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You are in the Nissan Xterra
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Nissan Xterra, SUV
Mar 16, 2001 (7:32 am)
this is what they had to say:
"Overview: The Nissan Xterra appeared as a 2000 model in the summer of 1999. Based on Nissan's Frontier pickup, it was intentionally made to be a rugged, basic, trucklike SUV. Hence the name. It sported a large cargo area but a fairly light load capacity. Highs included a good off-roading capability and towing capacity. But the ride, handling, braking, and fuel economy were mundane or worse. The front seats weren't very supportive and were rather low. The rear seating area was spacious although the seats themselves were thinly padded. The Xterra was a useful size but not the right choice for people who value comfort, quietness, or refinement."
#919 of 2816 3 pack 4 pack 6 pack a dozen
Apr 06, 2001 (10:13 am)
...just means you get the
rood rack good
cup holders ok
first aid kit already have one
The basic differences between the XE and upgrades SE are the SE come with all the things the base XE does, but also has
Sunroof don't care
Audio on wheel don't care
6 cd player can buy better aftermarket
Auto DIming Mirror extra weight, who cares?
Tow Hitch good
16 Inch Wheels maybe good
Upgraded interior more weight, more fuss, who cares?
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel same as above
Longer Mud Flaps (will remove mud flaps so they don't tear off)
Sounds like the XE for me, then, with the cheapo tires and stereo to be replaced after purchase. Then add headers and exhaust for better power and mpg, and maybe have some extra stuffing put in the seats (maybe $40). Then it would be time to shop around for bike rack and ski rack.
Now, what kind of price would be decent for a used one? What to look for?
Apr 06, 2001 (3:53 pm)
I get really tired of this. Consumer Reports is good at evaluating toasters, TVs and so forth. They may also be good at evaluating CARS, and the car issue is useful for repair and reliability information. They do not know which end is up when it comes to trucks though, IMO. I think the Xterra is quite comfortable and extremely quiet. Refined? I'm not sure I even know what that means. I put refined sugar in my coffee. It is a truck. It is designed to be a truck. It has many, many useful features. If you want a car, buy a car. If you understand the difference between a car and a truck and want some useful features, get an Xterra.
By the way, it sounds like the '01 and '00 three packs are different so bear that in mind if you're looking for a used one. My '00 three pack has power windows and locks, alarm, map lights, limited slip, tilt wheel, outlets, cargo tie downs, the wider tires, alloy wheels and I forget what else. You get the same stuff in the '01 and '00 but it sounds like they rearranged the contents of the individual option packages.
As for pricing, it'll depend on mileage and features. They seeem to be holding most of their value though.
#922 of 2816 Transmission vibration?
Apr 08, 2001 (12:29 pm)
I have just bought 2001SE auto/ with 1200 miles I still feel vibrations when the gear case is shifting at 40mph to 45mph ( I assume high gear) is this something I should address or do I have to live with it? Is an oil change within first 2000 miles necessary? Other than the vibrations I love driving my I "X"
Apr 08, 2001 (2:21 pm)
I get the same with the same truck. Balanced the tires of all things and the problem is not as pronounced. You may want to have the tires balanced. I think the gear cases in all the X's do the same thing to a certain extent..not the smoothest, but all the reviews say this. My friend's Frontier does the same thing.
Also, change the oil after 2000 miles to get the metal filaments out of the oil pan. I suggest the synthetic Mobil One 5W30 oil.
Better safe than sorry.
#924 of 2816 I pick mine up Thursday
Apr 08, 2001 (3:42 pm)
2001 XE with the 3-pack in Just Blue- I'm obviously excited and my deal came in right around $22,000. My question is, what was the first thing you did after picking up your Xterra?
Apr 08, 2001 (4:34 pm)
2)Stared at it
#926 of 2816 thanks misieng
Apr 08, 2001 (5:02 pm)
I have it going in tomorrow to have the class III tow hitch, I will have them check the tire balance. As for the oil I will wait a little bit longer but thanks for the tip on the oil type.
I was reading on some earlier messages that there is a aftermarket leather seat package available. Is this an option down the road because the interior doesn't last or is just for looks?
Can someone tell me how the SE seat interior has held up over time? It doesn't seam the covers will last that long with those holes in the fabric design.
#927 of 2816 canadian winter-xcanuk
Apr 08, 2001 (5:04 pm)
How did your X hold up in the winter? any tips for a New Jersey boy? Tires? Handling?