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Nissan Xterra, SUV
#608 of 2816 2002 xterra
Feb 09, 2001 (12:57 am)
man, i love what they did to it! i like the front end- to me, it looks tougher- like the lights have intergrated brush guards and i like how the front bumper has a 'step bar' to match the sides. it makes the whole thing more intergrated.
the interior is hot! i think its great and i would rather have that footbrake than the lame pull brake that make it feel like im in a jalopy.
to me, the whole truck seems like its own thing now- not a rehash of the frontier. i love it! looks great!kudos to nissan- looks alot better, tougher than the jeep liberty or any of the competition.
i still think its lame a 3.3L v6 needs a supercharger to make 210hp. i would still go with the normally aspirated v6. and the whole reliability issue of the SC bothers me- not to mention requiring premium gas. with the mpg the xterra gets, thats the last thing i would want!
the SC is just a quick fix to keep up with everyone else. the x needs a new engine...maybe in '04
Feb 09, 2001 (11:05 am)
I've decided to buy a 2001 because I don't like the looks of the 2002. The lowest price I've been offered for an xe 3pk, 4x4, v6, 5spd, with allseason floor mats, body side molding, microfilter, and splash gaurd is 22730. out the door price of 24000. I have recieved three other offers within $50-$100 of this price so maybe I could get one of them to go lower. Just wondering if this sounds like a good deal.
#610 of 2816 tatman
Feb 10, 2001 (11:51 am)
if you want to buy the '01 you should get it well under invoice.
please look into the '02 a bit before spending $24000.00 on a vehicle. the'02 may have mechanical/ feature improvements that maybe important to you- beyond the first look.
if you still want the '01, then you absolutely need to get it cheap because they will be blowing them out cheap at dealers to make way for those '02's in august (?) or whenever they sell them.
Feb 10, 2001 (3:31 pm)
I saw one at the Chicago Auto show yesterday. The interior looks sooo much better. The front makes it look, dare I say it, "Cute". I was disgusted. I would say that the headlights were a Liberty knock off but I can't since its directly derived from the Frontier which was done before the first Liberty pictures came out. I think the addition of the supercharger is great but the new front end delivers a heavy blow to the "tough" image.
Feb 12, 2001 (11:04 am)
just bought a new xterra 2001 xe. has anyone had
a problem with a sulfer smell(rotten eggs)
when you turn the
engine off? my car is about 2 weeks old and I've been noticing this distinct smell.
Feb 12, 2001 (12:53 pm)
do you have a stick??? if so, i remember seeing a thread of posts on the xoc board about the newness of the clutch or something like that. go on the site, and search for "clutch" it was about a week or two ago
Feb 12, 2001 (4:29 pm)
Actually, the rotten egg sulfur smell is coming from the catalytic converters. Most new cars make this smell when new and Nissan is especially proned to it. Mine did it too for a couple weeks. Just wait it out and it will eventually disappear.
#615 of 2816 Not quite sure
Feb 12, 2001 (5:15 pm)
I went through the new truck burn off, the burning smell did return, mine is a stick, but I'm not burning my clutch.. after this many years, I hope not.. but I do get it from time to time, the only trend I found to the smell is when it is cold out..and after a short drive. It is still a mystery to me why it comes and goes.
Lately, with the falling temps, I also get that burning smell ( not the same burning smell after shutdown ) when I have to crank the heat to max with the fan at a higher setting. It will last for the first few minutes.. then air out.
#616 of 2816 Unexpecting sound???
Feb 12, 2001 (5:40 pm)
I have a 2000 X and just experienced a new sound that just happened. While moving and a slight turn of the steering wheel to the left, a rubbing, grinding kind of sound occurs from the front end. It doesn't happen when you turn to the right. No unusual driving has occured. I drove to point A and when I finished there to come back home is when this horrifying sound came on. I visually inspected the front end the best I could and saw nothing suspicious. Anyone else have this happen or have any clues to what it may be??? Thanks!
Feb 12, 2001 (6:01 pm)
Two thoughts come to mind.
Do you have stock or bigger tires? Is it snowy or muddy where you are? Maybe one tire is rubbing on some crud on the mudflap when you turn the wheel. You wouldn't see this unless the wheel was still turned when you went to check.
The other rubbing, grinding sound I've ever had was when my auto hubs didn't unlock. This was on my old Isuzu Trooper though, not the X.