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#2466 of 2816 Re: 2005 Nissan Xterra Front Seats [brian361]
Mar 10, 2005 (6:31 pm)
I'm 6'3" and 200 lbs. and found the seats in the new X to be more than comfortable. Cannot find a whole lot wrong with this vehicle except the dealers and pricing...it's new so they are hanging close to the MSRP. Did find a Nismo w/o all the options for about $26,000. In time, they will get reasonable. If you think the seats are uncomfortable, just go sit in a Jeep Wrangler and you'll think you went from a Motel 6 to the Ritz Carlton.
#2467 of 2816 Re: 2005 Nissan Xterra Front Seats [iconoclast]
Mar 11, 2005 (9:53 am)
I agree, don't buy yet. The more people hold off, the sooner we'll all see discounts and rebates. There's going to be plenty of Xterras around shortly.
I always like when a manufacturer states the vehicle is "limited"; yeah, limited to all they can build.
#2468 of 2816 Front Seats and Price Drop
Mar 11, 2005 (12:58 pm)
Well, coming from a Pathfinder, which I loved for everything except the seat comfort that is great news. How long do you think it will take before a price drop?
#2469 of 2816 still a lot of '04...
Mar 11, 2005 (6:34 pm)
My small local dealer, still has 11 '04 models, along with 5 '05. And it won't be very long before the '06 will be out.
#2470 of 2816 Re: Front Seats and Price Drop [utter]
Mar 11, 2005 (7:43 pm)
The price will drop when: the new wears off and the buying slows down (people get too excited about the new horsepower, etc.) and when anything in the economy triggers a slow down in buying by the public...like outrageous gas prices. Dealers have to move inventory and as soon as these things start piling up on the lots, the price will drop and we will be buying at $100 over invoice. Maybe this summer sometime????
#2471 of 2816 Re: 2005 Xterra Off Road [scottl]
Mar 12, 2005 (6:11 pm)
Tynans, Elway on Arapahoe, and Peak all have an off-road Xterra as of 3/11/05. Good luck.
#2472 of 2816 Re: 2005 Xterra Off Road [scottl]
Mar 12, 2005 (6:21 pm)
The Xterra and the Rubicon are two completely different animals. The Xterra is more comfortable will provide more than adequate off-road capability. But the Rubicon has much better approach and departure angles, metal bumpers, front and rear locking differentials, and lower gear ratios. The Rubicon has a 4:11 rear end compared to a 3:63 in the Xterra and that is a big difference in crawl ratio and low gearing. If you don't plan on tackling Hell's Revenge and Elephant Hill in Moab, then the Xterra might be OK. But these two vehicles are built entirely different..the Rubicon for serious off-road stuff and the Xterra for moderate off-road situations. Comfort, storage, and probably gas mileage go to the Xterra; coming down a steep wall of rock goes to the Rubicon. It's a matter of deciding what you will do most of the time and which gives you the best all around situation for your needs. It sounds like you need the Xterra and your butt and back may like it a whole lot better, also.
#2473 of 2816 Off Road X
Mar 13, 2005 (8:15 am)
I like the new '05 Xterra line-up a lot, it does a great job of fitting many bills without going over the top ie. not too big or small, too expensive or cheap.
Unless there ends up being some serious first year teething issues, I plan on purchasing one in the fall. I've test driven & research the heck out of a lot SUV's, the X is the best bang for the buck.
#2474 of 2816 Re: 2005 Xterra Off Road [iconoclast]
Mar 14, 2005 (12:43 pm)
Actually, the Xterra has approach and departure specs that are very, very close to the Unlimited Rubicon, which is what I'm considering.
They aren't as far apart as you would think, given that the number of vehicles with lockers is pretty small. Rubicon, Xterra, and the Frontier and Tacoma pickups. That is about it, and I don't want another pickup.
There is no question the Rubicon smokes the Xterra on extreme off road, and there is no question the Xterra kills the Rubicon in every on road situation.
The question I have to answer is whether I can live with the Rubicon deficiencies every day, to get the extreme off road capability (and the convertible top).
#2475 of 2816 Just Bought a 2005 Xterra in Dallas
Mar 14, 2005 (1:51 pm)
Probably paid about 600 over invoice(22100 + ttl) Base s(Night armor) with power,filter,cargo cover, mud flaps. Had a trade in that was in need of repair and had a note, so all in all good deal for me. Will probably have rebates in the summer for the 05x, could not wait that long old car would blow up. This thing kicks but on the road(20 to 21 so far on the hwy)
Seat are a lil stiff but still love it. I highly recommed them good value for the money. Engine is sweeeet!! very good in the power range for cruising.