2005 Nissan Xterra Top Comparisons

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Displaying 11 - 16 of 2005 Nissan Xterra 16 reviews.

2005 Nissan XterraReview
Cynthia writes:
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Is One Of The Safetiest And Economical Vehicle — Is big and comfortable in the inside, Have a good space in the truck, On the road is excellent, cruise -control, easy to use, button for almost everything inside,economic with the gasoline, all the window (glass) came tinted, On the road when driving you can't feel the road for its smoothness, when hitting the brakes it really respond, Been through flooding and there is no fear to this vehicle.... and more to see

Pros: looks great in white

Cons: Nothing bad to say

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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4WDReview
Matt writes:
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Utility,function, Go Anywhere — Nice 4.0 V-6, 6 speed manual, great horsepower and torque

Pros: An suv that's actually a real body on frame truck.  Wont get stuck in 2+ feet of snow, personal experience.  Easy to clean interior.  It'll chirp the tires going into 2nd.

Cons: Rides like a truck, wish the mpg was better when my wife drives it.

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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WDReview
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Good Suv, Decent Mileage — Been a great car for hauling around the kid and the miscellaneous that comes with him!

Pros: Steering wheel stereo controls, digital radio displays song names.

Cons: Gas mileage could be better.

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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WDReview
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Love It — Aaron bought me this car when i was in college and i just cannot get rid of it. I really love this car for an everyday car.

Pros: comfortable, easy to drive, cute, has a 350z engine in it so it's got a lot of pick up and go compared to other SUVs.

Cons: not exactly a sports car or something that everyone would want but very dependable and practical

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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WDReview
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Incredible Suv! — Awsome power, tremendous space and so so gas mileage...2005 sports utlity vehicle of the year..

Pros: Space...power..looks..handling..(smooth)..

Cons: cant think of any other than a typical gas mileage for a vehicle this size.

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2005 Nissan Xterra SReview
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Just Logged 90,000 Miles On My 2005 Xterra..... —

purchased in october 2005 s automatic-new, installed the K&N 77 series air intake system and shatter guard window film. after carefull consideration of the many suv's in this category, i went with nissans 265 hp xterra model. i liked the way the front/rear was designed. I have driven this xterra from florida to california and all over mexico. Driving in various types of highways in mexico, as far down as chiapas. i cant explain how i have never had to have my allingment done. the original long trails where replaced at 44k with rugged trails "e" rated since i was using this xterra in mexico. I replaced the factory stereo with a kenwood xm tuner. at 56k replaced the carbon canister purge valve that was damaged by fine dust. At 76k had nissan dealer in usa replace the chain guide under warranty. spark plugs where changed at 56k. I changed to the 14hp K&N air intake kit to use the extra horsepower for passing cars on the highways down in mexico. the design of this xterra plus the extras such as the emergency road kit, power package, rubber floor mats front and back- basically when i purchased the xterra, i did not have to buy anything else i might need since it already was equipped with it. i have driven this xterra very hard and long hours. i enjoyed the seats and the comfort it has given me on my 8 to 18 hour trips. Having always serviced every fluid ahead of requirements to keep it in perfect runing condition. i wish that nissan would give me the off road xterra to test under the same rough environment i have placed my s model under. if you drove my xterra today, it still rides as the very day i purchased it. thank you nissan UPDATE:11/2013 still own the xterra and just rolled 218,000 miles..... to date I have done the following: at 102k replaced radiator with a koyo at 120k replaced both front bearings I have done a total of 5 atf poor mans flush to keep automatic transmission good as new. no rear end issues or any leaks to date. I did the rear breather mod around 90k to avoid having any issues with stuck breather or broken breather. the heater core purge valve did break on a road trip but managed to get back to town ok. I did have the heater core fail around 190k no big deal just replaced it. tires: ran the oem long trails to 44k and switched to E load rugged trails for about 68k then I installed E load 265 75 km2 mud terrains....I managed to put 86k on those tires by rotating front to back for first 30k then X pattern after that. I went with the 285's km2 but after a couple of months I did not like the feeling of pushing a lot of rubber so I switched to 255 km2 still running oem rotors (had them turned around 100k drivers seat fabric began to wear, just ordered replacement fabric for edge to fix replaced front o2 sensors around 180k its been a great truck and has taken care of me and my amazing journeys south of the border... I don't think I will be selling it although all my friends have called dibs on when I sell it due to my maint. schedule and how I have taken care of truck.

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

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

Miles Driven per Year:30,000

Pros: 265hp, power package, design,

Cons: none

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Reviews From Other Years

2015 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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I love everything about the model except that it’s a 6 speed. Read More

Review By Hugh

This vehicle is as good as advertised. i would recommend. Read More

2014 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Bcf

I really like that it was available with a 6 speed manual transmission. I am disappointed that Nissan is going like everyone else and eliminating their manual transmissions. I almost never get stuck... Read More

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It’s an excellent SUV with equally capable on and off-road capabilities. Read More

2013 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Amber

Great suv! I absolutely love it. I went from a 2000 model to the 2013 Pro 4X. It is even better and more fun to drive. The leather seats are a nice upgrade along with the navigation system and back u... Read More

2012 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Rory

All I’ve ever driven are big SUV’s like suburban or Navigator L. So the Xterra gave me my first taste of a crossover. I love the pep and tight handling. It’s like driving a super quick go-cart. It... Read More

Review By Guru9YL3L5

The xterra is not too big or too small, it has a roof rack and is a proven dependable vehicle. One problem with this xterra and the frontier and the maximas is the timing chain has to be replaced at... Read More

2011 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Guru9BFXXL

This is a utility vehicle first and foremost. It has plenty of room and very capable of handling things on and off road. It is comfortable and powerful. The only thing that holds this back is its fuel... Read More

Review By Guru9D2Q2F

It’s a little tight between the driver and the door but for an suv it’s really kinda cool. Read More

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