Early 2G issues, complaints, differences?
I'm sure that this has been asked a few dozen times, and my fairly abbreviated search yielded little of personal use.
I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of my 2000 for something a bit newer, but don't want to go full blown with a new X. I've been looking at 05 and 06 4WD's specifically since they seem to have a few hp more than the 07+'s. (And they're more in the ballpark of what I'm looking to spend!) I may expand my search to 07~09's, but really don't want anything much newer than that.
- Big question, is the 6spd's towing capacity less than the AT like it is with the 1G's, or does it remain 5k across the board regardless of trans selection? I haven't been able to find anything definitive anywhere. My 00 is an AT, but if the towing capacity is the same across the board, I would prefer a 6 spd.
- Aside from the 05's AT cooler issue, what are some known issues to be on the lookout on the 05-06's?
- As far as maintenance, I've seen that the 2G's have a 100k mile timing chain service. Other than that, I'm assuming that it's basic stuff and upkeep.
The next X that I buy will be my primary DD as well as occasionally towing and some light wheeling. Basically, the exact stuff that my present X enables me to do.
My X currently has only 129k trouble free miles on it, so I'm not too afraid of buying a higher mileage 05~06, but am looking to cap it at around 85k. Seems like the majority of them for sale around here are at 65~95k miles.
When looking at higher mileage X's, are there some areas of concern that I should be looking, or any specific trouble areas as they get up in miles? (aside from the standard mileage related things?)
Thanks for any input guys, I'm really looking forward to driving something a bit newer!
00 Xterra -127,xxx miles young
99 Miata Sport
08 Expedition EL -18' of gas guzzling fury
97 Eclipse GS-T -
Jack stand queen for 6 years and counting. She FINALLY RUNS!!