2006 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Less Enthusiastic Than Most

2006 Nissan Xterra SUV - Consumer Review

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Less Enthusiastic Than Most
By Grumpy on


2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I bought the OR model to use off road after driving an '88 4x4 Pathfinder for 342K miles (great vehicle!) By comparison, the Xterra rides like a buckboard & handles like a baby buggy on mountain roads (mushy steering, feels unstable - tho it might not be). Can't get rid of constant squeaking from under carriage, despite 4 trips to the dealer. Unnecessarily tall inside (about same capacity as old Pathfinder, so why?). Worse mileage than advertised, poorly engineered cruise control.

Best Features

Good power, excellent traction OR. Auto dimming rear view mirror work well.

Worst Features

Better mileage, better design of interior, more comfortable seating, better interior storage, esp. for rear passengers (there's none in the doors). Why 2 glove boxes? How about one big one? Int/Ext thermometer instead of compass on RV mirror. 2 trip odos & white gauges.
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