2005 Nissan Titan Consumer Reviews

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2005 Nissan Titan
4.7
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I absolutely love this truck!

by from Louisville, KY on September 14, 2007

I've never had so many people come up to me to tell me that they love my truck as I have had with my Nissan Titan. I absolutely love this truck. It rides better than a car in the back seat. The power ...
I've never had so many people come up to me to tell me that they love my truck as I have had with my Nissan Titan. I absolutely love this truck. It rides better than a car in the back seat. The power REAR window is fantastic. The small cargo room in the body behind the left rear wheel is real special. I keep tools in there for emergencies. It has more power than any truck I've ever owned. Take off is powerful. No problems getting on the interstate. I especially love how the rear seats fold up and the front passenger seat turns into a table to work on. I don't think I'll ever own another brand of truck. I have owned Fords and Chevy's. They are nothing compared to my Nissan. I haven't had a single problem since I bought it. And with Nissan's history, I doubt I ever will. As long as I keep the oil and filters changed and do regular maintenance, Nissan is a very reliable brand. I love my truck. And my wife loves it too. When she is ready to trade in her Infiniti QX4, she wants to get the same truck.
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Reliable at first.

by from Leeds, Al. on June 2, 2007

I bought a KC 2005 SE after researching all available trucks. I thought I had made the right choice. During the first 80,000 miles, I thought I did have the most durable truck around, especially after...
I bought a KC 2005 SE after researching all available trucks. I thought I had made the right choice. During the first 80,000 miles, I thought I did have the most durable truck around, especially after reading about so many problems with the Titan. Nissan was real good about the front break problem but that is where the problem solving ended. During my recent oil change, I noticed lubricant leaking at both ends of the rear axle. Of course the extended warranty just ran out at 75,000 miles. Usually I wouldn't think twice about fixing a problem myself, but with the info available over the internet, I found a considerable amount of fellow Titaneers are having the same problem. NissanUSA has agreed to pay half to replace the seals. I thing that is a confession that they know of the problem but they say it is to just satisfy (pacify) the customer. I hope Nissan will stand behind their product better.
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Nissan Titan, great truck but hurts at the pump!

by from Florida on August 9, 2006

My Nissan Titan crew cab XE is a great truck. But it hurts the wallet at the gas pump. So far, I only had a couple minor problems with my truck. Such as breaking with vibration, gas gage not respondin...
My Nissan Titan crew cab XE is a great truck. But it hurts the wallet at the gas pump. So far, I only had a couple minor problems with my truck. Such as breaking with vibration, gas gage not responding and overall very poor dealership experience. I have visited two different Nissan dealership service centers, and they fail to even meet any expectations I had. As a result, you will get a great truck but do not expect too much from the dealer when you need to take the truck back for services. But there is a good chance that you may have better luck with your local Nissan dealer than I did... Have fun, and buckle up! RickRicardo
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Very Solid Truck

by from Dallas , Texas on November 11, 2006

I purchased an 05 LE 4x4 Crew cab. It had most features aside from not having the DVD, NAV,Off-Road (Too Stiff for anything comfortable but off road). The interior is plastic as you would expect but i...
I purchased an 05 LE 4x4 Crew cab. It had most features aside from not having the DVD, NAV,Off-Road (Too Stiff for anything comfortable but off road). The interior is plastic as you would expect but is of decent quality. The truck is solid, hauls a lot for the money (9k plus lbs) and other than the obligatory brake shudder recal (which Nissan took care of eventually) it has been trouble free over my first 1 1/2 years and 15k miles. I have been getting right at 13.5 to 14 mpg. I have the 4wd with all the options and it is heavy so maybe a lighter Titan can get 15mpg plus but I have never seen it. You have to know going in this is not a Civic when it comes to gas. It has clever storage, handy features, handles very well in daily city driving has ample room for rear passengers to sit (very important to me). I have Galaxy black and it has held up well so far but I garage it and live in Texas so I expect it to. Service from my local Dallas dealers has been so/so but over all acceptable. You can tell Nissan is hungry to move up but they are not up to Honda/Toyota standards. That said in 2005 neither Honda or Toyota had a truck that would pull my boat and other trailer that top well over 7k lbs. Compared to a Ford,Chevy or Dodge there is no comparision. The jury is out on what the 07 Toyota Tundra will be (I hear finally full size) but the chink in it's armor is the high price. You will not be dissapointed with the Titan. I feel like I got what I was looking for and at a fair price.
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Wow

