In spite of the fact that this car normally receives a reliability rating of 5/10, I have found that if you perform the required preventive maintenance, the car will provide outstanding reliability.
I like the cheap, but adequate interior appointments and the fact that you get a lot of transportation value for the money paid.
This is the third Xterra which I have owned. My first was a 2000 and my second was a 2003 Xterra. This new one is a 2012 Xterra S model with standard transmission and four wheel drive.
For the amount of transportation value which you receive, the car is priced below where I would expect it to be.
I like the new, more powerful engine.