I have a 2003 SE w/ the Rockford Fosgate package, I am an audiophile and the quality of sound is what intrigued me first - this package is well worth it as it sounds much better than a stock X -
We put 4K miles on in less than 2 weeks on a road trip, after equipping it with in headrest style DVD monitors my family of four was very comfy, with all our gear loaded on top (we also added a thule Moab roof rack as the stock basket wasnt enough) - my kids love the stadium seating in the rear 'cause they could see out the windows unlike our suburban and my wife could comfortably set back her seat without squishihing the little one sitting behind her...
The downside is I use this truck as my 250+ mile daily commuter - while the drivetrane and engine have never given me an ounce of trouble the gas tank seems to need fuel almost daily - with a cost of 65$ to fill it's 16+ gallon tank it's killing me now...
To end on a positive note, it is quite capable, even being only a 2WD, of going off road, we have towed our Jeep behind it to camp and never had a bit of trouble - we have even had to hike back to it to "pull our Jeep out of the muck"... It's versatility and cargo space have proven to be a winner and I would recommend it to any weekend warrior with a shorter commute due to the rising price of Gas...
The only Modification I have done is an AEM Cold Air intake, while it increased my HP by about 5, it maintained the loose average of 16 MPG I have always gotten with it - Is this truck good for a family of 4 with an adventurous spirit absolutely! is it for a road warrior, Id think the 4 cyl would be better suited!
BTW - Stock running boards dont hold up well to rock abuse :)
Low gas mileage but worth it!
2002 Nissan XterraX Girl - IL05/10/2007
Low gas mileage, very bumpy ride (especially in the back seat)....overall, sleek nice looking for a younger driver or anyone really, you feel safe and VERY fast on the road! I like it a lot! Worth every dollar in my opinion, I have had my X for about 2yrs. I love Nissan, great SUV!!!!
A great purchase
2002 Nissan XterraAngie - Nashville, TN01/15/2007
I really did my homework before I purchased my Xterra. I was in the market for an SUV and never really found any complaints other than gas milage about the Xterra. I don't have any complaints about this vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone!
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