Purchased several of these 5 years ago…
I own and operate a small lodge and a fishing charter business near Talkeetna, AK. I own 5 of these XTerras, two 06’s, an 07’ an 08’ and just recently purchased a 2014. We maintain them passionately, use Amsoil lubricants exclusively and we’ve had terrific luck with their performance and durability. Can’t think of another brand or model that would perform as well or last as long with some of the roads and trails we use them on. The only issues we’ve had with any of them are two front wheel bearings going out. We weren’t down long and we’re right back on the road.
My only complaint is that Nissan quit making them in 2015. Not sure what we’ll be going to when the used XTerras go away, but I know I’d buy a new one right now if they start producing a comparable and tough model. These things seem to be running forever. Three of them have over 180,000 miles on them and are still going strong!