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Pros: Power outlets
Cons: Seats - don't feel they are very durable
Advice: I don't know that I would recommend due to all of the problems I've had.Love driving the X-Terra and love the look...but wish I would have gone with Supercharged. Unfortunately, I have had several problems with the window regulator motors. Each window motor has gone out, rendering my power windows useless. Sometimes, even stuck completely down. No recall, I've just had it into the service department SEVERAL times for replacement. Not too convenient.
Pros: Its hard to choose just one but the power and cargo space are at the top of my list.
Cons: Gas mileage... but what can you expect from a V6 SUV.
Advice: If you want an SUV with power which drives like a car this one's for you.I spent almost 2 years researching a new vehicle before purchasing a 2002 Pathfinder SE 4WD. For the money you can't beat the power and comfort. They had exactly what I wanted on the lot and I got it for $3000 under MSRP.
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.