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Pros: 265 hp 4.0 litre engine, Great acceleration into fast moving traffic!
Cons: Heavy Tailgate
Advice: Drive all the others like I did and then decide what your needs are.Peppy engine and great braking power.
Pros: V6 265HP
Cons: Interstate handling
Advice: Drive a good bit to see if its right for you before buyingThis truck/sports car is so fun to drive. I will need to get a loan to pay for the extra gas I use when I put my foot down on the gas! The look and feel is great. The sound I get while shifting through all six gears reminds me more of a sweet european sports car rather than a big truck, which is fine by me. Around town and on the back roads driving is great, however on the interstate alot more attenchion is needed than should be for any auto. The SE is nicely appointed and I got the power package with limited slip, which is the right amout of bells and whistles for me and my family
Cons: could use a little more nice trim on the dash-interior
Advice: Only competitor is Toyota - don't bother with the rest.Ottawa, Ontario - Bought a '06 Crew LE in Dec 05. Roomy, solid, tight, great performance and power. Perfect for the urban dwellers who need a bit more than a van. My 2 adult kids (both 6'+) were able to endure a 2 hr trip to Montreal w/o complaining too much so small kids have tons of room in the back. Nissan got it right this time and it's obviously a seller since there are no incentive deals for this truck. Toyota beware! GM, Chrysler, Ford - not even in the same ballpark. Honda is a different breed of truck. Only neg. Climate control switches are a little cheap. Gas tank door is a little flimsy. Full time 4x4 would be a nice option.
Pros: Dual power/heated leather seats
Cons: There are no automatic door locks after drive off
Advice: Full size power in a midsize truckNice ride for a truck feels like a car. Lots of room inside and not much road noise. The upgrade in engine horsepower gives it plenty of get up and go. The master lock out door switch could be redesigned in which the master control does not lock all other doors from the drivers control door also. Have to watch the rear window controls, normal resting on the arm rest has your hand just in the right place to lower the windows before you know it.
Pros: The solid build.
Cons: Sits too low.
Advice: If you want a true dedicated work horse Nissan is the ticket.I traded my 2002 Desert Runner for a 2003 LWB,4X4 SC Crewcab yesterday.The truck has 19500 miles there is a squeek inside but other than that its awesome.I drove it all day yesterday and the gas gauge has yet to move.Its solid,handles well,looks fantastic and I will keep you posted.
Pros: engine & transmission
Cons: versatile, not too big, and gets more than 10mpg
Advice: shop aroundJust picked up a 2005 leftover...great value for the money. Solid basic truck with ability to off-road, lug the kids, tackle the honey-do list stuff and look cool driving it. SE has all the solid mechanicals without the unnecessary (and expensive) bells and whistles.
Cons: Audio and dash material needs to be upgraded.
Advice: Test drive it.The 2005 Frontier performs almost like a sports car. Very good acceleration, manueverability, and braking. You feel as if you are driving a very powerful vehicle.