My first Xterra was a total loss due to a careless driver who pulled out and rolled my truck. This vehicle was incredibly tough. I had a seat belt on and came through the accident without a scratch! I honestly love the Xterra. I feel it safe and reliable. I bought another. I love the look and know I can load up the dog,bikes,camping gear, and a couple of friends! It is a good buy for the 2004 models. I love shifting on the fly, it does well in the snow! This is a well built vehicle! I love it!
The turning radius is by far awsome! Ground clearance, durability, safety, extremely bright headlights, versatility of the truck! Color choices, smoothness of shifting into 4wheel drive, and the body style, options for excessories. I love the grill guard and tail light covers!
A bit more power to climb mountain roads, and the seating design in the back, the pop out cushions are not my favorite, (the 2005 I think has addressed that.