That's how I felt buying a Frontier, that I was basically paying the same price (or more) for a smaller/less-capable truck. But I consider the Frontier to be the right size tool for the job, and for that, I see value in it.for that cost, an f150 crew cab texas edition with 4x4 and the 3.5 ecoboost right next to it on the lot could have went home with us.
Same here. At least with Fords, you should always wait until the minor model change (mid-cycle refresh) to consider purchasing one.I would NEVER want a 1st year car/truck from any make.
The one exception I've made to "never buy a first-year car" is my Honda HR-V. I bought it a few months after it was available for sale in the US. But even though the body of the car is new, the engine is the naturally-aspirated, port-injected R18A6 used in Honda Civics for the last 8ish years. And at least in my case, the manual transmission is from the Honda CR-Z sport hybrid.
I would've looked elsewhere if it shipped with a new engine/transmission.