After 11 years in production I actually got to ride in and experience a 2nd gen. A buddy of mine wrecked his car and got a frontier for a rental and he swung by today for me to check it out. First impression was I personally thought the interior felt cheap (his rental was an SV) and not laid out really well, me personally I like my interior and seats in my first gen (2004) a lot better. The vq40 didn't feel as strong as what most people state (my 150k mile 4.6 in my explorer feels stronger). However the ride felt great and the truck seemed put together well no rattles or anything like that. No way would I pay the price the dealer wants for one but I would consider a used one for a fair price. All and all the engine is definitely stronger than my vg33e and the ride is night and day but I still like my first gen better.