The Xterra is the orange sherbert of SUVs
Yes, I said orange sherbert but hear me out! In the world of SUVs names like Jeep, Bronco, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser reign supreme. They're all pretty reliable, good price depreciation, and fun to drive...but i would argue the Xterra should at least be in the conversation. The Xterra is a great vehicle. It runs on the uber reliable and powerful Nissan 261hp 4.0 liter engine. Parts are pretty cheap. Its easy to work on. It's got great space and has got great mods available for it. It was basically built for fun. The design is boxy and outdated but also unique. I think if you can get past the name and not following the trend you'll likley be happy with this faithful companion. Yes its great to have Vanilla, Chocolate, and strawberry flavors but those get old after a while. The Xterra is fun, just like Orange Sherbert. you're not winning any michelin stars with it but you are guaranteed to have a good time.
Mechanically a Great Vehicle !!
Only had to change one left wheel bearing at 105K, only had one small issue regarding the Clock Spring part in the steering wheel which controls the cruise control, airbag, and horn at 115K, that part is 350 plus labor so putting it off for now until inspection time since horn must work .
This vehicle is not only stylish it is perfect for those who love adventure. It easily pulls my small camper and the cargo space is more than enough for my Mastiff. Handling is easy and it provides a comfortable ride over long distances.