2001 Nissan Xterra Consumer Reviews

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2001 Nissan Xterra
4.3
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I loved the X-Terra! The only down-side- MPG

by from Staten Island, NY on August 14, 2011

I absolutely loved my X-Terra, I bought it used and owned it for 5 1/2 years. It was an EXCELLENT vehicle - absolutely no complaints. I commuted to work, 1 1/2 hrs each way, 80 miles per day. This veh...
I absolutely loved my X-Terra, I bought it used and owned it for 5 1/2 years. It was an EXCELLENT vehicle - absolutely no complaints. I commuted to work, 1 1/2 hrs each way, 80 miles per day. This vehicle was a perfect match - comfort level is perfect; my son was over 6' tall and fit comfortably in the rear seat; even with the extensive mileage (140,000), the only maintenance that was required was the normal scheduled maintenance; the tires were replaced at 109K, yes, 109K. The only issue that I experienced was with the automatic windows; which was a voluntary campaign so, the dealership repaired them at no cost. I lost my E-Terra in December after a major car wreck; my X-Terra was T-Boned and shoved 30-40 foot; we got out of the vehicle with barely a bump on the head. Major plus: Comfort, Safety, Reliability, Dependability and cost ownership/maintenance. The only reason that I did not buy another X-Terra was that due to the commuting, I needed a vehicle that got better gas mileage; with the X-Terra, I got between 20-24 MPG, the majority of my mileage was highway. I absolutely loved this truck and I miss it; I had been planning on handing it down to my son; shame.
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GREAT SUV!!!

by from Puyallup, WA on November 25, 2008

I love my Xterra. I bought mine brand new in 2001 and have been driving it ever since. I keep up with the regular maintenance he now has 97,000 miles on him and he still runs like a champ! I do have t...
I love my Xterra. I bought mine brand new in 2001 and have been driving it ever since. I keep up with the regular maintenance he now has 97,000 miles on him and he still runs like a champ! I do have to agree that I wish he had the capacity to tow a camper with ease but have been told that he would require some minor modifications in order for the transmission to last. The gas mileage is 17 to 20 depending on the type of gas you purchase but it is mileage you would expect for an SUV.
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1st SUV

by from San Antonio, TX on January 24, 2010

Invested in SE 2001 in Aug. 2000. I like to cycle, kayak, etc. I leave bike and gear in SUV (truck). Easy to load and unload. Lots of clamps in truck which make it easy to secure,and plug in sockets r...
Invested in SE 2001 in Aug. 2000. I like to cycle, kayak, etc. I leave bike and gear in SUV (truck). Easy to load and unload. Lots of clamps in truck which make it easy to secure,and plug in sockets run w/o draining battery.Highlight is the high ground clearance!. Can get off road no prob. SUV rides like a truck. Reliable, 85,000, no incidents. I keep up maintence regulary. Love my XTERRA
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my first car

by from on April 23, 2009

my dad bought me this car 4 years ago. when i got it the car had 65,000 miles on it. now ive got 115,000 on it. have had very few problems with teh car, did regular maintenance, oil changes, tire repl...
my dad bought me this car 4 years ago. when i got it the car had 65,000 miles on it. now ive got 115,000 on it. have had very few problems with teh car, did regular maintenance, oil changes, tire replacement and such. my two knock on this car is that for the driver its very uncomfortable if you are a bigger person and the steering wheel is incredibly tight. other than that this is an SUV i would recommend to anyone
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Great SUV, but a gas hog

by from Weaverville, CA on December 20, 2014

I bought this 2001 SE Xterra in 2008 with 103,000 miles on it and it now has 245,000 miles. It is mainly driven on hwy 299 in Northern California which is a narrow mountain road subject to closer in t...
I bought this 2001 SE Xterra in 2008 with 103,000 miles on it and it now has 245,000 miles. It is mainly driven on hwy 299 in Northern California which is a narrow mountain road subject to closer in the winter to snow, rock slides, and truck accidents. My Xterra has taken the worse 299 could throw at it and kept on going more or less. The comfort is better than a truck, but not as nice as a care, but I am use to it. The SE has a 6 cd changer in it along with a sun roof. The roof rack is sturdy and I have carried plywood and 2x4s' on it with no problems. Routine mantinance has kept going along with the eventual timing belt, water pump, and belts replacement which is to be expected with this amount of high mileage. The engine is still strong and runs great. The cons on this suv is the gas mileage and the power. I know older vehicles go down in gas mileage, but I get on the average just under 16 mpg which for a mid size suv is really poor. Surburbans get better mileage. It could also use a little bigger motor it help it up the hills which nissan finally has down with the newer xterras which get do get better mpg with the help of a more gears for the transmission and a slightly larger motor. Over all it is a good suv to have here in the mountains of Northern California.
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This car has lasted forever

by from Omaha, NE on May 17, 2012

I bought this car in '03 and haven't had any issues with it. With semi-regular maintenance, it's still running without problems, even after tacking on 120,000 miles onto it. Even though my family went...
I bought this car in '03 and haven't had any issues with it. With semi-regular maintenance, it's still running without problems, even after tacking on 120,000 miles onto it. Even though my family went with yellow, which I hate, it's still dragging along now, and probably for a long time
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2001 xterra 4x4 se

by from Dallas, TX on June 14, 2006

Drives great, reliable, looks great, love the yellow. Great for kids with lots of stuff. 16mpg is pretty consistent...the only major negative with current gas prices.
Drives great, reliable, looks great, love the yellow. Great for kids with lots of stuff. 16mpg is pretty consistent...the only major negative with current gas prices.
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I love my Ex!!

by from Hampton, VA on March 9, 2014

I received this SUV from my step-mom as my first car. I love that it's yellow, and it totally fits my personality. I'm only 5'2" so i look like i don't fit in the car very well, but i find it very com...
I received this SUV from my step-mom as my first car. I love that it's yellow, and it totally fits my personality. I'm only 5'2" so i look like i don't fit in the car very well, but i find it very comfortable :) The only problem i have is the gas mileage. Since it's an older car, i guess that's to be expected. But i only travel to school, and i'm out and about on the weekends, so either way it's a perfect vehicle for me :)
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#4 Xterra and Counting...

by from Greater Chicago on April 27, 2014

What can we say? Four Xterras later and we're still die hard fans Reliable, solid vehicles, easy to repair, and with a longevity to rival the best brands. A recent crash left us with a totaled front e...
What can we say? Four Xterras later and we're still die hard fans Reliable, solid vehicles, easy to repair, and with a longevity to rival the best brands. A recent crash left us with a totaled front end on our 2000, right after putting $4K in new suspension - ouch! A couple days of research found us not one but several to choose from so that we could salvage as much of the parts as possible (that leaves a window of 2000 - 2004 fyi). Our "new" 2001 is yet ANOTHER one-owner vehicle, with an exterior and interior in even better shape than ours was, and with the salvaged parts, we're good to go, and go, and GO! You will NEVER regret investing in an Xterra! Even 13 years later, our 2001 fits right in along side some of today's most competitive SUVs!
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225k miles and still strong

by from Boston,MA on November 1, 2016

I expect the xterra to make at least 500k miles. Built like a tank, and with regular maintenance it's indestructible .l
I expect the xterra to make at least 500k miles. Built like a tank, and with regular maintenance it's indestructible .l
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