By Chili Palmer on
2002 Nissan Xterra SE S/C 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)
I bought the X new in 2001 - First S/C
on the lot. I was impressed with the
off-the-line acceleration and overall
looks (drastic improvement over previous
models). Overall it has been a good
vehicle, performed beyond it's means off
road (Yes I do own another 4x4 to
compare it to...) and has proved
reliable in day to day use. I use it to
tow a 4,500Lb boat on weekends - No
sweat...until I try to pass a gas
station. Best mileage to date 16mpg.
Average 13mpg. Worst (towing) 9.8mpg.
As well, power is great around town but
trying to pass on the freeway does not
net the same surge in acceleration. I
look forward to the 2005's - MORE POWER !
Supercharger (sometimes least favorite
Off road ride (Excellent).
Stock Rockford Fosgate system lacks bass
Considerable brake dive.
Doesn't handle payload well - rear sags
Highway acceleration is only fair.
MFG quoted fuel mileage is a joke -
unless you are drafting a big-rig I
don't see how it is possible.