Considering a 2005 X S
I currently drive a lifted Jeep Liberty (hold your comments, please) that I was planning on replacing in the next 2-3 years. Along comes the deal below:
A friend of mine is selling his "solar yellow" 2005 XTerra S (4x4) with 58,000 miles on the clock. He is asking $11,500 for it- private party blue book is about $12,000.
I have a wife, two kids, and two dogs, so the slightly bigger interior of the XTerra could be a plus. I like the look and color of my friend's Xterra, and it already has most of the equipment installed that I'd want anyhow since we share similar interests in off roading and camping. (Tires, tow hitch, trailer brake control, roof rack, brush guard, CB radio) He takes care of his vehicles, and he's an honest broker so I'm not concerned about him sticking me with a lemon. I just want to make sure this is a price worth jumping on, and learn more about common issues with the X that I might have to deal with at or near the 60,000 mark. I will be test driving his Xterra next week before I make a final decision. Are there specific things I should look at on the vehicle before buying? Is this a deal worth having?
Last edited by sevenhelmet; 01-03-2013 at 09:26 AM.