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2002 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2002 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 2002 Nissan Xterra reviews.

Bryan writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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Great to carry everything if you have kids and dont want the soccer mom van. Can use it for work and play. Very adaptable for what you are doing. Can even throw a ladder to a surfboard on top!!

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Genaral wear and tear, I would highly recomend this suv to all my friends and family. One dislike is fuel tank is to small.

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Great All Around Suv If You Don't Have One Get One!! — Fun to drive but it still rides like a truck. Not very easy to do a tune up on, but is reliable and fun to drive. Plastic front end is fading but thats S. Florida sun for you. The only thing that i don't like is the headliner is falling down. Otherwise it was a great buy and the whole family likes it!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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4

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Roomy

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Little Traction

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Mine — It awesome, i love it. I used to have a jeep, its alittle hard to compare because its not a four wheel drive. it rides, and handles magnificent. its pretty god on gas. and gets me to where i need to go. I would deffinently suggest this vehicle to nay one i know. it is very dependable and affordable. not to mention its built rock solid.

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dannywhite writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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4

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very sharp looking sport utility, plenty of power, 4x4, perfect size not too big or too small, lots of cargo space, seats 5

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the back seat is small. really wish they came from the factory with lockers in the front end and rear.

dannywhite
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A Very Solid, Affordable, Dependable And Stylish 4x4 — I have owned 2 nissan xterras and have been very pleased with both of them. straight from the factory it's a very capable and reliable vehicle. I do not recommend buying a naturally aspirated xterra however as they are extremely underpowered. but the supercharged 3.3L V6 has more than enough power. gas mileage is kind of mediocre, think its about 14 town and 18 highway. so in that aspect i maintain they could stand to improve a little bit. but if you don't have a lead foot, they don't do too bad fuel economy wise. they have plenty of ground clearance, space for hauling cargo, full size spare tire that's easily accessable without taking up interior space,and a first aid kit. the independent suspension makes for a very smooth ride and great handling. my xterra has Warn manual lockouts and slightly oversize tires, can't even tell there's a difference. the disc brakes up front offer plenty of stopping power too, forgot to mention that earlier. the xterra will take everything you can throw at it in stride. these trucks make for fun trail trucks or everyday drivers.and for anyone that enjoys modifying their rig, www.purenissan.com has lots of cool aftermarket parts ranging from suspension upgrades/solid axle conversion kits to roof racks and bumpers. in conclusion, I can honestly say that i have been very satisfied and impressed with my xterra, only thing i would change is a slightly more spacious back seat and lockers in the front and rear differentials. but all in all, i would definitely recommend these trucks to anyone looking to purchase a solid, affordable, low maintenance, reliable 4x4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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theexponent writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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4

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Great for outdoors and off roads.

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No negatives so far.

theexponent
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Great Blue-collar Suv — My 2002 Nissan Xterra SE 4X4 SUV is great for off roads. It has a good balance between power and gas mileage and is mostly reliable. It's a great blue-collar SUV for outdoorsmen like me especially when I go snowboarding and kayaking. It shows some wear and tear though but it's more because of my poor maintenance and old age. But overall, I still love it just like the day i bought it in 2002.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derek writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE Supercharged 4WD Review
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4X4

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MPG

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Xterra=awesome — Needs a little more power and better MPG's. The appearance is very nice and is great to customize with whatever you want I put an Autobot decal on the rear bubble and on the roof rack and it looks great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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q3gamer writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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4

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very reliable with good gas mileage

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somewhat rugged drive

q3gamer
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Great Vehicle — I like the space this car offer along with the reliability and gas milage. The car is not big enough for a large family though. Never has maintenence issues. Normal upkeep and this car was flawless. Great vehicle especially the outdoors type.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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Power, and extra features (SE models only)

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Gas Mileage

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Good Suv — It is a great SUV, loaded with all the extras that come in the SE package. Has the 3.3L SOHC Supercharged V6 (VG33ER), performace is great on the vehicle. Great for offroading and 4x4 trips. Draw back is that it is not good on gas.... AT ALL!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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4

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good reliable vehicle, only had one problem with this car.

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Brake Faliure (ABS Activation)

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Its A Good Strong Vehicle, Would Have Prefered Better Gas Mileage, But It Was Consistant... — the vehicle is good it was reliable,fun to drive, bad on the gas but that can be over-looked, it was comfortable, tons of room for just about anything, I never used it to tow, it had rapid acceleration, I was a Vol. Fire Fighter and it always got me to the station.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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Everything

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None

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Xterra — Every repair that has gone into it was well worth the trouble. Tough machine that has gone through a lot. Everything is great. Lots of fun to drive, excellent in the snow! Unreal machine! There is nothing better out there

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Branden writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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5

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great power and hard to get stuck when off road

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my exsaust rattles

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My Nissan — my truck has great acceleration for a 5200 pound suv. handles pretty good too. the fuel pump recently went out of it so i cant drive it right now.....that really sicks. i loce my truck...and my system thats in it hahaha. i have 2 12 inch subs. its great

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2011 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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2010 Nissan Xterra Reviews

I Love My X By Wally

Decent on fuel for what it is. Lots of fun to drive and hit the trails. Enuff cargo space for a weeks worth of camping and fishing gear. Handles and rides really nice on road trips. The Stadium se... Read More

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The 2010 Xterra SE is a Great vehicle,lots of room everywhere, the ride is very good, steering response is very good, Drove 10 hours straight and the interior leather seats are comfortable and support... Read More

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2009 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Real Utilitiy In Smallish Suv. By dieseld

Fun, enjoyable, practical, small(ish) SUV. Plenty of power from the 3.7 engine and decent handling. Good ride on highway and off road. Plenty of storage on rooftop for bikes and skis. Throw your d... Read More

Fun Family Vehicle Or Great Suv For Off Road And Snow!! By kelly9406

This car has been VERY reliable and has never needed to go into the shop for anything except routine maintenance and oil changes. Decent gas mileage for an SUV 18-20 on average. Plenty of storage r... Read More

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2008 Nissan Xterra Reviews

The Last Of The No-nonsense Suv's Available To The Masses. By dbreegi

I loved my 2000 Xterra 3.3l V6. It was RWD but still very capable. The only way I can describe the difference is a more ROBUST feeling throughout the entire car. It is taller and wider than my old 200... Read More

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