2003 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

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    2003 Nissan Xterra Review
    says:
    The Nissan is a sportier truck,I like the design and roof racks.
    Value Ranked 2003 Toyota RAV4 worse.
    "I like the roof racks and the sportyness of it."
    Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota RAV4 better.
    "The Rav is great on gas but lacks the size."
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    2003 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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    55

    Xterra — what i like it fits my family of 3 quit well its sporty & its offroad,what i dont like its very costly for parts,but it is a foreign car.i like the body of it &the sporty luggage rack &the cargo space is just right,also has a tow bar!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: very good car

    Cons: maintenance. is very costly when something goes wrong.

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    2003 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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    Fun And Spacious — 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?

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: lots of space, large car seat fits great, traveled to Texas and back with no problems, cd player and radio works,  heat is awesome

    Cons: bulky and too truck like for my family and would like something newer

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    145

    Meh — 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 almost like top heavy. Our car in particular is slow to accelerate and the breaks are super touchy. We didn't shop around for this car, a friend was selling it and we needed a second car, that's why we bought it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The hatchback and the hitch

    Cons: I don't like how the back seats sit so high. It doesn't seem to handle real well, seems almost like top heavy. Our car in particular is slow to accelerate and the breaks are super touchy.

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    2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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    85

    Great Overall Suv — Love this car, I had a manual transmission, and it was pretty good, sometimes the transmission sticks, but it's also an 11year old car so take that with a grain of salt. Loved the handling in inclement weather, and was great for hauling people/stuff. The gas mileage was a little much to compete with, especially when gas prices spike, but it is an SUV so it was mostly expected. Loved the easy to read gauges, and no stupid touch screens! Easy to maintain, and fairly easy on the wallet. It is a very fun car to drive, and I felt very safe, though I did have a few moments of irrational fear that I was going to roll it (operator error, nothing mechanical/structural.)

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Size, handling, versatility, comfort.

    Cons: Gas mileage, power.

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    2003 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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    55

    Good Solid Vehicle. — Handles well in all weather. Acceleration is poor due to it's small engine vs. heavy frame but it's worth it for the better fuel economy. Wheels sold me on this truck. Usually these Xterra's have tall, skinny tires/wheels. This has lower wider profile wheels that make the truck look so much better. I needed a cruise control so I added a Rostra cruise control.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good looking built on heavy duty truck frame. Small 4 cylinder gets 22 mpg on hwy with 5 speed manual transmission.

    Cons: Small 4 cylinder is underpowered for heavy frame

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    2003 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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    Xterra — This has just been a super car that has lasted 150000 with very little problems. Air went out and had to replace the compressor but that's about it. The drawback is that the mileage is not so good. Great car!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its  a great car even thought it has 150000 miles. Dependable, good mileage, great condition

    Cons: Not 4x5

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    Love The Xterra — This car was very comfortable, easy to get in and out of. Kid friendly! Maitenance was very minimal for the car which made it worth the money. I have had 2 of these cars now and may get a 3rd when the time comes. Great for off roading even with out the 4 wheel drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Lot's of room

    Cons: A bit of a gas hog

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    2003 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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    Great Suv — Love this SUV! Great for in town, or highway driving. Enough room for a few kids too. Gas mileage isnt to great but its not the worst either. You wont have to stop at every gas station. ;) I'd buy another Xterra.

    Pros: All around great SUV

    Cons: so so gas mileage

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    Excellent 20something Suv — Nothing much that I don't like about this SUV. It's Sporty, fun to drive, has good power to weight ration and the styling is classic. Xterra's are a reliable SUV and more fun to drive than comparable models in it's class.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The SUV has a classic, sporty look that's always in style! It's super fun to drive, the A/C is cold and the maintenance has been virtually none.

    Cons: Not the best "family" car as the back seats are hard for small children to get in and out of.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    2008 Nissan Xterra Reviews

    The Last Of The No-nonsense Suv's Available To The Masses. By migration_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

    Sporty By JWILLIAMS88

    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

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