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Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 6:49am On Jul 16, 2012
Xterra all the way!!!
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by johnie: 5:25pm On Jul 19, 2012
Does anyone have a very good Nissan mechanic they can recommend?
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by johnie: 5:26pm On Jul 19, 2012
Does anyone have a very good Nissan mechanic they can recommend?
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 6:45pm On Jul 19, 2012
johnie: Does anyone have a very good Nissan mechanic they can recommend?

Search for nissparts on Nairaland. He knows his onions when it comes to Nissans.
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 6:49pm On Jul 19, 2012
One reason I love 2004 Nissan Xterra is cos of the height from the ground. While cars and other SUV's wallow in muddy waters and pools, it goes through them with the water barely coming halfway the tires.
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by vitality22(m): 3:11pm On Jul 24, 2012
cinzo: One reason I love 2004 Nissan Xterra is cos of the height from the ground. While cars and other SUV's wallow in muddy waters and pools, it goes through them with the water barely coming halfway the tires.
I urgently need a neatly registered 2001 or 2002 Nissan Xterra. If you have one pls let me know on 07042355014
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 7:40pm On Jul 24, 2012
vitality22:
I urgently need a neatly registered 2001 or 2002 Nissan Xterra. If you have one pls let me know on 07042355014

Sorry am not a car dealer.You can call (07082687207 , 07054976409). He is a nairalander and sells mainly naija used. But shine your eye before buying a Naija used vehicle!
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 7:55pm On Jul 25, 2012
More input from owners please.
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by 1800bc(f): 8:13am On Jul 26, 2012
Billyonaire: Xterra doesnt have good interior, looks like tipper in the inside.

hahahaha!!! grin grin grin
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 3:38pm On Jul 26, 2012
1800bc:

hahahaha!!! grin grin grin

Are you laughing with him or laughing at his ignorance? Xterra was never built to be a luxury car! Strictly off-road with spartan interior. The sun visors do not even have mirrors!

Anyone moaning about Xterra looks both internally and externally to me is a just a novice where Xterra is concerned.

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Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by aboyo80: 11:14am On Jul 27, 2012
@Cinzo
Please what exactly is the common problem(s) with Nissan xterra SUVs especially the 2001 or 2002 models. I sincerely want to buy one (registered one). I love the SUV so so much.
Please am waiting for your reply.
Others who have experience can also contribute, please i need the contributions seriously. Just help a brother in need of your advice.
Thanks
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by bajugbajug(m): 6:37pm On Jul 27, 2012
Nice trend to follow. But pls to all dat has contributed,kindly state the prices of parts changed, service cost etc. Tanks
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 10:34am On Jul 28, 2012
aboyo80: @Cinzo
Please what exactly is the common problem(s) with Nissan xterra SUVs especially the 2001 or 2002 models. I sincerely want to buy one (registered one). I love the SUV so so much.
Please am waiting for your reply.
Others who have experience can also contribute, please i need the contributions seriously. Just help a brother in need of your advice.
Thanks

bajugbajug: Nice trend to follow. But pls to all dat has contributed,kindly state the prices of parts changed, service cost etc. Tanks

I researched the SUV and the 2004 model happened to be the the one with the least factory defects and recalls so I went for that.

For those who might not know, the SUV rolls excessively sideways when you enter a pothole! And if you are looking for anything remotely luxurious,count the Xterra out! Its a work horse thru and thru.

Buying a Naija used I will not advice except you know the history of the car! Cos of Naija mechanics!!
I have used the 2004SE model for close to 2months now and I have no complaints neither have I changed any part.
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by fisqokool: 7:57am On Jul 31, 2012
i never believe Xterra is this good until i bought one the 2004 se, the fuel consumption is superb for a jeep. i will recommend the jeep anytime anyday. Big up Nissan
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 10:09am On Jul 31, 2012
fisqokool: i never believe Xterra is this good until i bought one the 2004 se, the fuel consumption is superb for a jeep. i will recommend the jeep anytime anyday. Big up Nissan

Tell them bro!
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by aboyo80: 2:52pm On Jul 31, 2012
fisqokool: i never believe Xterra is this good until i bought one the 2004 se, the fuel consumption is superb for a jeep. i will recommend the jeep anytime anyday. Big up Nissan
you guys are always talking of 2004 only. How about 2001 or 2002?
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by TCann(m): 10:24pm On Jul 31, 2012
I bought my Xterra 2002 model pre-ordered from US by FOLCROFT Autos (Western Av., Lagos) in February 2011. The day after it was cleared, i changed the single cell radiator to double cell and the 2 back absorbers. since then till today, all i ve done on the SUV is to do oil change (I use Mobil 1)every 3-4 months.

I ve test driven it to Abuja(to & fro) and several ibadan and osogbo trips.
On my return trip from Abuja, you wont believe it that it rained all the way from Gwagwalada to Ibafo/Berger in Lagos (Of course heavy and light showers) all the way and other than eating at Kabba, the car never stopped with AC on and firing on all the way. You need to see how dirty the SUV looked the next morning (I entered Lagos around 9pm)as if mud was rubbed all over it, except my wiper screens- front and back (too bad i didnt snap the pic) I felt very impressed with my Xtr with that journey.

