The Xterra is black around the headlights and the grille. Great first car or daily driver for all weather and seasons. . Both the engines also have the same transmission, and also the same fuel efficiency. Save yourself the cash, otherwise a fabulous car and great buy. Emergency brake is easily bumped into place Lever to lift the hood is sometimes hard to find Back seats when folded in down position are angled so if you tend to truck camp it can be rather uncomfortable. Regular maintenance has kept our Xterra up to speed, but it is starting to show its age.
We have had some work done, but nothing major or extremely expensive, which in the course of 16 years is outstanding. It's got 108k miles as of now mid 2010 and I purchased it new in 2002 with only 13 miles on it. It has had very few problems and considering I typically only do my regular tire checks, oil changes and filter changes that says a lot. It'd be great if it got better city mileage with gas. New voice active and touch radio with underseat speaker placed in trunk. It also has a silver features, such as the roof rack, wheels, step rails and lower front fascia. If I could I would keep this car forever! It is super-charged and fun to drive.
If you are thinking about buying one do so. Willing to negotiate on price within reason. It also has silver features, such as the roof rack, wheels, step rails and lower front fascia. The engine is bullet-proof and will not die, though the interior could use some upgrading, as it shows lots of hard plastics. I do have the title in hand.
The interiors also have many differences. Cashiers check and or cash only. Scary driving in high wind condidtions. New tires on all 4 less than two months old. Both the models vary in many ways, such as in their drive train, transmission, entertainmet systems and other features. After 4 years, I still can't find anything I like better. I have a 5-speed, and it takes a little getting used to at first, but I prefer the manual to the automatic.
I like the tried and trued platform, it'll last forever assuming it's taken care of properly of course. I love this truck so much I plan to buy another one when the time comes to replace it. An added feature of the Xterra Se is the tinted glass sunroof flip-up. It has plenty room for hauling things and pulls well we pull a ski boat. It's going to be heartbreaking when I do finally have to replace it.
I checked the gas milage when I first got it and it was getting 22mpgs on the highway with a stock V6. Low miles and good condition not many out there especially at this price. On the contrary, the Xterra Se has moquette cloth seats. But once that was ready to be done, cars that came after didnt satisfy the way my Xterra does. Problem is, when outfitted with all the goodies it can bear, its price overlaps that of its more sophisticated big brother. I have had many cars and always itched for something different, but not this time.
If you love her and take care of her, she will do the same. Nissan has also proved to be one of the most reliable vehicles on the road, so you won't have to worry about it breaking all the time. I might need a Pathfinder now, for extra room. Both of them come with a 3. I've driven this car up and down the west coast several times, through mountains, deserts, sandy conditions, camping, near water, in monsoons and in bumpy terrain. Mine has almost 100,000 miles on it and it still drives great and have never had any problems at all.
About three months later I put a programmer in it and it seems to do a little better on gas on the high way but I havent checked it yet. Owning a car requires maintaince, some people complain about doing it as a repair in reviews. Overall, a good vehicle, and would recommend to a friend. I have 75K on it and have never had a problem. Prefer text, to many telemarking calls. It is so much fun to drive.
The Nissan Xterra gave me all of that plus more. I have accidentally driven over a bush, a cement median divider, big deep pot holes, parking lot dividers, and the alignment never went out. I have not regreted buying for one second. We travel frequently and it is very comfortable for that as well. It is the smartest purchase I have ever made. I am keeping mine for at least another four years.
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