Bought this Xterra new in 2001 from Al West Nissan. About a year later the dealership told me that it was recalled to correct some problems at no charge-still under warranty. Since that the only thing I had to have done besides the usual oil changes (sometimes I was a little slack on that)& and a battery here and there is points/plugs last year at about 200,000 miles!She is now 9 years old. Unbelievable! Dependable! Reliable! Love my Xterra and wish it would just keep going forever- I might just see how many miles we can get to and then go buy another new one. I've been very happy with it!
Dependability, low maintenance & the way it looks.
Of course gas mileage! But not many SUVs get better & some alot worse- just checked out a '03 Land Rover that got about 12 mpg. The Xterra feels light in the back end while driving on snow/ice.