2002 Nissan Xterra SE S/C 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)
When I bought my Xterra, I was unaware
the of the horrible gas mileage that it
got. Typically it will get 12 miles to
the gallon and it takes premium fuel to
fill up. Here in California, we are
approaching $3/gallon. I won't be able
to afford the cost of driving it.
Impreve the gas mileage! Can you
fill 'er up with regular?
We just bought our XTERRA and the
amount of gas it goes through is a
disappointment. Nissan declares 14-19
mpg and we're lucky to get 14 mpg
highway. Very disappointing. The
engine also takes 10-15 minutes to warm
up, which means that I'm driving with
the engine screaming at 4000 rpm (62
mph). When the engine is finally warm,
I'm still at 3000 rpm (62mph). This
can't be good. We are looking to trade
it in after 4 months.
State the true gas mileage on the
sticker. If it's 14-19, then o.k., but
if it's 10-14, then say so.
I've had over 20 different cars and
these are by far the WORST!!!! The foam
is like a marshmellow. If I would have
known how bad I would have never bought
the car and probably will not keep the
car...I can't believe the in dash ash
tray is an accessory so you have a hole
in the dash that looks like crap.. I'm
really disapointed with this car, I
know it's not a luxury car but
please....Oh by the way this is not my
first suv it's my third...
I like the looks of the car but I can't
get past how uncomforable it is to drive
seats seats seats........ oh and a
better sunroof would be nice
2002 Nissan Xterra SE S/C 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)
I bought the xterra with high hopes. I fell in love with its looks and was hooked. I knew going into it that it would get bad mpg and require premium gas but even then was surprised. I had heard 18-21 mpg or so... i was lucky if I got 15 average (and I drive 80% highway and very conservatively). However I was even willing to look past this fact were it not for the absolutely terrible reliability. In the six months I owned the car it cost me over $4000 in repairs! Twice it died on me on the road (once was camping in the woods 3 hrs from home). Bottom line is, only get one if you have a lot of extra money for gas and high priced, frequent repairs.
Looks, supercharger provided enough power for an SUV. Good in the snow with the 4X4. The ladies liked it.
Reliability. Gas. Make the car easier to work on... mechanical bills were at least twice what they were for my honda ( the car i had previously) for the exact same repair.
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