2003 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Nissan's Edsel
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2003 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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XE 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Nissan's Edsel
By Cycle guy on

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

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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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