by from Fredericksburg, VA on December 18, 2012

Driving this reliable, dependable and safe truck is a joy. When I let others drive it, I almost always here: "I love driving this truck. The 4X4 is expedient. Great crew cab. If you want good gas mila...
Driving this reliable, dependable and safe truck is a joy. When I let others drive it, I almost always here: "I love driving this truck. The 4X4 is expedient. Great crew cab. If you want good gas milage (i.e. over 14) you might not want to go over 70 mph. She does real well on gas running errands and making wood deliveries. I love my Titan
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Most Enjoyable Truck I have Ever Owned

by from Aptos, CA on August 29, 2006

This is a truck that receives compliments from friends, family, and strangers on the street! It is comfortable, VERY spacious, and is built tough!
This is a truck that receives compliments from friends, family, and strangers on the street! It is comfortable, VERY spacious, and is built tough!
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The best vehicle I've ever owned

by from Florida on October 12, 2006

From the day I laid eyes on this truck, I fell in love. Everything about the Titan is amazing. Fantastic bold lines, Spacious interior room, Luxury car-like ride, Throaty muscular exhaust and an exc...
From the day I laid eyes on this truck, I fell in love. Everything about the Titan is amazing. Fantastic bold lines, Spacious interior room, Luxury car-like ride, Throaty muscular exhaust and an exceptionally long list of standard equipment. I will undoubtedly shed tears the day I have to give my truck up.
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Most Reliable Truck I've Owned

by from Louisville, KY on February 23, 2007

I bought an '05 Nissan Titan SE Crew Cab. I love the features on it. The bed has all the adjustable features and bed divider. The power is unbelievable. No problem getting on the interstate. I especia...
I bought an '05 Nissan Titan SE Crew Cab. I love the features on it. The bed has all the adjustable features and bed divider. The power is unbelievable. No problem getting on the interstate. I especially like the power rear window as well as all the storage compartments. I've owned a Ford F150 and a Chevy S10. I don't think I'll ever own another Ford or Chevy again. Everywhere I go, people walk around my truck admiring it. I've been asked about it practically every time I've been somewhere. Now all my friends want to own one. The rear sonar sensor is especially nice. When you back up and get within 6 ft of an obstacle, it starts beeping in the cab. And as you get closer and closer it beeps faster and faster as a warning to the driver. I didn't get the DVD Entertainment center nor did I get the GPS unit. But I plan on buying them in the aftermarket. I saw on ebay that they sell the DVD units that are built into the headrests and that's the way I want to go. This truck has more room in the back than I've ever seen in a truck. It's almost like I'm inside a Hummer. The front passenger seat folds down to make a great desk area. I can put my laptop on it and work away. I only wish my drivers seat would rotate around, but instead I get in the back seat and work on the desktop. This is by far the best truck I've ever had. I bought it after reading what the Consumer Reports said about it. The first year was the '04 and it had an average rating. But they apparently got all the small problems out of it for the '05 model and the Consumer Reports rated the '05 above average in almost every category. My first car as a teenager was a Nissan Sentra and I always swore that was the best car I ever owned. I never had any problems with it for over 10 years and over 250,000 miles. I think I will stay with Nissan for years to come.
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I love this truck!

by from Florida on June 21, 2012

I bought my Titan LE 4x4 King, with off road and tow package, brand new in October of 2005. This truck runs as good now as it did then. Ive heard people complain about engine noise and that baffles me...
I bought my Titan LE 4x4 King, with off road and tow package, brand new in October of 2005. This truck runs as good now as it did then. Ive heard people complain about engine noise and that baffles me. The purr of the motor is one of my favorite things about this truck. You can hear the power with my flowmaster dual exhaust and feel it when you press the pedal. I still have the OEM spark plugs at 125k miles and feel I should change them just on principle alone. The truck runs great and it has had minimal maintenance over the years. I run it hard and it just keeps on performing for me. Great buy! I did have a brake issue at 30k and the dealership worked on them and I havent had a problem since, still running on the same pads! I wish I could say the truck has been trouble free altogether but I did have a bad U-joint on the front drive shaft and an oil seal go out on the front driveshaft/differential connection. I replaced the U joint myself for $16.00 (lifetime ujoint too) and had the seal fixed under warranty. THe radiator seal developed a small leak and that got fixed under waranty too. Nothings perfect but my Titan comes close for me-its the most trouble free vehicle I have ever owned. I change the oil about every 7k miles and its always clean and caramel...but my last oil change was at 10k+ and it still came out clean and caramel. I cant say enough good things about my Titan..if I had to say something negative it would be that the gas mileage sucks! But I didnt buy this truck for its MPG rating...I would buy another Titan in a heartbeat! Wouldnt think twice about it!
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Wow. Very responsive

by from Southern maine on September 15, 2012

Very comfortable 6 seater with tow package with plenty of power. Loves gas and rides and handles smooth.
Very comfortable 6 seater with tow package with plenty of power. Loves gas and rides and handles smooth.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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