2002 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Either love it or hate it

2002 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Either love it or hate it
By John (Seattle) on


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


I bought a silve 2002 SE V6 4X4 two weeks ago. Bought it because of it looks more rugged than CRV and RAV4, is more reliable than the domestic offerings. It's actually bigger inside than I thought. Not enough power in base V6 but OK in day to day driving. A little high to get in and out of but that doesn't bother me too much. Build quality is OK but nowhere near Honda quality (for example, the temp control switches feel like it's made in China). Handling is good if you don't drive it like a sports car. Brake is excellent. Sitting very high, which I love. The styling is the best I have seen in all SUVs outthere which is why I bought it.

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More power, move backdoor handle to normal position. Lower the hood a bit.
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