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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV

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Wow I Love this Xterra!
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By Xtremely Happy
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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Decided on the Xterra after looking at Honda CR-V, Acura RDX, Toyota Highlander, etc. The Xterra may seem not fancy enough for some folks, but seriously it's got everything you need. I've been extremely pleased with this Xterra, it's such a great all round vehicle, easy to drive and not a ginormous vehicle. It's straightforward, drives great and has not given me one moment's trouble in 5 months of daily driving.


Favorite Features

Exterior design, radio controls on steering wheel and very comfortable seats. Satellite Radio is awesome too.


Suggested Improvements

Well, since I drive in the city only, I will say I'd like to have better gas mileage!


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By Jack
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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The Xterra has its ups and downs, the engine offers nice power, but fuel mileage is bad. Sometimes city/hwy average mileage as low as 13 mpg that's not even using 4wd. Aerodynamics are terrible roof rack, running boards, fenders, back bumper steps, heavy 4wd system. The auto tranny shifts well. Cargo area offers a decent amount of space. Overall satisfied.


Favorite Features

Engine, tranny shifts.


Suggested Improvements

Sun roof option, although that would take away the top basket. Leather options. Factory integrated navigation with reverse camera. Might as well make that V6 a V8, mpg is just as bad. 6 speed automatic transmission. all terrain tires. Funkier exterior styling like fj.


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My Xterra rocks!
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By Ken
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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned everything from a Toyota Corolla to a BMW. As I have gotten older practicality and reliability are huge factors in my decision making now. The Xterra is the best midsize SUV on the market. It is also the best value. Do your own research and see for yourself. Depending on where you are in the country you should be able to get a new one at or under invoice if rebates are included. Major improvement over the old body style and engines.


Favorite Features

The 4WD is incredible for off roading and I do not even have the Off Road package. Fuel economy is slightly better than advertised if you spend the majority of the time doing the speed limit.


Suggested Improvements

The base radio can be improved but not a big deal. A little more leg room in the back would be nice but I don't ride back there so not a big deal for me either plus I ride like a brother in a Cadillac with my seat back so my backseat passengers get the dirty end of the stick anyways.


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Very pleased, minor complaints
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By SgtJoe
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2008 Nissan Xterra SUV X 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I love my Xterra, it was very affordable and meets all of my needs. The only complaints are the seats are kinda cheap. Material for seats get worn fast. The other complaint is that the X model did not come with crossbars for the roof rack! Why have a roof rack without cross members and they cost almost $250. All and all I love my Xterra and the six speed makes it very fun to drive.


Favorite Features

six speed manual


Suggested Improvements

better material for seats and cross members for roof rack with all models


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


Review

Other than the problems with the hood paint we love the xterra. The hood has factory damage which appears as light swirls under the clear coat but on top of the paint. There is also environmental damage which appears as a bubble in the paint on the hood, which I am told will come off and leave exposed metal. I feel that the damage came from the dealer as the car sat on their lot for quite awhile before I purchased it. I have spoken to dealer and Nissan and they only offer to repaint. I don't want a repainted vehicle... I would take another hood off of another vehicle or a trade up with paying some of the difference if there was any. Not satisfied brand new and suggesting repaint. UGGGHHHH!


Favorite Features

blue tooth, garmin in the dash, rugged yet practical


Suggested Improvements

Nissan and the dealer should stand behind their product. I told the Nissan rep, Matt, that did not want a vehicle that may look ok now repainted but in 4-6 years would have a hood that looks different from factory paint. His response-the vehicle will be out of warranty then anyway.


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