2004 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2004 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 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: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 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
"power" 2 reviews

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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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KevinVB writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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4

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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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Sullivas34 writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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4

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Solidly built

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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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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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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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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Courtney writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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Great pick up for a small engine

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small interior

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2004 Xterra — This was my first car driving full time and I loved it! It had pretty good get up and go. The handling was a lil tighter than I prefer. I was stuck in my Xterra at about 20 mphs dead center and the car held up amazingly! The exterior of the car was nice and clean as for the inside, it was pretty small, I had a young son at the time I was driving and with him and myself, and my husband it become a cramped car, which was not cool. Over all if your want something midzised that runs well and isnt too hard on cast and maintenance, the Xterra is a good choice.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brendan writes:
2004 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged Review
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Supercharger-power (vs. other vg powered vehicles, like my pathfinder)

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It's only 2wd

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Great Truck, Looks Great, Very Reliable. — Bought the truck brand new in '05. Even got the extended warranty. Never been in the shop at all and it has 80,000 miles on it now.

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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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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
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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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2011 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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2010 Nissan Xterra Reviews

I Love My X By Wally

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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

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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

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