By smabes on
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Aside from a few little odds and ends
that I would improve, I feel as though
the car has lives up to its name and
has proven itself worthy out in the
woods. I tow things with it, carry
canoes and kayaks with it, although
this is sometimes difficult as the
height of the car is a bit high, and
have had lots of fun 4-wheeling around
in the woods and getting around town
when 9 inches of snow falls in a day
and the city doesn't feel like plowing.
Overall, I don't feel bad about getting
it dirty or even a little scratched
up...as long as I have a good adventure
to go along with it...and that's what I
think the Xterra is all about
Good ground clearance and decent tires.
The 6disc CDplayer sounds great and the
roof rack is handy. Lots of room for
myself, girlfriend, dog, and lots of
gear. The 4-wheel drive is a great
feature to have.
Bad gas mileage. Inconvenient rear seat
folding down process. The engine could
use a bit more power. The odometer is
hard to see when it is very bright out.
Wish the back hatch had a separate
window opening so I could hang
things out the back if I had to.