So I’ve concluded after owing 3 second Gen Xterras that the paint on these trucks is absolute crap. I’ve had a 2006 cloud white X, a 2005 super black S(wrapped matte green shortly after purchase), and now a 2009 navy blue S. As a whole I’m generally just not impressed with the paint quality on the trucks I’ve owned. My complaints are that regardless of color, I don’t find the paint to have great shine or depth when compared to some other vehicles I’ve owned. Additionally I find the the paint seems really thin and doesnt hold up well to the elements overtime. However my main complaint is that on all 3 trucks I’ve owned,I’ve experienced paint flake off in fairly large particles in the same exact spots. It flakes off really badly in near the bottom corner of the windshield where the fenders and A-pillars meet. It also cracks and flakes really badly in the roof channels that run parallel to the roof rails. I understand that these Xterras are not high end vehicles and all the trucks I’ve owned are on the older side, so I’m not trying to bash Nissan nor do I expect perfect shimmering paint on a truck that’s almost always covered in mud anyways. The purpose of this thread was to share my personal experience and find if anyone else has experienced the same thing or shares my opinion. I’ll include a picture of the paint near the fenders but I don’t seem to have a picture of the roof area.