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Nissan gets it right....
By Damian on 04/05/06 18:46 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I just recently picked up the 2006 X- Terra and boy am I pleased. It has a very smooth ride at high speeds, corners like a car, and has a lot of cabin and storage room. It has a five- star side impact rating, and was voted 2006 Motor Trend SUV of the YEAR!! My only knock is the gas mileage, which isn't bad, but at 21/16 it could be a little better. But in it's exchange you are getting a hell of a vehicle with some styling, not like your uninspired Ford Escape or Trailblazer out there. All in all, a very dependable vehicle that you can be proud to own.
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Great off road vehicle
By Sid Byers on 04/03/06 06:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I've been getting 18 mpg for the first 1200+ miles overall. Seats are very comfortable, control layout is excellent. Transmission shifts perfectly, and the ratios are spot on. The traction control while off road really works great, you just keep going forward with very little wheel slip. I'd buy this vehicle again!
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Puts the S and U in Your V
By tropx on 03/29/06 12:46 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Tried a 1st gen Xterra a couple of years ago and was unimpressed. Cool styling, but too noisy inside, gutless (even the S/C model), and crude overall. Great off-road, though. The new X is nothing like its predecessor. It still has the OR chops, but its refinement is a quantum leap ahead of Gen 1. I am impressed with its quietness on the highway. Ride quality is firm but fairly smooth. Sharp handling, fun to drive, plenty o' power. A great cruiser, yet also a bona fide off-roader--NOT a quasi-SUV wannabe. A great choice if you have only one vehicle for commuting AND playing in the dirt. Be prepared at the gas pump, though--so far I average 17 mpg (90% highway) on winter gas.
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Love It!
By Versitile SUV on 03/27/06 06:32 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

After owning several Pathfinders I decided to go with the Xterra, and I'm loving it! It handles more like a car than a truck and feels very sturdy on the road. Decided on the automatic instead of the 6 speed, with the 265 HP there is plenty of power. I've taken it off-road twice and it handled amazing well.
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Roy's Car
By Roy on 03/18/06 17:32 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

So far, I've only owned my Xterra for a little over a month. This is the most fun behind the wheel I've ever had. The car is responsive in every way possible. I'm impressed with the inside storage spaces and the ability to tie down gear in the back area. I like the idea of four plug ins for electrical items. The Xterra has accesories that can make this vehicle a true sports auto. Has good looks and the ability to take you anywhere and truly enjoy the experience and make you want to do it again, and again, and again.. Had I known about an Xterra, I would have given up pickups a long time ago!!!
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Upgrade from the 2001 Xterra
By medictom on 03/17/06 14:11 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Able to get the new 2006 Nissan Xterra this past week, got the Red Brawan color and could not be happier. I love the new X, love the new Horse Power, love the Xterra period. It is one of the most unique looking vehicles on the road, and also can compete with almost anything out there. Thanks to Nissan for making me want to buy another one....it is truly worth it.
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Just Awesome!!
By pofromchgo on 03/13/06 22:25 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I think Nissan couldn't have redone this any better from the bigger engine, to the plastic bumper to the step in the rear this suv has it all!! It rides very well and with the SE package you can tear up the roads without ever worring about having problems!
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Xterra
By BL on 03/06/06 06:45 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Nissan has built an outstanding vehicle! Smooth ride, quiet, powerful, roomy, and easy to drive. My only complaint is the stock radio - it's, well, cheap.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
For the True Outdoors
By Brett on 03/04/06 15:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Very happy with the Xterra. This vehicle design really does have function. Very rugged and can go anywhere! I decided on the 6spd manual because it's more fun to drive and has a very tall 6th for hwy cruising. I do a lot of whitewater kayaking and this vehicle gets me to all the knarly put-ins. The Xterra has excellent build quality. It is also very surefooted in offroad situations. This is modern man's "old school bronco." I considered the Toyota FJ Cruiser, but decided the massive blind spots over the shoulder were a nuisance and a safety concern. Get out and live a little!
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Big hit with me and the dogs
By maafimushkila on 02/17/06 20:49 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I settled on the XTerra after driving way too many mid-sized SUVs. I drove the XTerra first, and I kept coming back to it. It beats competitors hands down. The powertrain is excellent (smooth, powerful, responsive). Comfortable. Good looking in a geekish kind of way. A great dog vehicle--fold down the rear, and there's no fabric touching the dogs, so its easy to clean. The dogs get a great view, too. Great handling in snow, mud, and sand (haven't had it on rock yet). I wouldn't recommend this for commuters--this is a true 4WD so expect to feel bumps (and pain and the pump, but that's expected, so no downgrade there). If you like to play outside, and have a lot of toys, you want this
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