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I’ve got a choice to make.

2013 pro 4x with 55k miles, well documented maintenance history. No warranty work ever. Outfitted exactly as I want. I do like the wheels better. White. Pics look brand new with only some wear on driver floor mat.

2017 pro 4x with 4K miles. Gunmetal. Outfitted exactly as I would order one even color. 7k more money. Pics look brand new.

Which do I go with? Having a smaller note for only about a year and a half is very appealing. The 17 I would have to finance for about 3.5 years (4 but would pay off early). Best I can figure, when time to trade in whenever, the 13 plus money saved after paid off would equal more than the 17 plus money saved.

I am mechanically inclined and can repair vehicles (in fact my hobby is building hot rods) so a warranty isn’t needed but is nice to have. But 55k isn’t very many for a Nissan. I drive about 10k miles a year on my daily driver so no fear of wearing either out anytime soon.

What would you do? Am I missing anything?

How well does 2013 Bluetooth integrate with iPhone? My parents have a little trouble with their 2013 xterra so they gave up. I never went and tried to make it work for them.
 

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Sounds like you kind of already have the answer. I bought a '16 with 4k miles on it. It was $28k for a fully loaded P4X (with step rails, wind deflectors/sunshades, hardshell tonneau). What I kind of found is that I wish I had gotten an older model with more miles to save a bit of money and leave room for "mods".

I can't speak to the bluetooth on the '13, but I'm pretty sure its fairly easy to swap to an updated receiver. Especially with all the money you'll have left over.
 

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tough choice.
it comes down to is the color choice worth 7K to you?
im inclined to go newer, but the trucks are so dated anyway, no one else can tell.
 

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One is white and one gun metal. So about what for what. Gun metal would win for equal price, but I’d take white for money savings if all else was equal. So it’s all about value. Older and cheaper or newer and warrantied.

Opinions are valued right now lol
 

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I made the same choice in August (I went with the 2012 with 63k miles). I don't regret it or wish I had made a different choice, especially when I see the payments every month ^_^
 

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I'm gonna weigh in again and say both colors are great. Mine is Gun metal and while it wouldn't have been my first choice, its really grown on me. White is a really cool color because it surprisingly hides dirt well, and looks great when trim and other pieces are blacked out.

As for warranty issues, 2013 should be well past the radiator/trans issues as well as timing chain issues. The chain will still need to be serviced (80-100k miles?).

Warranties are a weird thing from my experience... Usually there are no major issues within that time period (although if there is warranty is great). And sometimes even when there are issues dealers will fight oddly to not fix the problem.
 

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personally, the 13. 55k miles is nothing on a good truck. No car note is peace of mind. And you get to insure it however you want, versus the bank regulating that. Just having comprehension and liability saves me a lot of money.

1 thing that would make me go for the more expensive ride is if it were my dream truck. That way I wouldn't be tempted to sell it. Keeping a reliable vehicle a long time saves money versus buying something different every few years.
 

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If you’re going to borrow money either way, I’d buy the newer one.

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Choice just became between a new 18 in silver (I would have to add a hitch) or the 13. With current incentives I can get it cheaper than the low mileage used ones.
 

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Get them to throw the hitch and seven pin connector in the deal. I’ve had 5 silver Frontiers in a row. Great color choice, looks clean longer.

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My '15 lacks a hitch. I'm sitting on the decision of either a new rear bumper or adding one. If I add one I'm going to get it from a junkyard along with the relay stuff that goes in the passenger's side kick panel and the pigtail harness. They had quoted me $75 for all that at a full-service yard. The frame is pre-drilled and tapped for a hitch, so adding it is something one can do one's self in a half-hour.
 

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Well, I just told the dealership to get the new one in for me. Waiting to make sure they can. Wasn’t quite as good on my trade as I hoped for but the extra 1k from Nissan for holiday sale helped offset. Silver pro 4x with floor mats only option. Hopefully be here Friday or Saturday if they can get it from the other place. 279 miles away.
 

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Cool. Congratulations, presuming that we're not prematurely celebrating.
 

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Well, my dealership couldn’t get in touch with the one that has it yesterday (maybe they was closed due to the front that came through) and today my dealership is closed. Man, I hate waiting once my mind is made up....
 

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What kind of equity will you have on the two? I would always go with whatever has more value vs price. I only say this because I used to be a sales manager for Chevy about 5 years ago
 

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Well, my dealership couldn’t get in touch with the one that has it yesterday (maybe they was closed due to the front that came through) and today my dealership is closed. Man, I hate waiting once my mind is made up....
I know the feeling. Both of our current daily drivers were bought from out of town dealerships. In our case we went to the dealer, rather than the dealers shipping them to a local one. The Jeep was no problem but there was a bit more back and forth to get the Frontier, and they had wanted us to put a deposit down. Managed to drag-out the replies enough that the salesman just pulled it around back to the service area so it wouldn't be clearly for-sale, and once we were en-route he considered it sold.
 

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I thought about going get it myself but I didn’t want to make the 8 hour drive to end up with too large a discrepancy on my trade in.
 

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I tend to buy newer and fewer miles and keep them 10 years regardless of miles accumulated. IMHO you either pay the bank/finance company or the Parts store.


I am a big fan of "first fart in the seat."
 
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