2003 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2003 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 17 of 17 2003 Nissan Xterra reviews.

Ryan writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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4

Pros

All around great SUV

Cons

so so gas mileage

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Great Suv — Love this SUV! Great for in town, or highway driving. Enough room for a few kids too. Gas mileage isnt to great but its not the worst either. You wont have to stop at every gas station. ;) I'd buy another Xterra.

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moralesfamily92 writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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5

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Reliablity, safety, and dependability

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None

moralesfamily92
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Love It! Nissan Knows How To Make An Awesome Suv! — The car is extremely reliable- starts up no problem every time. It stops on a dime, and although it takes a bit to accelerate, once it gets to the desired speed it handles fantasticly! The car is built sturdy and looks good on the inside and out. Costs can be a bit pricey for driving in city- but long range trips it does great and the gas goes a long way.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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5

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i like it

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gas milage

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? — supercharger give it some extra kick, it pulls fairly nice, and can seat 5. also rides nice, looks good, and likes dirt. sucks on gas milage, but preforms well. pretty reliable so far. stuff. things. this. that. giggity. we. yes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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NatashaL writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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5

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lots

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power

NatashaL
25

Xcellent Xterra — Needs a little more power. Other then that its an Xcellent car! Had the Xterra for 6 years and its still going strong only regular problems. Never had to put it in the shop! Gas is not horrible compared to other midsize SUV's.

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aybesee writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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2

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looks, moderate interior space

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Weak, Fragile

aybesee
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Not Tough Enough — Not the greatest SUV for a rugged person. I was hoping for something tough and fun to drive. It's good for the fun part, but as far as tough...not at all. Every time I take it off-road, something winds up broken. Gas mileage is like that of a full-size truck, without the power or strength. My favorite part...it looks good.

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themeantime writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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Amazing — I bought my 2003 Xterra brand new off of the lot with only 12 factory miles. I've taken special care to get every service, including suggested (possibly unnecessary) services, and have had no issues whatsoever with the vehicle. I would not recommend you purchase the 5 speed stick shift version that I have if you live in Los Angeles, as stop and go traffic tends to wear the sole of your left shoe out. This truck has treated me great on road trips and is the perfect medium sized SUV for living in the city.

Owner for 4 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:14,750

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Lone writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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4

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Fun, easy to mod for off-road, easy to repair if that is even needed.

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None.

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There Should Be More Of These On The Road — This would have been the perfect vehicle for my family if we had been able to input the options we wanted. Instead we bought it second hand and whoever had selected the options before hand was an ignorant ass. Beside with the strange option selections the previous owner picked I would say this Vehicle has been a 10/10. I have only had to do one major repair in 7 years. it went from the dry heat of AZ to the soggy wet of England and has not had a single issue other than the one. It is incredibly fun to drive. hold a lot of people, groceries, pets... it looks sharp and the cost of ownership is negligible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Xterra Pro 4x By Travis

Nissans last true off road vechicle, only full truck frame vechicle. Plenty of extras just wish it had in dash Navigation and push button start, but i will get it one day. it lacks Fuel Economy my v8 ... Read More

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2011 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Good, Reliable, Adventurous By Wayne

Liked the versatility and reliability. It's also a great vehicle for off-road, towing, and Winter driving. I hope future versions of this car include a turbo-charged diesel engine, and maybe some op... Read More

Durable, Well Built, Safe, And Fun To Drive. By JGallagher17

I love that I can use this car for daily commute to work, long trips, off road and cargo purposes. It's an all inclusive vehicle. Would be perfect if it averaged more than 20 MPG's. Recommend to ... Read More

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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

Great Vehicle By 5TBONE

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

Sporty By JWILLIAMS88

Great for my family! Safe, reliable, fuel efficient, it's an all around good vehicle that I love. I am sad to see it go but I am looking for a car - something different now that my kids are getting ol... Read More

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