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#634 of 799 2002 Frontier SC Longbed
Jan 15, 2002 (8:31 pm)
In response to some of the remarks made after my first message... $25,000 and change for the longest bed in class, 4x4 option, quad cab, SC and towing package, along with the Rockford wasn't too bad for me - if I was worried about the money I wouldn't have bought it - I see a Dodge or Ford or Toyota on every street corner - consider it an investment in exclusivity... Finance everything for 60 months and owe the market trade in value in 2 years (cover yourself with the optional gap insurance - in case of an accident before the 2 year term) and your trading the vehicle for exactly what it is worth in 24 months...Before you start to argue with me - I own 3 brand new vehicles staggered in this manner - so I drive a new one every year - each one obtained with the same formula... Secondly, if you're worried about gas mileage - you shouldn't be looking at trucks - they all suck in the mileage category...If its mileage your looking for - go buy a Kia or a Honda (and I'm not going to quibble about a 5-8 mile per gallon difference in truck brands... I traded a 99 XE 4x4 that didn't have enough power to get out of its own way and sucked off road - no comparison to the auto quad (with my off road tires on it)... The only Nissan even close in the acceleration category would be the Desert Runner - and it only comes in 2 wheel drive... I drove the non SC versions just to make sure of a power difference - there is - and it feels more considerable than the numbers show...
#635 of 799 2002 Frontier SC Longbed
Jan 15, 2002 (9:22 pm)
PS - per my message above - covering yourself with optional gap insurance when you go to finance also drops your financing interest rate by 2 points....
#636 of 799 longquad....
Jan 16, 2002 (1:47 am)
with all due respect, im wondering how you got your loaded up sc'd 4x4 cc for $25000. and to say your '99 xe sucked off road, is like putting down the truck you have now, as the new frontiers are just a styling change. no mechanical differences. check out the four-wheeler truck of the year to see what they thought of your cc sc'd frontier. like i said, it may be down on power, but the best frontier buy is the xe cc 4x4. $20000 and change. no comparison to your overweight sc'd longbed. nonetheless, you at least have cool wheels.
Jan 16, 2002 (2:29 pm)
Thanks for the complement, however, something I didn't tell you - the XE 4x4 was a 4 cyl... I think you know where I'm coming from...By the way all the reviews for my truck were for the 2001 model - like I said I drove all the 2002 models from different manufacturers and I made the decision... 25,800 was what I paid - if you look at my preceding message you'll see that I opted for the gap insurance thus lowering my financing by 2% - hence the lower sticker price/plus I essentially tore up the saleman and his supe - by the way, I hated the 99, but I got $13,000 (paid 19,500 for it originally) - so no complaints there... Basically, my wife drives it, she can't stand domestic (shes an engineer) and I wanted to see her in a larger vehicle (for safety's sake...) Peace - by the way - I'm waiting for that new SRT-10 Dodge truck with the V-10 in 2003 - just in time!!!
Jan 20, 2002 (7:02 pm)
Yesterday morning I picked up a 2002 Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab SC 4x4 Longbed. Could not find
one in my home state of CT. Went to six local dealers and the best I could do was invoice &
$500 to pull one out of N.Y. state. First off,
how are current owners doing on gas mileage ?
Secondly , in the glove box was an empty blister
package of Nissan wheel lock nuts , yet there
were not any installed on the vehicle. I asked my
local dealer if they came with the vehicle and he
said he had no idea , it was the 1st SC he has sold ( only has had the brand for 2 months ).
Was this package garbage from the NY dealer
or did someone take some locking wheel nuts
that I am entitled to ?
#639 of 799 Nissan Open Sky Frontier debuted at Chicago auto
Feb 06, 2002 (3:48 pm)
show today. A power convertible top that opens between the rook rack. Looks cool but maybe not too useful here in Iowa. California?
Feb 06, 2002 (4:04 pm)
Hello all...new to this board ...
I have a 2000 crew cab..great truck...I also have a 1997 nissans altima & my toy a 2001 jeep wrangler (thats the board im usually on)
I am really impressed with nissans..great engines..Awful electronics....
also i have a problem with my tire flare seal coming off on the rear passenger side..
Nissan is very good about replacing it everytime...
but its getting to be a hassle..
Anyone else have this prob?
#641 of 799 Hey bamatazz, try www.nissanfrontier.net
Feb 06, 2002 (4:10 pm)
That is an extremely active board. This board is kind of dead around here.
#643 of 799 Looking into buy CC SE 4X4
Feb 27, 2002 (2:11 pm)
Hey does anyone know what is the best deal that I can get for a 2002 CC SE 4X4 here in san diego CA. I was looking at carsdirect.com it came out to be a little under 24K. Is that the going price for this vehicle?