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2006 Nissan Xterra

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Best Value for Nissan Nation
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By albo
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2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is a great vehicle that I have put a lot of miles on in a short time (125k in 4 yr) great acceleration and 4 wheel drive will take you about anywhere. The clutch went after about 50k miles, this must be a systemic problem cause I have had 4 other nissans with manual transmissions too and have never replaced a clutch! The driver's seat could be more comfortable on long drives. After owning a maxima, I know what Nissan can do when they put their mind to the task! I would like better gas mileage, but who wouldn't? This vehicle, like all nissans, is perhaps the best value for the money. I will own this truck for years to come. Keep up the good work. Nissan Nation rocks on!


Best Features

Body style 4 wheel drive 6 speed transmission Fosgate stereo system Cargo space and cargo control


Worst Features

Drivers Seat should be more comfortable Better gas mileage Heater could act faster


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Great at first but then a disappointed
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By DD9
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2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I went from owning an IS300 to something more reliable in the winter. The Xterra was my favorite compared to the 4runner. Right after the 60,000 mile warranty expired, problems, serious problems that should not occur on a relatively new vehicle. between 60k and 7ok miles shaking in the seat, took it to the mechanic and he said U joints, front and rear. After the initial replacement, more issues with rear wheel bearing, more random vibrating. 77k the heater/ac resistor went. $140 for that plus install, Livid at this point. Went to Nissan, no dice, telling me to go and pay for Nissan tech to diagnose. Terrible customer service from Nissan N. America. 3 weeks gone by, Mike has not called.


Best Features

Styling, power, Rockford Fosgate Stereo, pretty much everything other than poor quality drivetrain parts/manufacturing.


Worst Features

Drivetrain/parts manufacturing! Better customer care from Nissan n. America (won't call and I'm guessing won't cover fix what needs to be done) I've owned much older jeeps that didn't have any of the problems listed above and they had between 100-150k miles on them. Very disappointing.


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Radiator Fluid Leaked into Transmission
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By RadiatorProblem
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2006 Nissan Xterra S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Was very satisfied with the vehicle until the past few months. It is already starting to lose it's paint in some areas and the radiator on this vehicle cracked so that the radiator fluid went into the transmission. The transmission is now ruined and I need a new transmission ($5000+). This seems to be a pretty common problem for 2005- 2008 Pathfinders and Xterras).


Best Features

Comfort of drive, hard plastic surface in back


Worst Features

Install a better radiator.


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Great SUV for the money
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By Kenny
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the truck used in 08 with and have put over 40K miles and still runs great. Use it for work reading meters and yet to get stuck or break down on me. Paint is chipping around windshield but other than that no defects. Plastic is nice inside cleans very easily. Awesome dependability!


Best Features

Powerful v6 big improvement from prev generation. plastic interior.


Worst Features

Improve paint job


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Clutch Problems
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By Stickman
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2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Love just about everything about the car. Only real issue I've had is that the clutch needed to be replaced at 20,700 miles and then again 37,000 miles later. I've been driving manual transmissions for 47 years and never had a problem with clutches wearing so quickly.


Best Features

The car is fun to drive and the 4WD system works well.


Worst Features

Nissan needs to use a heavier duty clutch to solve the problem they have with premature clutch wear. I also find that the windshield wiper control stock is a little too close to the steering wheel. I often hit it accidentally while turning the wheel.


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