Nissan Frontier Forum banner

Hopeful Future Owner

721 Views 7 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Contra
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.
1 - 1 of 8 Posts
Most of the design bugs were worked out in the 2012 year model. This truck is unchanged since the mid 2000's and looking to be unchanged thru the 2018 year model. Thats a long production run from a Car maker with a known reliability reputation. (despite what you might read here I'll stack a Nissan against any Toyota Honda or American vehicle any day of the year)

You'll want to change the headlights if your off roading....You'll want an extension for the center console cover... You'll want to check the battery lugs for corrosion every oil change until you replace the battery (vents near the positive lug) and I'm putting a mesh cover over the front grill lower opening to keep rocks and such out of the radiator.

Other then that, they are about 8 grand cheaper then a similar Taco , have a peppier engine then the GM midsized (can you say "SLUG with electrical problems") and parts are almost as easy to find as small block Chevy parts IMHO.I've found everything I've looked for first try.

Dealers are hit and miss. I hit on my purchase, others not so much.

Jump in, the water is FINE!
See less See more
1 - 1 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.