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Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 6:42 am

Hey guys and gals, Next month I will be trading in my car for a new vehicle. I have decided to go with the pick up Nissan Frontier. I am curious to know if there are any owners out there and what they think of the truck. Thanks.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 6:59 am

Honestly, you are much better off going with the Toyota Tacoma. The Frontier has major issues with lack of power, like 240 bhp engines feeling like they have 200, etc. Toyota makes the most reliable trucks out there, with lots of power and very low fuel burn. Also, the resale is much better (my dad is a car dealer, I know all about it). Add to that, my friend just bought a new Tacoma and the amazing thing about the the truck is the interior, fit, finish, etc.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 7:10 am

I had a roommate who had a Frontier. OK truck. I drove it many times and have no specific complaints other than lack of power. Just seemed like a generic foreign light duty truck to me.

I’d go with a Tacoma based on Toyota’s bullet proof reliability. Good looks, too.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 8:24 am

Sorry, no info on the Frontier, but I'll be the 3rd to recommend the Tacoma. I've had mine for 8 years now and love it! In the entire time I've had it, it has never been to the shop for anything other than scheduled maintenance. The '05 is a great road truck and even more refined than my '97 was when new. If you want more info and owner's opinions on the Tacoma, check out http://www.tacomaterritory.com
 
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 9:25 am

I never really liked any of the Japanese pickups, sorry  Sad Get a smaller Ford, Dodge, or Chevy.
I prefer the other frontier, F9.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 9:27 am

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 4):
I never really liked any of the Japanese pickups, sorry Get a smaller Ford, Dodge, or Chevy.

If you want a much less reliable, less powerful, less comfortable truck with higher fuel consumption, then by all means, but a Ranger, Dakota or Colorado.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 9:34 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 2):
I’d go with a Tacoma based on Toyota’s bullet proof reliability. Good looks, too.

I second the Tacoma... the 4-Runner is my favorite Toyota truck but the Tundra is top-not too.

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 4):
Get a smaller Ford, Dodge, or Chevy.

The Ranger is possibly the worst small truck on the road.

Never heard of a Dodge not falling apart

Why buy a truck with a 5=cylender engine when other competitors have more sophisticated, modern, V6 engines?

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 4):
I never really liked any of the Japanese pickups, sorry

Toyota builds in the USA... more than GM can say...
 
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:08 am

I second the Tacoma... the 4-Runner is my favorite Toyota truck but the Tundra is top-not too.

My dad has a 2004 4Runner Limited. He loves it, and it is one of the best truck based SUV's on the road.

I predict Toyota to be the number 1 seller in 10 years.
 
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:17 am

I love my Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4! I've never had any problems with it. Nothing. Zilch. I bought it new in April 2001.



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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:18 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):
Toyota builds in the USA..

Doesn't matter where it builds, I was only saying I didn't like the Japanese trucks as much as the american ones.

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):
The Ranger is possibly the worst small truck on the road.

Get an F-150 then. You can get one for about as much as one of the Frontiers.

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):
Never heard of a Dodge not falling apart

ummm.... riiight

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):
Why buy a truck with a 5=cylender engine when other competitors have more sophisticated, modern, V6 engines?

More horsepower and towing capacity than the tacoma for example.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:19 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
I love my Ford Explorer Sport Trac! I've never had any problems with it.

Different kind of truck, and you got very lucky because the Explorer's reliability has been at best questionable since the introduction of the line in 1989
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:21 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
Different kind of truck

Four door compact pickup. How's it different?

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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:28 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 11):
Four door compact pickup. How's it different?

The Sport Trac is basically an SUV with a tiny bed tacked on. The Tacoma and Frontier are actual pickups, with full-sized beds. They are smaller, lighter and use less gas. Also, no mention was made about getting a 4-door in the first place.
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Mon May 02, 2005 10:32 am

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 9):
ummm.... riiight

The Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep lines have some of the worst reliability of any line in production in North America.

As of 2004, 33 per 100 Dodge Dakotas had a quality flaw requring dealership maintenance before the vehicle was sold, or within the first 1,000 miles

2005 Dodge median reliability -15% compared to average 2005 vehicle

On list of "Used Cars to Avoid" - Dodge Dakota, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler TC, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Worse- Dodge models across the board have terrible depreciation. Want to pay $25,000 just to see your truck worth $10,000 in 3 years?

Toyota models consistantly have the best reliability, fewest defects per vehicle, and best depreciation. Those are your three biggest head-ached when it comes to maintaining the value of your purchase.
 
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RE: Nissan Frontier-your Opinions?

Tue May 03, 2005 10:26 am

Thanks for all your insight. Due to the hype so far I will also go test drive a Tacoma. Thanks again everyone!
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