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#2630 of 2815 2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4x4 question
Dec 26, 2005 (9:36 pm)
If the vehicle did not have the XM/Sirius satelite radio added to the car when it was purchased, can it be added later? I am getting mixed information, since the information booklet says that the Rocksford Fosgate radio system is "pre-wired for satelite radio" standard, but that XM/Sirius must have been added during installation for it to work?
Can I add XM/Sirius afterwards to my existing Rocksford Fosgate radio system, or do I need to just get an external one? Thanks!
#2631 of 2815 Poor gas mileage-why I got rid of my Xterra
Dec 30, 2005 (12:41 pm)
I had an '00 Automatic XE. I drove it for about 70k miles and did like the car. It was very rugged and had virtually no repairs beyond normal maintainence. I even got another set of long trails at 55k.
However I NEVER got better than 17.5mpg. In fact, I often got around 15 with 13-14 not uncommon in the cold weather.
So, last year when I started a job that required about 100 miles per day driving I traded the Xterra for a Jeep Liberty with the diesel engine (CRD). I now have about 15k on the Jeep. My "average" mpg is about 24, but has gone as high as 27.5 in the summer and as low as 22 in the winter. I have to say I liked driving the Xterra better, but the Jeep is still a "solid" vehicle. If Nissan would put a diesel in the Xterra I would trade back.
Yes, I know diesel is more expensive than regular right now, but in the warm months it was less expensive. In fact with diesel 20% higher than regular I still come out OK as I'm getting 40% better mileage than in the Xterra. In addition, I try to use Bio-Diesel when I can (b-20 blend).
#2632 of 2815 Xterra trailer electrical system
Dec 30, 2005 (1:18 pm)
Simply out of curiosity, has anyone else received a notice from Nissan that starts out with this paragraph:
Nissan is committed to providing the highest levels of product quality and customer satisfaction. We know that towing a trailer may have been an important consideration in your vehicle's purchase. In new Titan, Armada, Pathfinder, Frontier, and Xterra vehicles, Nissan recently introduced enhanced electric circuitry which may further protect your vehicle from damage or fire caused by a short circuit wiring or mis-installation of trailer lighting or electrical accessories. This is to advise you that Nissan is making this production enhancement available to you free of charge so that you will have the same protection should you ever tow a trailer with a defective electrical system.
#2633 of 2815 Re: Xterra trailer electrical system [qwert13]
Dec 30, 2005 (1:49 pm)
Yes we received two notices from Nissan. The first was a recall for a trailer hitch (which we didn't have), and the second notice was as you said.
#2634 of 2815 Re: Electrical Problems [tperras]
Jan 08, 2006 (5:16 pm)
I'm having the same problems with my 2002 xterra. They have changed the cruise control and spent 5 hours trying to figure out the problem about a week ago but came up with nothing.
Did you ever get a resolution to the problem?
#2635 of 2815 Re: Rust Issues?? [kmiller]
Jan 08, 2006 (5:32 pm)
My 02 xterra has been rusting around the rear hatch since I purchased it. They, Nissan, knows about it because they specifically exclude dealing with in the warranty ... they call it fallout.
#2636 of 2815 Re: Rust Issues?? [lee35]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 08, 2006 (5:45 pm)
The rust warranty is supposed to be 5 years and unlimited miles but that usually means they warrant there won't be any perforation in the sheet metal.
If this is getting to be a common issue, then there's going to be some sales fallout (more so as people read the stories about the problem models coming out of the new Canton plant).
#2637 of 2815 Re: Poor gas mileage-why I got rid of my Xterra [vtdog]
Jan 16, 2006 (2:16 pm)
I don't want this to come off the wrong way, but you bought an SUV, not a Hybrid. You should expect to get low mpg. Before I got an Xterra I had a Landcruiser that only got about 11-12. And yes diesel gives you more mpg's because it burns slower than regular fuel. I even read some where that a guy who had an Hummer H1 got better mpg than his new xterra. All in all people should not expected any better than 18mpg on suv. If you do get better than that, congratulations!
#2638 of 2815 Re: 2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4x4 question [lhuang248]
Jan 21, 2006 (11:41 pm)
Yeah, you can, but you need to buy the receiver, wires, and antenna from the dealer. it's like $600 all together.
Or you can just go with an external, removeable model. I got the XM roadie XT in my 05 SE and it works great. spend a little time to run the wires right and the install will be a clean one.
#2639 of 2815 Opinions anyone?
Mar 01, 2006 (11:55 pm)
I recently got rid of my 99 Dodge Ram 1500 after it cost me well over $2000 to repair. Good riddance, too. Anyway, I was comparing the Xterra OR to the Ford Explorer XLS. I am stumped and confused. I really like the Xterra, though I think the body style on the Ford is much more "sporty", and I much prefer the interior of the Xterra. They both appear pretty comparable on paper. does anyone have any suggestions or opinions as to what might help me make a decision???