Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Nissan Xterra?
I got the base SE model. My first Nissan. Bought it in Utah 2 weeks ago with 35 thousand miles on it and drove 340 miles to Rawlins wyoming in ice and snow.. (2wd the whole way)
It tracked and grabbed the road better than my friends 3/4 ton dodge 4x4 truck.. the vehicle we went there in... Was very impressed with the antilock brakes and the vehicle traction system (VDO).
Stock radio did well with reception, I left my discs at home..
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Nissan Xterra?
Totally functional interior but would have liked to have seen better instrumentation (Oil Pressure and auto trans temp gauges). I'm a die hard Toyota fan and I question the vehicle's ability to compete with the FJ cruiser.
After I got the vehicle I saw a local dealer here in Rawlins with a load of used wranglers.. Don't want to look.. but I want to look... The Xterra looks tough with a lift kit.. I have plans.... I wonder if I can modify it to surpass Jeep Wrangler's off road performance... But I need a cross country commuter too - HMMMMMM??
2006 Nissan Xterra Review:
Overall great vehicle so far. Still has stock shocks and tires.. doing well at 35k+ better gas mileage than my Toyota truck with the 3.0 liter V6, but my Toyota had off road gearing that made Jeep cringe (4:56 to Nissan's 3.73 hence the better mileage).. I think Nissan could have done better with the efficiency of the motor and put slightly taller gears behind it to achieve the same on road objective with more offroad jeep bite... I love to love and hate the Jeep... this Xterra was an impulse purchase based on dire circumstance. Times are tough and I'm not sure if it was wise, but on the other hand I have nothing to really worry about as far as vehicle reliability goes.. Do I??
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