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XTERRA-MY HERO SUV by Suzanne from Woburn,Ma on 01/04/2008. Trim: 2005 Nissan Xterra OR 4WD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: I have owned Nissans since 1978. This is one of the few SUV that still have a manual transmission. I love to drive this and it is exceptionally reliable and trouble free. Lots of cargo room.
Cons: I wish the front seats had more of a lumbar support and that the head rest was forward adjustable to give more neck support.
Overall review: I LOVE IT AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT IF YOU WANT A RELIABLE SUV FOR ON OR OFF ROAD! I HAVE OWNED IT SINCE IT WAS NEW<NOW 3 YEARS>
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Great Vehical by Nunya on 03/01/2013. Trim: 2005 Nissan Xterra OR 4WD, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Traction in winter is great. I live in Alaska and roads are always ice and snow.
Overall review: Great auto
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Great Vehicle for 4-5 years then it turns into a lemon. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/21/2012. Owned 7 years.
Pros: Great off road and stylish vehicle.
Cons: Worthless after about 80,000 to 90,000 miles to known problems. Transmission failure almost a given.
Overall review: To bad Nisan never owned up to the quality problems or offered any incentive to those who bought this Lemon. Everything I liked about this vehicle went South at 80,000 miles. Fuel sending Unit, Heat/air conditioning controls, and most of all the Transmission at 84,000 miles that was caused by a faulty desing of the cooling system allowing coolant into the transmission. I have never owned such a nice vehicle for offroad that turned into such a bad investment. This was my first Nissan and will have to say probably my last. I was looking at apprx 6,000 in repairs so I decided to trade it in on a Honda. If you own a 2005 take it to Nisan and demand they fix the problem before it's to late.
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The Ultimate Money Pit by Weezy on 08/26/2012. Trim: 2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: The look was always great.
Cons: It is a money pit! The transmission, radiator, sensors, and more have gone on this, and I am in this thing well into the thousands of dollars. I can't afford to trade it in due to negative equity. I wonder if the people who gave it positive reviews back in 2005, 2006, and 2007 would still feel the same way now if their cars are over 100,000 - when they essentially become too expensive to keep running.
Overall review: Stay away from this SUV unless you like fixing your vehicles.
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Problem Vehicle - Good For 80-90K Miles (turns into a money pit) by Zach on 12/02/2010. Trim: 2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Functional utility. My Xterra has done just about everything I have asked it to do. I live in Utah and do a lot of outdoor activities in this vehicle. I have confidently used it to get up and down canyon roads covered in deep snow, off-road in mud and sand, and tow a trailer up some steep and gnarly mountain access roads to go camping in areas that others would never be able to access.
Cons: At about 80K miles I started having some issues. At first I thought that my "utility" use of the xterra had taken its toll, but upon further research of my issues I found that many others were having the same problems. The fuel gauge sending unit failed causing the dash fuel gauge to be useless, U joint failed suddenly and nearly caused serious drivetrain problems, the interior squeaks and rattles and for some reason doesn't quite block out external noise the way it used to, the motor that switches AC vents from defrost to straight on or floor went out, the CD player broke with a disc in it, and worst of all the radiator failed leaking coolant into the transmission, which nuked the tranny.
Overall review: The problems I have had with the Xterra have completely outweighed the things that I loved about it. I have two friends with 05 Xterras and they have both encountered many of the same problems including the transmission failure. It looks like this is due to a factory defect that Nissan is completely turning a blind eye to. I had a Pathfinder before this vehicle that I put over 170,000 miles on and thought that I would be a Nissan owner for life, but after all the headaches that the Xterra has given me and the complete lack of cooperation on the manufacturers part, I will not be purchasing another Nissan in the future.
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