I just bought a used 2002 Xterra and I love it. I traded in my 99 Jeep Sahara, and although I miss the open top, the feel and look makes me miss the jeep a little less. It certainly drives smoother, and the stick is easier to manage. Factory sounds system is a heck of a lot better too.
Interior space, outside look
clutch is a bit close too the side wall, and at an off angle. Can be a bit hard to depress with larger feet or long legs. Steering wheel could adjust a bit higher.