2003 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings
2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
looks, moderate interior space
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.
2003 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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
2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
Fun, easy to mod for off-road, easy to repair if that is even needed.
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
Reviews From Other Years
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Real Utilitiy In Smallish Suv.
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!!
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
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
Its A Great Suv With A Tough Look And, Great Performance/
I have had the 2008 xterra for about a week now, and i love it. I have been on the beach and through the woods already.Pick up is amazing and it looks tough. Its a great SUV for the active lifestyl... Read More
Fuel economy is not so great, but the ride itself is awesome. Just put in a bit of money to upgrade tires, wheels, and audio system. Not the best off-road vehicle but does decently. I would recommend ... Read More
Gets You Anywhere You Want To Go
Solid truck, drove it off-road, on snow & sand. It will get you anywhere in any weather, great truck for going snowboarding in blizzard conditions. Read More
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