Last post on Jun 19, 2001 at 7:49 AM
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Apr 22, 2001 (6:05 am)
just went over 1000 mile mark with my dcab.its a 4x4 with a supercharger.i am really glad i got the supercharger,had a little buyers remorse early on.i'm getting just shy of 18 mpg.do you guys think that will increase over time?i keep reading about owners getting 20 mpg and i didn't think the supercharger would take away from my gas mileage and i swear i don't really stomp on the gas too much.....and every time i get next to a nissan on the freeway i KNOW i made the best decision on my purchase.
Apr 24, 2001 (12:54 pm)
Have anyone notice the tubing that runs on the right side for the Radiator. this tubing is close
can anyone explain this. can it be remove for more air intake?
#36 of 42 Toyota Tacoma DC
Jun 06, 2001 (6:39 pm)
I love Toyota. I want a four door pickup but I love 5 speed and I cant see myself buying a truck that's not 5 spd.. So my question is this.. Is toyota ever coming out with a 5 spd DC?? If anyone has any insight please let me know.. Other than that, I really don't mind Frontier CC. Is it worth waiting..? All I need is the basic model.. no features necessary so I dont have to worry about toyotas ridiculous upgrade charges..
#37 of 42 kevin101
Jun 07, 2001 (6:16 pm)
Have you went and looked the Nissan? I spent several months trying to decide between a Frontier or Tacoma Crew Cab and ended up with the Nissan. I love it. I really do feel its the better value of the two. I loved the Tacoma, but your right it got very pricey, very quickly, and that was with a limited number of options. I got a fully loaded Nissan Frontier for several thousand less then what Toyota was selling a mid-level Double Cab for. From a quality standpoint, I put them on the same level....I have NO regrets, none.
Go check out the Nissan. You can get them with a 5 speed too. Only thing I don't care for on the base Frontier XE is the ugly black wheel skirts. If you upgrade to the SE, they are body colored. It looks so much better.
Jun 11, 2001 (8:10 pm)
Are all of you aware the 2002 Nissan Crew Cab will be available with a 6 foot bed? Now Toyota will have to do the same. So will Dodge.
#39 of 42 Well, if we're talking" who was there first"
Jun 18, 2001 (8:52 am)
Just for the record,Toyota had a crew cab pickup for the international market in 1957, so Nissan cannot really claim anything. Nissan introduced the EXTENDED cab here somewhere around '73, from what my pseudo-Nissan expert neighbor tells me.And of course we got four doors from them in 1999 and from Toyota in 2001. But as as far as the actual four door crew-cab, Toyota had it first.
#40 of 42 Trying to decide
Jun 19, 2001 (6:54 am)
Interesting discussion on Toyota DC as Nissan CC. I currently have two Toyotas and have had very good experiences so far. However, I have a need for something with more towing power. My '92 Toyota 1/2 ton has 152,000 and still going very good, but the 4 cylinder engine struggles when towing the camper. Our '94 Previa does better when towing, but I'm afraid I'm going to cause premature damage.
I'm looking very hard at the Toyota, but it has three things I don't like. 1) Not available with 5-speed 2) the bed is over a foot shorter than my current truck and 3) you can't turn off the passenger side air bag (thats the main reason my kids like riding in my truck now, they can ride up front!)
The Nissan has all of these issues addressed, but I don't have the warm fuzzy feeling I've got with Toyota. Also, the towing capacity is much less (3500lbs as 5000lbs).
Does anyone know if its possible to get a switch put in to be able to turn off the passenger side air bag? Two dealers I've spoken to said they wouldn't be able to do it. I don't want it permanently disabled, but want a key locked switch to turn it off when desired.
Jun 19, 2001 (7:38 am)
Just a point of clarification. Nissan's towing capacity is 5000lbs with the automatic, 3500lbs with the 5 speed.
I know you said that you want a stick, but since you can't get it on the Toyota, the towing capacity equals out when you compare and automatic Nissan to an automatic Toyota.
Can't help you on the air bag switch. I know you can get the switch on a King Cab, but not the Crew.
#42 of 42 to chazmania from the count
Jun 19, 2001 (7:49 am)
I guess you know that the 2002 Frontier will be available in a crew cab-long bed configuration. It's a six foot bed, but by crew cab standards that's over a foot and a half more that the current one . Also, the Tacoma is supposed to be redesigned , but I can't tell yet whether it's 2002 or 2003. In other words, I'd wait about three more months or so. I think you'll be glad you did. I agree about the Toyota . Mine was the only vehicle I've owned that was totally trouble free until the day I sold it with 224,000 on the ol' 22R-E.