It's upsetting to see how many people talk trash on the Xterra, even though they're quite capable vehicles. The built ones are every bit as capable as their built Jeep counterparts. With the added benefit of better styling in my opinion.
Long story short, i became aquatinted with the X by accident. Beforehand tried to purchase a Jeep Wrangler (failed inspection) and then a full-size Bronco (one failed inspection, the other had VIN issues). So one day me and the GS did our neighborhood walk and off to the distance was a parked Xterra. I thought, wow nice ground clearance and I like the look! ...the rest is history.