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Cons: I do not like Automatic transmission, but it is what my wife wanted. 20% loss in fuel economy from this option.
Advice: Understand that this is NOT a sportscar. It's a TRUCK! If you do not understand this, you will not enjoy this vehicleWe purchased this vehicle in 2006. It was a dealer program car (I do not purchase brand new vehicles). It had about 15k miles on it. After the test drive, my wife WANTED it. It was purchased from West Texas Nissan, Odessa, TX. We've since moved back east to N. VA. Best vehicle we've ever had
Pros: Ride height, nice engine, 4x4. Handles like a full size truck. front-folding passanger seat.
Cons: Gas mileage isn't great, but didn't expect to be. should have an option for power seats, but then again that's one more thing to go wrong. Use a blanket and also get the cargo mat back interior scrathes easily. should have more active traction control.
Advice: If you want a well capable SUV with truck like ability an (Xterra) is for you. Otherwise find an alternative.This is a great all around SUV it has power, good height, and appealing interior. I haven't had a single problem and have done almost 30K miles. Not for teenagers! Make sure you compare and test drive all other models before buying. When all the seats are folded flat you have an ample amount of room to haul house hold appliances. The Xterra may not be for everyone, but i'm satisfied.
Pros: Rapid acceleration from stop. Car takes off!
Cons: Plastic parts, interior, and exterior scratch easily
Advice: Do not buy any car from Nissan, not a customer focused companyPurchased car new. Roof rack has already rusted, plastic oxidizing (use no chemicals or car wash on car). Car has been in for engine repair twice for same problem, all 4 brakes needed warranty replacement, broken rear sensor. Nissan customer service very poor. Taking little or no interest in my customer experience. Every call begins with Consumer Affaris pretending to have no idea what I am talking about or requested. Nissan damaged my car during said repairs and refusing replacement. If your requires no work your probably ok, but heaven help you if it does. I will never buy a Nissan again. Customer service could care less about the quality of the service or repairs done. My car only has 20k miles on it. Would not cover rental car for three day engine repair due to bad parts - again warranty repair. This company has treated me horribly, and it is ridiculous that it has had to be in the shop as much as it has, and then they damaged the car.
Cons: very scrachable plastic in rear cargo area
Advice: get a cargo matThis truck has plenty of get up and go, after a year it still impresses me.
Pros: Motor and stereo
Cons: No Leather option for 05+ models
Advice: Go for it!Quite snappy initially with a bit of a dead spot and then v8 like power. Back seating excellent. Quite capable off road.
Advice: go for this sweet babyacceleration is awesome, leaves everybody behind when infront of a traffic light ready to turn green, powerful, rugged, versatile, lots of space...my very first SUV and really love it
Cons: interior noise level
Advice: test drive throughlyi bought one, needless to say, its just too loud. why is no one else complaining about the mufflers? sounds like the whole backend is going to vibrate off. any one have any suggestions?