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    7/26/2006 10:07:26 AM

    2005 Nissan Titan - SE 4x2 King Cab All Regions

    Pros: an option for a bigger gas tank would have been nice

    Cons: I love this truck, everything is so well thought out.

    Advice: Don't wait, this is hands down the best truck of this size out there.

    This is an awesome truck - I love it The sound system, the roominess, the power, the seats, etc.... it is just a great truck. I tow 6,000 lb trailers, and you can hardly tell its back there (except the mpg goes down - but more about drag of the trailer than the weight). if doing 55 and you want to pass, you are at 85 in a few seconds... the power is incredible at every level. The Crew Cab is second to none for room in the back.

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    7/19/2006 7:10:30 AM

    2006 Nissan Frontier - XE (M5) 4x2 King Cab 6.5' Box

    Pros: Smooth and quiet operation

    Cons: Cheap fabric seats that fray quickly.

    Advice: Do not buy a Frontier with cloth interior.

    Overall, the 2006 Frontier XE is a pretty well balanced truck. It has two negatives however. Since Nissan automatic transmission fluid is all that you can use in this truck, Nissan has 'locked' the transmission check dipstick so nothing but the proper fluid can be used and they recommend you take it to a dealer to check the tranny fluids. However if you have a 10MM socket, you can check it your self. The other negative is that the fabric seats 'fray' very quickly. My driver'seat frayed in 28 days from purchase and I suspect Nissan will have to replace several seats before the warranty runs out on my new truck. Other than that, the XE is a pretty good value and outperforms all pickups in its class including the 'sissy looking' Toyota Tacomas.

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    6/21/2006 4:04:00 PM

    2005 Nissan Titan - SE 4x4 Crew Cab All Regions

    Pros: Engine power

    Cons: Radio

    Advice: Buy it

    I've driven them all. This is the best $ for $. Art

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    6/5/2006 4:22:18 AM

    2005 Nissan Frontier - NISMO Off Road (M6) 4x4 King Cab 6.5' Box

    Pros: Power/clearance

    Cons: Paint-chipping on rear wheel-wells

    Advice: Overall good truck---Talk the dealer into putting Rhino on the Real wheel wells.

    This truck is quite powerful. I also drove the Toyota Tacoma in a comparable model (a new 2005 4 door). The Toyota had slightly smoother acceleration, but was not quite a gutsy as the Frontier. I live in Montana, and get out into some pretty rough country, so I wanted a truck that was capable. The Nismo Frontier has great ground clearance and actually turns much tigher than my previous pickup (ext cab 1998 S-10). The ground Clearance is plentiful, and the undercarrage is well protected for cresting steep hills. This truck climbs hills well. I havn't been stuck yet, although I havn't been in a lot of mud, but the truck GRIPS! The cargo cleat system is sweet, and works quite well. The interior is well designed, and is 'trucky' which is what I like. Road noise is tolerable, could be worse. THe Nismo suspension is stiff, which I like (it should be stiff). On the negative side, the wheel well flares on the rear really get eaten up on gravel roads if you have agggressive tires. I had to buy some touch-up paint, and may eventually have rhino-liner put on the wheel wells. I also had to have a new rear wheel-bearing seal put in(the dealer was very coperative,and it was all warranty-covered) because it was leaking a bit. Since then I have had no problems. My sister owns a Toyota Tacoma 2003 4-door, and she really likes it. I think Nissan and Toyota make the only real Values in the Mid-sized Class. DO NOT buy a Chevy----bad choice!!!

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    5/23/2006 5:35:10 AM

    2005 Nissan Frontier - XE (M5) 4x2 King Cab 6.5' Box

    Pros: Plush interior for a truck

    Cons: Lack of acceleration in 5th gear, though smooth, needs more HP on the freeway.

    Advice: Don't expect 0 to 60 speeds that impress you.

    This is a sure footed, comfortable riding vehicle for a truck. It is a work horse in every sense of the word. Speed is a bit slow, but then again, it is only 154 HP with 4 cylenders. Gas mileage is good at 25 mpg on the road and sometimes a little more. It feels of quality and durability. It offers good 360 visibility, great ground clearance and is quite plush inside for a truck. The five speed manual is smooth but a little gutless in 5th gear. It looks like a mini-brute with lots of macho appeal ( unless you like wimpy trucks ). The in dash CD player w/4 speakers is adequate, the steering is tight and true. The ride is stiff yet very comforatble. No rattles, no squeaks, it's a quiet vehicle overall. It's the best dollar value for mid-size trucks. Depreciation is not quite as bad as American brand trucks in the first two years and is very stable after 3 years. I would buy another Nissan Frontier XE after having this one.

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    5/10/2006 11:38:31 PM

    2005 Nissan Frontier - SE (M6) 4x2 King Cab 6.5' Box

    Pros: The body style

    Cons: The power of the head lamps and sound system., No fog lamps.

    Advice: After market parts are available for what its missing, i.e. fog lamps, grilles, mats, etc.

    Looks like a truck, powerful as a sport car. I was surprised at how much speed this truck has. Even while driving 80 plus mph it is very smooth. I also drive a Nissan Murano and I enjoy them both. They are equal on fuel, and with my aftermarket bed cover on the Frontier, my fuel consumption is better. I like the style and interior. The lights are weak, but there are aftermarket parts that fixes that, and some that improves the look. After driving 8,000 miles in 1 year, I haven't had any problems hauling the max weight.

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    4/22/2006 5:31:20 AM

    2005 Nissan Titan - SE 4x2 Crew Cab All Regions

    Pros: the 5.6 liter v-8 is beyond powerful and sounds great as a bonus

    Cons: the color choices that are offered on the titan leave alot to be desired

    Advice: just do it

    we have had our titan 9 months now and had no problems at all. I would highly suggest though, if you aren't planning on buying this truck, don't test drive it. It will lure you into it's grip and like us you will be hooked on the titan and buy it ready or not.