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Nissan Frontier, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
Mar 06, 2001 (8:59 pm)
Just traded my 1999 Dodge Dakota ST Crew Cab V6 for 2001 Nissan Frontier Crew 4x2, SE model 5 speed. I love this truck. This Dodge had a history of too many problems for a new vehicle, computer failed, over-heating and broke down several times. Had to be towed in for repairs while out of state on vacation. Now at 35k miles, already into brakes, new tires and motor had no power, already had transmission adjustments. Dealer did little to help, would not even get me going into a new Dodge to "try again" and was the lowest trade in, below what I still owed. After all the on-going problems and filing a complaint with Chrysler, I had to move on as I was near out of warranty. As a previous Nissan owner twice before, I checked the new Nissan again and was pleased with the vehicle, options, dealer and the ride.
#481 of 799 To the former Dodge OWNER
Mar 08, 2001 (11:30 am)
I own the 01 DE CC. I just sold my 87 Nissan Pickup to a person that has a ewer Dodge truck like you had. The Dodge truck is giving him the same trouble that you experienced. He just wanted some reliable transportation while he tries to sell his DODGE truck. (He will probably lose money on it) I had my 87 P-U for 12 and 1/2 years. The only thing that went wrong with it (besides brakes etc.) was the water pump. It never once had to be towed ! I will miss that truck. I bought the Crew Cab because I have a family. My little boy loves the back seat! Congrats on getting rid of the Dodge. I could write a book with the trouble we had with our 89 caravan. I am sure you can imagine.
#482 of 799 Window louvers
Mar 09, 2001 (3:05 pm)
I've got a Frontier CC and recently bought the side window louvers. The problem is to properly mount the front louvers it appears that I need to loosen the side view mirrors. This is where the problem is...it appears that I need to remove the door panels to gain access to the screw securing the side mirror. Has anybody out there installed louvers on their CC yet?
#483 of 799 Window Louvers
Mar 12, 2001 (1:10 pm)
This is a good chat area but try www.nissanfrontier.net Go into the FRONTIER FORUM. I hope you find your answer.
#484 of 799 Window Louvers
Mar 12, 2001 (3:16 pm)
Thanks for the site!!
#486 of 799 New CC Owner
Mar 15, 2001 (10:11 am)
Just bought a 2001 Frontier Crew Cab earlier this month and had to write how pleased I am with the vehicle. I too considered a Dodge Dakota but didn't take long to decide NOT - after hearing all the bad reports. I have also heard many bad things about Chrysler/Dodge transmissions. We own a Mercury Villager and have been very happy with the Nissan engine it has. More on the CC... it's a XE, silver, deluxe package, under rail liner, bed extender, hitch, floor mats. I am getting a little over 17 MPG on the first 2 tanks of gas in a mix of city and hwy driving. Have to agree with hydrogeek that my kids love riding in this truck too. Still breaking it in with a little over 500 miles on it. The finance guy said I paid $50 over invoice, but I don't believe the $400 advertising fee that was on the invoice. Still got the price I wanted. This forum is great. Thanks Edmunds.
#487 of 799 2001 Frontier accessory
Mar 16, 2001 (8:41 am)
I just bought 2001 frontier CC-SE and I wanna
dress up my new toy can some body give me some
websites that offers accessories and performance
parts for frontiers ?
#488 of 799 Cruise Control
Mar 17, 2001 (1:26 pm)
I purchased the 2000 King Cab SE 4WD, I didn't get it with cruise control. I want to now get it installed. Does anyone no if I can get it. When I went back to the dealer to see if I could get it they said no. Is that true
Mar 20, 2001 (9:01 pm)
Good luck with your purchase. I have my crew cab for 1 year now ZERO problems. Nissan does a fair amount of advertising , they assign a value of the
dollars spent per car on the invoice. We know that nothing in this life is free. Fair is fair, with the tremendous costs involved in running a new car dealership the dealer is entitled to make a profit.
He has a lot to lose too.