Now that gas prices are down; this vehicle is an excellent buy!
The only problem I have had: About a year ago, it was dark, and when I turned on my lights, all of the interior and lights on the back of the car went out. I guess it's typical of these Xterra's - the front right (passenger side) side marker light socket wire (the one that's built into the plastic bumper) was rubbing against the steel of the body, caused the wire to strip, and when the bare wire touched the body, that's what was shorting out the fuse. So I just pried back the bumper, wrapped some electrical tape around the wire, moved the wire around so it didn't touch the body, and nothing has happened since!
I love this vehicle! It looks sharp (silver with the premium wheels) and of course - a Pittsburgh Steelers license plate frame :)
It has about 91000 miles on it and I'm going to sell it late this spring. But if you looked, sat and rode in this vehicle, you would easily believe that this vehicle has 40k.
Top option stereo system is excellent for a factory system. But should have bought an '03 (first year with the Rockford audio package that includes a sub woofer)
I did install a smaller pulley (2.4in.) and a high flow air filter, noticed a small gain in performance.
Bad gas mileage.
Animal in the snow.
And the chicks dig it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2009