2006 Nissan X-Terra S 4.0 from North America
Strong, attractive, comfortable vehicle with a major flaw
Only one thing. The transmission.
I want to start out by saying that I LOVED this vehicle. It is a very capable and comfortable SUV. Lots of power. Great ride height. Very masculine looks.
However, Nissan made a mistake. 2005-2008ish, Nissan had a flaw in their radiators for the 4.0 family engines. It's a fatal flaw and destroys the transmission. If you were lucky enough to catch it before it happened, you will have a reliable truck well past 200k miles. Unfortunately, it's usually too late. That happened to me. It's my fault for not doing enough research in the beginning. Nissan didn't stand behind this problem like they should have, and have really hurt a lot of people. I still like their products, but it really makes you think twice before you buy their vehicles. If you don't know about the flaw, just search for "SMOD". Tons of information. Hopefully this will help someone like myself. Someone that loves used cars, as I have no interest in depreciating a new vehicle and dealing with the dealer for 5 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2015