by jerrymax on May 4, 2014 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought this car almost two years ago and have put 15,000 miles on it.
It is great in snow and ice in 4 wheel drive mode.
Easy to shift from 2 to 4 wheel drive system. The 3.3 liter V6 is adequate, not fast, but you don't get an SUV for speed.
Valve gaskets had to be replaced at 154K.
Only complaints; no dashboard clock and dashboard instruments are very dark. On a sunny day if you're wearing sunglasses you can't read them unless dashboard lights are turned on.
Vehicle is very rugged.
I actually think this 1st generation Xterra looks nicer than the 2nd generation.
4 full doors and great visibility make it more practical than the FJ Cruiser.
I would highly recommend this vehicle.
by jenlw on Sep 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD
I recently bought a used 2000 xterra.
It had about 118,000 miles on it, and is 12 years old, but still runs great.
I love the way it looks, and drives.
Gas mileage isn't the greatest but I don't do that much driving so it's ok.
I did have to replace the distributor, which was about 350.00 but other than that it's been great, and I love it!
I've had it for 6 months and still love it like I did when I bought it.
They didn't have the option that mine is but it is a SE automatic 4x4
by kms1990 on Jun 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV
i love my xterra she has a bumpy ride but its a truck frame so it is designed to be tough not smooth it runs like a beast but as with most v6 suvs it feels underpowered on acceleration up hills on freeway onramps but if you give it a good amount of gas pedal push it will downshift and get up there it looks great to me definitely distinctive the interior is a little bland but well built and comfy seats sit low in front so it feels like sittin in a sporty car thats lifted 10" because you can see above most things blind spots are minimal which is good it has alot of storage space and is well built and fun to drive especially off road where it loves to be great suv i would buy again
by rita1971 on Aug 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV
I purchased this car ten years ago, it now has 354,000 miles on it. Have only replaced transmission once, never had engine problems and now just needs a power steering line. Its very reliable and great for your money. I highly recommend this vehicle for anyone that uses highway miles a lot and desires to put lots of mileage on a car. I have been driving mines forever and I love the car....Its has exceeded its expectations at 354,000 miles...Unbelievable!!!
Im passing it down to my son now.
by themazemaker on Jun 17, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4dr SUV
My wife bought her xterra brand new in 2000. have had some minor issues with it till it hit 250000 and had to have the tranny rebuilt.
Must say that is awsume.
having an overheating issue now and trying to track it down.
usually when the Air is on it overheats but have not had any other issues to speak of.
Love this Vehicle.
Will buy another someday when this one goes to the car graveyard lol.
it didn't give me an option for saying its an Automatic just manual.
by heather33 on Jun 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD
and i have to say i believe you are supposed to have your airbags serviced every so often so people who's airbags didn't go off could have done that. probly a good thing to do for all late model vehicles
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