2002 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2002 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 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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"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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cotaone writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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4

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great for going from a to b

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I wish xterras got a little better gas mileage

cotaone
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Great Little Suv — It handles really good, it's very dependable. It is easy to get into and out of, and for a tight suspension, it rides smoothly. The controls are easy to reach and operate, and it is a really nice little suv all around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Vater writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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V8r's Xterra — Nice and rugged... Need more horse power... Horrible on gas... Big wheels but need bigger wheels...

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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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Dustin writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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Ride, Build quality, Quiet cabin as long as not accelerating.  

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Fuel economy, Motor is a bit loud for the type of vehicle it is....if it was a hot rod I like it, but its a family vehicle.

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2002 Nissan Xterra — Like the ride, the build quality, the 4wd is nice. It is big enough for the smaller family. Both my wife and I are bigger people so we require more seating area, this vehicle lets us have the car seat and not have the passenger seat in the dash. Perfomance is so-so. It is only a 3.3 pushing a big heavy vehicle so its not going to set any records. Fuel economy is not the greatest...have been averaging 18mpg.

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q3gamer writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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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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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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Michael writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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Everything

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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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Ryan writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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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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theexponent writes:
2002 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Car Has Clean Title. By pzafar

I have had my xterra for almost 10 years now and not much wrong so far, it has 118,000 miles on it now and had 67,000 when i bought it. I fixed leakage and few parts when I drove it for about 3000 mil... Read More

Travel Companion By dxynbyte

Extremely reliable. Never breaks down. Great for traveling, enough room in back to sleep two people comfortably when on the road. No problem handling cargo on roof rack, maintains stability. Desc... Read More

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2001 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Nissan Xterra By Carrick

My 2001 Nissan Xterra runs and drives great. It is the most reliable vehicle I own. The back seat is small for two car seats a person to fit though. I haven't had to do many repairs beside maintenance... Read More

Great All Around Vehicle For The Money By TrafficGuy

Keep up with the maintenance and it will keep up with you. My vehicle had 192,000 miles when it was sold. Changed the oil every 5k miles and did the major tune up with timing belt at 125k. That is th... Read More

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2003 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Xterra By Rolando

what i like it fits my family of 3 quit well its sporty & its offroad,what i dont like its very costly for parts,but it is a foreign car.i like the body of it &the sporty luggage rack &the cargo space... Read More

Fun And Spacious By stephaniebaxter

top heavy in the wind, I have a morning commute of 60 miles a day and would like a vehicle more car like. i am shorter and have to climb into and out of the vehicle to take care of my baby? Read More

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2004 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Love My X! By Doris

Overall I have a lot of LOVE for this suv ... nothing like blowing pass a huge 4x4 with my little 2004 Nissan Xterra V6 4wd in a blizzard!!!! I have worked on old muscle cars so the layout of my X is... Read More

Tank Like Qualites And First And Second Generation Advantages By KevinVB

I spend a considerable amount of time researching vehicles and found a good deal on a 2004. I was familiar with the Frontier and wanted to stay along that lines for a second "play vehicle". I found th... Read More

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2005 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Offroad Camping Machine By Chad

Fun to drive, lots of interior room, good roof rack system. aftermarket basket on roof rack holds gear in place! always drove by Xterras and would see myself owning one in the future, first camping t... Read More

Enjoyable Comfy Ride By Cbushey

This car has been great! It has lasted me four long years and still has many more years left. The spacious interior makes transporting cargo a breeze. The comfy seats make those long car rides seem li... Read More

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