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Too expensive to fill up the tank!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By J&Ms
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE S/C 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)


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When I bought my Xterra, I was unaware
the of the horrible gas mileage that it
got. Typically it will get 12 miles to
the gallon and it takes premium fuel to
fill up. Here in California, we are
approaching $3/gallon. I won't be able
to afford the cost of driving it.


Worst Features

Impreve the gas mileage! Can you fill 'er up with regular?


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Family of Xterras
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By tex500
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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purchased this 2002 Xterra, 11 months
after purchasing the previous years
model for my wife.

I have driven many miles in this
Xterra, shooting photos at race tracks
across America. It has has been down
some of the roughest roads, and not
skipped a beat. The (e)Xterior, when
washed, looks as good as the day I
drove it off the lot.

I even use it to pull a cargo trailer
at times. Before the trailer, we
amazed ourselves at how much equipment
we could fit in the back with the
seats folded down.

Highway mileage is about 18-19 mpg.
Not what I expected when I bought the
first Xterra, but actually an
improvement over the 2001 model.


Best Features

The raised rear seats, and rounded headlights (vs rectangle in 2000-2001).


Worst Features

My driver's door started making a whistling sound at higher speeds (80 + mph when air somehow gets through). The dealer said he would fix this under warranty, but I haven't been by, as I don't usually drive at that speed.


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By ringrose69
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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Not bad but heavy on gas!!!


Best Features

Looks


Worst Features

Gas


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My Xterra
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By Kaykamaka
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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I love my Xterra, but am thinking of
trading it in for a new car after our
recent ice storm. I know that all cars
have problems on ice, but I could not
even get traction in my driveway. I
felt very unsafe in it even after the
roads cleared a little. The noise from
the road is bothersome while on
highway. Should come equipped with
rainguards on the window. Basic
interior, awesome exterior. Really
sporty and fun to drive. Hard to clean
interior for messy drivers (like me).


Best Features

The exterior look, how high you sit, stadium seating in backseat, ample cargo room, temp. display and dimming on rearview mirror.


Worst Features

Something to limit road noise (wind, etc).


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The X-terrible
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By negative slope
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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I mean X-terrible in a good way like
not bad meaning bad but bad meaning
good (Run DMC). This is a fun to drive
great to look at vehicle. Forget going
over $30K for a few meaningless bells
and whistles, this truck has and does
all that those trucks do. Plus it looks
tough, this is no Estrogen-UV like some
of the other, wimpier looking new
entries into the market. Keep those
jacked up mini-vans and give me a truck
with raised white lettered tires and
aggresive styling. The dirtier it gets,
the better it looks. Rock on in your X-
terrible.


Best Features

The 6 disc in dash, the grey wheels/ luggage rack, aggressive styling. I knew I could depend on a quality product from Nissan, but the looks were the biggest factor in my purchase. This looks like the 4 wheelers I always wanted as a kid.


Worst Features

5 CD cases fit in in the console and the player hold 6?, a place for spare change, intermittant rear wipers, better mileage, redesigned rear seats, make the tail a little wider to accomodate a piece of sheetrock do any automotive designers own a house?


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