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  • Here is the new place to discuss the Nissan
    Xterra. Below are links to previous Nissan Xterra

    - Nissan Xterra VIII

    - Nissan Xterra VII

    - Nissan Xterra VI

    -Nissan Xterra V

    And from the Topic Search, here are other Xterra

    Happy Motoring. ;-)

    Pocahontas, Host
  • xsexse Posts: 66
    looks like im the first to post on the new board- woo-hoo someone give me a prize!

    looks like there are several new/potential x owners- congrats to those that bought and those that didnt;
    xe vs. se - if you want the sunroof,6 disc cgr and like the interior upgrade the se is worth it. if its all the same, get the xe

    will it last?- forever w/ proven parts
    good buy?- its nearly got cult status- a rare vehicle people are passionate about
  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    the continued grin while you drive your X..

    BTW.. thanks pocahontas for all the links to the old discussions. Beats searching xterra and backtracking.
  • gonzo7gonzo7 Posts: 259
    I am going to buy an Extera. Or a Mercedes S-500
    or maybe a used Yugo
    1. How much is it?
    2. What color do I like?
    3. The dealer told me that my warranty will be voided unless I pay $5,000 over sticker.
    4. My wife doesn't like stick. What should I do?

    I need guidance right now.
  • xradxrad Posts: 2
    The terminal block you are looking at is NOT where you need to hook up your harness. Go toward the rear of the vehicle, and keep looking up. You will see the end of the harness peaking out just over the frame, very close to the rear door (still underneath the vehicle).

    Hope this helps...

  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    Go for the yugo, but upgrade to the plastic seats, the wooden ones leave splinters. ( unless you are in a cold climate, then you use the splinters as starter for the heating system )
    No problem with color, they all turn a cool rusty powder coat after the first wash.
    They all come no-matic, so you wife will be happy, depending how fast she can push it and jump in.. as always, plan your trips downhill.
    The Extera is cool too, but you have to move to the north pole to get all the benefits from it.
    I'd pass on the S-500, It's got Ford parts, and comes with very small cupholders.. the real benchmark of any good SU-VE
  • I will be purchasing an SE X soon. I can't wait until I can get out of my lease with my 98 Amigo. Does anybody know if you can order a leather package? I am also interested in the new cacki color but I heard Nissan is only making the color for a limited time. Does anyone know if this is true?
    Thanks for the help!
  • I'm pretty sure the supercharger will be offered to the X in the next 2 years.
  • American coffee has plenty of caffeine if you boil it long enough.

    The Yugo SE has web seats, like lawn chairs. Much more comfy. Definitely worth the extra $$$.

    guinness247 - I think leather is about a $1,000 option, don't know if its through the dealer or aftermarket. Don't know about limited colors though.

    Congrats to all new owners. This is a great truck.
  • It is a dealer-installed non-nissan package. It's part of the Xterra Xtreme package that has been around, I actually saw one the other day.

  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    Might be worth checking around, leather is a dealer installed option, as previously stated, but each dealer has its own jobber to do the work, over here anyway. Saw 2 leather add-ons at 2 dealers, and the looked different in quality. I'd ask for references from dealers to see what they install.. or try to get the name of the jobber, before putting down a grand.
    What else comes with the xtreme package besides the sticker?
  • Here are two links you may find useful:

    Both are aftermarket leather upholstery installers.
  • hi ,

    im about to buy a new 2001 se however just spotted a hardly used model with less than 5000 miles for 19500 (private sale) . 4 months old.

    Its obviously a 2000 model without sun roof and only a single cd changer. However its a huge saving on new.

    what do you guys think ?
    any help gratefully received.
  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    apples with apples.. the 2000 is an xe, not an se.. even the 2000 model se all have sunroofs.. its one of the main differences between the 2 models, and still is. I'd also try to get a good reason for the quick sale...
  • xsexse Posts: 66
    the 2000 without sunroof is the xe, not se- just like xcanuk said.
    i would also question why the quick sale. accident? lemon? lost a job? there arent too many legitimate reasons people sell so soon...

    if price is really a concern, maybe a 2001 xe will do you fine. its only a couple grand more and you have the peace of mind of having a new truck (which in itself may be invaluable).
  • gonzo7gonzo7 Posts: 259
    I'd buy the used one. The basic warranty is good for 3 yrs/ 36k miles.
    It that new car smell worth an extra $8000 plus sales tax and plates?
    You might have it inspected for possible damage.

    Someone asked why a peoson would be selling a nearly new vehicle. Anyone who reads here sees how totally uninformed many consumers are. They don't care or know about making a smart purchase they just want to satisfy their consumptive urges immediately. Profit from them. Buy their discards.
  • I just bought a 2001 x and i was wondering if anyone had bought the nose guard. it seems like it would be a pain to put on and i heard you have to take it off whenever it rains to let it dry. is that true?
  • gonzo7gonzo7 Posts: 259
    Do you mean a "bra" style one?

