This is my second Xterra purchase. I bought a 2000 when they first came out. The changes and improvements are generous. The horse power increase is terrific. The A/C is improved and cargo area is easier to work with. I have had my new one since Feb 2008 and love it. The only change I did was buy an automatic, I have to deal with stop and go traffic in my commute.
The hp, a/c and cargo area. This is a mans truck, it handles great off road. It is bounces around a little but over I'm happy.
Less bounce on the bumps, increased fuel miles and you have a top notch vehicle.