2004 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

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    2004 Nissan Xterra Review
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    Bought! Like style of the hood and lights. Console is nicer. Looks like no other SUV out there. Sporty look. Doesnt look like over grown station wagon or mini van. Good gas mileage
    Family Car Ranked 2001 Nissan Xterra worse.
    "Back seats seem lower"
    Value Ranked 2001 Nissan Xterra worse.
    "Got roughly the same price and milage offers. Went w/new style"
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    2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 4WD Review
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    65

    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

    Pros: 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!!!!

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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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    85

    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.)

    Pros: Built like a tank.. Easy to take care of. Parts are readily available.

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

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    2004 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: 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.

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

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    2004 Nissan Xterra SE Review
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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

    Pros: Solidly built

    Cons: Not a smooth luxury ride

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    2004 Nissan Xterra SE Supercharged 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: Looks, quiet & nice drive, roof-rack, 6cd stereo

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

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    2004 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: Great off-road performance that doesn't spoil the ride on road

    Cons: Fuel Economy is a bad joke

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    2004 Nissan Xterra XE Review
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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

    Pros: its a huge car

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    2004 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: Great pick up for a small engine

    Cons: small interior

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    2004 Nissan Xterra XE V6 Review
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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...).

    Pros: Could fit 4 people, had great room in the back for cargo...good room
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    Cons: No power, crappy gas milage, soft shocks, thin paint and little to no clear
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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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