July 2004 will be my 5-year
anniversary of owning my 2000 Xterra
XE 4WD V6. I am on my 3rd set of
front brakes and original rear brakes.
I replaced the stock BF Goodrich Long
Trails at about 65,000 miles with
Goodyear Forteras. I replaced the
battery around the same time and have
just recently noticed the upper
radiator hose has been leaking coolant
under pressure. The body still looks
good although the plastic has faded
over the years. The interior still
looks great. I'm averaging around 14-
15 MPG. Overall Iím very pleased but
would not buy another Xterra just
because I donít use or need itís off
Rugged looks and off road capability.
Reduce the wind noise and produce a
more powerful engine or improve the
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