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Thought this might make for interesting (if not entertaining) thread: What did you drive before you bought your Frontier?

As for me, a 2005 Honda CRV 2WD. Loved it. Very practical little vehicle for driving around town. Always got at least 22 mpg in town, and upwards to 30 if strictly highway driving.

Although the Frontier doesn't get those type of mpgs, I knew what I was buying when I bought it. Plus, I feel like I have some added testosterone now that I'm driving a truck!

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Right before the frontier, I was driving an 89 240sx with almost 300,000 miles on it. I still got 30mpg on the freeway and over 20 around town, even though it hadn't passed smog in years. Loved that car. I bought it 10 years ago with 164,000 on it for $1,500 from a friend. Sold it a month ago for $1,000. I figure 140,000 miles for $500 ain't bad. All I ever had to do was maintenance, timing chain, and exhaust. Still ran like a top too, even ic the body and interior were beat. I would have kept it, but I don't have room for a third vehicle.

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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS. Bought new when I graduated college, replaced last April with 80K on it. Great car, no troubles, decent mileage, fun to drive with minor suspension upgrades (springs, struts, sway bar). Only got rid of it because I wanted a truck. It's now my father-in-law's commuter.

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89' cherokee 4D/4x4/I6

Had 3'' lift, roof rack, CAI, Custom bent exhaust and lights under the front bumper.

Finally let her go at about 190k. Ran strong, but kept shorting itself out. My harness was melting due to the overhating issues that plagues that year. Sold it to a buddy after i bought the frontier he had the time to take it apart and re wrap the entire harness.. ran strong untill he wrecked it, he was even able to drive it wercked to the yard.

Still miss it to this day, but got to move on right?

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96 dodge dakota 2wd 6cyl 5sp. its was a fun truck. bought it broken for 300. fixed it and drove it for two years. then broke it and sold it for 300. good deal! when i registered it,the dmv told me i was the 12th person to register it. i guess that truck got around. i knew the 3 previous owners too.

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS/SC
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26

In that order from newest to oldest.

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Well......(still have the Mustang and Element in the stable)...:)
And yeah, every one has a story. Add in 25 Honda company cars and 30 motorcycles to round out the list.
My wife has known me for all but the first MGA....She's tolerant needless to say!

1957 MGA
1964 Corvair Turbo Spyder
1958 Austin Healey 3000
1964 VW
1967 Fiat 1100
1968 MGB-GT
1971 Toyota Celica *
1969 MGB-GT
1967 Austin Healey 3000
1974 Datsun 260Z *
1974 Datsun Pickup *
1970 Volvo 142
1978 Ford Fickup *
1966 Corvette Conv.
1970 Ford Pickup
1968 Jaguar XKE (Ford V8)
1971 Fiat 128 Wagon
1978 BMW 320I
1966 Porsche 911S
1979 VW Rabbit *
1983 Chevy S-10 *
1985 Chevy Astro Van *
1971 Porsche 911E
1980 Honda Civic
1981 Honda Civic Wagon *
1985 Honda Civic CRX-SI
1985 Nissan Pickup *
1985 Porsche 944
1974 Porsche 911 Euro Targa
1990 Honda Accord 4 dr *
1989 Acura Legend 4 dr.
1986 Alfa Graduate
1990 Mazda Miata *
1987 Honda Civic Wagon
1988 Nissan Pathfinder *
1982 Porsche 911SC
1991 Ford Explorer *
1985 Honda 4WD wagon
1993 Mercury Villager Van*
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera
1997 Honda Civic *
1998 Ford F-150 Pickup *
1995 Porsche 993
1999 Miata*
2000 Ford Explorer V8*
1999 Toyota Corolla
1999 Honda CRV*
2001 Audi TT*
2001 Toyota Tacoma*
1990 Miata
2000 Porsche Boxster
2007 Honda Element
2007 Jeep Wrangler
2008 Corvette Coupe..
2006 Mini Cooper S
2005 Ford Escape
2009 Nissan 370Z*
2011 Mustang GT *
2007 Nissan Frontier

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I had an 05 dodge magnum. Actually kind of a cool car in my mind but couldn't haul anything. Also had a 93 jeep cherokee at the same time, 300k kms and never skipped a beat. Still see it around town, muddy as all hell and the guy always has a smile on his face.

@ Modshack. The dmv must love you when it's time to renew your plates!!

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1989 Toyota Corolla
2003 Acura Rsx
2009 Nissan Frontier
I wanted something bigger and allowed me to drive safely in the snow so i purchased a Frontier (crew cab, long bed, 4x4). I love the four doors and the extra space to place people and belongings.

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02 mazda protege was my car from my senior year of high school until last year. now its my sisters

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I drove a 95' Honda Civic HB CX, H22 turbocharged, fast little gocart but too much of an attention getter.

SOOO much happier with my Nismo Frontier. :thumbsup:

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1975 Mustang 1986 Jeep Cherokee 2003 Nissan Xterra
1980 Jeep CJ7 1991 Chevy Corsica 2005 Nissan Titan
1980 Toyota 4x4 1996 Jeep Grd cherokee 2010 Nissan Frontier
1985 Nissan HB 1996 Dodge Dakota
1980Chevy K5 Blazer 1996 Jeep Cherokee

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2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i

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2007 Suzuki SX4. a great AWD little car, but just needed/wanted a truck.
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