The gist of this thread is “start small.” I got this as a daily driver, so I’m starting off with a few ease of use mods, changing and flushing every fluid, and figuring out a steering problem. Any advice or additions to the list are welcome! I bought this for $3500 (with 138k), to allow me to sell a ‘12 Passat TDI SEL that I can no longer afford payments on. I showed up to check it out, test drove it, negotiated down to $3500, and bought it on the spot. I drove it home, and learned manual on the way (in a car at least, historically was a dirtbike guy) It’s been 3 weeks, and I’m loving it. Its surprisingly good on gas (around 20 combined) and the seats and cab are very comfortable for a tall, beefy athletic build. I Here’s the list at the moment: Done: -50 mile oil change w/ Rotella 5w-30 (138230) -Double Din BT Headunit w/wireless charging phone mount -Universal fit weathertech mats -rear seat cover for doggo -Supply of aspirin, excedrin, bandaids, trauma kit, survival kit, 1 MRE, sleeping bag, pillow -dog poop bags in map pocket -Cooler -Ice scraper, even though I'm in southern NC, you never know. -“True North” little trees under drivers seat -Flush and replace diff fluid (~138500) -Flush and replace coolant -500 mi oil change w/ Rotella 5w-30 (138680) -exterior Plastic refresh -Flush and replace brake fluid Doing: -Nilight Fog lights (switch in OEM fog light switch panel) -Grill lights (switch next to fog lights, both on a 6-slot fuse panel being set up especially for lighting w/ additions in mind) -Flush and replace tranny fluid, add Lucas Oil TRANSFIX just in case -Flush and replace clutch fluid To-do: -DETAIL THE ENGINE BAY -reverse lights & lasers -steering squeals when fully cranked right -Figure out steering issue (pulls right, “straight” is wheel turned ~1 inch left of dead center) -1500 mi oil change w/ Rotella 5w-30(139680) -4000 mi first Synthetic oil change (142180) -fix paint peeling spots -exterior detail (theres 3 really bad paint peeling spots, but the frame is more or less spotless) -interior detail (mostly pristine, a few spots of carpet stain and APC in the cup holders would do some good though) -Undercoat frame w/spray wax -put a 2nd gen xterra emblem on the rear hatch, old one is peeling and falling apart -Remove fake oem nerf bars? -figure out service engine soon light (no codes) -Cold air intake from 240SX?