Used 2001 Nissan Xterra SUV Consumer Reviews

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Great Vehicle

John R., 06/05/2016
XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)
29 of 29 people found this review helpful

Bought it with 28000 miles in 2003....381k today! It’s been a great vehicle and still has a great interior ( I added leather seats) and paint. Not a speck of rust and the bottom looks like new! ( Florida Car). Sadly she’s probably on her last legs, my rebuilt transmission( replaced at 225k) is slipping and suspension parts are failing! Engine still runs great, but leaks oil and it’s probably time to move on! Update:Nothing new since last update except I’ve added only 1000 miles. I guess I’ll keep her since she has no trade-in value😂 and because I can’t bring myself to give her away and she still does everything I need! Great in the rain, hauling landscaping supplies etc.

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A Note on Safety

Jamie, 05/25/2009
SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)
31 of 32 people found this review helpful

Best vehicle my wife and I ever bought. Extremely versatile for trips, vacations, camping, light towing but still practical enough for everyday use. I even hauled lumber on the roof- rack with no probelms. UNFORTUNATELY my wife was rear-ended in our last week! She left the highway sideways, went airborne and flipped three times...completely crushing the front and rear, but the seating areas both front and back were not harmed and she walked away without...well, one tiny scuff on her leg from the steering wheel. It kept her safe and we are now looking for a replacement. We love the X-terra

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Love this car!

jmedavis, 09/02/2011
SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
20 of 21 people found this review helpful

I have a 2001 SE 4x4. Bought it in 2005 with 64,000 miles. 5 years later and now over 175,000 miles on it, we've had no engine or transmission issues with it. I did have to replace an electrical component in the a/c this summer for about $250 but otherwise it's just been routine maintenance. It's a fun truck to drive and very reliable. Not the best backseat for carseats but it is manageable. We're in the process of selling it only because our 3rd child is on the way and we can't fit the family in this car anymore. But that is the only reason we're selling! It's been a great car.

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100k+ after

Kinetic, 03/15/2010
SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
33 of 36 people found this review helpful

I've purchased this car about 2 years ago with 100k miles on it. So far I've had to replace: Timing belt (wore out) Fog lights (burned out) A/C fan (Burned out) Leaf springs (1 snapped) Head gasket (coolant leak) Front grill (plastic pins holding it broke off) 4 small suspension parts, forgot what they were called I maintain the vehicle regularly, but a lot of parts appear to be cheap and fall apart. Especially the plastics, plenty of rattles and squeaks on every bump. Bumpers are also poorly built and fading. In the 2 years I've had the vehicle it has cost me about $3000 in repairs on top of the regular maintenance. Great off road, but poor quality parts make it less appealing.

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Great truck but not without reliability glitches

anthonymaw, 10/14/2012
XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
24 of 26 people found this review helpful

I bought it used on a private sale from craigslist replacing my 1985 Toyota 4runner that I ran up 550,000km (340,000miles to you guys south of the 49th). However last year (2011) the in-tank electric turbine fuel pump unexpectedly quit (at 220,000km odometer reading) leaving me stranded on the side of highway. It wound up costing me well over $1000 in towing charges, parts and labor plus an overnight motel stay and a one day travel delay. Now that I know how to replace it I carry a spare fuel pump and screwdriver along with the spare tire....

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