In this episode of Dude, I Love (or hate) My Ride – we check out an awesome Nissan Xterra with a six-speed manual – for under $4,000!
This one-owner Nissan Xterra 2007 Xterra with the “Off-Road” package comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a rear locker. In all honesty, everyone at TFL Studios laments the fact that Nissan ended the Xterra in 2015. It was a brilliant off-road vehicle, one that could take on the mighty 4Runner and keep up with Wrangler Unlimiteds.
Built since 1999, the original (WD22) Xterra’s were built on a 1st gen Nissan Frontier platform. The second generation, like the one in this video, was based on the second-generation (N50) Frontier platform. The Xterra had some interesting powertrain choices, including a 3.3-liter supercharged V6, in the older generation version.
You can read about the return of the Nissan Xterra (here).
Angel’s Xterra has a 261 horsepower 4.0-liter V6 that makes 281 lbs-feet of torque. He may be getting a bit more oomph out of it thanks to a Flowmaster Super-44 muffler. He also has a 3.69 gear ratio, which helps off-the-line. This Xterra has a (rare) six-speed manual transmission.
This Nissan Xterra is tastefully modded
Over the past two years since he purchased it, Angle has added a 2.5-inch lift, added 33-inch tires, and jacked up the rear with an add-a-leaf. He also cut the front bumper (for a better approach) and added a roof basket. Angle added Bilstein shocks, which are close to stock, as well. During that time, he only replaced the alternator and a tie-rod end.
Other nice (and cost-sensitive) modes included his recovery hooks, and he loaded up the rear storage compartment with automotive survival necessities (jumpers, air-pump – etc.).
It’s a very cool rig, one that a bunch of us at TFL Studios would love to own. It will be great to see what this thing can do on the trail. Check out the video and tell us what you think!