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Nissan Xterra, SUV
#528 of 2815 special orders?? heh..that's funny....
Jan 30, 2001 (12:25 pm)
there's a string on the xterraownersclub.com site that was just discussing special orders. nissan doesn't want to hear about it...besides that, i've heard a few people say they have extended the seat rails.
in so far as the must have's, go w/ the XE b/c the SE has too many "don't really needs" as i see. basically, the power and utility packages are your basic minimum buy, but when i was purchasing my X, back in Oct. 2000, the dealer couldn't find an XE w/ power/utility for the life of him (with a manual tranny) there might be some out there w/ autos, i don't know. the sport package gives you fog lights, LSD (limited slip diff) if you're going off road, and a few other goodies. but not ALL of them are MUST HAVE'S...
if i were to run my X to the ground (which seems to be REALLY hard to do...) i'd without a question get another one. as a matter of fact, when my fiancee's (will be wife at the time) Accord is paid off, she wants to get a 2002/03 Xterra, they're adding on the supercharged engine (heresay???) so i'll drive the new one, and she'll get my '01!!! in shorter terms, I LOVE MY X!!!
#529 of 2815 just bought an X yesterday
Jan 30, 2001 (2:50 pm)
I called five dealers in my area and was basically told the same thing by all but one. Nissan doesn't like special orders and you can't find the XE4x4 with anything less than the 3-pac auto or manual. Don't know what the one who disagreed was all about. I got such a good deal on an auto XE 4x4 power/sport/utility that I didn't follow-up with him. Traded in an Avalon so this takes some getting used to, but I already like it more than the Toyota.
#530 of 2815 Can I get a little help....
Jan 30, 2001 (3:11 pm)
I'm not new to Edmund's, but new to this topic. The time has come where marriage and kids no longer make having a convertible sports car practical. I really like the Xterras and have heard some good things about them
Anyone give me any advice on what they think of thiers, any options you feel you should have or havent gotten?
I am looking for the 6 cyl. 4wd. I belive it's the SE or the sportier edition . I've been told that I should be able to get a decently loaded one for under 25,000. I want a manual, would like the power windos and locks, doesn;t matter about leather. Does the radio have an in dash CD or doI have to order the changer in order to get a CD pplayer in the vehicle?
ANy advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
#531 of 2815 X fan club
Jan 30, 2001 (3:18 pm)
I think you will get quite a few positive reviews here.. Its a good little "truck"
If you are looking at the SE's, you get all the bells and whistles.. no leather. Good storage space, get the neoprean seat covers and you X is kid proof. Although I don't have kids, enough of them travel with me, and the higher rear seats makes it a treat for them.
Stroll over to the Nissan Site and you'll see the long list of equipement you do get.. if you don't need/want the sunroof, go with an XE 3 pak.
Jan 30, 2001 (3:35 pm)
i'm in the market for a new suv. i'm almost certain on the X. does anyone have the mineral blue color? also is it difficult to remove the basket to use the sunroof? thanks
Jan 30, 2001 (5:24 pm)
as difficult as undoing 4 thumb screws and lifting.. just remember to put the screws back in to keep them sealed
#534 of 2815 Before it gets too late...
Jan 30, 2001 (5:35 pm)
Thanks silverxglider and xcanuk for the thoughts on 4wd for pulling a boat out of the water. I had hoped by now maybe gonzo7 would weigh in on the issue but it looks like conversation is changing rapidly.
btw, I'm confused about the special order. I can't find a solar yellow SE around town and think I would probably have to order one. Are you saying that's not likely? Maybe what I want is not so special an order.
I'm going in the opposite direction of trippdogg: wife will soon be an ex, so it will take a few months to afford the X. Waiting for a few months for it to get here would be ok by me.
#535 of 2815 Tim and Trippdog
Jan 30, 2001 (5:41 pm)
As far as "Must have's" on the X - get all three packages: Sport, Utility,and Power. As mentioned earlier it will probably be difficult to find one with anything less. I also added body side molding and seat covers to my original ('00) X simply 'cause I thought they looked good (and were functional). On my second ('01) I got the molding, mud flaps and tow pkg simply 'cause they were on the one I wanted (solar yellow). So to address another of your points, yes, I'd buy another one.
And yes, it should last a long, long time - given the japanese reputation. Just to be on the safe side I bought a 6/100k warranty from Marlboro Nissan (on the net) for $750 or so - financed for 18mos 0% interest.
To put it bluntly, When I bought my first and second X, I could've purchased any vehicle I wanted - Lexus, MB, Discovery, whatever. I really wanted something I could shlep my snowboard, bike and ice chest in without "messing up the leather" or "scratching the finish".When I decided on a new one (needed to upgrade to 4WD because of a move) I shopped only the various Nissan dealers for the best trade-in deal (and got a really good one)
And Trippdog, all '01's have in-dash Cd, on '00 only the SE model does.
And my advice is NEVER pay MSRP for anything.
rob in santa Fe
#536 of 2815 Totaled My Xterra
Jan 30, 2001 (6:45 pm)
I just got word that my 3 month old 2001 I may be totaled. If so, I am also told I will probably have to come up with some of my own money to get in a new one. Which I definitely want another one. Kelly Blue Book does not yet have info on I's this new. Where should I look to see what a 2001 3 month old I with 4,100 miles on it is worth? Any suggestions anyone?
#537 of 2815 Gives me shivers
Jan 30, 2001 (7:31 pm)
when ever I hear about a lost X. I feel your grief, but don't you guys have replacement waiver or value for you trucks with your insurance ? For a minor charge.. by memory $25/yr.. if I lose mine, I go to the dealer and get another. In principle anyway..