2000 Nissan Xterra
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Xterra at 200k and strong

by from Central Michigan on August 5, 2011

My 2000 X-Terra XE just turned 200K miles and it is still tight and strong. Repairs so far; recommended services per Mfr. Maint Schedule, all. Cut the rattling heat shields off the stainless exhaust. ...
My 2000 X-Terra XE just turned 200K miles and it is still tight and strong. Repairs so far; recommended services per Mfr. Maint Schedule, all. Cut the rattling heat shields off the stainless exhaust. Aluminum shield welded to a stainless exhaust. Bad idea, good news is the ORIGINAL exhaust is fine at 200k! New rear leaf springs at about 60K, I wrestled with the factory Nerf bars and paint not sticking to them for the first 6 months I owned it then the dealer got tired of repainting them and asked if they could have them Rhino-coated, I agreed and they look and perform great. This was a first model year vehicle that despite the caution of a lot of friends turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I'm so happy I just had it painted and some surface rust repaired and plan to drive it till it melts down. It is the only vehicle that at over a couple of years old everything still works, e-locker, windows locks etc. One complaint, the key fobs both broke at around 50K and were a poor design. All things considered I can live with it (unless there is a Nissan exec reading in which case fix them for me, this was a great review!) also the engine could have used a few more horses (New model has 230, 2000 had 170) and the seats are in need of some padding they are like the racing seats in a cafe car, and with the stiff 4x4 suspension it wears your but out after about 3 hours in the truck. I have since owned a Titan (sucked), and am back at long last to a Jeep. My wife drives the X-terra now and when I mentioned selling it she gave me the wife look. If you have one, keep it, If you are considering one, consider that the price has only gone up less than 2k in 11 years. Buy it.
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Reliable and quality throughout, but....

by from Syracuse, NY -- Seattle, WA on August 20, 2006

I do enjoy this vehicle. It has never left me stranded or without room to transport friends or items. The same cannot be said for the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix that it replaced. The seats have proven...
I do enjoy this vehicle. It has never left me stranded or without room to transport friends or items. The same cannot be said for the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix that it replaced. The seats have proven to be very comfortable even when it became the home for my 6 foot frame on a drive across the country. No failures or gremlins have plagued this car either. It certainly did deserve its Motor Trend award at the time of its creation. However, in this time of gas crunching and environmental responsibility, I cannot help but feel a little guilty driving the Xterra even when cargo needs warrant it. This vehicle has been a trustworthy companion for 6 years, it is with heavy heart that I part with it, but times have changed as have my needs.
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stylish but terrible gas mileage

by from Lagos on August 6, 2007

handles fairly well. could use more power especially since it consumes so much gas. overall a decent suv for the money.
handles fairly well. could use more power especially since it consumes so much gas. overall a decent suv for the money.
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2000 xterra v6 3.3

by from fresno on May 8, 2014

I bought my X on Halloween 1999, It has done everything I have asked it to do. been thru white out snow on slick roads over sierras, four wheeling in highcountry.It is by far the best vehicle I have e...
I bought my X on Halloween 1999, It has done everything I have asked it to do. been thru white out snow on slick roads over sierras, four wheeling in highcountry.It is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned, the gas isn't the best ,but it is a 4000 pound steel frame tank.I love driving it.I have slept in the back,my son drove it to college for two years.It has 156000 miles and runs strong.I like my x better than the new ones.I cannot see myself ever getting rid of it. I feel safe in it. It is a solid truck. carl
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The last real suv

by from fort worth,tx on September 16, 2012

i have had my xterra for about 6 months now,i must say its not for those who want a luxury car ride. It is for those who want a rugged, no frills suv that can take them to work, and take them on a wee...
i have had my xterra for about 6 months now,i must say its not for those who want a luxury car ride. It is for those who want a rugged, no frills suv that can take them to work, and take them on a weekend adventure in the same package. This truck has been nothing but reliable in the half year i have owned it, only 1 thing has broke, and it was a $130 fix an an hour of my time, not bad. the only other expense is gas, and routine maintenance, great suv for those who are tired of the car based ones and want a real capable true to its roots suv, I recommend it to everyone in the 4x4 market
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tough truck for those needing an offroader

by from texas on January 12, 2013

i have had my x for almost a year now and not much wrong so far, it has 155,000 miles on it now and had 144,000 when i bought it. the starter died, factory 13 years old so didnt surprise me, the distr...
i have had my x for almost a year now and not much wrong so far, it has 155,000 miles on it now and had 144,000 when i bought it. the starter died, factory 13 years old so didnt surprise me, the distributer also went out 2 months later but once again a factory part so after seeing that didnt surprise me, its got moving parts and moving parts fail eventually. but i have found out i am not good at mods as every mod i have done to this truck caused issues. such as "fixing" the sunroof noise caused it to leak(now fixed with silicone) and trying to rig up my own battery hold down left me on the side of the road. but so far no issues from the manufacture process of this car just things that eventually wear out that have had to be replaced and preventative care. and the other things that have broken or leaked were of my doing from trying to fix what wasnt broke. great truck deserved its motor trend truck of the year award!
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Good vehicle for 11 years

by from Tallahassee, FL on December 12, 2011

Xterra was what it was sold to be: a rugged SUV that could do most anything. It had good ground clearance and sufficient power to do what needed to be done. Repair record was worse than expected and e...
Xterra was what it was sold to be: a rugged SUV that could do most anything. It had good ground clearance and sufficient power to do what needed to be done. Repair record was worse than expected and eventually lead to my getting rid of the vehicle though 11 years of service is pretty good. Utility was better than expected with good towing capabilities and other cargo storage. Gas efficiency was underwhelming.
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rugged,fun,relaible

by from fort worth,tx on June 25, 2012

bought my xterra with 145000 miles on er and she runs strong exterior is great if you find one that the plastic bumpers have faded put tire shine gel on it let it dry just like new those bumpers are m...
bought my xterra with 145000 miles on er and she runs strong exterior is great if you find one that the plastic bumpers have faded put tire shine gel on it let it dry just like new those bumpers are my only complaint on body, the tires are an odd size 265/70 15 so not many choices but there are good ones and not that expensive interior the cruise control main button could be in a better spot but not bad love it all round great suv real bumpy ride but its built on a truck frame and built to go off road so bumpy means its fun
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Xterra, simpley amazing

by from Grand Haven, MI on March 3, 2011

100% sure, best car/truck i have ever owned very fun for offroading, and the fact that it is a stick shift makes it amazing.
100% sure, best car/truck i have ever owned very fun for offroading, and the fact that it is a stick shift makes it amazing.
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Excellent reliability

by from atlanta,ga. on July 27, 2014

I have had this car for about 5 years now. The only thing i had to do in that time is change the alternator. Only flaw is gas mileage.
I have had this car for about 5 years now. The only thing i had to do in that time is change the alternator. Only flaw is gas mileage.
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