2001 Nissan Xterra
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Somewhere in between

by on July 29, 2017

This was my first car. The car ran pretty well, just a few minor problems that come with age & weren't too expensive. I liked this car a lot until I totaled it in january 2017.
This was my first car. The car ran pretty well, just a few minor problems that come with age & weren't too expensive. I liked this car a lot until I totaled it in january 2017.
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An ok vehicle

by from Miami, Florida on July 27, 2017

This is a vehicle great for raining days, interior wise it's not to spacious and seat are uncomfortable but you can rely on the engine, very trustworthy, it will not die on you if you keep up with the...
This is a vehicle great for raining days, interior wise it's not to spacious and seat are uncomfortable but you can rely on the engine, very trustworthy, it will not die on you if you keep up with the required maintenance on time.
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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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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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#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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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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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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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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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Worst car I have ever owned

by from Oklahoma on January 26, 2011

I bought my 2001 Xterra for $8000. In a year and a half, I have spent $9000 repairing it. Everything from new brake pads and rotters to a new drive shaft and timing belt. This car has been a money pit...
I bought my 2001 Xterra for $8000. In a year and a half, I have spent $9000 repairing it. Everything from new brake pads and rotters to a new drive shaft and timing belt. This car has been a money pit and the gas mileage is worse than reported in the specs. Not a fan.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Got more than I expected

by from Panama City Beach, FL on July 21, 2010

The Xterra I bought handles well off road, my friend got stuck in the mud in his 4x4 Bronco, and I was able to get him out even though I only had 2-wheel drinve and a much lighter truck. I previously ...
The Xterra I bought handles well off road, my friend got stuck in the mud in his 4x4 Bronco, and I was able to get him out even though I only had 2-wheel drinve and a much lighter truck. I previously drove a corolla and thought the gas mileage would drain my wallet, but it is suprisingly economical compared to similar trucks. The roof rack is very versitile and the basket is removable, I have plenty of room in the back for a couple of friends and my two very large dogs.
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