The Frontier Nissan PickUp is a sweet little truck, simplicity is the foundation for the design. It adapts well from a small or petite driver to a big girl like me. I can slide the seat all the way back and have plenty of room for my long legs, and good head room too. It is tall enough so that coming out of a full-sized SUV I don't have to feel like I was demoted to a skateboard as in other makes that I test drove. The doors and handles feel solid and sturdy so I am not afraid of damaging the door mechanism if a passenger slams the door when they exit. There is enough room behind the seat for groceries or a pet. The instruments are easy to read and cab lighting is adequate. MPG is reasonable for the engine size. There are gauges so I don't have to rely on "idiot lights" to tell me when something is wrong when it is too late to address the problem. I like the return to a stripped down basic package with a 5 spd manual transmission. I feel like I am actually driving again and not just steering and pushing on the gas like a child. It is the difference between a "point and shoot" camera and a real camera that one can operate with skill. I love my little pick-up.
Purchased this car to replace my 95 Nissan Pathfinder with 273K miles. I was torn between this and a Ford Sporttrac but the experience with the Nissan engine won me over. All those miles and never burned a drop of oil. The Frontier NIsmo rides smooth but may be a bit much for long hauls. I just got back from a 3K trip and could feel the effects. Maybe i'm just getting old.
2005 Nissan Frontier
2009 Nissan Frontiermondo - Kansas10/10/2011
I compared similar trucks by other manufacturers and hands down the Frontier exceeded my expectations. It is important to note that the Nissan Frontier has a low number of Technical Service Bulletins posted. Pay attention to drive train issues associated with secondary timing chain whines after 40K miles. The fix is easy when performed by the dealer however out of warranty work is approx $1500 (mostly labor) charges.
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