It offroads, on-roads, hauls and travels
First thing was the battery/alternator.
Second was the clutch (we lived in the mountains and we shifted like a rally car driver. 100 turns makes 1 million shifts).
Oil pan gasket is leaking.
The rugs on the backs of the seats in the back are falling off from constant use. And they leave crumbs everywhere.
Other than that, nothing.
This X-Terra was equipped with a 2.4 liter twin cam KA24DE and a 5 speed manual transmission. Starts right away and doesn't burn any oil. The engine runs smooth, but leaks a small amount of oil. It even still runs good and solid for about 100 miles on between 3 and 3.5 quarts of oil. It should have about 5. No knocks or pings to this day. That's the engine!! Shifts smooth, but is a little tough to put into 1st gear when you are decelerating. This is helped by double clutching to get it all spinning again or heel/toe shifting. It's these low gears. That's the tranny!!
The interior is very spacious and feels nice. The seats are comfortable, the AC works good (but our pump is bad) so when we need the heater that works good. BUT, in this large interior, some back seat AC vents would be nice!
This cars exterior has a very tubular look. dudes. Ours was red. It's kind of faded now though so it is vibrant in the sun and looks better in overcast. The plastics on this car are strong and well put together. It has metal bumpers on it. the plastic surrounding the bumpers is merely aesthetic.
This car is easily customizable. It has the body for it. A prerunner bumper would be easy to put on, and would fit nicely with the graded rear bumper.
The car is very very nice, and deserves more than people seem to give it credit for. It's better than people think!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2010