An earlier model Xterra is not in the cards unfortunately. Simple reason: Canadian winters.
My Pathfinder actually still runs great, but the rust is eating away at it. It's sad really.
Even oil spraying it in it's early life only helped to delay the inevitable.
It also causes problems with the mechanics underneath the truck, like the brakes, suspension, etc.
I'm looking at a 2015 only because it's the last year they were made.
I'm hoping a low mileage unit will pop up somewhere that has seen limited winter use, and will still be fairly fresh.
I saw one this fall at a dealership, and there were already tiny rust spots visible. It doesn't take long.
If there were newer ones, I'd be a happy camper.
I'm not in a rush so far, as the Pathfinder still gets me to where I need to go, but I definitely need to do something before the summer.
My A/C faded out at the end of last summer, and there's no way I'm spending money on it now.
On the open used truck market, I'd be lucky to get $200 for it, especially since the check engine light has been on for a few years....lol.
I'll keep looking.
Thanks for your input.