2001 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Great truck but not without re
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great truck but not without reliability glitches
By anthonymaw on

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2001 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I bought it used on a private sale from craigslist replacing my 1985 Toyota 4runner that I ran up 550,000km (340,000miles to you guys south of the 49th). However last year (2011) the in-tank electric turbine fuel pump unexpectedly quit (at 220,000km odometer reading) leaving me stranded on the side of highway. It wound up costing me well over $1000 in towing charges, parts and labor plus an overnight motel stay and a one day travel delay. Now that I know how to replace it I carry a spare fuel pump and screwdriver along with the spare tire....

Favorite Features

Great rugged 4x4 that goes anywhere, carries a lot of stuff and comfortably sleeps 2 people in it either on the folded back front seats or by folding down the rear seats. The resulting generous carpeted cargo bed is a great place to have fun in the woods with your significant other... ;-)

Suggested Improvements

(notwithstanding gas mileage improvements) Nothing. It's perfect.
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