2008 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: 2008 replacement of 2005
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2008 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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2008 replacement of 2005
By Spunoffandaway on

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2008 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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Another great car! The 2008 may be the last in this series, so I had to buy before they change it into a cross-over! I drive a lot of interstate miles, and feel safe with higher assurance of returning if hit. Sort of a small tank. No fear of muddy country roads with the great 4wd. Did have to give up a power plug for the MP3 plug-in (bummer)!The 08 has added XM radio and does offer some good entertainment while on trips. Almost same as 05, slight loss of build quality. Noticeable looseness in rear torque conversion around 35 mph or so, not in 05. Maybe it will go away with time. Still could not get side airbag option, must be a myth, like GPS. Not an economy car. Feels secure on the road.

Favorite Features

Weight, height off road for visibility, fun truck to drive.

Suggested Improvements

Add side airbags. Put the second power plug back on the dash, put small MP3 plug anywhere else. Put the 2005 drive train back in the rear. Also the 2005 QC checklist. Design the center armrest not for folks of average height. Also power seat with real lumbar support,or more adjustable at least.
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