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Hopeful Future Owner

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Hi there everyone!

I'm new to the forum, and really love what I see. For a while now I have kicked around the idea of buying a mid-size truck for myself, the only problem being that I am paranoid and miserly.
So to put my paranoia at ease a bit I have turned to you all at the Frontier Forum! Most of what i need to know is just about reliability, I am looking at crew cab 4x4s and would hate to spend so much to get something that will break. I realize that a lot of this will come down to how hard I off road it and how well I maintain it.
I suppose to sum up all that I need to know is: Are 4x4 Frontiers reliable, I will be looking mostly at manual transmissions but would consider an automatic for the right price. This is probably the wrong forum to ask this but would it be worth it to just spend the extra money and get myself a toyota? (I can't wrap my head around the fact that they would be worth so much more)
Some info that would probably be useful would be to know that I like in New Mexico in a High Desert climate, and most of my offroading will be done on washed out dirt roads/mud when it rains.

Thanks for any help and advice in advance, I look forward to more posts.
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Obviously you are not going to get many Toyota lovers on this forum. As for me, I looked at the Tacoma when I bought my first Frontier and 1. The prices were exorbitant and 2. I do not like the styling of the newer ones. The Frontier has had nearly 13 years to work out all the bugs and is tried and true. If you shop around the Frontier resale prices are not bad, perhaps not Taco class but since you pay a lot less in the beginning... Plan on mediocre to poor fuel economy, but after all it is a truck not a car with a truck bed on it.

All that to say I love my Frontier and I am amazed how smooth and quiet it is on the highway and capable off-road! Good luck with your choice!
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