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2006 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Reviews

2006 Nissan Xterra

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Radiator Fluid Leaked into Transmission
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By RadiatorProblem
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2006 Nissan Xterra S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Was very satisfied with the vehicle until the past few months. It is already starting to lose it's paint in some areas and the radiator on this vehicle cracked so that the radiator fluid went into the transmission. The transmission is now ruined and I need a new transmission ($5000+). This seems to be a pretty common problem for 2005- 2008 Pathfinders and Xterras).


Best Features

Comfort of drive, hard plastic surface in back


Worst Features

Install a better radiator.


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Great SUV for the money
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By Kenny
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the truck used in 08 with and have put over 40K miles and still runs great. Use it for work reading meters and yet to get stuck or break down on me. Paint is chipping around windshield but other than that no defects. Plastic is nice inside cleans very easily. Awesome dependability!


Best Features

Powerful v6 big improvement from prev generation. plastic interior.


Worst Features

Improve paint job


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Clutch Problems
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By Stickman
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2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Love just about everything about the car. Only real issue I've had is that the clutch needed to be replaced at 20,700 miles and then again 37,000 miles later. I've been driving manual transmissions for 47 years and never had a problem with clutches wearing so quickly.


Best Features

The car is fun to drive and the 4WD system works well.


Worst Features

Nissan needs to use a heavier duty clutch to solve the problem they have with premature clutch wear. I also find that the windshield wiper control stock is a little too close to the steering wheel. I often hit it accidentally while turning the wheel.


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Plenty Happy
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By SteveD.1911
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought brand new and this X has never disappointed! Taken it cross country (NC-OR, NC-AZ) 3 times and have never had one issue! Rides like a truck and thats what I wanted. The factory suspension in the rear is lacking and bottoms out fairly easy. Easy fix with some good Timbren bumpstops. Have never had a major issue with it yet, just routine maintenance. Fuel economy is average but thats what is expected from a 265HP 4x4. If you want to wheel your rig hard then expect the front diff to fail since they are weak and you will most likely have warranty issues from the dealer if they know you go wheeling. Overall It is a great truck and I love mine!


Best Features

Easy clean interior, power, well laid out and functional controls, storage galore, steering response


Worst Features

If its an Off-Road then make it Off-Road and back up your warranties, beef up the front Differential (R180), improve the stock rear suspension leaf pack.


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By Since 2006 -NM
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my Xterra in 2006 new from the lot. I wanted an SUV because I was moving to New Mexico and needed a vehicle that had very good utility, was great in the backcountry, and can get through snow on uncleared roads. My road is never cleared in the winter. I've owned it for the entire time. While some of the critiques I've read in the reviews have some merit, ie. hard plastics inside, and gas mileage, on the whole its been very good. I replaced the tires at about 50,000 miles. The Driver's seat started making noises and was successfully fixed by the dealer in Santa Fe (good service dept!). The fuel pump was replaced under warranty before 36000 miles.


Best Features

Overall reliability and solidness about it, rockford fosgate stereo and ipod connector.. 4wd which use a little more often than I thought I would.. ground clearance and cargo storage.


Worst Features

my main complaint is the gas mileage. The engine is great and pulls the xterra like crazy. On the other hand, the new CUV's get about the same or only slightly better if one is objective about it. A diesel would be a great improvement. Leather interior and soft touch interior


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