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Cons: ITS MY WIFES CAR!!
Advice: NEGOCIATE HARD-THEY WILL DEAL.THIS CAR IS FAST,AND VERY STABLE FOR A LARGE CAR. NOTHING COMES CLOSE FOR THE PERFORMANCE/VALUE FACTOR.I WOULD SUGGEST YOU ORDER THIS CAR WITH THE 6-SPEED AND THE LTD SLIP OPTION TO LIMIT WHEEL SPIN.THIS TRULLY A 4-DOOR SPORTS CAR!!
Pros: Looks, function & performance of headlights on country roads.
Cons: Could use more power without resorting to supercharged engine.
Advice: Drive other SUV's, then Xterra. Also look under to compare drivetrains, 4&5 bolt wheels vs 6 bolt for Xterra.The vehicle was delivered with no defects. The shifting of the transfer case from 4wd back to 2wd is not as positive as it should be. Holds the road well in high winds, very stable when driven hard on winding roads ~ for an SUV. Comfortable seating for tall people, front & rear. Rear end will get loose when driven fast on rough roads. Standard sound system decent, AM & FM pickup excellent. Heater is very good in cold climate. AC also works well. Defrosters are excellent, clears side windows rapidly.
Pros: Then V6 engine.
Cons: No power seat memory.
Advice: Shop several dealers against each other.Great looks, great engine & transmission. Some interior features on the cheap side, but none of the important features. Lots of storage space, great drink holders. A great family car for the young (and still alive) family.
Pros: 3.5l V-6 screams
Cons: 6 spd shifter is balky
Advice: There is no better performing sedan for the priceThis is the best car I have ever owned. It is fast, comfortable, and gets good gas mileage. Oh yeah, did I mention how fast it is?
Pros: Look of truck
Advice: The gas milage sucks.Have 2001 SC crew cab, driven 17,000 miles thus far. Rides great, have been gawked at by at least 50 people. Gas milage is poor, I avg 16mpg, and I drive like a Floridian. Don't like the fit of the front fender flairs. There is little gap that lets pebbles get behind the flair and get stuck. Dealer agreed the fit was bad, and replaced them with new ones. They are better, but still not a good design. Tires are apt to hydroplane due to tread design and size.
Pros: Accelleration and Gas Milage
Advice: My sales person was excellent but watchout for con artists...BE PREPARED!I am have been a loyal Nissan consumer for almost a decade. My first car was a '86 200sx. My parents bought it for my my 16th b-day. At 156,000+ miles, it is a workhorse. I just bought a '02 Sentra GXE two weeks ago. I am very pleased. For an entry level car it has out performs most of the cars in its class. I would advise anyone who is just starting out like me to strongly consider the Sentra.
Pros: overall performance
Cons: the passenger seat lacks full adjustment
Advice: Drive it to see if it feels goodThis car handles very well at all speeds. The steering is tight and you feel in control at all times. I have a problem with the passenger seat comfort. The next vehicle I buy will have six way control for the passenger seat. I'm a big man and the seat was made for small people. The acceleration is great although from a start up position it leaves me disappointed. Once you are rolling the acceleration is fantastic. The mileage is good and the braking is excellent. My wife drives the vehicle in the city and feels very comfortable with the handling.