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I have been shopping for a 2nd gen Frontier recently and have mostly seen trucks with 100-150k miles for around $8,000. I was prepared to spend that much but saw an 06 with 220,000 miles but its only $3,000. Supposedly everything works great but that is a lot of miles. Would you consider buying a frontier with that many miles or do you think I would spend all my time replacing stuff.

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this is literally the reason i was able to get my raptor for 15k less than what my buddy paid for the exact same truck lol.
same truck for 15k less. lol holy hell.
 

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You’re going to put a bit of bucks into it, they are selling it for a reason. Carfax is a joke, I don’t trust it as I’ve looked up vehicles I’ve owned and shouldn’t come up clean but they did.

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Hell yeah...after I have it checked out by a competent mechanic. Even old *** trucks around here with 400k mikes resell for 2.5k around where I live.
 

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If it was 220K highway miles, driven by someone who obviously takes care of his vehicles, I'd spring for it.

$3K isn't much above the scrap parts value.
 

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I think it would depend on what you are going
to do with it. What shape it's in and if the price is reasonable.
Might make a good starter for a prerunner, rock crawler.
VK swap.
SAS for a crawler.
Prerunner or racer,BTF,Dirt King, PRG extended arms,etc.
 

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When I was shopping for used Frontiers I found a very low priced 2011 Pro-4x with 200k that had clearly been trailered behind an RV, but I passed.

If it were mine and I knew what shape it was in, I would comfortably drive a 200k truck daily. I would not buy someone else's mysteries at that mileage though.
 

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If it were mine and I knew what shape it was in, I would comfortably drive a 200k truck daily. I would not buy someone else's mysteries at that mileage though.
Personally, I wouldn't buy a vehicle with that high of mileage.

That said: my daily drivers are a 1988 Mazda B2200 truck with 215K and my 1998 Frontier with 228K, and I take them everywhere !!!
 

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Personally, I'd have a good mechanic give it a thorough going over, then I'd probably spend to have the engine overhauled, just to be safe.
 

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Hard to say, I think it all depends on your (or a professional mechanic's) evaluation of the mechanical condition versus the price and your expectations.

kode3's point on carefully examining signs of tranny cross contamination and/or checking that a radiator replacement has been made and that the tranny is still ok, are very valid, and it also depends on what you intend to use it for. A commuter for a short drive to work, or a cross country travel vehicle.

Also, skibanes point about all highway miles, and in my opinion, your ability yourself to make minor repairs yourself to save yourself money, all factor into the equation.

I traded in a king cab vehicle ('02 Tacoma had since new) with 213K with a ton of highway miles and would have kept it for another 100K, if not for a growing family, but buyer beware on these types of things.

The only difference there is that my vehicle was late in the 'model' cycle and most of the bugs had been worked out, and the '06 frontier (being the 2nd year of the model) definitely had a few more issues than they do today, in the later model years.
 

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I would say that if it is not modded and looks like it has been taken care of I would consider it after a mechanic took a look at it.
 

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Seems like youre getting alot of good feedback, both sides of the spectrum, some other points to consider:
1.If you want to add some mods to the truck, its already got plenty of miles on it that those parts probably already need replacing.
2.Price and engine and/or tranny rebuild, for when you end up having to replace it.
3.Plan on replacing/rebuilding the engine or tranny, so best to have that money already set aside.


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