2003 Nissan X-Terra Reviews

2003 Nissan X-Terra 3.3 V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 kilometres
Most recent distance166000 kilometres
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

Great and reliable

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with it; it's been really good actually.

Changed the spark plugs and fluids on time, otherwise it's been great.

No problems, never been in the shop, the only thing I am noticing is the shocks/suspension is starting to make noises; might need to be changed. Makes weird noise over bumps and what not.

Otherwise a great truck; very reliable.

General Comments:

Great truck, 4x4 is awesome.

The seats are good and comfortable, the back seats offer a great view.

The one thing I think this truck needed is more power. It struggles on up hills. 185 is not enough for this size truck, it needs more. Nissan changed the engine size after a few years, I think 06 or 07.

But yeah, otherwise a good truck, no problems, Nissan made a good solid ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2009

24th Sep 2010, 15:30

Update: this SUV is nearing over 202000 kms and still is running solid. Never had a problem with it.

The only thing is the seats are wearing out a bit, the cloth has ripped a bit; had to get seat covers.

It could use some more power but either than that, the truck is great. Hopefully will get another 100,000 kms out of it and I'll be happy.

2003 Nissan X-Terra SE SC 3.3 Supercharged V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.3 Supercharged V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance66000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 350Z

Summary:

Very reliable, very capable, very enjoyable!!!

Faults:

Loose plate under vehicle needed to be tightened.

My Xterra is regularly maintained by Nissan. I haven't had any mechanical problems in the three years I've owned it.

General Comments:

My Xterra has been very reliable and is brilliant in the winter.

There is plenty of storage space in the back.

With the supercharger I find that the acceleration is very good for a vehicle this size (in addition to its existing weight my Xterra also has a bush bar, over-sized off-road tires/rims, Rally lights, and rear light guards). Similarly the Xterra also handles very well.

The only negative with the Xterra is gas consumption, which is something that I accepted when I decided to purchase an SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2006

2003 Nissan X-Terra EX V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carNissan X-Terra

Summary:

Exactly what I expected and paid for

Faults:

In the beginning, the check engine light came on. The dealership had to reset it twice before completely going away. I also I had to have numerous brackets replaced from the front bumper, but other than that, just normal oil changes.

General Comments:

I really enjoy having the 4x4 and it works like a charm. When I bought the truck, I knew I would be in for a rough ride so no complaints there. The back seat could use a little more room, but compared to others in it's class it is comparable (Jeep Liberty, Honda CRV, etc). For the price, I believe I got exactly what I paid for. The only thing I am very disappointed with is the gas mileage. The sticker states 17-21 but I am lucky if I get 16 with either city or highway. This is now my "winter" vehicle only to save on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

2003 Nissan X-Terra SE-SC V6 SC from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 SC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carChrysler Sebring Convertible

Summary:

I was even sad when I traded it in

Faults:

Aside from not having the best gas mileage, I never had a single problem.

The rear windshield wiper had only one speed (super fast) which was rather annoying.

General Comments:

It was an awesome car for me... meaning I am single and very outdoor active.

It was not designed as a luxury vehicle so it doesn't have a lot of frills, but what it did have made sense. It was a good compromise for a person that is not an absulute SUV junkie.

It was pretty quick with the Super Charger, but still a little underpowered at 210 Hp. This years has a 270 Hp I believe.

Nissan had every accessory you could want for this vehicle. I would recommend the all-weather floor mats and the neoprene seat covers to everyone as a must.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2005

2003 Nissan X-Terra SE-SC super charged from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission super charged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80 miles
Most recent distance3700 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great vehicle for outdoor adventure

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Has been very dependable. I have had no problems.

The seats could be more comfortable. After a few hours my back will ache.

I have noticed that when the vehicle shifts from 1st gear to 2nd gear, it is very noticeable and firm. I reported this to the dealership and they reported that similar customers have reported the same circumstance. They stated that it has not been a problem, concerning repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

24th Nov 2006, 16:08

I agree with the shifting from 1st to 2nd gear... it's rough. I was going to bring it in to the dealership in a few days to have them look at it... I will keep this website posted and up to date on anything that I find out.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 5 reviews