2004 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: If you want a TRUE S.U.V.

2004 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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XE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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If you want a TRUE S.U.V.
By 82BlackShark on


2004 Nissan Xterra XE I4 Rwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


I compared the Saturn Vue and the Hyundai Sante Fe before making my decision on the Xterra. The Xterra has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. while the others have only 1,200 lbs. The ground clearance and cargo capacity is larger than the others too. Get the 4 cyl 5 speed manual if you want the power. It does seem underpowered at first and it took me three days to get used to the shifts. Now I can make this truck fly fast. It has three regular V belts instead of 1 long serpentine belt so no worries if you run into deep water. Nissan built a real SUV.

Best Features

Large vehicle for the price of a Scion Xb. NO timing belts on the 4 cyl. Styling.

Worst Features

First gear is somewhat too short almost like a granny gear which IS perfect for off road. A spare Tire cover or shield that is color matched to the SUV.
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