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.

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

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All around great SUV

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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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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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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

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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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NatashaL writes:
2003 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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lots

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power

NatashaL
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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

Loved The Car Until Gas Went Up To $4 A Gallon By spankey2310

I have always loved our Xterra, my husband can use it for fishing trips and we can make a Costco run without worrying about where to put the 10 gallons of mustard. It is a smooth ride and I always fe... Read More

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2001 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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

Excellent Suv By veruska

It is red color, it goes, it is big, and it took me places. it is happy if you change the oil as prescribed, goes on and on. what else would one want from a car? i loved it. roomy interior, lots of sp... Read More

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2002 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Great Little Suv By cotaone

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 litt... Read More

A Very Solid, Affordable, Dependable And Stylish 4x4 By dannywhite

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 h... 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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