Last post on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Car Buying, SUV
#36 of 41 FJ vs Xterra
Apr 11, 2007 (8:55 pm)
I compared these two for weeks, test drove both, and dealer priced them both. I got a better deal with an 06 X than a 07 FJ and I liked the looks of the X more in the end. It felt more sporty behind the wheel and I like the growl of the Nissan engine. The visibility issue with the FJ can potentially be dangerous and the rear seats don't lie flat in back. In public, the FJ is a head turner though, at least for now.
#37 of 41 Re: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser [steve_]
Apr 23, 2007 (2:56 pm)
I have an '03 Xterra 4x4 and love it.. I have driven both as i was considering a new xterra.. the fj looks kind of fadish to me and the blind spots are endless when driving.. I do think the engine was a little better in the fj, however, overall the Xterra is a much better all around vehicle.
#38 of 41 Re: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser [ga_king]
Jun 26, 2007 (5:39 pm)
i have an 05 xterra and have logged 73,000 miles wich 90% in mexico. I researched through edmunds and consumer reports, then headed to dealership and checked out what separates the "x" "s" "se" "offroad" models. i wanted an s model and the lack of foglights helped me spot it on the parking lot. i checked what options came installed at the factory to avoid requesting those and being charged. i just said no, i dont want that , no i dont need that. it was already in the s model. i will be purchasing a new xterra with the electronic lock wich is the off road model. test drove the fj and was not too impressed. xterra has more horsepower and the fj are being sold too fast with people throwing money at what ever figure the dealership wants. forget about the invoice on the windshield, that was placed by the dealership.. buying ????.00 over invoice is simply paying what they want you to pay. i am concerned about those unexpected flat tires on 1 week old fj. 30,000 for an fj not worth it.... money in the trash.. get an xterra and really appreciate value for your money.
#39 of 41 Re: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser [xtierra]
Mar 28, 2009 (4:16 am)
Since these are older posts by now, what would everyone say about the Xterra vs FJ now? Now that the hype of the FJ has diminished since it's first introduction, would that be the better vehicle or the Xterra? I live out in the country with some rather bumpy roads, which do you think would hold up better for that?
#40 of 41 Re: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser [summer73]
Mar 28, 2009 (1:25 pm)
The Xterra can do everything the FJ can offroad and it looks better, cost less and has better driver visibility. I love my X Offroad 2006 in black. It s a well put together machine!
#41 of 41 Re: good forum [kg21]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:03 pm)
For what it's worth, I've found Nissan quality to be as good or better than Toyota. I've known people who owned Pathfinders and X-terras and had no complaints. And my 1997 Maxima is running like new with 207k on the odometer. Nissan is especially noted for superb engine performance and the X-terra has more power under the hood than the FJ.