I purchased the Xterra because I wanted the, up-high road view, safety and comfort of an SUV, but didn't want to spend over $30K.
Also, the style of the X has always turned my head; I got the gun metal gray - great looking vehicle.
So, I got exactly what I wanted.
Nothing fancy about the X, but I have what I need, but no toys.
Toys are nice.
I miss them, but don't need them.
I commute 104 miles per day and find the X to be a comfortable ride - not rough as so many have said.
I'm getting 21 MPG on a stop-and-go highway ride - much better than I expected.
With gas prices on the rise, I will most likely go back to a small, gas efficient vehicle next purchase, but I am enjoying the X.
Style, durability, versatilty and price.
The X is what it is advertised to be.
Not crazy about the brakes - they don't feel "confident" to me.