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Nissan Xterra, SUV
#2173 of 2816 Did I get a good deal?
Jul 24, 2002 (1:57 pm)
I was leasing a 2000 XTerra, but felt like I was wasting my money. Now that I can afford to purchase, I was planning on buying the 2002 XTerra SE, since I love my car. I work for a firm that qualifies for the Nissan VPP (Vehicle Purchase Program). The deal is dealer's invoice + 2.5% dealer delivery fee (Nissan pays the dealership another 2.5%)plus a $500 rebate. What ended up happening was that I bought a 2001 brand new XTerra (the dealership had some left over) for $3000 below the invoice price. I wasn't able to take advantage of the current 3.9% financing on XTerras because I wasn't buying the 2002 model, so my APR is at 5.9%. The deal ended up being ~$23K for the 2001 SE with sunroof. I also traded in my leased XTerra and the dealer traded it in at $17K...does this whole deal sound reasonable? Was my 2000 XTerra worth more than $17K? Was the $3000 below invoice price on a brand new 2001 XTerra a good deal or could I have gotten a bigger discount?
Although I can't do anything about it now, I'd still liked to know if I was taken for a ride. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#2175 of 2816 Good deal?
Jul 24, 2002 (4:11 pm)
$3000.00 below invoice is a good deal even though the car has depreciated as a 2001, but mileage is everything.
#2176 of 2816 Extended warranty pricing?
Jul 24, 2002 (4:15 pm)
My brother is picking up a 02 SE SC on Friday. He is thinking about buying the extended warranty in case the supercharger or any other part fails after 36k miles.
What is a fair price to pay for a 7/100k mile warranty with a zero deductible?
Jul 27, 2002 (10:36 pm)
We have loved our X since Feb 2000, but have recently noticed rust in 4 places on the liftgate.
Anyone else notice small spots appearing to rust from the inside out?
Aug 05, 2002 (7:33 am)
Yes, there has been some talk on other boards about this, primarily with 2000's. One of the theories is that he X's were shipped on rail cars and it's rail dust particles stuck to the back hatch. The rust is actually little specks on top of the paint.
Another theory is that the rust is coming from underneath the paint where the bubble for the first aid kit was spot welded on.
I can't say if either theory is true, but many people have had success at their dealership in getting it repainted. All you can do is take it in and see what they say. I think their might be a TSB on this too, but I'm not sure. I'll try and look it up. Good luck with it.
#2180 of 2816 Spark Knock noise
Aug 05, 2002 (8:19 am)
Does everyone get Spark Knock noise for about 2-3 seconds when you first start your Xterra early in the morning and the Revs go to like 1500?
I heard the a higher octane gas may fix this, but the manual recommemds 87 octane which is regular.
Aug 05, 2002 (11:57 am)
Are you sure you are not hearing "valve clatter" or lifter noise? That's usually what occurs at start-up with many cars.
An oil change (preferably to a name brand synthetic oil) and a good filter with an anti-drain back valve will usually cure that problem. I haven't heard of any spark knock noise though.
#2182 of 2816 Just dropping by
Aug 08, 2002 (10:39 am)
I still visit here every so often, its where I started posting when I first got my X.
If any owners are in/from/near N.H., the New England group ( Nexterra ) is having its 3rd annual Mt Washington Trip.. if you're curious about gatherings, its a very easy way to get into them. Here is where you can find more info.