Always love reviews- so this is my take thus far. Bought mine brand new in 2012 @ $26,500 and can't believe their over $30K now. Initial impression was that it rode great, comfortable in the cab, v...
Always love reviews- so this is my take thus far. Bought mine brand new in 2012 @ $26,500 and can't believe their over $30K now. Initial impression was that it rode great, comfortable in the cab, very low interior noise, and of course had a lot of pick up with that 4.0L V6 under the hood. After leasing it, I was sold and bought it outright and Nissan has a lease buy-back program. Because I had very low miles I was buying outright a more expensive truck at a cheaper price ($18,500) at the end of a 3-year lease. I'm up to roughly 17,500 miles on it and still love'n it! Added some goodies over the years (bed cover, vent visors, wrangler seat covers, side step-rails) so the truck looks sharp on a daily basis.
Here is, unfortunately my opinion on the down side. After reading reviews after reviews that most of the problems were not ones I had generated, but ones that Nissan just unfortunately never fixes. To begin, the passenger seat rattles/shakes down the road. Looks like its going to come off its supports. You shake it and its solid- bad design flaw I guess. Anyone experience the low idle exhaust rattle? I do, and especially in reverse at low speeds (2-5 mph when backing into a garage) that catalytic converter or flanges or somethings keeps rattling under the hood. Put it in park and "wha-la!" its gone. It's not bad at all in winter, just summer. This has been going on since the day I bought it, so I don't pay no real attention. Dealership said its nothing to be worried about. Here's the most notorious one- "THE SMALL OIL LEAK ISSUE!" Yes, it happens folks. Just another poor choice of gaskets from the manufacturer. Just take it to a dealership and it can be covered under warranty. What's happening is the gasket behind the oil cooler (where the oil filter attaches to) is defective (or too thin) as a replacement thicker style needs to be inserted. Careful folks, some can only be a small drip and some had out-right gushing of oil if left unattended. Last one is the factory mounted hitch that comes with the truck. Bought a receiver and it don't even fit into the opening of the hitch! I had to DA grind the receiver down until it finally slid into the hitch.
Other than that, that's all I have as gripes. Some say the interior is bland! Those Frontiers are made to be working/playing/being outdoor trucks not trucks with SUV interiors and Cadillac exteriors and cost 2x what their worth, so quite honestly the plastic-looking interior makes it easy to clean with no hassle. Otherwise, the paint is holding up (because I have OCD's on keeping a clean vehicle, lol). Tires ride well, not wearing out quickly. Suspension could use a little improvement. Electrical is having no issues at this time. To wrap this up, I would buy anther one in the future, as long as they don't exceed $50K come time for one. IT's bad enough to see the Titan's creeping to that level. Happy trails folks- stay off the cell phones, use hand's free and drive straight :)