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I am a 37 year old machinist. Yep, I currently own an 03 Tacoma doublecab PreRunner. I am looking at getting a Frontier. I will post more in the Gen Forum. I have prefered import auto for many years. They just seem to be more solid vehicles.

I am oficially a Frontier noob and have many questions.
 

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Welcome, get a truck and ask away. You can start by looking through the forums and doing searches to answer most of your questions. You'll even find answers to things you didn't know to ask.

Good luck with your Frontier selection, and enjoy the club. By the way, you'll also find that many of us were past Tocoma owners (me too).
 

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Yep, like jski701 said search is your friend on this site.
I also came out of a Tacoma, great truck other than the rusted frame recall.
Welcome aboard Clubfrontier.org!
 

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Welcome to the club! Drove 2 taco's, good trucks. Frontiers are nice trucks, you'll be happy, especially for what you pay.
 

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Welcome, Thanks for joining the forum and you'll find a lot of your answers here along with people that are very willing to help. I have owned a few Fords and this is my second Frontier, wouldn't trade it for the world. This truck never ceases to amaze me.
 

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Welcome to the club! Drove 2 taco's, good trucks. Frontiers are nice trucks, you'll be happy, especially for what you pay.
Yes, I can get a 4wd Frontier cheaper than a 2wd Tacoma. My Tacoma also rides pretty rough. I drove a 2000 Frontier 4x4 CC last weekend and was impressed with the ride quality.
 

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Yes, I can get a 4wd Frontier cheaper than a 2wd Tacoma. My Tacoma also rides pretty rough. I drove a 2000 Frontier 4x4 CC last weekend and was impressed with the ride quality.
The 2000 Frontier does drive nice.
Now go drive a second generation Frontier and you'll really love it.

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I just bought a 2010 SE 4x4 crew cab. I previously had a 1996 tacoma extended cab with the v6. That was a great truck and I probably would still have it, but I pull my Ski Nautique and my old tacoma would spin some at the ramp. If I had limited slip, I might still have that truck. But I like the extra size and 4x4 for boat pulling.
I was looking at tacoma and frontier and if equal in price, I would have gone tacoma just because of my past experience. But, to get the same configuration on the tacoma would have cost me about 4.5K more and I didn't think it was worth it.
The Frontier has been nice. My only complaint is gas mileage, but I don't put on that many miles, so not a huge deal.
Why toyota or nissan doesn't bring a nice little turbo diesel in their midsize truck I don't know. A toyota hilux with the turbo diesel is my ideal truck, the frontier with the diesel will do nicely also.
 

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I just bought a 2010 SE 4x4 crew cab. I previously had a 1996 tacoma extended cab with the v6. That was a great truck and I probably would still have it, but I pull my Ski Nautique and my old tacoma would spin some at the ramp. If I had limited slip, I might still have that truck. But I like the extra size and 4x4 for boat pulling.
I was looking at tacoma and frontier and if equal in price, I would have gone tacoma just because of my past experience. But, to get the same configuration on the tacoma would have cost me about 4.5K more and I didn't think it was worth it.
The Frontier has been nice. My only complaint is gas mileage, but I don't put on that many miles, so not a huge deal.
Why toyota or nissan doesn't bring a nice little turbo diesel in their midsize truck I don't know. A toyota hilux with the turbo diesel is my ideal truck, the frontier with the diesel will do nicely also.
nissan actuallly has a really nice 2.5L turbo diesel that they put in the frontier just not for sale in north america :comphead:
 

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oh and welcome to the club!!!!
 

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nissan actuallly has a really nice 2.5L turbo diesel that they put in the frontier just not for sale in north america :comphead:
Thanks for the welcome.

I'm fully aware that both Nissan and Toyota have the turbo diesel available in midsize trucks in other markets. That's what makes it frustrating.
I was in Costa Rica a few months ago and saw a very nice Toyota Hilux with a 3.0 TD in it.
I don't understand why they don't think these truck will do well here.
 

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Thanks for the welcome.

I'm fully aware that both Nissan and Toyota have the turbo diesel available in midsize trucks in other markets. That's what makes it frustrating.
I was in Costa Rica a few months ago and saw a very nice Toyota Hilux with a 3.0 TD in it.
I don't understand why they don't think these truck will do well here.
i'm with ya there, i think the the majority of people that buy midsized trucks like these would greatly welcome the TD option for is economy and low end pulling power, a diesel would suit my needs much better, not that i don't like my vq40 but a diesel would be better.
 
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