Generally speaking, the SUV is very good and maintenance cost effective, i drive it to work everyday (though getting tired of driving a SUV to the Island everyday- i get tired of cars easily), I cant really give a pass mark for the city intra-town fuel consumption rate of the massive V6 engine (its my first buy,not my first car and i dont have a steady basis to compare it with except my ol' faithful 504-lol),but i think the fuel consumption rate was very impressive for the Abuja trip as I filled the 73 litre tank from Lagos and topped it with another 15litres at Lokoja though what was left in the tank before the re-fill could have taken me to Abuja.

If I successfully convince myself to sell off the Xterra by next year(hopefully), guys, what do think about getting this truck-based SUV- 4RUNNER V6 2006 model? I think it will give me the same off road performance that I am enjoying with my Xterra and also some luxury drive feel for my intra-town usage. Your candid opinion please!

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Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by cinzo: 6:01am On Aug 02, 2012
@T-Cann thanks for sharing.The 4runner is another workhorse though more luxurious than the 04 Xterra.

Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by Victoriousvic(m): 11:52am On Aug 05, 2012
Heard that the 05-07 models have similiar radiator leaking into the transmission problem...has anyone experienced this? How do the 05-07 models perform?
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by burac: 4:59am On Oct 12, 2012
Hey guys. Looking for a rugged suv to buy. Have the xterra 04 on my mind. Does anyone know any realible dealer I can call? Also must the radiator be changed once purchased? And what's with the radiator water leaking into the transmission? Also considering an 04 toyota 4runner but seems to be too expensive.
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by vitality22(m): 11:26am On Oct 12, 2012
Its indeed my pleasure to own such a rugged machine called Nissan Xterra. This ride is just a total work horse. If you need a work horse just go get a Nissan Xterra. The radiator water leaking into transmission is for 2005 and above.
Nissan Xterra all the way.
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by burac: 12:52am On Nov 01, 2012
Hey guys! Just got myself an 04 xterra. Want to know about the radiator again. Also what engine oil, automatic transmission oil, coolant and brakefluid should I use? And please if there is anything I need to know do advice. Plan to travel with it this weekend. Thanks
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by bigx(m): 5:31am On Nov 01, 2012
burac: Hey guys! Just got myself an 04 xterra. Want to know about the radiator again. Also what engine oil, automatic transmission oil, coolant and brakefluid should I use? And please if there is anything I need to know do advice. Plan to travel with it this weekend. Thanks

Radiator/ Transmission issues are from 05
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by Ericomoto(m): 3:58pm On Nov 01, 2012
Guys,I drive the 2003 model since 3 years now and it has been a very faithful ride only that it is not designed for speed on the highway but indeed a very rugged and strong car.

My challenge is that it overheats when in hold up or when the car is running stationary and not moving for a short period of time with the AC on. Please anyone know how I can overcome this challenge?
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by nissparts: 10:22pm On Nov 01, 2012
It's either your radiator cap is done or if you drained the water/coolant in your radiator lately, air bubbles are trapped inside
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by burac: 4:36am On Nov 02, 2012
Thanks guys. But please want to service the car. What engine oiland filter should I buy?
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by Ericomoto(m): 11:13am On Nov 02, 2012
nissparts: It's either your radiator cap is done or if you drained the water/coolant in your radiator lately, air bubbles are trapped inside

please be more explicit
 
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by burac: 12:02pm On Nov 28, 2012
Good day X men! Please I noticed i have a 65amp battery in my 2004 xterra when I bought it. Is that good enough!
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by Barbieyonders: 10:34am On Nov 29, 2012
i dont know what people see in xterra'like it is the most common car in west africa and the car space is small,i tired for una
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by TCann(m): 9:50pm On Dec 18, 2012
@all
Good to be back here...in as much as I ve psyched myself to flip my 2002 Xterra for a 4runner, I ve not been able to bring myself to do it. The ride though not luxirious, is a faithful, average cheap-for-an-SUV maintenance and generally ok ride.

To help out fellow forumites,
If u re having my 'AC is on and my truck is overheating in this sunny Lagos traffic' issue with ur Xterra even after changing ur radiator to a double cell, I had a similar problem and my mechanic worked on my water pump rotor that is annexed to ur radiator fan, just to make it tighter and firmer and since then, I ve not had my truck overheat again even inside a 3hr sunny traffic.

Also, u may encounter a ball joint issue on either your upper or lower arm, it starts by making this creeking embarrassing sounds on ur front tyres. Not all mechanics can fix it and as a matter of fact, some of them inspite of d fact that they cant fix it, will still be draining u dry. In my research, I realized that there re some specialist mechanics whose specialty is to do ball joints, absorbers, power steering alone on your car (I got d contact of one at around Iyana-isolo). This specialists are gurus when it comes to suspension system palava of your vehicle. Anybody that needs specific mobile shd ask and I'll supply.

I'll be back....to be continued!
Re: Nissan Xterra Owners Forum by TCann(m): 9:56pm On Dec 18, 2012
Pls I need your suggestions and contributions on this transmission matter. Actually, there's nothing wrong with d SUV, only that I feel the transmission is lazy in picking d higher gear. For instance, if u throttle down to move, an average pathfinder or isuzu rodeo or 1999-2000 model 4runner picking up at that same time would have gone past me (even fellow xterras of the same year model would gazz past me). Could there be a reason for this laziness of the transmission? Can anything be done about this situation in terms of transmission
servicing? OR bluntly speaking, am I the one feeling so?

Summary of the issue is...for me, it doesn't pick up speed quick enough when at idle or 0 rpm and d gear drags a lil too long o gear 1 before transmitting it to gear 2.

Thanks in anticipation of your suggestions.

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