Hello, I'm from the Atlantic City area and currently on a deployment with the USCG. When I get back it's new truck time! Currently driving a Subaru but it's not meeting my needs in terms of hauling big toys over the weekend. They also don't let us drive AWD vehicles on the local beach, only 4x4.
I test drove a couple Fronty's and a couple Tacos. This will be my first truck ever purchased so I'd like to do it right. I'm leaning towards the Nissan due to the significant cost difference (with military pricing the PRO-4x costs thousands less than a less well equipped Taco) and overall driving feel. The interior definitely isn't as nice, but who needs a back up camera anyway?
My major worry is I'm looking to get the 6MT, and they are hard to find. I've also read some horror stories about the clutches going at 10,000 miles. Anybody with the 6MT wish they'd gone for the automatic? It might be a moot point if there aren't any manuals left...
Another gripe of mine is the local Nissan dealer is pretty obnoxious with sales tactics. I wouldn't expect much with after sales support.
If you want the 6-speed, then get it. With the amount of money you'll spend on a new truck, get exactly what you want.
I have the manual in my truck and haven't regretted it at all. Even with driving it through Philadelphia traffic on a daily basis. Take that with a huge grain of salt though. I absolutely hated driving an automatic through that same traffic.
On clutch wear...I'm still on the original clutch 50,000 miles later.
I say get the MT! I really wanted to stick to driving an MT when I was looking at the truck, but the wait time and cost to order drove me to get an auto that was on the lot. Now I wish I had a time machine, just to go back and stop myself from signing the papers
Most it not all with MT would not trade - personal preference thing. I prefer AT in a 4x4 and MT in car. With dealer, don't let it show that you really want a MT as they will try to use that against you for more $. If you can't get a MT and end up with AT, you can use aginst them to lower price - ($1050. difference in MSRP ). If AT you can probably buy an Equator real cheap now!
Welcome from the Atlantic City area!
I got my pro4 at car sense in mt holly. I'm going to guess you're at admiral Nissan?
Good luck with the decision, I hope to get another south jersey frontier in here. I'll actually be in Brigantine today.
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I have brought my truck to the serivce at Rt 23 auto In Butler for warranty issues as i live 1 town over and i HIGHLY suggest you do not bring anything to them. they are a very typical service department where they will try to take advantage of thier customers at what ever cost and assume you are dumb as a rock and they are god ven though you bring documentation of what the problems are. Just my experience
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