Another big advantage is a totally flat floor with the rear seats folded, ideal for dogs or for carrying cargo or tools. In an ordinary motor, a rotor fitted with permanent magnets rotates around electromagnets stator to generate power that is output through one shaft. Nissan addressed these issues by developing a laminated cell for use on vehicles. The handling is reasonable considering the high centre of gravity, but is does roll quite a lot. A bit later on I got to drive it through a forest in Yorkshire.
I cannot get the car to come below 38C. At 30,000km an oil leak from the intercooler caught fire on the turbo, a minor fire occurred. The 'combined' figure, which is the most often quoted, is an average of 'urban' and 'extra-urban' weighted by the distances covered in each test. In addition, the thin cell construction improves cooling efficiency dramatically and also allows excellent vehicle mountability, making it possible to achieve a low, flat floor. Powering the Super Motor are high-output lithium-ion batteries that utilize a laminated lithium-ion cell in place of the conventional cylindrical shape. The laminated cell design reduces the weight and volume by half, compared with the conventional cylindrical type. It is equipped with a compact, high-performance lithium-ion battery pack, already being used on the Nissan Hypermini electric vehicle and other alternative fuel vehicles, powering a Super Motor.
I have been unable to use the car for the last two days as temperatures in my town have reached the high 30Cs. But snick it into gear and the pleasure starts. The added extras alloy wheels, large sunroof, and fog lights are fantastic. General Comments: I like the car, I am worried about the long term reliability. One motor package also incorporates the dual functions of a motor and a generator. The sealing performance of the cell also becomes an issue because of the gas produced by repeating charging and discharging cycles. See the page for more info.
. These and other advantages lead to compact, highly efficient vehicle packaging when the laminated cell is applied to hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. The Super Motor can be utilized in a wide variety of applications, including on fuel cell vehicles and hybrid vehicles, which benefit from the use of its generator function. Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 2. Dealer first service did not change oil filter - two week old filter covered in rust! The steering wheel is adjustable, too, and all the main controls are chunky, logical and easy to use.
No Review Date: 28th September, 2005 I had oil leaking from the inter-cooler in my 2004 2. The choice of gear ratios is good for both solo and towing. Faults: Nothing at all which was part of the manufacturers responsibility. Climb aboard the Sport and you immediately appreciate its large, comfortable, height-adjustable seats with their practical looking dimpled nylon trim. Complained to dealer who wasn't interested - he had got my money.
I have three reflective panels on the windshield and front windows, and two rear window socks. Yes Review Date: 4th November, 2004. Hours of operation on maximum does little to reduce temperatures inside the car, if outside temperatures are in the 30C's. Be prepared for your children in the rear to be sweating profusely, as there is no rear air vents. Will probably sell before the 3yr warranty is up.
Putting the dials in the middle leaves space for a handy cubby in front of the driver. And no silly spare wheel slung on the back door. The innovative Super Motor can achieve dramatic improvements in compactness and efficiency compared with the use of two motors. Each time Nissan garage said no leak present even though drip of oil is visible! Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 2. I still rate the Nissan X-Trail 2. I would buy another one with confidence.
I took the X-Trail through some glop holes of stinking black sludge and down some precipitous descents but most of all enjoyed it drifting slightly sideways at about 60mph on the gravel forest roads. General Comments: Car been in twice to have oil leak fixed. Additionally, it controls the power of each shaft separately, making it possible to drive right and left independently, enhancing dynamic performance and stability. Have now ordered a new Toyota. General Comments: The car is a model of reliability and tows my Caravan well. The Super Motor incorporates a new technique of applying compound current to the electromagnets and has two rotors positioned both on the inside and outside of one stator, allowing power to be delivered through two shafts. The dealer fitted electrics for the tow bar gave problems, but as I am an Electrical Engineer I sorted this myself.