When Will My Xterra Die?
June 8, 2010 12:34 PM Subscribe
I have a 2004 Nissan Xterra. It has 91,000 miles on it. When should I expect it to die/produce a major mechanical problem?
posted by shew to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
This vehicle has been very reliable and has produced absolutely zero mechanical problems on it throughout the 6 years I've had it (bought it brand new). It's no longer my primary vehicle but does get use when we buy big things or have to pull something large or go camping, etc. I'm trying to balance how long i should keep this vehicle vs selling it before something major goes wrong to get out of it as much as I can. It's paid off.
Is there something on the web that tracks other people's problems with specific vehicle models? Does this type of information transcend vehicle model (as in, 'you should expect tranny problems any time after 140k miles for most SUVs, 115k+ for most sedans' etc). Is the whole thing a wait & pray situation?
Are there specific things I should do now to extend the life of the vehicle? I've been pretty good about routine maintenance (oil changes, fluid flush, brakes) but haven't done anything major (nor has anything been recommended).