2005 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Nissan Xterra
Classic Car that is Tried and True
My Nissan Xterra has been an extremely reliable car. For a midsize SUV it gets good gas mileage while still being able to haul lots of material. I have moved from NC to TX and driven the trip to and from Texas about 6 or 7 times. The only major problem I have had with my xterra was that I had to replace the alternator in 2014. Now, the car is starting to show its age. The gas sensor has some problems and the check engine light stays on because of the gas sensor, but it runs so well and it's almost 14 years old. I love that it sits high, unlike some midsize SUVs I've ridden in or driven. The seats in the back also fold down, making it easy to carry lots of stuff. My favorite thing about the Xterra is its sporty look and the fact that it's a classic design. I don't think the XTERRA will ever go "out of style."
2005 Nissan Xterra SE decently priced and pretty efficient. In 8 years, only one major repair necessary.
We have had our Nissan Xterra for 8 years no. We had no major issues until last year when the transmission went out and had to be replaced. It has always driven very well, and is a decently sturdy vehicle. There is also plenty of room in the back for my 2 children, with 3rd row seating as an add on option. We have only had to replace tires once since we bought the xterra. It has always passed inspection. Overall, minus having a very expensive repair bill for a new transmission last year, we have definitely got our money's worth. We have also traveled cross-country and up and down the East coast constantly since its purchase. Pretty decent highway mpg as well. Would buy again.
My vehicle is beautiful and comfortable!
My vehicle is beautiful. I love it; though I have had numerous problems with the engine. The original transmission blew up, and I have had a rebuilt engine put back into it twice now. I have also talked to other friends, family, or colleagues who own this vehicle; they all can attest to not only engine problems, but oil problems too. This car burns through oil quicker than any other car I have had. Other than these two issues; I love that its a manual, and the way it drives. I wish there were more xterras being made that were stick shift!
It's a true SUV on a truck chassis. Rides like a truck with plenty of storage.
I love my Xterra! She's 13 years old and hardly any problems - other than recurring issues with the catalytic converter. It's been replaced twice and the light it on again. Regular maintenance has kept her running like a beast. Drives closer to a truck, but great to be up so high with more visibility. Never any question about reliability. Sad Nissan is going to ruin the body and bring it back as yet another soccer sedan. Otherwise, would buy the EXACT same one again.
I named her xenia the warrior Xterra!
My Xterra is great for the active lifestyle I live! It is extremely spacious and comfortable to drive in. I have rarely had issues aside from the occasional computer board malfunction, which will indicate that my tire pressure is low or to check my oil level when they are in fact, okay. I also wish that it had a sunroof, but am very pleased with its over all performance!
Good SUV, not the 2005 through 2008 models though.
I really like the Xterra, however, from the years 2005 through 2008 they have a defect that allows radiator fluid to leak into the transmission which ruins the transmission and requires replacing/rebuilding the tranny. Nissan refuses to acknowledge this defect or do anything to help owners. Otherwise this is a good SUV.
Reliable: we've had our car for over ten years.
We've had this car for over ten years, so it'll last you a long time if you take care of it properly. We've taken the car on a few mountain trips and it has not given us any problems. Recently though, our car battery had to be replaced but is fine now. I am sure we'll have this car around for a few more years to come.
Family reliability with a compact feel.
We love the compact feel of the Xterra and it can handle the mountains well. Its older though but if we get a new car it will be an Xterra most likely. It's not super fancy but I feel safe putting my kids in it. We did just replace the tires and brake pads for winter and expect to have no problems.
It is not meant for off-roading but it drives like a truck.
It runs great and there are no issues. The gas mileage is not the best but that is expected from an SUV. The engine sounds like it takes a while to warm up when you first start the car but other than that no issues. The tire pressure does go on sometimes but I will be having that looked at soon.
A cool and stylish looking car.
This is a great car to own. First of all I love the design. Second, it is very comfortable and spacious. I can pack a great amount of luggage in the back. It is also very convenient that the seats can be folded /moved to create more space if needed. I am overall very pleased with this car.