by brooke6425 on Sep 14, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Xterra XE I4 Rwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I would not recommend this vehicle for
anyone with small children or anyone
that plans to be using it on long road
trips. The ride is so bumpy and on
long trips it can get very
uncomfortable. If I had to do over I
would buy something more expenisve with
a smoother ride and something that was
quieter on the highway.
Though the Xterra was updated just last year, Nissan has made further changes for 2003. Mechanically, the V6 has received a slight increase in power, and a stability control system (Nissan's VDC) will be a new option. Also for 2003, Xterra XE V6 models come with standard 16-inch alloy wheels and tubular step rails, and four new exterior colors are available, including Atomic Orange and Camouflage (limited and late availability). Inside, a driver seat-height and lumbar adjuster has been added to V6 models and a new roof headliner net (on nonsunroof models) and luggage side net have also been added, along with new metal ceiling tie-down hooks. A "rugged" leather package is now offered for the SE trim. Other refinements include a 300-watt rating for the Rockford Fosgate-powered eight-speaker audio system, an available tire-pressure monitoring system and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. A heavy-duty alternator and dual 12-volt power outlets located in the engine compartment are also standard on SE trim.