Living in Idaho, owning an Xterra since '02, AND just about living for the hunting, fly fishing, running white water in many rivers, it all has afforded countless times to enjoy driving in the back country. Idaho has plenty of mixed terrain and with a set of chains, I've always gotten out of sticky places. A limited slip rear end is the only wish I have. Driving highways is a dream comfort trip also. Love the suspension BTW. Maintenance during this time has also been great. Replacing the timing belt at 75 k miles and some new gaskets has cost a total of less than a grand. Can't complain with this at all. Today the only problem is with the locking mechanism. Just can't do it with the remote key lock. The dealer says there's no fix.....too old. Somewhere a long time ago I read of a way to fix the system but it eludes me. Is there someone who has the secret here ?