2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)
Plain Macho SUV. No frills, just clean practical design. Very reliable so far. Substantial power with V6, but needs a 6th speed for overdrive. 3000 RPM at 65 is too costly with fuel. But around the city it is fun and peppy to drive. Good value for the buck overall. But won't impress those yuppie friends of yours, my kids really like it though. Hell with the yuppie SUVs, enjoy it yourself with your family and all their loaded gear. I'd buy another new XTERRA if gas wasn't going up so much these days. RLC
Roomy interior. Nice looking exterior (except front grill). Feels tough like a truck with rear wheel drive simplicity and reliability.
6th forward speed in manual transmission. Better looking dash. More comfortable seats. Better looking front grill. Painted bumpers instead of gray/black plastic. 2005 solves most of my complaints I am sure.