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By Amanda7
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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We have had this SUV for two years. This is a truck based SUV and therefore, not always a comfortable ride. The gas mileage is horrible and the V6 engine isn't very responsive. At 45,000 miles, air conditioning started messing up. It only works half of the time and we are still trying to figure out what is wrong. Very disappointed with the overall performance and reliability of this Japanese vehicle.


Best Features

Stadium seating....great stereo system.


Worst Features

Longer warranty, better gas mileage. For a V6 gas guzzler, poor pickup.


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Sluggish '02 XTerra
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By SeaDweller
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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


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WORST VEHICLE IN MY 40YEARS OF DRIVING, WITH 12MILE TRANSFER CASE LEAKED OIL. HAD TO GET REPAIRED 3 TIMES.NISSAN SAID THEY NEW ABOUT PROBLEM. TOLD DEALER FOR ME TO KEEP DRIVING IT AND JUST KEEP PUTTING OIL IN. YOU BET! PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF ROAD AND PUT OIL IN A TRANSFER CASE.BIGGEST BUNCH OF JERKS I EVER HEARD OFF. NISSAN IS AN OVER-RATED, LOSSY CAR COMPANY.


Best Features

STEREO


Worst Features

TAKE OFF MARKET UNTIL YOU SOLVE THE TRANSFER CASE PROBLEM


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Love this SUV
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By cmontoya
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This SUV is tight. This truck does not lack power even though it's a 4 cylinder. It's geared for low end power so it's not too much fun in stop & go but I've proven it can climb hills with ease. Excellent control in snow without 4x4 also. I was already rear ended and slambed into the car infront of me. The car behind went under and only damaged the bumper. This truck is SAFE! I owned a Nissan truck before this with the same 2.4 motor for 12 years. 198,000 miles and it was a performer with no problems. Sold it to a friend and he loves it.


Best Features

Gear basket. Great for wet wetsuits, tire chains & more. Back seats are easy to break down. Headroom to no end. Stereo system needs no improvement.


Worst Features

Back seats need adjustable headrests. Back seats are definitely hard. Have no complaints about the front seats. A trunk release would be handy. I have to shut the vehicle off to unlock and access the back since I don't have auto- locks.


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mom43bz
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By mom43bz
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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watch out for rear window switches abs light may not come on while it is malfunctioning


Best Features

room, many places to "stick" things, enough power sources and good cup size holders


Worst Features

auto lock upon driving,


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