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Look at what the Navara and Pathfinder will get overseas. What are we the ugly red headed step child?

"The new 3.0-liter V6 delivers a more respectable 235-hp and a very impressive 406 ft-lbs of torque (369 ft-lbs of which is available from 1500 rpm), all while getting 28 mpg (European test cycle) on average. Both new models will be available in Europe in April, with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel joining the lineup in June."


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I'd love a diesel, sure most of us would. 235 hp is plenty for me and I'd love that MPG too.
 

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I'd love a diesel, sure most of us would. 235 hp is plenty for me and I'd love that MPG too.
I agree and the engines have a greater life too.

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28 MPG!!!! WOW! WHat I would give for that!

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30 HP Yeah, Id give that, no question!
 

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Just think how many more Frontiers Nissan would sell if we could have them stateside.

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Everyone should contact Nissan USA and tell them we want diesels now!
 

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If a diesel engine like that was offered for our trucks, I still wouldn't have even considered it. For an absolute work truck I agree diesels are great, but for a personal truck, I think not. A diesel engine would absolutely KILL the fun factor our trucks have, which just happens to be one of the best things about them. And yes I know diesels have the potential of running awesome 1/4 times, seen many do it myself. But are they as "fun" to drive as a spirited 6spd gas V6--I think not. Not even close.
 

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What is the reason they dont bring that to the states?....seems stupid they dont
One of the mysteries of the automotive companies. Like how Toyota sells the Tacoma here but the Hilux everywhere else. Just don't think there is a market, where really the market is just unaware
 

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Overseas the Pathfinder and Frontier also get power fold mirrors and pop up extendable headlight washers. Why don't we get them either? If they were put in the tech package they would be a good seller.

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If a diesel engine like that was offered for our trucks, I still wouldn't have even considered it. For an absolute work truck I agree diesels are great, but for a personal truck, I think not. A diesel engine would absolutely KILL the fun factor our trucks have, which just happens to be one of the best things about them. And yes I know diesels have the potential of running awesome 1/4 times, seen many do it myself. But are they as "fun" to drive as a spirited 6spd gas V6--I think not. Not even close.
what about having 406 ft-lbs of torque with 369 of that at 1500 rpm doesn't sound fun and only losing 30 hp over the our vq40. all that power down low would be a blast to drive then think of once someone puts a programmer out for it or going to uprev or something (if they know diesels), should be an easy extra 75+ hp and 125+ ft-lbs of torque without even breaking a sweat. it wont turn the rpm of the vq40 but it wont need too to be a more lively vehicle. straight pipe that thing and tune it and it will be sick. it will be sick stock. i mean different strokes for different folks but i have to strongly disagree with ya there.
 

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ya. like me
 

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The rear view camera and the usb ports in the console would be great too.
For those installing new head units, instead of running the ports to the glove box this an even better place to locate them.

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Look at what the Navara and Pathfinder will get overseas. What are we the ugly red headed step child?

"The new 3.0-liter V6 delivers a more respectable 235-hp and a very impressive 406 ft-lbs of torque (369 ft-lbs of which is available from 1500 rpm), all while getting 28 mpg (European test cycle) on average. Both new models will be available in Europe in April, with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel joining the lineup in June."


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I also like the fast back factory toppers the europeans get.
 

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what about having 406 ft-lbs of torque with 369 of that at 1500 rpm doesn't sound fun and only losing 30 hp over the our vq40. all that power down low would be a blast to drive then think of once someone puts a programmer out for it or going to uprev or something (if they know diesels), should be an easy extra 75+ hp and 125+ ft-lbs of torque without even breaking a sweat. it wont turn the rpm of the vq40 but it wont need too to be a more lively vehicle. straight pipe that thing and tune it and it will be sick. it will be sick stock. i mean different strokes for different folks but i have to strongly disagree with ya there.
I know this engine would have great lowend torque. You could pull about anything. Would be great I'm sure for taking it odd road too. Might run some awesome times in the 1/4 with a good tune. But again would it be fun to me?-Not in the least. Just like the several fullsize diesel trucks I've seen at the track running 12's, 13's, & 14's. They are a little interesting to watch, but I wouldn't even trade a 5spd 4 cylinder Frontier for any of them. Noisy, smelly, low rev, heavy a$$ diesels, would bore the crap out of me having to drive one everyday. . I love manual transmissions to begin with, and even if they offered one with the frontier diesel, running them through the gears would be about as fun as driving a minivan. I love low end grunt AND power in the upper end. I cant imagine taking a ford super duty power stroke & playing on some twisty country roads with it. And "LIVELY" diesel???? No, sorry, can't see it. But, I understand I'm a minority around here. Like you said to each his own. It's just good that our Frontiers have enough versatility to be a work truck, off road truck, race truck, or just plain old daily driver.
 
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