2003 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2003 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 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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"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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2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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Fun, easy to mod for off-road, easy to repair if that is even needed.

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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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2003 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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Styling, Fun Factor, Great factory interior options

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Fuel Milage, Performance at High RPM

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Xterra Supercharged — Performance: The only beef I have with this vehicle is the lack of power considering that this vehicle is supercharged. Not to much get up and go at around 110km/h. Aside from that, this Nissan drives smooth and rides great! Feels like a great quality vehicle!

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2003 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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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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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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2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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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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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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Rugged durability, off-road machine, 4wd, utilitarian

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Truck-like bumpy ride, needs more power

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2003 Xterra Se 4wd — Excellent off-road and snow paving machine. ;) Lots of room for hualing stuff. Gas mileage is near average @ 16-18mpg mixed driving behavior. Road noise is below average. I can hear my Brigdestone Dueller A/T Revo whining! lol Great towing vehicle rated @ 5,000 lbs strength. Body style is still great even after a total makeover in 2006.

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2003 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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themeantime
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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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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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It handles well on the road, especially in bad weather.

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Not ideal gas mileage.

StaceyVoss
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Reliable And Safe — I have always loved the appearance of this car. SUV's can sometimes resemble minivans, but the Xterra looks rugged, but attractive at the same time. My favorite aspects of this car was how well it handled on the ice/snow and how high off the road I was. I felt powerful. This car has been in my family for almost 8 years now and it will be sad seeing her go. I know that whoever buys it will take comfort in the safety it provides, just like I did.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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