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2002 Nissan Xterra SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Family of Xterras
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By tex500
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

purchased this 2002 Xterra, 11 months
after purchasing the previous years
model for my wife.

I have driven many miles in this
Xterra, shooting photos at race tracks
across America. It has has been down
some of the roughest roads, and not
skipped a beat. The (e)Xterior, when
washed, looks as good as the day I
drove it off the lot.

I even use it to pull a cargo trailer
at times. Before the trailer, we
amazed ourselves at how much equipment
we could fit in the back with the
seats folded down.

Highway mileage is about 18-19 mpg.
Not what I expected when I bought the
first Xterra, but actually an
improvement over the 2001 model.


Best Features

The raised rear seats, and rounded headlights (vs rectangle in 2000-2001).


Worst Features

My driver's door started making a whistling sound at higher speeds (80 + mph when air somehow gets through). The dealer said he would fix this under warranty, but I haven't been by, as I don't usually drive at that speed.


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My Xterra
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By Kaykamaka
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love my Xterra, but am thinking of
trading it in for a new car after our
recent ice storm. I know that all cars
have problems on ice, but I could not
even get traction in my driveway. I
felt very unsafe in it even after the
roads cleared a little. The noise from
the road is bothersome while on
highway. Should come equipped with
rainguards on the window. Basic
interior, awesome exterior. Really
sporty and fun to drive. Hard to clean
interior for messy drivers (like me).


Best Features

The exterior look, how high you sit, stadium seating in backseat, ample cargo room, temp. display and dimming on rearview mirror.


Worst Features

Something to limit road noise (wind, etc).


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Sluggish '02 XTerra
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By SeaDweller
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Vehicle looks great and is fun to
drive. The Solar Yellow turns alot of
heads as well! It is perfect for my
lifestyle with the real-truck features
I need with relative comfort for its
class. Not much pep, however. It is
sluggish on acceleration.


Best Features

12V outlets, roof rack, wet-gear basket, high clearance, rugged look, solid build, and stadium seating in rear.


Worst Features

Acceleration performance is less than average. Gas mileage is horrible - max has been 16mpg on Hwy (Rated 16-19). No pep for passing and sluggish on take off.


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02 Xterra SE 2wd
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By mkm325
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Looks great and is fun to drive, but a
little uncomfortable for long rides.
The legroom in the back is cramped and
the width of the front seats could
stand to be a little wider.


Best Features

Looks nice! It gets attention on the road! I also love how high up it sits. It is taller than most SUVs, and some pickups. All the added 12V outlets are handy also.


Worst Features

The back seats did not provide much legroom. If you have a carseat and want to use the new LATCH system, it is only offered on the outboard seats -- not in the middle (safest) seat. I would also like to see a remote lock/unlock for the rear door. And the gas mileage -- aagh!


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AN SUV that is really an SUV
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By rzrbck1
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2002 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

While primarily driven by my wife, I
have had the opportunity to spend 8
weeks as the primary driver. The
vehicle looks great, is made well, and
has a fantastic audio system. Its an
SUV in the truest form of an SUV.
This vehicle is not for everyone, but
we have enjoyed it for what it is. A
truck based...SUV.


Best Features

Our children really like the "stadium seating". Build quality is excellent and the audio system is one of the best. The service at the local dealer where the vehicle was purchased has been second to none.


Worst Features

Improved fit and finish in the interior. Several interior pieces have been replaced due to discoloration and fading.


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