2004 Nissan X-Terra XE Inline 4 Cylinder from North America


All-in-all, (for under $16,000) we like it a lot and plan keep it!


Nissan X-terra.

So far - no breakage.

Previously owning 4 Toyota's, I find a slight decline in quality with this Nissan product.

General Comments:

I needed a truck frame vehicle to handle a washboard gravel road between us and the highway.

Ground clearance, turning radius, and handling are superb! It's ability to climb a steep gravel driveway without spinning a rear wheel is phenomenal!

We barely located this 2WD - 5 speed - 4 cylinder model with hand-crank windows (4WD is too heavy and overrated for passenger use).

The kids love the high-riding rear seats!

Downside: Geared tooo low! 2,800 RPM @ 60 mph is ridiculous; it needs a "real" overdrive!

Our "base model" EPA "Green-rated" X lacks the side-step bars and throws rock like nothing I've driven! I ordered and installed front fender extensions to protect the side paint.

We get nothing, but complements on its styling, but the deep paint chips & excessive mud splattering are the price!

Every vehicle should have standard delayed wipers; this one doesn't!

Changing the oil filter is like a trip through hell!

Gas prices make it's mileage look poor, but at least we've got the 4 cylinder.

Lacking in power? Not yet, but then I drive right, and have learned to "skip shift" - 1st - 3rd - 5th... with those low gears.

I removed the black plastic wind-blocking roof basket and moved the front bar forward, making the rack more useful.

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

Review Date: 22nd December, 2004

2004 Nissan X-Terra XE 3.3 from North America


Great buy!


I have had no problems with the X-Terra thus far.

General Comments:

Fantastic vehicle- I have a Toyota 4 Runner that has 450,000 miles. I needed a newer vehicle that would compare to the styling and function of the 4-Runner. The X-terra is a perfect SUV and affordable on the average salary unlike many other SUV's now. It is a perky vehicle with excellent handling and I have been getting 25 mpg (manual transmission). It has plenty of clearance for my trips through the fields around the farm and is built on a solid frame. So far I am in love with this vehicle. Only thing I can say is that since it is constructed on a truck frame, the ride is more like a truck than a car. If you are aware of this, it is not a problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2004