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I need honest advice!!! (keep or get rid of truck)

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Ok. 07 Nismo. 40k miles. I have taken FREAKING GREAT care of this truck and have loved it. Actually want to keep it forever. I have maintained and treated this thing way better than even the best maintenance program recommends. Better than a child. Better than a woman. My hands have caressed every part of her and cared for all her fluids intimately. No other person has polluted her with their hands in any of her private areas.

So. The truck comes off lease in Oct. I was planning on purchasing it off lease because its a great truck and I have taken GREAT care of her. I even just purchased and installed a PRG advance coilover package for her.

So... I have been reading about the Transmission Failure/Coolant debacle on here and 6k shell outs to stealerships to replace trannies because of this issue. I Tow a 3000 lb popup through burly mountain passes in CO and the trans has been working really hard since I got the truck with the altitude and all... But I have been taking care of it. Extra fluid changes etc. Never had a problem yet.

So..... I am REALLY pissed that this trans/coolant problem seems to be a definite issue in out trucks. I tow alot and dont want to bypass outside the radiator and have the truck overheating all the time.....

And....I am also pissed because I just spent almost 2k on a new suspension system from PRG that really doesnt feel any different than stock. (Not PRG fault, but rather just sold into the idea that after market would be better than OEM). And it wasnt.

So.... Should I just get rid of this thing when its off lease and buy a new truck before all these towing/trans/radiator issues happen. It seems from what I am reading that its not IF but WHEN.


was thinking of getting a pathy or titan. Or maybe moving over into the diesel realm of vehicles.

would much rather keep my fronty with all the money and care i put into her....she has been good to me.

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thats one sweet setup,theres plenty of room for that in there guys have more ideas than i have money.
200. for that cooler is cheaper than a new radiator,and it eliminates the tranny fluid from entering the coolant/causing a 6000.00 dollar meltdown
Wow, this radiator issue is being blown way out of proportion. I have over 100k miles w/ no issues, and none of my friends w/ frontiers have had issues. The only place I've heard of it was by a select few on this forum, and everyone else is getting worried about it.
yes it is,it may or may not happen at all.
there are only a few people here that have had issues
How is a replacement not going to solve the problem?
well if the problem has been identified by nissan,and you buy it from them,
i guess it would be ok.
then if you an after market made to better specs that address the issue thats ok too , how maney other vehicals on the road have had this problem.
persolally i would go for a good aftermarket radiator or just do the bypass for now,i am still up in the air about preheat issues on freezing cold days.that might slow down shifting while driving that first 3 or 4 miles
auto zone has one for 308.99 spectra premium.
pep boys has the same thing and price as does napa all the same 309.00 plus tax
thats cheap,they eaven give the brand name
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