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

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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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JWILLIAMS88 writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra X 4WD Review
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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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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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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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William writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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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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Nick writes:
2008 Nissan Xterra S Review
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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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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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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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- 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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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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2007 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Very Nice By emmaryann

I like all Nissan cars but the Xterra is the best one. It is a good family car, it is low budget and a safe starter car too. This car has a variety of pros and cons but over all its reliable and a ver... Read More

Love It By Ken

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

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