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#2563 of 2816 re: 2005 Xterra Questions from a Pathfinder owner [mbunting]
Jun 03, 2005 (5:22 pm)
but if a dealer can give me a good price on the Xterra here this month (near invoice) then I can see myself pulling the trigger early.
Check out new-nissans. They are a dot com offering 500 below invoice and are right in your neck of the woods (or suburbia).
Even without the moon roof I really like the X, but if you gotta have one, you gotta have one
#2564 of 2816 PF tight 2nd row...
Jun 03, 2005 (8:05 pm)
When I test drove the PF, I could not get pass how little leg room there was in the 2nd row. So one is paying the price to have a 3rd row of seats, which to me was NOT that important.
I also like the more rugged looks of the X over the PF, plus it is not as expensive.
#2565 of 2816 Dan...thanks...
Jun 03, 2005 (8:17 pm)
dannyka (Dan) - Thanks for the new-nissans. information......
Still debating everything
#2566 of 2816 RE: 2005 Pricing [2fastdre]
Jun 07, 2005 (4:29 am)
I am looking at a 05 Xterra. I currently own a 03 and I tow a 3700 lb travel trailer. The 03 strains under the weight and has a hard time getting up to speed. I am hoping the 05 will be better. Any insight? The 03 is also supposed to be able to pull 5000 lbs, but it struggles.
#2567 of 2816 Re: '05 Xterra [scottl]
Jun 08, 2005 (4:42 am)
About the gas.. funny thing, I was actually reading the manual this morning and it is PREMIUM! I have an 04 XE with a 3.3 V6 and was very disappointed with the lack of power it has. But, it does say in the maual that if using less than PREMIUM will effect the performance. Right now I have a 1/4 of a tank with regular gas.. (the cheap kind) and am hoping to see a big difference when I have to refuel paying almost 20 more cents a gallon.
Jun 08, 2005 (4:50 am)
How is everyones power/ performance when trying to go up hill or accelerate?
Mine is poor, and I have a 2004 Xterra XE with a 3.3 V6 engine.
BUT! I have been using REGULAR gas, not PREMIUM.
Any responses to this would be nice... along with the detail of year, engine, and gas you use. I will be switching to premium today (since I just found out). I really hope pay for the high quality gas makes a difference. Also, I know that using regular unleaded has an effect on performance, but does it hurt my engine? It doesn't say in the manual that it would but maybe one of you happens to be a mechanic. Thanks for reading this... let me know.
#2569 of 2816 moonroof and 05
Jun 08, 2005 (9:44 am)
ok - so I coming into this a little late in the game.......
I looked at the 04 SE but decided to wait for the 05 b/c of the changes in the interior. Now I am seeing postings about no moonroof??? I haven't looked at the 05s in person yet, but remember that the 04s had a pop up/removable moonroof. Can you clarify?
#2570 of 2816 RE: 2005 Pricing [drlad]
Jun 09, 2005 (12:51 pm)
The 5,000 lb rating is the same, but I would have to think with all the extra power and torque the '05 would do a much better job pulling your load. Also, both the Frontier and Pathfinder with essentially the same engine are rated as 6,000 lbs or over.
#2571 of 2816 Re: moonroof and 05 [kas72]
Jun 17, 2005 (5:58 pm)
xterra's have (had) pop-up moonroofs, but they were not removable unless you modified the catch.
As far as I know, all X's (pre-2005) ran on regular ( 87 octane ) except for the SC.
My 2000 is still running fine with reg, but I do use super as a treat before a good road trip, what ever mpg I gained was offset by the price increase.
Nice to see thisboard active again
#2572 of 2816 95 MPH CUT-OFF!?!
Jun 20, 2005 (1:23 pm)
I have a 2004 Xterra XE and I cannot go faster than 95 w/o it jerking and slowing down. I am not too happy about that because I like to drive fast on the freeway. Is there anything I can do about that? I bought my Xterra in Dec of 2004.. Should have waited. But, I was told by my dealer that they were not going to change the body. I was originally going to buy a used Wrangler they had on the lot and somehow ended up with a new Xterra.. I must say overall I am happy with it. I never gave them much notice till I got one.