Id love to see 2 300lb 6’2 guys sitting in the backseat of a frontier...don’t think so
Greetings;Ok , so I don't get by here as much as I used to . but I do , it increasingly seems like I'm on a Yugo forum with all the griping about Frontiers. i.e. More and more of anoying rattle, squeek, gas mileage, tire, timeing chain, tailgate,TPS and "ash tray is full so I'm upgrading to a V8 Titan" threads. How would any potential frontier buyer ever guess what a great truck this is?
So I figure I'll start a thread to coax some positive feedback on our Frontiers.
I've had my 07 LE CC4x4 for over two years now and am still in love with it. No issues, noises, failing parts, wearing tires or crooked dealer complaints. She still looks and rides great and draws compliments from people. I'm getting 20+/- MPG on regular and yet has more than enough power to tow my boat and/or pass on a up hill grade. Size is a nice ballance of comfort , utility and menuverability. I'd even order the short bed again as it does everything I need it to do but allows for much easier parking. All in all, I'd buy another Frontier in a heart beat and sadly look ahead to the day when I hit my self imposed 150K mi / 7-8 yr manditory, "Gotta trade it in" mark.
If you still love yours, please keep the thread going. If you don't , there are plenty of other threads here to keep you from feeling left out.
Japanese power steering is power assist, not like American power steering where you can turn the wheel with one finger. It’s not a Nissan thing, it is pretty much all vehicles except American.Yes the seats are comfy. I like driving my Frontier but soon found out when my 3 boys started growing ah there's no room in here! If I had to pick one thing I don't like it would be the power steering, seems really hard to turn after I've driven my wife's Pacifica or my Malibu.
I have an '06 Nismo that I bought new, and have had the same great experience as you ..... it was like reading my own thoughts ..... LOL.I have an 09 SE I bought new, now has 112k on it and it owes me nothing. Best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Completely reliable, fun, and more people comment on how great it looks.
WHAT A PIC!!!!has been one of the best vehicles I've ever had. I bought my 11' pro4x in October 18' with 80k miles on it and have put around 50k miles on it with the only thing being wrong with it a window motor, the ambient air temp sensor and a clock spring which were pretty easy to replace.
Have taken it on a lot of cross country trips with offroading and camping and abuse, and tow a snowmobile with it in the winter and have never been doubtfull that ill make it back home.
I definately plan on keeping this truck. Once it gets higher mileage i may even buy another one.
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Hope you have as much enjoyment and good service out of your Frontier as most of us have had. What year & color did you get .... crew cab .... 4X4 .... 4/6 stick/automatic .... inquiring minds want to know ... LOL.New to the club new to the Nissan love the truck since I saw it parked behind a shop minor work needed it but got it home last night wife had only seen it in pictures she hopped In and fell in love with it before it shifted into second gear. Wish I had bought one sooner.
On my 2006, I have done the rear axle vent modification as a preventative measure, but other than the radiator bypass, (and some flat black paint on untreated suspension / frame pieces) ... my truck has been solid, rattle and squeak-free ..... a much better built truck than any of my Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Jeep trucks that I have owned over my lifetime .. and there have been A LOT of them !!! LOLI’m a year and ~22,000 miles into owning a 2005 Nismo—bought it at 77k and it’s coming up on six digits! Absolutely love the truck. It’s powerful, comfortable, and reliable. Wouldn’t change a thing. I've owned 2 Rangers and a couple SUV's and there was always something I didn't like about them. Not so with the fronty!
A few observations on common topics/problems:
-I bypassed the radiator transmission cooler right after I purchased the truck. I drove it in all weather conditions, from -20 to 95 degrees, as well as towed a heavy u-Haul and a few boats. No issues at all. Tranny fluid looks like new. Thinking about replacing the radiator at some point (& tying the cooler back in), but it’s definitely not urgent IMO.
-The M226 rear diff softly whines at 65+ mph when on the throttle, goes away when coasting. Most sources say bad pinion bearing. Some people think their diff is a time bomb, others have driven it like that for 200k. In my ownership, the sound has not gotten worse at all. Changed diff fluid to no avail. I’ll leave it as is and see what happens!
-The truck spent every winter in MN. It absolutely shows underneath...but it still seems structurally sound. Nowhere as bad as a 'yota (i looked at one with gaping holes in the frame), but the frontier isn't immune to surface rust.
-Just completed my 4th oil change with the truck. It’s so simple with the door in the skid plate. Takes 10 minutes.
-Rockford Fosgate stereo is epic. The thing sounds amazing and the sub pumps out killer bass. I wanted Bluetooth music and hands-free phone but like the stock look, so I bought the USA Spec BT-45NIS adapter thingy. Works like a charm!
Anything major you would recommend replacing/fixing/doing now or in the future to make it last til 200k? It's 15 years old and I expect it to have its share of problems, but I would rather be on the preventative side. So grateful for all the advice here!