2008 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2008 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"drivetrain" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"expressway" 2 reviews
"roof" 2 reviews

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Nick writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra S Review
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5

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great handling, easy to drive, handles any terrain

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eats away at gas quickly (13MPG city, 16 MPG highway)

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Low Gas Mileage But Great Off Roading Vehicle. Fun To Drive. — the car has about 13mpg city miles and about 16mpg highway miles to the gallon. However, the car is quite fun to drive. and is accessible anywhere. It can fit in those New York City garages that don't take SUVs and it comfortably seats five with a large trunk. The stereo system in my car has a six disc CD changer with 9 inch performance speakers and XM satellite radio standard.

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dbreegi writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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4

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Best bang for the buck offroad vehicle, but honestly it can hold it's own against top tier SUV's any day even in low spec, stock form. The overall quality and build materials are superb throughout the drivetrain and chassis. This car is built to last a very long period of time. I have traveled the world and police forces in rugged territory love XTerr'as for their ample cargo space, bulletproof reliability and ease of replacing parts and fixing costs. I must agree.

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Sparse interior as far as luxuries. The seats aren't the greatest quality, they are meant for easy cleaning. The seams tend to break on the outer edges of the fabric. Cover's highly suggested. Sound system is low quality, upgrade/nav also suggested.

dbreegi
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The Last Of The No-nonsense Suv's Available To The Masses. — 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 2000, but the 4.0l VQ40 is a very efficient engine however it could have better MPG, I average about 25-27 city and maybe ~30 mpg highway. Everything about the car feels solid, it's heavier than the old one but still relatively light compared to other's in it's class. The cargo space is ample, only a few cubic feet short of a Range Rover! This car is for people who like reliability and charming off road looks and performance. A true classic, bare bones vehicle that deserves to go into the books as one of the last great SUV's of our time. Mine is a Night Armor metallic, which in my opinion is the best color. Very sleek.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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William writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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5

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Offroad capabilities and acceleration with a SUV.

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Why cant they just let you come and pick put the car and not have to pay so much.

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Offroad Bulldozer Stays On The Ground. — Just ask Jason T. the acceleration in one of the new xterra is unbelievable. The rear of the vehicle is rubber and is excellent on a offroad trip to just hose out the back of the vehicle. Back seat sits up like stadium seating this is very nice for driving on the parkway or where they need to look out of the vehicle.

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JWILLIAMS88 writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra X 4WD Review
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5

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Plenty of room for family and friends, good gas mileage, safety stars!

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I cannot complain, I love this vehicle.

JWILLIAMS88
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Sporty — 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 older.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dave writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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GO Everywhere DO Everything

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If you lack adventure and only drive on the highways this is not for you

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Ill Buy It Again — Off Road Edition. Due to the type of Suspension this vehicle has it is certainly not a Highway Performance SUV. It tends to kick alittle on rough roads at speeds above 60 MPH. Off Road this thing is a fricking monster. I recently took it on a 40 mile expedition In Alaska on the Boarder of Denali State Park. Fording rivers extremely rocky terrain, mud and difficult off road trails. I am extremely impressed with how it handles in Cold weather and Extremely snowy roads.

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

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lowtide55 writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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Tough, V6, decent milage , great for active lifestyle

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no aux connecter, flood lights not standard

lowtide55
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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 lifestyle and at a good price.

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

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Brian writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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Great Off Road Truck

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passengers have trouble getting in back

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Great Truck — I love this car. it handles great both on and off road, i took it camping in the mountains this summer and it tore ass up the mountain and made it up every trail i put it infront of. it is a real nice truck for "out of the box" usage on the trails

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

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Dino writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra S 4WD Review
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Its not American

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No sunroof available.

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X — Good SUV for someone who needs one. Decent mileage. No squeeks, rattles or crappy interior parts. Like the rugged looks. Not for someone that likes all the bells and whistles of a luxury car, no heated seats or any of that crap.

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Ryan3171 writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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5

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Excellent drivetrains  
+ Optional stability system  
+ Optional side-impact and side curtain airbags  
+ Tows 5,000 pounds  
+ Offroad capable  
+ Decent ride quality

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Gas mileage
- Rollover rating
- No moonroof option
- Hard to step into
- Old-style seat folding
- No telescoping steering wheel

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Very Solid Vehicle — Somewhat "trucky" in ride yet very solid. Excellent design to maximize cargo space on this short wheelbase. Needs a guage to display outside termperature

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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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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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