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Pros: horse power
Cons: placement of side mirror controls
Advice: take advantage of the rebate and the 3.9- toyota only offers 5.8From my initial test drive of the LE back in March, I was very impressed of how solid it drove. Very quiet. Substantial power when I need it. I just purchased an 02 LE and I love it. It has all the perks. Great deal too: 3.9 apr and 1000 rebate. Wouldn't change a thing. Perhaps down the road I may get a few exterior accessories.
Pros: Supercharge Engine Pkg
Cons: Mileage (listed as 15-18, averaging about 16 w/premium gas)
Advice: Go for the supercharge - it's worth itSupercharged engine made all the difference. Go for this option if you have the $'s. Test drive w/reg. engine was somewhat lacking. Supercharge engine strong and responsive. I got SC option with 5-speed manual, and each gear has improved operating range. Handles real well, but suspension is a little bouncy compared to my '93 Pathfinder. Stereo system kicks. I like the 6 disc CD, and steering wheel controls. Body styling is way cool. The sunroof option requires you to remove the roof rack basket, and only provides limited visibility. Overall, extremely satisfied and a good value.
Advice: Buy it!!!We bought a 2001 Xterra in September 2000. We just traded it in on our new 2002 SE/SC. What a difference a couple years made. This new model is sweet. It's twice the value and comfort. The supercharger makes a major difference in performance. Not the fastest SUV around, but no problems getting on the freeway or passing them Toyotas.
Pros: I like the space in rear. Plenty of room for whatever you want.
Cons: Gas mileage. I am only getting about 12 miles to the gallon.
Advice: Great vehicle overall except for the gas mileage.Runs smooth, good acceleration, manuvers well.
Pros: The LOOK
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: Test drive !!The Nissan Xterra is a great vehicle to drive; however, it is a little costly on fuel. The Supercharger model provides instant torgue and runs smooth. Auto-transmission is also smooth.
Advice: Go Get one before there all gone!This is my DREAM CAR!! It's appearance stands 2nd to NONE!! Overall is the BEST car that I've EVER owned!! Also LUV the color that I got. SOLAR YELLOW!! Get's LONG LQQKs everywhere I go. Simply put, 'AWESOME'! Run to a Nissan Dealer NOW and Getcha One!
Pros: IT'S VERY SPACEY INSIDE, THE COMFORTNESS AND THE EXTRA SPACE UP ON THE ROOF AREA.
Cons: VERY LOW GAS MILEAGE (but I knew that even before I purchased it), AND NO PLACE TO PUT YOUR TRASH IN..
Advice: TEST DRIVE ONE, PLEASE!!! AND SEE WHAT YOU GET!!!!!I TEST DROVE THE XTERRA XE 2WD WITH ALL THE OPTIONS AND FOUND IT VERY EXHILIRATING AND FUN, I HAD RESEARCHED AND DONE MY HOMEWORK ON THIS VEHICLE FOR AWHILE AND TEST DROVE IT AND LOVED IT,EVENTUALLY TOOK IT HOME WITH ME AND BEEN LOVING IT EVER SINCE. WHILE TEST DRIVING IT, I TOOK IT OFF-ROAD AND DROVE LIKE A REAL SUV SHOULD HANDLE, ROUGH AND TUMBLE.I GOT THE 5 SPEED WHICH REALLY KICKS,LOVE DRIVING THAT STICK.IT IS VERY COMFORTABLE FOR A REAL SUV BASED TRUCK AND HANDLES VERY WELL ON PAVED ROADS.THE XE WITH ALL THE OPTIONS IS ALL YOU NEED FOR YOUR XTERRA ENJOYMENT.