2004 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2004 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 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:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Doris writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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4

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Has been a GREAT suv to me ... the little engine that could ... in years past Baltimore Double Blizzard she did excellent! I LOVE my X!!!!

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Hard to work on .... tight spots everywhere! Hard to reach

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Love My X! — 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 new to me, very tight but I keep on trying .... web pages like this one have gotten me out of hot water and shown me ways around those tight areas .... just changed the starter and was lost just how to work in the tight spot ... page saved the day! Words of advice while changing the timing belt you might as well take care of the water pump and harmonic balancer .... LOVE MY X

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan5368 writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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Could fit 4 people, had great room in the back for cargo...good room
with seats folded down.  

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No power, crappy gas milage, soft shocks, thin paint and little to no clear
coat.  

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Kind Of A Disappointment. — This truck was pretty crappy to say the least. It was a little on the anemic side for power and was quite a gas hog. Its off road abilities sucked (even though it was 2wd it should been able to do more...).

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Sullivas34 writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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Solidly built

Cons

Not a smooth luxury ride

Sullivas34
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Rugged, Well Built — A very well built car that has worked well for our family since 2004. We hate to be selling but want something with more room for more babies! Wish we could keep it! Appearance is older body style and preferred.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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KevinVB writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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Built like a tank.. Easy to take care of. Parts are readily available.

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Gas Mileage.. There are no remedies for this you just have to drive slower.

KevinVB
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Tank Like Qualites And First And Second Generation Advantages — 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 that the Xterra provided that Nissan familiarity and the over-heard cover I needed. I found one with 120k and all it needed was some tweaking. I found that the power steering "factory" clamps were leaking and that was a very easy fix. After changing air filter to a performance product improved my gas mileage. Regular maintenance and staying away from things that go bump is the night has me thinking I can easily get this X to last quite afew years.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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MJT971 writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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Looks, quiet & nice drive, roof-rack, 6cd stereo

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Front headroom, tiny rear-view mirrors, small gas tank, slow take-off

MJT971
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A Great Toy And Practical Run-about For Both Boys And Girls. — I've recently bought a 03 SE S/C. My boys love it for its looks. Wet braking and traction are dangerously poor due to Goodyear SR-A tires. Will be changing them for Hankook or Goodrich soon (Ouch! the price of 17" AT tires). I'm just 6ft tall but my head touches the ceiling, even with the adjustable leather seat at its lowest. Great quiet ride, nice to drive, useful roof-rack, love the sound system. 11mpg average is ok I guess but the 19gal tank is consequently a bit small. Power is a bit weird : V6 S/C 3.3 liter but only 210hp? Good 4wd but not very spritely. Horribly tiny rear-view mirrors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
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efficiant, gets you to where your going, no problems, roomy, great for road trips or traveling

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hard handling at highspeeds sways

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Not My Type Of Car — This is my moms car, i dont realy like it cuz of the height off the ground, causing less control at higher speeds

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cornstateclimber writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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Nice Vehicle Dont Like Fuel Economy — I bout the xterra because i liked the vehicles eveer since they came out. Rugged yet nice. But it seems im only getting 10.5-13 mpg city or highway and cant figure out why

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Adam writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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Great off-road performance that doesn't spoil the ride on road

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Fuel Economy is a bad joke

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Everything You Need, Nothing You Don't — Great Truck! I absolutely love my Xterra! It is one of the best all around vehicles I have ever owned. Unstoppable off-road, even without any modifications. Not a drag racer at 4,000lbs with 190HP, but great engine torque. It hits low and the torque curve stays flat. Last winter, I pulled two vehicles out of ditches during a snowstorm. Gas mileage sucks royally, but what would you expect from a heavy vehicle with high rolling resistance tires and the aerodynamics of a barn door? Funny thing is, if I drive like a maniac, I get 15 mpg. Then I spent a tank taking it easy and got 16, so, go nuts, it doesn't seem to matter. Spacious interior, and, just like their motto, it's "everything you need, and nothing you don't."

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JillianS writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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Extremely attractive, tow package and roof racks/ brush guard, fuel efficient for its size (20mpg on average), inside space, leather interior, folding seats, easy to do at-home oil change.

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Seats not made for long distance road trips, two wheel drive

JillianS
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Great For Outdoor Lovers — Surprisingly, the blind spot is not horrible. Two wheel drive makes snow driving a little tricky, but sand bags made driving no problem for the three winters I've had it. This car looks fantastic, but the seats get stiff after a few hours of driving. Perfect for camping, outdoor sports, etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nazafarin writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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its a huge car

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I Do Recommend It — I loved this car the days I had it,the only problem about it was the fuel consumption,it used a little bit too much,but its handy and has enough space and looks good in its own type.and I like the back doors handles.I used to laugh at my friends when they were not expecting to open the door from there.

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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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2003 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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

Meh By CautiousConsumer

I like the way it looks, I like that we can tow our trailer (mobile grill) and I like that it has a hatchback. I don't like how the back seats sit so high. It doesn't seem to handle real well, seems a... 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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