Thinking about a second Xterra!
My wife bought her 2007 xterra new before we were married. It's coming up on 100,000 miles and it has been rock solid and great on long road trips. Other than the timing chain noise that was fixed and the shocks going bad very early, it has been good to us. It's also nearly paid off.
Their is one problem, it's not a 4x4! We live in Southern California where bad weather hardly exists, and although I'm not a hardcore off-road guy but I love hitting the trails and I usually hit em' hard.
My question is if I were my Honda for another xterra, which 2nd generation 4x4 model would be my best bang for the buck for off-road use? I see an 05' SE in my area with 4x4, it's priced right, but doesn't have the rear lockers. How important are rear lockers for off-road use?
I'm guessing the obvious is to go with the Off-Road model, but those are pricey.
Is their anything I should know about the 2nd gen xterra's and the difference between models when looking for an off-roader?
Sorry for being a little scatter brained, all suggestions are much appreciated.