2003 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Disappointed

2003 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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SE S/C 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 Supercharger 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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2003 Nissan Xterra SE S/C 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)


I have just over 99,000 miles on my Xterra, and I have already had to replace a cracked exhaust manifold and the supercharger. Now I am being told that the head gasket is leaking. I love the styling and capability of the Xterra, but I have been very disappointed by the reliability. I don't know if the 3.3 liter engine was not properly designed for the stresses associated with the supercharger, but it has definitely not lived up to my expectations.

Best Features

Off road capability; interior space; VDC

Worst Features

Better engine reliability; paint tends to chip easily; better mileage
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