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Nissan Frontier, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
#648 of 799 My Nissan CC
May 08, 2002 (8:57 am)
I own a 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, I have over 60,000 mile on it. It has been reliable and trustworthy, but I had an expensive repair recently. This may address some of the concerns posted here. My service engine light came on, and my truck was havinf trouble starting and running very rough. I figured the 60K tune up would cure it. Took it to my mechanic, and it was an expensive tune up from the get go (estimated at about $500, yikes). Anyway they found a part that was tripping the engine light: a fuel line regulator (about a $100 part with tons of labor to replace it). I was dissappointed by what I paid for all this, but I have to admit the Nissan is running better than new now. I will need tires soon (I have the p265 15inch goodrich, they are really good: about 63,000 and still have tread).
So, ouch. I like my Nissan, my only real complaint is how small the back seat is. Other than that I drive it a lot, get about 20 mpg, and 2 of my children have learned to drive in it.
Maybe that's useful for someof you.
#649 of 799 Xterra: Looking for 6/75 Extended Care Pricing..
May 09, 2002 (6:52 am)
My Dad has a 2001 Xterra. He is thinking about the Extended Care coverage. Must you buy this where you purchased the car or can you shop around. What is a good price with the $0 deductible option?
#650 of 799 More on my Nissan CC
May 24, 2002 (12:34 pm)
Well, things got worse for my Nissan. I had the fuel line pressure regulator replaced, and it ran great for about one week. Then, it started running really bad, adn it smelt like fuel. Iwas about to go back to the mechanic, when it broke down and left me stranded. I was bummed. I had it towed in and now I find it needs a new Fuel Injector, the theory is when the fuel pressure regulator blew, it put too much pressure in the system adn blew the fuel injector (just one of them). Anyway, my credit card can't take much more of this.
I hate to say it but I am not impressed with Nissan. I know alot of people who have owned and been happy with Nissan products, but I am very disappointed.
To anyone considering what to buy: my advice is GET A TOYOTA.
ps it's taken about a week just to get the part!
#651 of 799 I sell Hondas
Jun 19, 2002 (2:43 pm)
and I love my Frontier Crew Cab. I have a 2000 4X4. The gas mileage is bad, but there are few trucks on the market that get the mileage on their sticker. The back seat is small, but I knew that when I looked. It is for the kids. I wanted something that looked good, drove well(even with my mud tires), and gave me some passenger space. I have wanted one of these since I saw the Toyota and Nissan CC's in Panama in the early 1990's.
Jul 11, 2002 (6:31 pm)
Let me get this correct. You have a repair done incorrectly and now you advise people to buy a Toyota? Your mechanic should have checked the injectors too. One more thing, the engine has a 5 year 60,000 mile warranty. Had you had the service done at Nissan you wouldn't have had to pay for the repair.
Jul 13, 2002 (6:35 am)
I have a 2002 4x4 SE-V6 crew cab. The check engine light comes on almost daily, yet the dealer can't find the source of the problem. The brakes wore out after 12k miles. The front end will not align; the dealer "aligned it 3 times in 1 day, but couldn't ever get it into specs". It will pre-ignite, causing spark nock, unless you use 89 or higher octane fuel; confirmed by the dealer. The OEM tires wore out after 9 months. Add the facts that the cabin is small and the engine over-powered yet gas-guzzling and you have one sorry piece of crap. Yes, appearances can be deceiving.
Aug 26, 2002 (11:07 pm)
I have had my power window regulators changed 3 times already. Has anyone else had this problem? The jerks at the nissan dealership are saying that nissan is having a legal battle with the supplier of that part (which changed between 2000 and 2001). Nissan denies this (1-800-nissan2).
Over all this truck has been a huge disappointment. weak engine, poor gas-milage, my a/c make a strange "farting" noise and produces a foul odor, poor customer service at the dealership, and, oh yeah, my door trim is falling off. It just never ends.
I don't think I'll be buying another nissan.
Does anyone want one? I'll sell it to you cheap!
Aug 29, 2002 (6:57 am)
Can I fold down the rear seat to use for hauling other things besides people? It seems they have a soft backing instead of hard back. I only looked at one so I don't know if this holds true for all.
#656 of 799 Uncertain about buying!
Aug 29, 2002 (7:06 pm)
I'm thinking about getting a 2003 CC S/C, but not certain now. Some people have no problems at all while others are having nightmares. I really like it, but don't want to get into a major problem... Any feedback??
#657 of 799 Should I buy one of these?
Sep 04, 2002 (10:52 am)
From reading the messages, it sounds like I shouldn't. Part of the reason I have them half-crossed off my list is because:
-I wanted the Crew Cab, short or long bed, 4x4, with the towing package. But yet when I tried to select the tow package (on build your own on Nissans' web site), it automatically changes your 4x4 selection to 4x2.
Why would Nissan do this? Wouldn't you want 4 wheel drive when you are towing something, if necessary? That whole thing just turned me off, I'm off to look at Tacomas.
Having a pickup truck without 4x4 is like being married to a supermodel without being able to f*** them.