Frozen doors....such a stupid design! My 06 Xtrail did the frozen doors thing again. So we had a rare arctic deep freeze snow storm in Vancouver a week ago. 35 cms of snow and daytime temps of minus 9, windchill factor of minus 15, strong winds. I have experienced the dreaded Xtrail freeze out once since 2015 with similar weather. But this time this was rediculous. I had a day off and i waited till 12 noon to go to a laptop repair shop only 3 mins from home. IT was blowing wind and snow pretty good but at least the temperature was only minus 1 or 2 C. First i go remove the snow off my truck's roof and all the glass. Next i tried to open my front passenger door....nope, door stuck ! Finally aftera few tugs it ooens but will not latch shut, after 4 slams, it latches shut. Next i go try my driver's door....A miracle,it opened normally. After 2 attempts to close shut, it closes. I start my car. I warmed it up for 20 minutes. It was blowing nice hot air from the defroster. I finally drive off to my destination 3 minutes away. After circling the block 3 times i park of busy East Broadway a few car lengths from the laptop store. Shut off the engine....and my driver door refuses to open . I try the passenger side, nope...,.both rear doors...Nope! Can you believe, i spent 25 minutes stuck inside my Xtrail?? Heat on full blast, i rolled down my driver's window to reach out and try to pull on my outside door handle..door still wont open. I reach out and put my key in the door lock , it turns but will not undo the inside door mechanism. I tried using my keyfob remote unlock/lock/ unlock multiple times over but that did Nothng. I never panicked, i was just so pissed off and annoyed. 25 minutes of trying all sorts of stuff to get Any door to just open from inside. Heat on high, windows up,hoping to dethaw my inner door lock mechanism . Finally, i try one last time.....frigging door opens!. After that i just shut my door and put on my after market alarm. I did not lock with key fob. Next 3 days, parked in front of my home, unlocked but alarm on. Only way i could ensure i could open my doors. Yesterday and today the temperature shot up to plus 8 or 9 celcius and rain rain Rain. You know i really like my Xtrail. But in next year or so, probably moving away from Vancouver about 500 klms to a smaller city where they get regular typical Canadian winters of overnight lows minus 10-25 C. This Xtrail will not be suitable for that at all. Im thinking i give this truck another year and sell, switch to a used 07-10 Toyota Rav4, awd , 4cyl. I normally keep my Used vehicles 5 to 6 years and then switch things up anyways. Sticking with japanese used suv, a Rav4 , altho boring, is like a very dependable , easy to fix and run, toyota corolla.