This was my first time owning a SUV. I fell in love until I had to fill the gas tank. The gas mileage on this SUV is very bad for a 4cyl vehicle. There is no get up and go. How could you have a visor without vanity mirrors? Take this SUV and start over from scratch. And next time have a female design it.
Height of vehicle. I am no longer afraid of driving in front of 18 wheelers or other SUVs with their headlights in my eyes.
Well I have had my 2001 Nissan Xterra for about a year and I have to say that this SUV is great to drive. I was very surprised by the fact that the braking response is excellent for an SUV, there is not that much of a delay. In the snow it has been fearless. My only complaint, like every one else, is the gas mileage is horrendous. I get no more then 250 miles on a full tank...and that is a combination of both city and highway driving, but mostly highway miles. But hey any of us who buy an SUV know what we are getting ourselves in to.
6 cd changer, leather seats, 4WD
gas mileage, it would be a great feature if you could lower the trunk's window like most other SUVs
2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)
I think that the seats are fine. I do
long highway drives (17 hours
straight) often and rarely have to
stop except for gas. However, I have
to stop too often for gas.... Room
inside for two bikes, camping
equipment and people. Disappointed at
depreciation rate. Seems much higher
than comparable vehicles. Even
without 4WD it handles great in snow
on fairly steep rodes.
Tight turning radius and overall
handling; internal cargo hooks
My Xterra is fun to drive around town, on the
highway, and off the pavement. I never have to
worry about taking it into poor conidtions. With
4WD and a high clearance, snow, mud, and dirt
roads are not an obstacle. There is plenty of room
inside for the dog, groceries, or backpacking gear.
And if you run out of room inside, there's always
the rack up top. The Xterra is designed for
adventure down to the last detail. Do not expect
luxury here, just functionality. Lots of functionality.
I love the fact that there is a buit-in first aid kit
(which I have used), but no vanity mirror.
My only complaint is that I wish it got better gas
At first I was thrilled, bought it
new. But at 37000 all four automatic
windows quit working and nissan said
it was out of warranty by 1,000 miles
so I was stuck paying for them. At
42000 miles the suspension became
veryrough and after several trips to
the mechanic still cant be fixed. Now
at 50000 miles the air conditioning
died and the back window wiper quit
working. I'm trading in the end of
this month for a toyota.
Back seats pop out so when your
children throw up you can pop them out
and hose them off. When they dry they
pop back in easily. It also takes
Thay need to change the window
mechanisms, I was told at the
repairing dealership that this is a
FREQUENT problem. They definately can
improve their Customer service. It was
not that helpful.