Until I hit 100K on the odometer I
thought I owned the best SUV available
for the price. Snapped a timing belt
at 100,300. Nissan has given me no
releif, owners manual calls for
replacement of belt at 105K. Replaced
engine with a 30k used engine. Both
engines had cracks in exhaust
manifold. A lemon of an engine. Some
engine parts a clearly sub-standard
When i got tired of my loud,hard to
deal with jeep wrangler I was looking
at the grand cherokees but fell in love
with the style of the nissan Xterra! I
love my 2000 Xterra. Get one equipped
with V6 and 4WD. Also be sure to get
the power package, I noticed some have
the manual roll up windows (like my
wrangler did) I do not miss my wrangler
like I thought I would. I love my
Nissan Xterra (solar yellow with over
sized tires and greay leather seats
make it my dream vehicle!) Test drove a
2000 jeep grand cherokee which cost
$4,500 more than the Xterra and had
basic cloth seating. Very happy with my
purchase so far!
Leather interior makes for a make nicer
ride. Owned a wrangler for 3 years this
Xterra is a huge step up for me. I love
the design of the exterior this is what
caught my eye. I turn heads everywhere
I go because of the solar yellow paint.
The best part is I only paid $12,000
Use less plastice on exterior and
interior. Two sun roofs(one in front
and one in rear) would be really cool.
There arnt too many flaws so far!
I am or better yet "WAS" a die hard 4-
runner fan. Now after the luxury craze
took over our beloved suv's I had to
look else where to replace my 1993 4-
runner with the same ruggedness that
an suv should have. The Xterra fit the
mold perfectly. The Xterra has been
everything my older 4-runner was and
Rugged truck like handling, tight
steering and Nissan's reputation for
live in Kalamazoo, MI; purchased from
MA. It's been as far as (MA,) NV and
FL; of course never a problem.
Actually, when I bought Nissan Sentra
in 1990; I'm now on my FOURTEENTH YEAR
without any repairs thanks to Nissan.
Enjoyable to drive, backseat riders
like the comfort. Durable interior,
running boards (pipes) that absorbed
being T-boned, starts every winter,
fast HOT heating system, decent gas
mileage for SUV- just a great truck. I
have stick-shift & 4WD; winter driving
no problem. Tows like it's not towing.
size of cargo area
roof rack and luggage bars
I would not recommend buying a nissan
xterra. The plastic bumper turns white,
the buttons on the radio come loose, the
paint on the buttons to the radio lasted
2 years, shift gear broken, driver seat
uncomfortable, entire car not quality
made. I can't wait to trade in to buy a
toyota. This is my first nissan, I miss
It looks cute, but made cheap!
I would not buy nissan because even if
they did improvements. I trust Toyota!
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