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Nissan Frontier, Truck
#29 of 411 Packages
Dec 28, 2004 (11:11 pm)
sorry about multiple posts, confused on packages that are on the xe im looking at, as far as i can tell for the XE there is as follows
G03-Value Truck package
B01-Basic gear package
Based on AC,Auto,4cyl,Pw/Pl/Pm/Keyless,Bedliner,alloys,tint,ABS 4whl?,CD, wHat packages are thoses considered, I only saw the power package listed on actual sticker tonite, I dont think this included cruise for some reason, anyways 14,500 with rebates+ taxes and fees,considering it is pratically 2005 now, the 2004 frontier is brand new on Nissans lot. I saw people were paying the same a year ago, but was confused about package options. should i try to get a better deal considering these are basically leftovers as far as the car industry is concerned, and will this 04 truck still be able to be called brand new new in a few days? This one is the only regular cab left at my only local Nisssan dealer...I like the truck but havent driven it yet, My only real concern is if the 4cyl w/auto will be sufficient, for around town and some interstate....thanks alot Sean
#30 of 411 Recent Purchase of 2004 Frontier
Dec 30, 2004 (9:14 am)
Yesterday I bought a '04 Frontier. Includes auto V6, power D/L/W, 6 speaker system w/single CD, LB, crew cab, 6 year extended warranty for $21K. Bought it at Mossy Nissan in Oceanside, CA. They are running a 1%, $2500 rebate right now to liquidate '04 inventory. Great people to work with. Definitely recommend if anyone is in the market for a new Frontier.
#31 of 411 Re: Packages [sean3]
Dec 30, 2004 (6:25 pm)
i just got back from test driving an '04 king cab xe with the 4 cylinder, power everything, cd player, bed liner, auto transmission. was not impressed. very slow. bouncy ride. stereo was absolutely horrible. they say it has 4 speakers but that is just two mid ranges and two tweeters. i made the mistake of driving the 05 before driving the 04. the 05 is so much better than the 04. of course, there's also a huge difference between $15k for the 04 and $23k for an 05.
#32 of 411 Re: Packages [charlie_b]
Dec 31, 2004 (12:57 am)
Thanks charlie_b , sounds identical to the one I am interested in '04 XE king 4cyl.auto, power everything,havent had a chance supposed to drive it today, 14,500 is the price dealer gave me including 2,500 reb. and "knocked" another $650 or so i think the sticker said 17,700 apx. but what you said was mmy main concern . A 4cyl auto truck would be underpowered. I noticed one power option that was not included was cruise, are they trying to tell you something like " not meant for highway or interstate driving"
I'd like to find a Desert Runner king cab 4x2 , with same options, w/V6, 5sp, but dealer only has a CC 4x4.
Does the '05 Frontier have the king kab that comes standard on every pre '05 frontier..The base engine is a 2.5L same engine as Altima..with variable valves/which I could see working in a compact truck, more refined larger power band ,bump in HP,especially in a standard tranny. Thanks Sean
#33 of 411 Re: Packages [sean3]
Dec 31, 2004 (6:03 am)
the 2005s only come in king cab or crew cab. the problem right now is that the 4 cylinders won't be out until march. the other problem is that to get a 4 cylinder you have to get the XE model which prevents you from getting nice stereo, utilitrack bed, spray on bed liner from factory.
the 05 4 cylinder engine is far better than the 04, but the 05 tacoma's 4 cylinder is better than the 05 frontier's. my ideal truck would be to get the tacoma's 4 cylinder engine into a frontier LS body.
as far as 6 cylinders go, the 05 frontier pretty much blows away the tacoma's. more hp, torque, and a timing chain instead of a belt.
#34 of 411 My new 05 Frontier !!!
Dec 31, 2004 (5:58 pm)
05 Frontier Crew Cab LE Auto 4x4 (Loaded)
Smoke Gray / Steel Leather
Side Air Bag Pkg
Rockford Fosgate Pkg
(Buying sliding Bed Extender and chrome bumpers later.)
Fortunately, I was able to get in on the Nissan VPP program for Friends and Family which sells me the Nissan of my choice for 2.87% under INVOICE (not just MSRP), however there is a 2.5% dealer charge on the under invoice figure. Long story short I'm getting the above truck which has a:
Total MSRP of $31,690
With Invoice of $29,010
My Grand Total $28,953
I figure getting about $2737 off MSRP, ($60 under invoice) for a new 05 this early in the game is a great deal. Especially since dealers dont HAVE to honor the Nissan VPP; it is up to each individual dealer if they choose to honor it.
As a side note, I could have gotten my choice of 05 Frontiers through a dealer in Seattle that will sell all Nissans for $500 under invoice. However after shipping and travel costs to me, it ended up being a bit more than VPP.
In any event, it is NOT impossible to get a deal on the 05s. When I was first interested in the 05 Tacomas I called about 20 dealers and had some of them fighting for my business quoting up to $2000 off before even hitting lots. If everyone did their homework, called plenty of dealers, and just let dealers know that you are willing to buy, but will go elsewhere if need be, then deals are there to be had. Since the 05 Frontier is late to the game, one also has to take into account there is already built in competition.
Anyways, Good Luck and Happy New Year!
#35 of 411 Re: Buying Experience [sean3]
Jan 05, 2005 (5:32 pm)
That seems a bit high sean. I just purchased an 04 Desert Runner with, the value truck package, and mats for 14,947 less tax, and reg. This is from CarsDirect.com., give them a try. I think you can do better.
Jan 06, 2005 (8:41 pm)
05 crew cab LE Auto 4x4
I wasn't as fortuate to get a VPP package but i had a pretty pleasent experiace with Lewis Nissan, beckley West Virginia. After only 20 minutes of negotiating i got what i think to be a pretty good deal.
Total MSRP $28280
My Total $26500
Which is right at what i thought i should be able to negotiate to. So far i've very pleased with my deal and my truck. Good luck and happy dealings.
#37 of 411 Re: New Frontier [wvfrontier]
Jan 07, 2005 (3:04 pm)
anybody know if dealers have any '04 frontiers in stock? cant quite swing the '05, but like the 04's still, Considering I have a trade, cant use carsdirect or similar company,,any v6 4x2 auto or 5sp with atleast Pw/Pl tilt etc,,or will a chevy colorado be better considering GM is known for incentives?
#38 of 411 Re: New Frontier [sean3]
Jan 07, 2005 (4:11 pm)
I received a call from my local dealer on Sun, Dec 19th, informing me that they had one '04 4x4 crew in stock that was similar to one I had inquired about two months earlier, so I know that new '04s in general are getting pretty rare. If looks do not matter to you then perhaps the Colorado would be easier to find and less maybe $ initially, but it will likely also have a lower resale value because of all those incentives. You might also be able to find barely used '04 4x2s in the next few months as some folks get and act on those "grass is always greener" jitters.