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Review: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X

A Bonafide SUV That Refuses To Be CUV-ified There was a time when body-on-frame SUVs dominated American roads, with nearly every major automaker offering some kind of four-wheeling fighter to suburbia's off-road pretenders. Nissan was no different, and at its peak in 2000, the eminently capable Xterra sold some 88,000 copies – the same year our colleagues at Motor Trend crowned it Sport Utility of the Year. But unlike so many hardened off-roaders that have evolved into unibody crossovers, the Xterra has soldiered on nearly unchanged since its refresh in 2005. And according to... Read More

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    Report: Nissan Xterra's fate hangs in the balance
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    The Nissan Xterra might not be long for this world, according to a report from Edmunds. The rugged SUV, which has always been a bit more of a hardcore, purpose-built vehicle than the rest of the Nissan SUV range. But it has also suffered from slowing sales, low fuel economy relative to the competition and general neglect, as Nissan has focused on other ...

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    Four Wheeler crowns Ultimate Factory 4x4... who wins?
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    Nearly every automaker doing business in the SUV or pickup truck segments offers a package designed to improve the off-road capabilities of its wares. But, of course, not all such factory kits are created equal. How, then, to separate the wheat from the chaff? Gather each of them up and put them through their paces, naturally. The folks from Four Wheeler ...

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    Official: Nissan recalling select 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models over wheel hub fractures
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    The Nissan Frontier, Xterra and Pathfinder might all be rugged trucks and SUVs, but two-wheel-drive versions of these vehicles are being recalled due to front suspension components that could possibly fail. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan is recalling about 2,400 of these models due to defective front wheel hubs ...

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    Report: Nissan Xterra to continue as traditional SUV
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    Nissan has good news for anyone weeping about the fact that the 2013 Pathfinder has abandoned its body-on-frame ways. The company isn't completely ditching legitimate SUVs for the crossover crowd. According to Car and Driver, the Nissan Xterra will continue to shun a unibody design for the conceivable future. The magazine spoke with engineers familiar ...

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    Recalls: Nissan initiates multi-vehicle recall over faulty bolts
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    Report: Nissan SUV and pickup owners experiencing transmission failures
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    Nissan is facing a rash of complaints about automatic transmission failures in the company's trucks and SUVs, according to The New York Times. Certain 2005-2010 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models may have an issue with their radiators which could cause coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid. That's not supposed to happen, and it could ...

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    Review: 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X
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    A Bonafide SUV That Refuses To Be CUV-ified There was a time when body-on-frame SUVs dominated American roads, with nearly every major automaker offering some kind of four-wheeling fighter to suburbia's off-road pretenders. Nissan was no different, and at its peak in 2000, the eminently capable Xterra sold some 88,000 copies – the same year our ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #220: Jeep subcompact, Smart ED, global Mustang, with Consumer Reports' John Linkov
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    Autoblog Podcast #220 is here, and Chris, Dan and Zach are joined by Consumer Reports' Jon Linkov. Topics start with the annual CR Autos issue and move on to the idea of a subcompact Jeep, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, a globally designed Mustang and, of course, your questions and feedback. It's an hour and fifteen minutes of fun this week – ...

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    Nissan recalling 605,000 Frontier, Xterra and Sentra models over two issues
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    Nissan has issued a voluntary recall on select Frontier and Xterra models due to problems with the lower steering column joint and shaft, as well as the Sentra sedan for problems with the positive battery cable terminal. Just under 605,000 vehicles are affected by this recall, which is set to ramp up in early December. Approximately 303,000 Frontiers and ...

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    Nissan joins overheating Garmin sat-nav recall
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    Nissan is recalling a number of models due to overheating Garmin navigation units. Cars, trucks and SUVs equipped with Nuvi 750, 760 and 765 GPS devices are at risk for a vehicle fire due to overheating batteries in the devices. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects Nissan's Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, ...

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    2011 Nissan Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier and Altima pricing announced
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    You can quit biting your nails waiting for Nissan to unveil pricing information on the 2011 Pathfinder, Xterra, Frontier and Altima. The company has just announced that, starting next year, the Pathfinder will start at $27,840 for the two-wheel drive, V6 S model. That marks a $300 increase over the 2010 version. Topped out, the SUV will set you back ...

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    Nissan Xterra not long for this world?
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    Nissan's Xterra, a throwback to when all SUVs were red in tooth and claw, may be swinging on the gallows sooner rather than later. According to Ward's Auto, the gloriously upright off-roader faces an uncertain future amidst slumping sales and ever-tightening federal fuel economy regulations. Ward's data indicates that the Xterra has sold just 12,186 ...

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    AP: Nissan to recall 48k trucks, SUVs over potential suspension issue
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    The Associated Press is reporting that Nissan will recall 48,700 trucks and SUVs for a suspension problem that could lead to an unforgiving ride. The recall, which could officially begin as early as this week, involves the 2010 Nissan Titan, Pathfinder, Armada and Xterra, along with the Infiniti QX56. The recall is related to a suspension control link ...

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    Nissan recalls 2010 Pathfinder, Xterra models over potential airbag faults
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    Have you ever been in the middle of a repair when the service manual called for a nut to be torqued to a very specific specification, except you didn't have a torque wrench? If this scenario sounds familiar to you, we're guessing "tight enough" may ring a bell as well. But the fact of the matter is that torque tools exist for a reason; a lesson even ...

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    Nissan recalls 540,000 vehicles for brake pedal pin, fuel gauge problems
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    Another day, another recall. This time Nissan is the automaker in question, recalling a total of 539,864 vehicles due to faulty brake pedal pins and fuel gauge components. Nissan reports that three instances have been reported where brake pedal pins have partially disengaged, resulting in a loss of normal braking ability. Additionally, the fuel gauges in ...

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    Nissan recalls nearly 250,000 Xterras, Pathfinders and Frontiers
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    Nissan is recalling 242,720 model years 2005-2009 Xterras, Pathfinders, and Frontiers for faulty Crash Zone Sensors (front) that may prevent front airbags from deploying in an accident. The recall is Nissan's second airbag sensor-related issue in the past three months. The last recall involved passenger cars including the Altima. This particular recall ...

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    Nissan reveals updated Xterra and Frontier for 2009
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    Click either image to view high-res galleriesThough sales of pickups and SUVs are falling, these vehicles still need to be updated from time to time. That time is the 2009 model year for Nissan Xterra SUV and Frontier pickup. The Japanese automaker has revealed that both models will be getting their front ends tweaked, along with new wheel options and ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Dwight's Nissan Xterra!
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    Click either image for gallery of Dwight's Nissan XterraFact: A new episode of The Office aired last night in which Andy sells his Nissan Xterra to Dwight, who then puts it up for sale on eBay Motors. Fact: the guy who owns the Xterra in real life works for the show and has put it up for sale on eBay Motors along with a script signed by the cast and props ...

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    Nissan announces pricing on 2007 trucks and SUVs
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    Another year is approaching and, on its impending arrival, Nissan released new figures for its current lineup of pickups and sport utility vehicles.But before we douse you with the bloated figures that make up anything with optional four-wheel drive, a note about the Versa. Nissan's fuel-miser will get an additional $100 stuck onto its sticker price, due ...

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    Flipped off! 2006 SUV rollover resistance improves greatly, says NHTSA
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    According to a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration brief, SUVs are getting smarter about turning turtle. By its count, around seven out of every ten SUVs contain electronic stability control programs, reducing the likelihood of rollovers. In fact, nearly 70 percent of 2006 model year SUVs have it as standard fit-an impressive leap over last ...

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