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I was once a Marine of barely 19 when I bought my first car, a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Thirteen years and hundreds of thousands of miles later, she met her end when a rusty PT Cruiser turned broadside in front of me trying to sneak through the intersection. I walked away with bumps and bruises. She left on a flatbed.

Well now what? I had already been shopping around casually and had decided I wanted a small truck. So that weekend I headed out to find my new ride: a Chevy Colorado!

I grew up in a buy American or GTFO family, and honestly the mindset has served me well for the most part. Still, a lot has changed in the last 20 years, and there's no such thing as a 100% American vehicle anymore.

Enter the Frontier.

The GM dealer didn't have any used Colorado's that interested me...in fact there aren't that many around at all. So this joker suggests I look at this Nissan truck they had in the lot. Pffft. Whatever, I guess I'll take a look...

A 2012 Frontier with low miles? I test drove it. It ran great. What's the catch?! Oh, a front end collision back in 2013 that popped the airbags. A big ol' bump under the bumper chrome made it clear where the repairs had been made. Hard pass...but man did that thing drive nice...and it was comfy...and OMG I'm gonna buy a Frontier.

Another day of shopping and I found my actual new ride: a 2014 Nissan Frontier SV 4x4 Crew Cab.

Tl,dr: Car crash -> Frontier -> Hi!
 

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welcome! I too came from a prominently GM family. But i now own a frontier since it was the most truck money could buy and at the time the GM twins werent around.
 

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Congrats, I'm sure you'll enjoy. These trucks are much more capable than others give it credit for, and more unique too. I like that there aren't 50 other trucks like mine in the parking lot at work.
 

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Welcome! I too was an avid "buy American" type of guy. I've owned mostly Ford's for my trucks and SUVs. I tried a Frontier, because the price point of the other guys was very high and really wanted a mid-sized truck. A quick trip to the dealer and some online work with USAA's car buying service and voila, I'm driving Japanese... sorta.

I found through research that content-wise, the Fronty is more American than a GM or Ford truck. So, I'm still buying American, LOL.
 

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Welcome.....
And I replied to your PM.
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