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Old 04-21-2008, 10:44 AM
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What'cha know about these trucks?

I've been looking at the 4runners and 4 door tacomas (old body style, 99-03) and came across a good looking, low miles Xterra thats a few years newer than the comparable 4runner... and a better price at that. I did a test drive, and i really liked that it was a lot like the Trooper -- more like a truck than a car, but still felt comfortable on bumpy roads and a good turning radius.

....but I dont know much about the reliability/durability of Nissans.... you can't go wrong with a toyota, I know that much, but what do y'all think?
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:48 AM
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Don't know much about the XTerra but Nissan makes a good vehicle.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:49 AM
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I have rented the xterra a few times while traveling for buisness. They drive nice and handle well. I do not know anything about durability though. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:51 AM
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yeah, all the reviews I've read complain that its too "truck like" and "too much aimed at the younger generation" ... well i want one thats truck like, and hey, i'm young

I really liked the cargo space - very comparable to my trooper. BUT the back glass doesn't open at all, just the entire back door. weird.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:54 AM
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yeah, all the reviews I've read complain that its too "truck like" and "too much aimed at the younger generation" ... well i want one thats truck like, and hey, i'm young

I really liked the cargo space - very comparable to my trooper. BUT the back glass doesn't open at all, just the entire back door. weird.

Wanting the glass to open originated becasue old people wanted that.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:08 AM
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I really don't know much about the exterra, but have never really heard any mass complaints about nissan's products overall. They make good vehicles IMO
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:11 AM
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Might not be an issue for you, but there's very little head room in the xterrra, anyone over 6ft driving will have to take his hat off. Other than that, I liked it. My inlaws had one, decent driver and not too hard on the wallet.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:20 AM
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as far as head room, i'm 5'10 and felt ok in it. Derrick was with me, and at 6'3 he didn't complain about it at all. I really liked how the back seats are a little higher as well, and they seemed to have plenty of head room when I moved around back there... The rear passenger doors were a bit small though, didn't swing as far open as I'd like.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:36 AM
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The one they had was one of the first year models they put out, so they might have changed something between then and now. It was a neat little SUV and back then I think it was stickered for $24K with auto tranny, which is a steal for just about any vehicle these days.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:49 AM
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They are very dependable vehicles BUT... YOU WILL HATE THE GAS MILAGE!!! Trust me, it guzzles gas faster than I drink vodka!
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:13 PM
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They are very dependable vehicles BUT... YOU WILL HATE THE GAS MILAGE!!! Trust me, it guzzles gas faster than I drink vodka!
the trooper gets about 14mpg on a good day ... so pretty much anything will be equal or better.

my drive is about 15 miles round trip per day -- and then on the weekends it all highway miles. The Xterra does have a bigger gas tank - 19+ gal. so it will SEEM like its more, but it'll last a bit longer than the 5-6 days i get on my 16 gal. tank

Just time for an upgrade I think.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:17 PM
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good vehicle
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:35 PM
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I have a Titan, which is a 8cyl. The truck is AWESOME, drives like a car, awesome handling, PLENTY of interior room on the 4 door model I have, and dependability like I have never seen in a vehicle. Just past 75,000 miles and only have had to buy a new battery last week.

Only down side is like ole Ray said, it actually drinks gas much faster than Ray drinks vodka!!!!! But I dont think you can go wrong with a Nissan truck at all or the Pathfinder, both awesome vehicles!
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:23 PM
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I have a Titan, which is a 8cyl. The truck is AWESOME, drives like a car, awesome handling, PLENTY of interior room on the 4 door model I have, and dependability like I have never seen in a vehicle. Just past 75,000 miles and only have had to buy a new battery last week.

Only down side is like ole Ray said, it actually drinks gas much faster than Ray drinks vodka!!!!! But I dont think you can go wrong with a Nissan truck at all or the Pathfinder, both awesome vehicles!
what engine is inthe titan?

i'm getting mixed feedback on the mpg to be expected -- some folks say pretty good but to be expected from an SUV -- and yall are saying its pretty bad.

the 04 has a 3.3 V6 .. and the 05 has a 4.0 V6, i'm sure that makes a bit of a difference on consumption, but the 05 is supposed to be "more efficient."
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:50 PM
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A buddy has the 2000 xterra. Great dependabilty, looks cool, drives good. But it sucks gas thru a BIG straw. He's lucky to get 12 mpg.
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