: 2.2 dci Columbia
Year/Plate: 2006
Colour: Platinum Silver Met.
Mods: None - YET!!!
Hi folks.

This is my 2006 T30 Columbia 2.2dCi.
The picture was taken at Cherbourg port, waiting to travel back to the UK.

I've owned her since 2015 and am the second owner. Mileage is 110500 - unfortunately without a complete service history.

Enjoy driving the car, but given the price of these new I am surprised at how much that you take for granted is actually missing!


Cheers,
Lee.


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 Post subject: Re: Original 2006 Columbia
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:44 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:08 pm
Posts: 430
Car:: Xtrail
Model: Columbia DCi
Year/Plate: 06
Colour: Black
Mods: Pedders Suspension Lift,Bertye straight pipe back box replacement, Bridgestone Duelers on 16" wheels
Mines black.I just can't bear to part with my Columbia as been a good solid performer and the only vehicle I have kept the longest .I service it regular and it passes the MOT with ease every year still and no corrosion anywhere . Shame it doesn't have heated seats or an auto box as that would be the icing on the cake in the T30 dci for me .It has got me out some tricky muddy situations at times and I don't even have that good an all terrain tyre :thumbs: .It was that good a vehicle my daughter has one now which I care for too, and hers passes the MOT with very little work every year ,.Happy motoring :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: Original 2006 Columbia
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:47 am 
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Location: Scarborough
Car:: X-trail 2.2
Model: Diesel DCi T-Spec
Year/Plate: 2005
Colour: Silver
H14LSB wrote:
Hi folks.

This is my 2006 T30 Columbia 2.2dCi.
The picture was taken at Cherbourg port, waiting to travel back to the UK.

I've owned her since 2015 and am the second owner. Mileage is 110500 - unfortunately without a complete service history.

Enjoy driving the car, but given the price of these new I am surprised at how much that you take for granted is actually missing!


Cheers,
Lee.
Hiya Lee.I have the 2005 Tspec which has now done 194 Thousand miles.Never let me down in five years.Heated electric leather seats,sat nav,and the boot pull cover,and the Safari lights on the roof.How are you getting on with yours.Stay Safe Best Wishes Barry


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 Post subject: Re: Original 2006 Columbia
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:07 pm 
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Location: Altrincham, South Manchester, UK
Car:: Xtrail
Model: 2.2 dci Columbia
Year/Plate: 2006
Colour: Platinum Silver Met.
Mods: None - YET!!!
Hi everyone.

The cars been real good. I use it for towing a 1400kg caravan around, but the Wife usually uses it for just a 3 mile run to work - thankfully it doesn't have a DPF or we would have trouble, lol.
The only real problems have mostly been wear and tear - just replaced the ARB bushes and the rear drop links - it's lovely and quiet now! Serviced her (filters and oil change) on Thursday, so she's good for another 12 months in that department. Last MOT, she needed a suspension bottom arm and a couple of ball joints - and I've put a battery on her. Oh - had te replace the rear tailgate loom because of the usual frayed wires in the rubbed through rubber grommet :(

The headlights have had proper Nissan perspex covers fitted since she was new - so she's not even cost me anything in toothpaste :0

Love the drive, but I owuld have thought there would be : A fuel computer on the dash display and a light to tell me the lights were on at the very least.



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Lee.

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 Post subject: Re: Original 2006 Columbia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:24 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:44 pm
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Location: Mid-Suffolk
Car:: Xtrail
Model: T30 Sport
Year/Plate: 2005
Colour: Silver
I have a 2005 Sport. Yes there are certain things missing. One that I miss most is having a flick wipe on the wipers.

If you want to see how economically you are driving you can always purchase a Bluetooth OBDII plug in reader. I have downloaded the Car Scanner onto my phone. You then connect to the reader through the ap. I have set up a screen with three bits of information. The main dial is the instantaneous fuel usage - when you lift off the fuel usage goes to zero, if you floor it the gauge can go off scale. The secondary dial I have set up is for average mpg and the final is a digital speedo as I find that the speedo on the X'y is rather optimistic, an indicated 70 is nearer 64-65.
You can set up other parameters like amount of boost etc., but I wanted to keep it simple.

As for heated seats it is possible to buy heated seat covers that plug into the accessory socket. Lidl and Aldi sometimes have them in on special purchase or you can get them from other internet shopping sites. The other alternative is to get heating pads that you then install under the seat covers.


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 Post subject: Re: Original 2006 Columbia
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:34 pm 
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Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Posts: 207
Location: East Hertfordshire
Car:: Xtrail
Model: Aventura Explorer diesel auto.
Year/Plate: 2008
Colour: Blue
The only thing that put me off the T30 when I was looking for an X Trail was the fact that they didn't offer a diesel automatic. As I wanted both, I went for an early T31. Cost me a bit more than I really wanted to pay, but it's a great car that I really enjoy driving. Pulls my caravan a treat too, although it is only a light one.


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