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.
Peppy 270 hp engine, smooth 6-spd manual transmission & handy fold-flat rear seat and front psgr seat. Good visibility to rear quarters.
Outside temperature gauge would be nice. Standard rear shelf is too slick-- luggage slides all over. Initially hard to find reverse on 6-spd. Could use a few more interesting exterior colors.