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Advice: Drive this truck BEFORE you buy anything---It's a real winner!!!This truck is very impressive. Power,ride quality,great price,lots of options,very roomy,very well thought out & engineered truck. Mid-size trucks are very competitive and Nissan definitely has a top contender. Drive it and compare----you'll see.
Pros: The outside looks of the vehicle
Cons: The proformance. The crewcab has a lot more power than the kingcab though
Advice: Great truck, but, from a dead stop it does not have enough get up and go power.This is a great compact truck.I work out of mine and drive on an average 150 miles a day. After buying the xe crewcab 3.3 liter,I was getting 15 miles per gallon in the city.I added a K&N air filter and a magnaflow single in and out muffler and am now getting a little over 18 miles per gallon in the city.If I had it to do all over again I would still pick the Nissan crewcab.
Pros: Its the most versatile small trick out there, its doesn't even know its a small truck
Cons: I would have gone to the 4.0 litre a view years earlier, but this 3.3 litre can be improved
Advice: If you want a fun vehicle, thats durable and upgradable, buy this its worthyBeen through heavy snow, been through heavy mud (clay), been through heavy rain and city streets. In Short this trucks been there and done that and in style, with pep, and without a problem.
Pros: body design
Cons: no under coated
Advice: truck should come undercoated like honda . the honda ridgeline was not available at that time i buy the nissan sc truckno get up and go power for the price i payed 21,000
Cons: Replacement parts/customer service after the sale
Advice: Be careful with the 2004 model.I bought this vehicle in September 2004 and 3 1/2 months/3200 miles later the rear seal failed while driving causing major damage to the differential. This happened 12/15/2004 and as of today (1/26/2004) the truck has not even been touch for repair. The initial parts are backed ordered and are not expected to arrive to the dealer until March 2005. I am currently filing a 'Lemon Law Claim'. Be careful with the 2004 model, I was told by a General Manager of a Nissan Dealership that parts are in short supply because the Frontier has been completely redesigned for 2005. Nissan has not returned any of my calls.
Pros: Look...I gets lots of compliments
Cons: More power woukd be nice
Advice: Best compact crew cab truck for the price.. paid $19,600Nice ride,very comfortable.
Pros: rides high, decently sized side mirrors, feels safe to drive
Cons: no hinged door for the king cab
Advice: its a truck.2004 xe with 4cyl, 5spd, bought new. I'm a difficult buyer. Having never owned a truck in my 60 years I spent the better part of this year just looking, test driving, asking questions of owners of all different brands of comparably sized vehicles, to include everything from Chevs to Toyotas, reading various magazines, and wandering around truck websites and owner reviews. I went into nissan to look at a used Ford Ranger. Two weeks later i made up my mind and bought the basic Frontier for $13,000. gas mileage is a little less than rated (getting 22/23 combined driving, expected much higher, but it only has 500 miles on it now, maybe it will improve after a little more driving. final summation. definetly worth the purchase compared to all that i learned about the other small trucks. Maybe not the ultimate in small truck experience but worth what you get. If you have the extra $$$ add some frills and you won't be dissatisfied. I like it!