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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Less Enthusiastic Than Most
By Grumpy on 12/03/06 06:28 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I bought the OR model to use off road after driving an '88 4x4 Pathfinder for 342K miles (great vehicle!) By comparison, the Xterra rides like a buckboard & handles like a baby buggy on mountain roads (mushy steering, feels unstable - tho it might not be). Can't get rid of constant squeaking from under carriage, despite 4 trips to the dealer. Unnecessarily tall inside (about same capacity as old Pathfinder, so why?). Worse mileage than advertised, poorly engineered cruise control.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I really enjoy it
By IamAng on 11/10/06 12:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The gas mileage isn't great only about 22mpg. The ride is really nice, I love sitting so high up. The exterior design is really different. The interior is mostly plastic that scratches easily.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Test drive it & decide for yourself
By Mesh on 11/05/06 12:38 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV X 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased the Nissan Xterra X because I wanted a vehicle that I new would last me. I went from a Trailblazer to the Xterra and I figured i'd be disappointed but hey, I would save on my monthly payment...so it would all work out. Well, I love the Xterra! I like it more than the trailblazer. It's a more 'outdoors' vehicle. Is great for people who camp, bike ride or have a couple of dogs. Easy to maintain. Has more power than I expected. Is very comfortable. I have not had any problems. The best advice I can give you is to test drive one. Make sure you like it....test it. I totally love mine, it's what I was looking for in my heart.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
WOW, life is more fun with my X-terra.
By MomoV on 10/23/06 19:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have had my X-terra for 2 weeks and have driven it 1100 miles (went on two trips with it). I am amazed at the design of this SUV. It is very well thought-out, with everything you need and nothing you don't (like they say in commercials). I went to Great Sand Dunes NP last weekend and tried to get it stuck in deep sand. I engaged the 4WD/LO and rear locking differential, and it was awesome! No problem getting out of deep sand. I bought my X-terra at Boulder Nissan (Colorado), and that was the most pleasant car-buying experience ever. Those guys are amazingly nice.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
SO far SO good!
By Jerry on 10/23/06 11:38 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Hello one and all, i bought the SE 4x4 night armor late aug got 1400+ miles on it, the truck rides nicely and have been fun to drive. It has GREAT pick up, i AVG bout 19-23 HWY which is not bad if u think bout compared to other SUVs. I'm 6'5 tall and it fits pretty well. It would have been nice for the back glass to pop open sometimes its a pain to open the whole back just to get something.Over all i am happy with this truck.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Improvement from 2004 Xterra
By BWN on 10/19/06 14:46 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Very pleased with 2006 Xterra "S" after 4100 mi. Traded in a 2004 Xterra "X" to get much-improved new model. Best upgrades are extra HP (up to 270 hp from 170 hp!!), 6-spd manual trans and fold- flat rear seat and front psgr seat. Comfortable handling and ride. Great visibility out. Good shifting, better than some performance cars. Nice jump on acceleration. Improved visibility of gauges welcome--light background on old model invisible in bright sunlight. Like unique styling, more classy than 2004 model.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Just Bought an Xterra - Happy to say
By DrBIGHead on 10/12/06 23:35 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

An SUV was not the first on my list of new cars options. I really wanted a sports car but my budget would not comply. Looked around - for under $25K there are not too many cars I would want to own 3-4 years from now. With all that said - If I was going to buy an SUV I wanted a "Real" SUV. The car is incredible - tons of power, comfort and room. I paid $24K out-the-door for the SE - good price. The fuel economy is not great but it is an SUV. I cannot say enough things about the power of the engine. Like other reviewers I wish it had a better exaust - though this may be purchased later. Stereo is good though sub could be bigger. If you need an SUV I would seriously consider the Xterra.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Xterra
By XterraS on 09/18/06 08:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

An excellent SUV. Very responsive engine. Sits higher than a car giving a better view of the road. Great room for easier movement inside. The Utility Package includes the step rails and more compartments. All around great vehicle.
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2006 Xterra
By Mike on 09/14/06 14:08 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Find this a great ride. Didn't realize the rear windows only went 1/2 way down because of the design of the door. Love the response off the lights and the ride off road. I put a set of LT tires on when I bought it and they are harder riding than the stock P tires that came on it, knew this at the start. Dealer is 28 miles away from my home so I had to buy 10 Nissan oil filters and let the local Jiffy Lube do the changes. Jiffy lube was 15 bucks cheaper also. The performance is exceptional even when compared to my 02 Tacoma I traded in .
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Fun tank to drive!
By girlofsummer on 09/07/06 16:20 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The 2006 Xterra has amazing power. It definitely gets up and goes on the freeway. I'm amazed at the smooth and quiet ride.
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