I have read a a bunch of threads here as I look at buying a new Frontier 6spd. I am a bit concerned that it sounds like clutch life is an issue. I drive 50,000+ miles per year and plan to keep my next truck for 150-200k.
Most of my driving is highway and I am experienced with stick. My current VW Golf has 160k on it and the original clutch. Do I need to worry about replacing a Frontier clutch every 40-60k?
if you are driving highway and know what you're doing you should get 150k with no problem
2000 Frontier Black KC 4x4 5speed V6
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I'm on my fourth Frontier, first one with a stick and this is my favorite by far. I should have done this earlier as I prefer a manual transmission. The others were LE and SE and sticks weren't available. Back then it had to be an XE or this generation a SE so I dropped a trim level and could not be more pleased.
I always got high mileage out of all my manual cars/trucks and expect to with this one too.
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Dittoes so far on my '06 with 27,500 Miles. Not a great many miles yet, but like allaboutatv, mine shifts just as well as when I bought it. My mileage is 1/3 city and 2/3 highway. I drive conservatively and try to rev match if I need to downshift for a speed zone or whatever. I've put over 200,000 Miles on three previous vehicles and never replaced a clutch, so am hoping that my Frontier does as well.
2006 SE CC 4x2 6-Speed 4.0L w/Power Package & ABLS, Red Brawn
You should be fine if you're mostly highway driving.
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mine went out at 22k but I did take it in twice before then saying I thought it was out of adjustment. because it always smelled hot when i was in traffic or had load on it.
Now from what I have learned talking to people is both Toyota and Nissan clutches are made to slip when they have to much of a load on them to take pressure off the rear end. So if you use the clutch hard they go out quickly. Mine blew at Pismo Dunes driving sand puts a huge load of the clutch. This is also were OC4banger blew his.
Once again we must keep in perspective here that a good percentage of people come to forums because they have a problem and post about it.
Therefore you will hear a lot of negative things when in reality the percentage of these negative things is very small when compared to the entire sum of any particular vehicle on the road.
I have never owned an automatic vehicle in my 25+ years of driving and I have never had to replace a clutch, ever.
I have a 6 speed with 27,xxx on the clutch and expect the clutch to last me a long, long time.
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