    I've seen many cars need their noses repainted because the "protective" bra rubbed through the paint OR caused rust OR made the paint crack OR discolor.

    Kind of ironic, huh?
  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    The older bra's were heavily lined, had to be removed in the rain etc. The newer ones are "supposed" to be breathable, if you live in a strong sunshine state, expect the 2 tone nose burn. Get a bug deflector instead, it will protect the nose just as well without all the side effects.
  • What would you recommend instead of the nose guard? What different models or styles of nose guards, bug deflectors, or anything else are out there? Thanks
  • I am about to buy an 2001 XE Xtrerra. The dealer is telling me that it has all three packages are on this vehicle, less the sunroof. Can this be true? Also they stated that this is the old pathfinder engine and is extremely reliable. Again is this true? I test drove it today and really like it. Other than the price of the Escape what else can I use as leverage? Thanks for all your help.
  • I am about to buy an 2001 XE Xtrerra. The dealer is telling me that it has all three packages are on this vehicle, less the sunroof. Can this be true? Also they stated that this is the old pathfinder engine and is extremely reliable. Again is this true? I test drove it today and really like it. Other than the price of the Escape what else can I use as leverage? Thanks for all your help.
  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    Yes .. Yes.. not much

    OK.. longer version.. unless it is aftermarket, xe's don't come with sunroofs.and have packages...only se's have sunroofs and no packages. ( unless it is an xtrerra.. then you are on the wrong board ) Spend a little more time with the brochure to know all the ins and outs.

    The engine is the old tried and true bulletproof engine.. no worries there.

    Escape as leverage.. now that is a good one I'll have to remember :) the X is still a little hot, the escape is plagued with recalls.. you can try saying you are ready to buy now and play hard to get a better price.

    As far as the bug deflector.. Nissan has one, GTS, Lund.. basically all the same. Go over to or to see Nissan's or other web sites like
  • I have a Solar Yellow X 5-speed ordered since the end of September, might be a Xmas X. With all the popularity of the X, I was wondering if anyone has given any thought to having their X stolen? The only reason that I bring up the subject is that we recently had a 10 bay beer truck stolen from my place of business and it brings home to me just how vulnerable we are.
    Does anyone have any info on a way that power to the starter could be cut via some kind of switch to prevent a non-owner from starting the vehicle?
  • Plenty of aftermarket alarms offer this, including some that are upgrades to the one used in the X (I think it's a Clifford system). You can also get the battery with the built-in disabling mechanism, it has a little remote that turns off the juice except for a trickle to keep the computers/radio happy. I think Sears makes 'em.

  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    Python / Viper works with the original alarm, its what I have anyway. Plus you can add gadget modules to it, open and close windows, ( which I added ), auto start, etc.. all into one single remote.

    I'm still waiting for one that would make a cup of coffee in the morning for the drive to work. I go through withdrawl on my commute.. ( 5 minute drive )
  • My commute is 50 miles, an hour on a good day, 2 on a bad day, ugh. My last job was never more than 20 mins away, I miss that.

  • the best thing to get is called the "invinsa-shield" its made by 3M. it is a clear plastic that conforms to the nose any car!! they are custom made for different distributors. it is guaranteed not to discolor the paint and prevents it from any road stones, tar, bugs etc. i had one put on my old car and now the X. i got it dirt cheap, for $100.00 (the guy is one of my managers) and its worth a million bucks!!
    the nice thing about it, is that you can't see it, it doesn't look like an add-on that looks like crap, and its not expensive!!!

    brent, i thought i had it bad, 28 mile commute on the Garden State Parkway bumper to bumper 4 of 5 days, about an hour to 1 1/2 hours back and forth (with a 5 speed, my left leg is killing me!!!)
  • xcanukxcanuk Posts: 372
    5 minute commute, the truck doesn't have a chance to warm up properly, drawback, I go through exhaust systems like crazy. Last truck, 10 years, 5 or 6 mufflers, but I got the lifetime warranty so at most, it costs me the tail pipe section only. If I didn't need my truck during the day, it would only take me 3 minutes to walk to work, but I can also drive over 200 miles in a given day.
  • Hey guys I am in the market for a Solar Yellow 2001 XE 2wd V6 Manual, The dealer gave me a price of 21,900 for a 3pk, Microfilter,Side Molding, Mats, and splash guard. Was wondering if this was a good deal or was I getting robbed. I'm a little hesitant because I didn't have to haggle he just gave me this price. Hmmm let me know before I buy.
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