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2008 Nissan Xterra Overview

Across the earth drives the Xterra, a true off-roading small SUV aimed at outdoor enthusiasts. The base X, S, and high-end SE trims all come in either rear-wheel or part-time four-wheel drive with both high- and low-range gear settings. A special Off-Road trim is available only in 4WD and features a stronger suspension. All 4WD models get mudguards and come standard with 16-inch or optional 17-inch wheels.

New for the 2008 Nissan Xterra are standard power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, and remote entry for the base X trim, which previously offered a CD and air conditioning. An auto-dimming rearview mirror and temperature and compass display are now standard across the line, and the S trim receives step rails, a first aid kit, and a cargo net. Bluetooth, which is standard on the SE, is optional for all other trims. ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, and traction and stability control are all standard.

Backed by a 4.0-liter, 265-hp V6 with a choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission, the 2008 Nissan Xterra can carry up to 66 cubic feet of cargo with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats down. An optional folding front passenger seat adds more space. The cargo area is gear-oriented, with adjustable tracks and ten hooks. But the cargo capacity doesn't stop there. The standard roof rack features a lockbox, and with an optional tow package, the 2008 Xterra can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Though the top-of-the-line SE comes with luxuries such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 6-CD changer, this SUV is more adventure than family oriented.

Owners love the Xterra's V6 power and acceleration (0-60 in 7.5 seconds), crisp handling, cargo versatility, and inexpensive pricetag compared to similar SUVs. A wide turning ratio, 16/22 mpg estimates, and difficult step-up access are some of the minor complaints.

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Nissan Not Turning On 2008

Hi Everyone hope you all doing safe.. So my nissan xterra 2008 is not turning on not even dash light when I turn my key to turn on the car nothing is turning on... people tried gave me jump and ...

2008 Nissan Xterra Getting Hot

Our xterra temp gauge will rise about 3/4 of the way up then drop back down while driving. It never gets to the red zone and it does drop back down. Any ideas?

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In my 2008 xterra, on a hot day, reservoir dumps antifreeze. So far, radiator was flushed twice, all hoses looks ok, Thermostat and water pump were changed. Please help. Thanks

2008 Nissan Xterra

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