2009 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Cool truck, but not great qual
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2009 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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

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Cool truck, but not great quality
By cobra7 on

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2009 Nissan Xterra S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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I bought this truck and loved it for the first 13,000 miles or so. The RF stereo sounds great, the Bluetooth phone system is great and the potential capability of the truck is excellent. However, at around 13,000 miles, the vibrations and squeaks started making me question the long term quality. There is an odd metallic vibration that comes from the front of the truck when the engine hits about 1750 RPMs when driving. Also, while I don't mind the appearance of the hard plastic interior materials, they do scratch easily. This is mostly a problem in the cargo area, where hauling basic, normal will leave it scratched up after only a couple of times. The roof rack is fantastic, though.

Favorite Features

Roof rack can haul just about anything, stereo, exterior appearance, Bluetooth, torquey engine, shift-on-fly 4X4, car tie down hooks in cargo area.

Suggested Improvements

Use more scratch resistant materials in cargo area with a less slippery floor, reduce engine vibration, improve auto tranny shift points and kick-down point, raise center console for better arm rest, make both front windows auto up and down, offer heated seats, offer Homelink
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