2005 Nissan X-Terra Reviews from North America

2005 Nissan X-Terra S 4.0L V6

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carNissan X-Terra

Summary:

Loved it, it becomes family

Faults:

Nothing, the Xterra and Nissan are amazing.

Plastic covering scratches in hatch (from use), but it's also super easy to clean for outdoor users that get it dirty!

General Comments:

Amazing off-road capability. Never found a hill I could not climb.

Never had an issue, very solid vehicle on all facets. Always felt safe.

Quick, gets up and goes! High torque.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2012

2005 Nissan X-Terra 4x4 off road

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4x4 off road Automatic
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

New air-filters.

Manufacturer required more frequent oil change than my Beetle.

Downhill automatic gearbox would be stuck at low gear revving the engine. Just needed some throttle re-adjustment.

General Comments:

Great car.

Large space.

Feel rugged and great for offroading.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2009

2005 Nissan X-Terra S 4.0 litre

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres

Summary:

Hunk of junk

Faults:

We have had to get the brake pads replaced. We complained about the brakes squealing since day one and they kept saying it was because it was a new vehicle, now when the 12 month warranty on the brakes is up, they needed replacing.

The belt pulley has been replaced. We took it in because it was squealing a little. When we left it was worse and we had to wait a week for parts.

We had to replace the wiring harness (recall).

The bushings on the front sway bar are cracked and squeaking. They have to be replaced (waiting again for parts).

General Comments:

The Xterra has throttle response, and lots of power.

Isn't very practical for throwing kids in the back seat.

Service @ Nissan is awful. The last oil change I received they ran into a pole while washing it, they never have parts in stock, and are rude.

I will never buy another Nissan product again!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2006

1st Feb 2008, 08:08

I've never owned, but have driven the same Xterra many times. I am impressed. It's very nimble, has plenty of power, the turning radius is awesome for its size, the interior is well thought out and high quality, and of course, being a Nissan, the engine is as smooth as glass.

Not to mention, this might be the most fun to drive SUV I've ever driven. It has plenty of room inside, is comfortable, rides like a Cadillac, but also feels like it wants you to turn right off the road and take it through the mud and rocks. My only complaint is the gas mileage, but, nothing's perfect.

15th Jun 2008, 22:29

You, original thread starter, won't buy another Nissan because:

A pulley squeaks? The brakes squeak and they need to be replaced after 1 year? The dealership hit a pole with your XTERRA? You can't throw your kids in the back?

All of this looks minor and waiting for parts, at a dealership, isn't any cause for your completely negative attitude toward Nissan. Also, parts get recalled on quite a few vehicles.

If you expect a perfect vehicle, you are sadly mistaken. Every vehicle has flaws. Some are more major than others. And from what I have read, from your post, you are complaining about part are under warranty. Brake pads are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace.

22nd Jun 2008, 10:24

I also have a 2005 Xterra that I purchased new. I've had many problems with mine too. My idler pulley needed to be replaced and also the timing chain and the pre-tensioners. Other things some bolt broke in the front end and the heater blower went. I also find the Nissan dealer rude and they never have the parts in stock and they always need to order them. My warranty is almost up and I will never buy another Nissan.

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews