My 4th Xterra
I'm currently on my 4th Xterra. What can I say? If you love 'em, you love 'em. Bought a 2004 and a 2006 new, and a 2011 and a 2015 used. All were manual transmission. The '06 and '11 stayed in the family as I passed them on to my daughter, who continued to use them (as I did) to commute to work and for extensive mountain highway driving. Always have loved their size and practicality, not to mention their reliability. Not much off-road, though I have no doubts they would excel there. I also limited long-distance highway driving due to comfort and fuel economy. Averaged 17-18 mpg on every one, which is the only feature about which I would carp (and which I'm sure contributed to Nissan's decision to end production in 2015). Nonetheless, I've always loved the look, performance and reliability and would recommend them to anyone in the market for a mid-sized 4WD. Certainly more comfortable and refined than a CJ-7.
Most reliable car i know
this was exactly what I was looking for. Comfort and enough room for people and hauling. Great pickup and lots of accessories. Looks like easy matenance.
Very reliable and functional vehicle.
The Xterra is a no-nonsense vehicle, it has a job to do and gets it done very well. Controls are well placed and visible. Easy to operate and everything has a function. Not full of fluff and things you don't need. Great 4WD for snow, ice, mud - whatever you may find beyond the pavement.