2005 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

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    2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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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 4WD Review
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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 4WD Review
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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 S Review
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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

    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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