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my xterra
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By trippchris
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Xterra XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

it is ok not the best not the worst


Favorite Features

radio, rockford fosgate


Suggested Improvements

fuel econmy


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fIND A DIFFERENT SUV
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By CHAD
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Xterra XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

WATCH THIS TRUCK! PLEASE LOOK ONLINE AT OTHER USERS THAT HAVE HAD THIS SUV OVER A YEAR. BY STATS, MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KEEP THIS SUV OVER TWO YEARS AND SHOW A LOT OF COMPLAINTS AFTER 60K MILES. I HAD TO TAKE MY TRUCK BACK 3 TIMES TO FINALLY GET THE BRAKES TO FEEL NORMAL. I DONT THINK MY ABS IS WORKING ANYMORE AFTER BRAKE FIX TIRES LOCKUP NOW. THE SOUND WHEN I COLD START THE TRUCK, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS. WINDOWS RATTLE. BAD GAS MILEAGE TOO - 16 TO 17. MY COWORKER AND I ARE BOTH LOOKING FOR A NEW VEHICAL TO WARRANT SOME PC OF MIND. FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO BUY. PLEASE CHECK MY SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS!!!!


Favorite Features

STYLE AND COMFORT OF SEATS CAUGHT ME. I THOUGHT AFTER THE POWERFUL ENGINES THEY HAVE IN THERE ALTIMAS THAT THIS ENGINE WOULD BREAK IN.


Suggested Improvements

BRAKE PROBLEMS, WINDOW PROBLEMS, NOISES FROM THE A\C AND LOUD SOUNDS AT STARTUP.


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By Cycle guy
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Xterra XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Great looks and is fun to drive, But... TOTAL Gas pig 11-13mpg. Interior falls apart while you look at it. Door panels have fallen off twice, the carpet pills up into little fuzzy balls as you step on it. The micro thin seat padding condenses after short rides leaving your backside to bump metal. The sunroof tilts open about 2" in the back, but that's it - for all the extra bux why bother to pay for a veiw of a plastic basket! The AC system has to be on in 55 degree weather, 'cause the heating system pumps out hot moist air all the timne, even in the "cold" position. It's been in the shop 3 times already for stupid stuff. This thing is a mess.


Favorite Features

V6 Torque! Fun to drive, Cup Holders, interior layout (but not quality), great racks for bikes, etc.


Suggested Improvements

Padding in the front seats (more than 1/2" please!) Rubber mats instead of nasty cheap carpet. Make the neoprene seat covers the standard material. An AC heating system the works, and a sunroof that actually opens.


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wouldn't recommend
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By brooke6425
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Xterra XE I4 Rwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

The amount of hauling room


Suggested Improvements

smoother ride, quieter on the highway


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xterra
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By nickker
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Xterra SE S/C Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)


Review

great ride....lots of get up and go...good quality construction


Favorite Features

jumps outa red lights and cruises well on the interstate


Suggested Improvements

v-8


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