Running Boards, Cruise Control, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, AM/FM Stereo
6 Cylinders, 2WD, 4.0L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 74K Miles, Black/Gray
This is a very versatile vehicle. Holds 5 passengers comfortably but converts to large cargo capacity. The engine is responsive and the 5 speed automatic transmission operates seamlessly. Transmission kickdown is a nicely controlled event with no extreme reving or jerking. 5000 pound towing capacity is not limited to use of a weight distribution hitch like others in its class. Valley has a hitch that matches this capacity and useage. Power outlet in the rear is nice if you use a 12v fridge. Unless you're really short you have to duck your head to get in the front seats, but it's comfortable once you get settled. The center arm rest is too low and too far back so finding a good position for your right arm is difficult. The previous owner used a plug for a tire repair and it started leaking on the first long trip. The tire monitor caught the problem and a proper repair was done. The tire monitor took a couple of days before it reset. Overall it's a good, solid, useful vehicle if you don't need all the bells and whistles.
My Xterra is super comfortable and I'm happy with just about everything so far. My only complaint is that when I have the heat set on the floor only it's still as if I have it almost completely on the upper setting. I have contacts and on long trips this makes them very dry! I had read reviews on other 05 Xterras that had commented on this and I took my chances but have to say I agree with them now. I'm still really happy and would make the same purchase again.
this SUV is perfect for everything, handles and rides great on the highway and paved roads. Off road is where it is most at home. I took mine to Moab, UT and went over trails like Poison Spider Mesa, I had more looks form people that took custom built off roaders and many wondering how I got this up there without breaking it. it has very long suspension travel for a SUV I was amazed by the amount of travel. to my surprise I had the A/C on the whole time I did not even notice and the engine temp never rose above normal