2008 Nissan Titan
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2008.5 Titan King Cab XE 4x4

by from KC, MO on January 9, 2010

I wasn't really looking for another pickup when I bought it, but the price was right at the time. The combination of HP, torque, and the 5spd gear ratios creates a perfect storm of power to move. 0-60...
I wasn't really looking for another pickup when I bought it, but the price was right at the time. The combination of HP, torque, and the 5spd gear ratios creates a perfect storm of power to move. 0-60 in the 7s. Towing requires no effort. The suspension is stiff, which provides great handling, but a ride that may not be appealing to all passengers. The interior is very well laid out, and good materials are used. The truck was lacking features you would expect to find at the price (no cruise control or aux audio input). The stereo was really easy to swap on the XE model. It didn't have power windows or locks, either, but I was more interested in what's under the hood. The design (sloped front end and fender flairs) can make certain situations difficult. It is difficult to gauge where the bumpers are, and due to the sheer height of the truck, most cars disappear in blind spots. I usually parked back to back with another truck/ van/ suv. Also, the turning radius is quite bad, even by truck standards. Another weird complaint- the paint is unusually easy to scratch. Gas mileage is worse in class. I drove mostly highway, and averaged 14.5 MPG. I put 17k on the truck before I decided to trade it in. I drive about 2k miles a month, and that made for $400 a month in gas alone. I bought a 2009 Honda Civic for the commuting, and I use a 1985 Ford F-150 long bed for hauling stuff as it carries more of anything and it was built in a time when manufacturers used this odd material called steel. If you buy one, the crew cab is a must. The king cab (ie extended cab) is not really passenger friendly in this or any other truck. I would recommend it as a tow vehicle or as an alternative to SUVs and Avalanche-style mutations. For more straightforward hauling, this may not be your best bet.
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Awesome truck!!

by from New Mexico on January 13, 2011

I have had this truck for 2 1/2 years. It has 45,000 miles on it with 12,000 towing a #9000 travel trailer. Power to spare, tows great! Even on 8% grades with the wife, 2 kids and a big dog inside, I ...
I have had this truck for 2 1/2 years. It has 45,000 miles on it with 12,000 towing a #9000 travel trailer. Power to spare, tows great! Even on 8% grades with the wife, 2 kids and a big dog inside, I had no issues.
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08' Titan SE

by from Birmingham on March 6, 2009

I purchased my Titan in July of 08' I was not looking for a new truck but the Titans features and price sold me. This is as solid a truck as I have ever owned, the ride is far superior to my Silverado...
I purchased my Titan in July of 08' I was not looking for a new truck but the Titans features and price sold me. This is as solid a truck as I have ever owned, the ride is far superior to my Silverado, with plenty of room and comfort for 5 adults it's fun to drive again, thanks Nissan.
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nice truck

by from kings mountain nc on October 27, 2010

good power nice size truck.the only problem i have had is the wheel sensors other than that i love the truck.the longest i have gone without trading will keep this one a while longer.
good power nice size truck.the only problem i have had is the wheel sensors other than that i love the truck.the longest i have gone without trading will keep this one a while longer.
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Overall Good Truck

by from Abilene, TX on December 31, 2008

Pros: Smooth, powerful engine. Well matched transmission. Precise, perfectly weighted steering. Confident handling with minimal body roll. Excellent brake feel. Cons: Body flex. Interior sqeeks & rat...
Pros: Smooth, powerful engine. Well matched transmission. Precise, perfectly weighted steering. Confident handling with minimal body roll. Excellent brake feel. Cons: Body flex. Interior sqeeks & rattles. Fuel economy (as compared to similarly equipped vehicles).
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Least Relable Car I 've Owned

by from Charleston, SC on September 8, 2008

Truck was in fail safe mode at 500 miles and towed to the dealer. Around 1300 miles truck was in the fail safe mode again and towed to the dealer. Picked up the truck and it went back into the fail sa...
Truck was in fail safe mode at 500 miles and towed to the dealer. Around 1300 miles truck was in the fail safe mode again and towed to the dealer. Picked up the truck and it went back into the fail safe mode before I got off the lot and is still at the dealer for repairs. Otherwise not bad, towing performance good and gas mileage average to slightly below for new trucks. If it was not for the reliability problems I would have rated it much higher.
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Best truck I've owned

by from Derby City, USA on October 17, 2009

Titan's have a loyal following for a good reason. Powerful, comfortable,unique features and made in America by Americans. Only negative is the trade off of gas milage for power. Horsepower and torque ...
Titan's have a loyal following for a good reason. Powerful, comfortable,unique features and made in America by Americans. Only negative is the trade off of gas milage for power. Horsepower and torque use more gas. Published horsepower ratings are comparitively low because they are taken at the rear wheels and most are taken from the back of the motor. If you are considering a Titan, GO DRIVE ONE. You'll feel and see instantly why the Titan stand head, shoulders, and tailgates above the rest. Most satisfying vehicle I've owned in 30 years.
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Don't think about it, just do it.

by from Eagle Mountain, Utah on October 5, 2011

Among the many automobiles I have had the privilege or owning and/or driving, the Nissan Titan is in my top 3. if you were to break the term "Automobiles" into its applicable subcategories, such as "T...
Among the many automobiles I have had the privilege or owning and/or driving, the Nissan Titan is in my top 3. if you were to break the term "Automobiles" into its applicable subcategories, such as "Truck", "Sedan", "Sports car", etc., It would be my absolute favorite truck. Nothing even comes close in the gasoline category. Very comfortable, very powerful. We initially chose the Titan over other trucks because its cab is spacious, and we can fit the whole family; the bed is deep and can hold all our cargo; and it is powerful, and can pull all our toys. Best truck you can get.
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truck finatic

by from phoenix,az on May 13, 2011

a nice truck to carry the family around in. to go camping with, do moving,. hauling, it just a everyday good truck
a nice truck to carry the family around in. to go camping with, do moving,. hauling, it just a everyday good truck
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TRUCK OF THE DECADE

by from FORT CAMPBELL, KY on December 23, 2008

EXCELLANT POWER TRAIN ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION. BEST IN CLASS LONG BED FOR A CREW CAB TRUCK. BEST EXTERIOR DESIGN NOT TO BULKIE.I HAVE OWNED 3 TITANS CC 04,05,08.5, GREAT TRUCK!BEST FOREIGN TRUCK BUILT...
EXCELLANT POWER TRAIN ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION. BEST IN CLASS LONG BED FOR A CREW CAB TRUCK. BEST EXTERIOR DESIGN NOT TO BULKIE.I HAVE OWNED 3 TITANS CC 04,05,08.5, GREAT TRUCK!BEST FOREIGN TRUCK BUILT AMERICA BY AMERICANS!
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