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Hello everyone, I've been browsing as a non registered guy looking at common problems, gripes, complaints, and praises, builds, etc etc etc. I currently have a '08 GMC Canyon with 85000 ish miles and have had no issues with it. I don't have many complaints about it but its getting long in the tooth for me. I am stuck on replacing some of the sun faded plastics, horrible exhaust manifold and exhaust as a whole. I like the drive and want to stick to the same type truck but I am undecided. The latest gen Canyons/Colorado's are still a bit from working out little issues that I don't think ever should have been issues. Anyway I digress, sell me a new Frontier, an older generation, or tell me otherwise in your own opinion. Thanks!!
 

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During nearly 38 years of driving, but having only owned 7 vehicles in that time...I feel like I've put all of them through their paces. My two Frontiers have (by far) proven to be the most reliable.
 

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If you like something that has most issues worked out, then a 2010 or Newer Frontier is hard to beat. They have been the same since 2005, with most of the issues solved. To me the only nagging issue is the TPMS. I dont like it, but any new vehicle has to have it. The front suspension is designed around keeping the CV axles alive, the major drive components are tucked up into the frame, overall they are great. I did find the factory rear springs to be soft for me, but I use it more as a truck and less like a car, so upgraded springs went in early. But all of these little trucks have that issue, even the half tones these days need airbags.
 

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I have had 3 Nissan trucks, an '85 (92k miles), a '91 Hardbody (220k miles) and my 2011 Frontier 2wd (36k miles). All have been dependable, tough trucks that I have not modified much, but have taken me all over the country, towing popup campers, boats, etc. They have always gotten me home, which I consider to be the number one priority.

If you are looking to modify, the truck has plenty of aftermarket parts available. Mine is used mainly on the street, with a little dirt road/offroad thrown in. Toyotas may be lauded as tough little trucks, but they have nothing on the Frontier, and are more expensive to boot.
 
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