4WD/AWD, Tow Hitch, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 4.0L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 86K Miles, Silver/Gray
I went to the Xterra after trading in a 2005 M3, so I wasn't sure what to expect when looking at mid-sized SUV's. Fact of the matter is that the Xterra is an excellent automobile for the money. The M3 was obviously a completely different vehicle and I needed something a little more cost effective and something that I could use as an everyday drive with my dogs and home improvement... etc. Basically, It was time for a work horse not a sports car. The Xterra is def quick enough that I can do what I need to do. Of course the tail slides and drag races are in the past, but the xterra handles itself very well for what it is. It's a comfortable drive and is responsive to driver demands. I've been very impressed with the braking system in particularly. It is very sensitive and I got it with 17K miles on it. The stereo leaves something to be desired and I don't have an outside thermometer, but they're not really any big deal. I drove the Murano, Vue, 4runner, and highlander before choosing the Xterra. The murano was a beast and it labored through acceleration and had way too much tilt on corners. It would accelerate well enough, but the engine was really working and loud. It was disappointing seeing how it is built on the Altima chassis and because I like the styling (except for that huge, hideous dash board!). The highlander drove like a car, but felt plastic and cheap, seemed much smaller too. The vue was a good drive, but it just didn't fit me right. I did really like the 4runner, but they were harder to find what I wanted and were always a couple grand more. The 4runner had a good drive, but felt a little too much like a truck at times. All-in-all, the Xterra is a great vehicle for the price and I give it a strong recommendation. I love the roof racks and all the internal tie downs. The seats lie down flat and the bottom sections can come out for tons of storage space as well. It is obviously a vehicle of convenience and designed to be used. Great buy
I purchased my Xterra brand new and so far I have not really been disappointed. After doing some in depth research I have come to the same conclusion as everyone else, if you want to go off road buy a Jeep. I was previously a Jeep driver and I loved its off road capability but I hated its cargo space. I decided to sell my old jeep and get an xterra. The xterra rides a lot better than the jeep ever did. I took it on a 12 hour ski trip with 3 other guys tons of gear and beer and although it was a little tight it was never uncomfortable. I was shocked at how much stuff we were able to put it in and when we got into the mounts I was impressed with its handling in snow/ice. The interior is fairly plain and the tie downs in the back are pretty awesome. There are only three downsides so far. It gets terrible gas mileage, I am getting around 14-15mpg city 17/18 highway with a 5spd. The roof rack is pretty high up, I am 6�2� and have yet to easily get my mtn bike secured without falling over. The last downside is driving it off-road. Despite the fact that I splurged for the off-road model, it just doesn�t perform how I want it to. I find myself unable to just let the clutch out in 1st gear and have the xterra crawl over rocky sections of trail the way my jeep used to. It always wanted to stall so I would have to give it too much gas for the situation or I would have to play with the clutch. I also noticed that when going down rocky sections there isn�t enough engine braking to go sufficiently slow. If I could change those last two downsides it would be the perfect vehicle.
This car is amazing. Everything I was looking for and more. It has low mileage. Pleanty of room. Great pick up! I love it!