This vehicle had been through the mill, I have put 250,000 miles on it and replaced the tires twice, changed the oil lots and now have to replace the rear shocks. Along with driving constantly in bad weather, I have towed very heavy equipment and up to 23' boats on a regular basis. I have the 3.3 in it which makes it a bit of a slug off the line, but the power is there when you need it. (well geared) While not towing I get around 28 mpg and can go from Kingston On. to Boston Mass. on 1 tank of fuel.
I bought my X in 2004, at first everything went great. I have 167 K miles on mine and it wasn't a walk in the park.
Where do I start, at 120k miles
i spent 1500 dollars repairing the entire cluth assy.
At 130 K the entire brake system
went to hell ( another 1200 dollars.
at 135 k miles the shocks
went to hell ( another 900 dollars).
At 138k miles or so 150 to replace the liner.
Long story short...I replaced the compressor ( 900 dollars) , the water pump ( 700 dollars) , I
replaced the radio ( 130 dollars) , the catalyst converter ( 900 dollars or so) ,
I had to replace the starter ( 800 dollars) . Now
at 167 K miles , the only thing I haven't replaced is the cup holder..IT SUCKS!
I used to own this car and even though it's great looking and fun to drive, my engine blew... timing belt was ripped off and they told me they needed to replace whole engine! Just reading from other reviews I see this is a common problem for 2004 Nissan Xterra so just be careful when buying!!!!
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