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Ya, I'll just keep the one I have a few more years. Why spend 30k for a truck that looks like the one I already have? After that who knows, maybe they'll have a new model or maybe I'll go with a different brand. Idk!
 

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Why spend 30k for a truck that looks like the one I already have?
Because the actual selling price is 5-8 grand less than any other brand.

If you're looking for a replacement truck, that price advantage definitely makes it worth considering.

Toyota and GM dealers are still WAY too proud of their small trucks - And Ford won't be giving away their new Rangers, either.
 

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If they'd put a diesel engine and new electronics in the current Frontier, I'd buy one. Actually, just the diesel would do it for me, I can always go aftermarket on the goodies. The styling is fine, the size is good, if it keeps the price down I'm good with keeping this body style.
 

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Because the actual selling price is 5-8 grand less than any other brand.

If you're looking for a replacement truck, that price advantage definitely makes it worth considering.

Toyota and GM dealers are still WAY too proud of their small trucks - And Ford won't be giving away their new Rangers, either.
Exactly! I just replaced an F150 4X4 with a '17 Frontier King Cab SV 4X4. Saved about $8K, got power everything, heated seats, backup camera etc., and I can deal with a smaller bed for that. I LOVE this truck BTW.
 

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If they'd put a diesel engine and new electronics in the current Frontier, I'd buy one. Actually, just the diesel would do it for me, I can always go aftermarket on the goodies. The styling is fine, the size is good, if it keeps the price down I'm good with keeping this body style.
Couldn't agree more. Granted I have a 2015 Pro4x with some of the newer creature comforts, I love everything about the current design aside from lack of a diesel option. Regardless, the value this truck provides in the midsize class is not matched and is why I bought it.

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Because the actual selling price is 5-8 grand less than any other brand.

If you're looking for a replacement truck, that price advantage definitely makes it worth considering.

Toyota and GM dealers are still WAY too proud of their small trucks - And Ford won't be giving away their new Rangers, either.
Eh, I'll buy my wife a new car soon and wait to see what comes out for me in a few yrs.
Although you're right, Toyota and GM are over priced.
 

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Comparing MSRPs:

Am seeing Nissan is now charging a nearly $1k premium for 6-sp in CC SV 4x4 trim vs CC SV 4x4 AT + VTP. (VTP items are Standard Equipment w/ 6-sp in SV trim, FYI)
~ CC SV 4x4 6-sp is $360 less than a CC P4X 6-sp.
 

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This type of truck would have been nice, not for everybody, but it's all I wanted in a truck (except cheap Indian build quality). Diesel, 7 foot bed, good ground clearance, not many features but designed to be rugged.
 

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Noticed that ALL trim levels, including 'S' & all 4cyl iterations, come w/ RearView Monitor for 2018.

Sonar is still an SV/VTP item and is standard on SV/6-sp, P4X and SL.
 

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Yeah, bring back the Hardbody style, but king cabs and crew cabs only and fitted with the VQ40DE and choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. I see a hit!
 

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Yeah, bring back the Hardbody style, but king cabs and crew cabs only and fitted with the VQ40DE and choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. I see a hit!
I saw crew cab hardbodies in the Philippines when I was on vacation years before the crew-cab style was here in the U.S. And trust me, the hardbody crew-cab wasn't that pretty. :surprise:

However, I still wouldn't mind having a V6 RWD Hardbody King Cab long bed (with the cool, unique side windows that went up to the roof), specifically model year 95-98 (these later models had a more modern, redesigned dash) ::wink::
 

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If they'd put a diesel engine and new electronics in the current Frontier, I'd buy one. Actually, just the diesel would do it for me, I can always go aftermarket on the goodies. The styling is fine, the size is good, if it keeps the price down I'm good with keeping this body style.
Or how about they add the Titan V8 as an option. Seems a rather easy install, no brainer. That would definitely keep the completion at bay.
A factory warrenteed V8 Frontier!
 

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This is why Nissan isn't in a hurry to refresh the Frontier.
Why mess with a relatively recall free/complaint free model?
 

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Ya, I'll just keep the one I have a few more years. Why spend 30k for a truck that looks like the one I already have? After that who knows, maybe they'll have a new model or maybe I'll go with a different brand. Idk!
Its not for the looks. I would love to have a 2017 to replace my 06. In fact I like the look.

I saw crew cab hardbodies in the Philippines when I was on vacation years before the crew-cab style was here in the U.S. And trust me, the hardbody crew-cab wasn't that pretty. :surprise:

However, I still wouldn't mind having a V6 RWD Hardbody King Cab long bed (with the cool, unique side windows that went up to the roof), specifically model year 95-98 (these later models had a more modern, redesigned dash) ::wink::
I drove a rental HB CC in Mexico with 10+ people in it once. That was fun.

I owned a i4 RWD KC HB truck. My buddy still drives it. Always wished it was a 4wd, and drove it like it was. Really taught me how to recover a stuck vehicle.
 

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Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 SWB V6 6MT $24,300 USD
Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 SWB V6 5AT $25,350 USD
Not too much more than retail for my 2013 V6 2WD Crew Cab. Frankly, that is a whole lot of vehicle and practical utility for ~$25k. Move 5 humans, a load in the back, and reasonable towing capacity. The big hit is fuel economy, which is similar to a full-sized pickup. The reason to go mid-sized is due to initial cost/outlay of +50% and/or size considerations.

An I-4 turbo diesel would be the bee's knees. Or would be if the EPA had not destroyed a good deal of the diesel's advantages with its strang-u-lations. Diesel power and torque delivery is just a better solution for trucks than gasoline.

Loved my last-year (1997) king cab hard body. No V6 available that year, but I really didn't need it with that good I4. I got 185k mostly trouble-free miles and 14 years out of it until another driver hit me and totaled it.

As for getting new, mine is barely broke in with 91k miles. In 3-4 years it goes to one of my kids to drive throughout HS and college.
 

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This is why Nissan isn't in a hurry to refresh the Frontier.
Why mess with a relatively recall free/complaint free model?
This was one of the reasons why I went with Nissan instead of Toyota or GM. Plus, it was cheaper to buy and got everything I wanted.
 

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In the last year or two I have been seeing more new-ish Frontiers on the road. Maybe because of discounts/incentives, or just hitting the sweet spot, cash-wise. My previous Nissan, a 1997 Hardbody, was also purchased at the end of its life cycle.
 
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