2002 Nissan Xterra SUV XE S/C 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)
Sadly I only owned this car for 2 months. I had an accident and flipped on a very dangerous road where I lived. People who passed by thought the driver would have died, but I only had a bruise on my knee. The roll ability was great and the cabin stayed intact (no denting in from the top or sides). I feel very lucky to be alive and believe the safety features on this Xterra are why.
I had a 5 speed and loved that. Lots of space. SAFETY!!
I would have liked it if the back window could roll down or open instead of having to open the whole back hatch.
2002 Nissan Xterra SUV XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)
I bought my 4x4 XE Xterra used in April 2002 w/13,000 miles on it, it had been a rental car. I now have over 90k miles and the truck is running solid, the engine and transmission feel tight and it still looks great. I've hauled a 3500 lb trailer about 3k miles. I haven't had a single problem with this truck. In my opinion the Xterra is the Civic of SUVs... it's not the quickest or most swank but it holds it's own especially for the price.
Reliability, looks, seats are comfortable.
The 3.3L V6 is a bit underpowered for the heavy truck so acceleration and gas mileage aren't stellar.
2002 Nissan Xterra SUV SE S/C 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)
I've had the X for 4 years now and couldn't be more pleased with it. The seats are very comfortable on long drives. The Supercharger gives it enough oomph to push you back in your seat. The paint has held up extremely well. People who have driven it are surprised on how nice it handles and how straight it drives. It is a bit rough, but what do you expect? I haven't had any problems mechanically. I replaced the stock stereo with aftermarket since stock sounds, well, stock! I take it in for service religiously and the service dept is always surprised how clean and new it still looks. I detail it A LOT! Just like they say, "everything you need, nothing you don't!"
The S/C power when I need to pass, the comfort of the seats, the nice cargo space, the power jacks everywhere, the ease of dismantling for changing out the stereo and speakers.
Replace the ugly A/C knobs. Make the emergency brake release easier to find.