I have a Xterra 4x4 2000. It runs well until last Saturday when I came out from a shopping center, I turned on the engine. The engine was trembling and rph changed wildly before the engine stopped running. I turned on the starter again, and the same symptom repeated. Finally the engine even refused to run at all.
I rely on this car heavily and put 32000 miles on this car in two years. Fortunately, it is still under warranty. I had it towed to my orignial Nissan dealership this morning. To my amazement, the dealer was changing ownership and no longer accept Nissan warranty. Neverthless, they checked the problem and told me that the fuel pump was broken. I believe that they tried to coax me into fixing the problem at their place by luring me with free of chage fix. But I have do a more than $500 30,000 mile matainance there. I refused to fix it there.
I had the car towed to another Nissan dealer. They are going to check into it and let me know tomorrow.
For those living in central Jersy area, the first Nissan dealer is Laborila Nissan at red bank. The second Nissan dealer is Pine Belt Nissan at Keyport. I will report the latest progress tomorrow.
I must have lost something somewhere, you have a "Nissan Warranty".. not an ABC Dealer warranty. As far as I know, they are supposed to cover it without any strings attached.. new owners or not.
I bought my X at one dealer, didn't like their service, moved to another dealer and haven't had any problems with warranty.. actually the service dept gives me more even though I didn't buy the X there.
As far as service plans.. I always compare what the dealer wants to do and compare it to the manual.. you'd be surprised how much you can knock off their service $$ and keep the warranty 100%....
#2114 of 2816 5 Top reasons for buying an XTerra
Apr 16, 2002 (9:24 am)
Dear XTerra owners:
I'd like to ask you for your input on the 5 best reasons to buy an XTerra. Yes, I know it "looks cool", but I'm more interested in more substantive stuff (not looking for a chick magnet, because I already have an extremely cool chick to whom I've been married for almost 15 years).
We already have an Explorer which has been completely wonderful and 100% trouble free at 48K miles. I was considering an Outback wagon to kind of compliment the Explorer's SUV characteristics. But when I drove the XTerra I liked it so much I've had a change of heart. Please let me know what YOUR reasons were for buying, and also how reliable/wonderful/horrible/whatever your XTerra has been. Thanks VERY MUCH for this input!!
I had the engine fixed today. It is the fuel sending unit that was broken.
As far as the warranty, the dealer that I purchased the car from was in a transition
of changing owners. So they refused to take warranty. The second Nissan dealer fixed it without charge, but......
They only covered the towing for no more than $50. In my case, I towed the car twice and it costed me $125 in total, only $50 is covered. They do not cover car rental, and they persuaded me into buying their maintance for more than $400...... I should have checked xcanuk's email earlier.
So the lesson is when dealer says they want to do something that you orignially do not plan to have them do, say "no" on the phone. Think more about it when you hang up the phone. You can always have the service done by calling them up.
These are my two cents despite the fact that I don't own one yet.
1. An affordable 4x4 price range considering other competition. 4Runner anybody?
2. Available supercharger.
3."Everything you need, nothing you don't." quoting Nissan's commercial. No frills or anything fancy on the truck.
4. For people who actually use it for its purpose.(ie. off-road, biking, hiking, etc.)
5. And from what I have seen from here, not that many problems considering this is its third year. If you do want to check, find other message boards about the Xterra.
First off, (only cuz you're happy with the exploder) I'd go for the outback.. only because its a complimentary vehicle.. as much as I love the X, and would get another one to replace it, I'd look at a Pick-up or a car as a second.. increase the range/purpose for travelling.
5 reason why I got mine... I'll limit myself
1) comparable SUV's were too car-like, I like the truck feel.
2) very basic in set-up and easy to customize to your own liking. ( I hate getting a fully dressed vehicle that I'm gonna swap parts on anyway )
3) Nice interior space even with the rear seats up, easy to load.. 2 dogs and always going to home depot for projects
4) Great rack... ever notice most other suv's don't come with crossbars.. bikes, gear, canoe.. it can handle it all.
5) Well mannered on the road, (power & handling) you don't have to worry to much if you go off the pavement.
Downfalls.. typical MPG for a SUV (low).. after 2 1/2 years.. no other complaints.