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 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
by J-Roy on Nov 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD
We purchased it with 68,000 miles and now it has 135,000 miles and runs very well. We do have occasional issues that are costly (fuel pump, fuel pump wiring harness, brake work, shocks) but they are going to be problematic with any car with these miles. It feels a bit underpowered when we have our family of 4 in it but still maintains freeway speeds without problems. We have loved this car so far.
by chonseydsa on Dec 13, 2009 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD
I loved my 2000 Nissan xterra in silver it had about 190,000 miles on it when I recently totaled it in a accident on Thursday. I also had the problem of the airbags not going off but overall it was a great truck I'm hoping to get another one with my insurance money and buy one with lower mileage. It was tons of fun I miss mine so much.
by clgd3 on Mar 17, 2008 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD
I have owned my Nissan Xterra since I bought it new in 2000. I have not had any problems at all mechanically. I have the oil changed every 3000 to 5000 miles. The only thing that has been replaced a couple of times has been the battery. Other than that it has been a great vehicle. I am even thinking about buying a 2008 or 2009 when I'm ready to buy another vehicle. I've been totally happy with my Xterra the past 8 years. I have read that some people have had problems with rust forming on the exterior. I noticed some rust that appeared to form in the paint but with occasional waxing it inhibited any corrosion. Overall the best vehicle I've owned.
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