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Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
#1085 of 1169 Re: THE DODGE [jcmdie]
Oct 13, 2004 (10:33 am)
Yeah, I have seen that truck and it gets terrible gas mileage. I think it has 500 horsepower. It's definitely a truck meant for speed. You won't get much hauling out of it. Really when do you actually get to used that much power unless you drive on the Audobon. Ford lightning is considered quite the sports truck. I wonder if nissan will produce one. I think I saw a 2005 Titan or a very good look a like of the Titan. The grill was different.
#1086 of 1169 Re: Nissan Titan vs. Ford F150 [bowke28]
Nov 04, 2004 (9:02 pm)
I recently bought a Titan....after extinsive test driving, every full size 4X4 on the market....the titan had the most "get up and go", nicest ride, and looked the best. so i bought one.....i have done nothing but love my truck...i have raced every truck that felt like lining up...i blew away even the dodge "hemi", the ford, chevy .....and mud is no challenge for my truck...i recently applied flowmasters to it and there is NO match for the sound i recieved....i REALLY would go for the titan if one is considering...you will be very pleased with the results....
#1087 of 1169 Consumer reports
Nov 09, 2004 (9:51 am)
Yet the Consumer Reports survey placed the company's new Ford F-150 pickup in the least reliable column, along with the Jaguar X-Type and S-Type sedans, produced by its British subsidiary. Though the findings are contrary to other consumer feedback, Kozleski said Ford "will go back and see what we can learn from the results."
Nov 09, 2004 (12:30 pm)
The survey doesn't reflect the new model, it's for vehicles purchased around 3 years ago. Ironically in JDPower results, the F-150 has won a slot on the top 2 spots each year consecutively the past couple of years. Consumer Reports is quite questionable and has been for many years.
They also recommended the Explorer Sport Trac which received a low roll-over rating on government crash testing. If you read the article, crash ratings is something they also factor in, for recommending a vehicle.
In the past, they have recommended some newly redesigned vehicles (not yet released) while placing other vehicles that have been out in the market for a few months as (too new to rate).
Which is why Consumer Report has received some critisizm lately since the media is starting to point these inaccuracies out.
Nov 09, 2004 (2:55 pm)
the Consumer Reports survey placed the company's (new) Ford F-150 pickup in the least reliable column
#1090 of 1169 Consumer Reports
Nov 09, 2004 (7:46 pm)
It is correct that the new reliability rating for the F-150 4WD is worse than average. However the 2WD version of the same truck is the most reliable domestic fullsize with average reliability. In the F-150 forum here on edmunds, I have only seen consistent vibration and resonance issues, no real problems with the 4WD and its components. On the whole, there have been very few problems it seems with the new F-150. I believe Consumer Reports is unbiased in its reporting, however I am not sure about this reliability rating given to the 2004 F-150. This being because in looking at the dots that indicate trouble spots on Consumer Reports, the new F-150 has all full-red dots except for half a red dot on body integrity. The Titan has average reliability and has 5 half-red dots. Which according to Consumer Reports "guide to the ratings" would mean that the Titan should be slightly worse than the F-150 in reliabilty.
Satisfaction was above average for the F-150 and much better than average for the Titan.
Nov 11, 2004 (2:32 pm)
CR is a real moving target for me to discipher. Always has been. I consider it a challenge.
#1092 of 1169 Re: blakecam [keanec]
Nov 12, 2004 (9:30 am)
What was the issue with the radio?
I live in Montreal and will be going to New York next week to buy a Titan. Any comments on that? Warranty will be honored here I believe.
Any more issues with the Titan I should know of?
Nov 13, 2004 (12:12 pm)
Use caution on the warranty issue.
Many mfrs. have new rules and are denying any warranty work on cars bought new in Canada and resold used in the US.
There are a few threads about this in the Smart Shopper area.
I have a place along the US/Can. border. I see many ex-Canadian used cars shipped to the US .
Because of short supply and/or the dollar $$ difference the prices are a bit lower.
BUT I wonder how it works for a US car to Canada?
#1094 of 1169 Re: Nissan Titan vs. Ford F150 [bclilb05]
Nov 18, 2004 (6:49 am)
I would have to challange your "racing" the dodge hemi. The truck has 345 hp, you have 305hp thats if you have the new Titan and even with your flowmasters you MIGHT have 315. Are you sure the truck was racing you? I really want to race a Titan, I have a 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8 with all sorts of mods, K&N cold air intake w/filter, "superchip" and flowmaster duel exhaust 40 series. But you might have because even I could keep up with it untill we hit 50 mph then he was gone, but i have a lot of mods on my truck..