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Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
Aug 10, 2004 (11:30 am)
I just sold to a friend of mine, my 2001 F-150 SC with the 5.4L V8. The truck had 50,000 miles on it and is in excellent condition. I had gone to several dealerships to buy a new FX4 F-150 SC, but none of the Ford dealerships wanted to give me anywhere near what my trade was worth then my friend wanted to buy it so I sold it to him for $15,400.00. He called me today, right at 2 weeks since he bought it and the transmission is out.
I went back to the dealerships to buy the FX4, and at the Ford place I usually do business with, we were $800 off of a deal. So my wife and I went to get a drink and discuss things and drove by a Nissan dealership. We stopped and drove the Titan 4x4 SE that had it all but the DVD player and I really liked everything about the truck, but I was a Ford guy.
Anyway, the deal offered to me was $200 over invoice so they kept their hold back + $200 and I got the Nissan Titan.
I've been very happy with the truck, and while I've only owned it for a couple of weeks now, I haven't found anything that I haven't liked about it. I have a little "junk in my trunk" and would like a little more hip room, but other than that, it's all cool. It pulls my boat like it doesn't know it's behind me and I really like the clearance height of the truck, and the head room.
I'm going to pay for half of the cost of repair or replacement for the transmission in my Ford as I don't want to lose a friend over something like this, but a transmission should last longer than 50K miles, especially one that is well maintained as mine was.
My last truck was a Toyota extended cab 4x4 with the 4 cyl. It has 150k miles on it, never spent a dime on it other than regular maintenance and my son is driving it today.
I just don't have much faith in the big 3 auto makers here at home right now.
In any case all I can say is to drive them both and decide. But pity the man who buys a vehicle just because it has a certain name on it.
Buy the one you like the most.
#788 of 1169 Re: Titan VS F-150 SC [trouthunter]
Aug 11, 2004 (5:05 am)
It's too bad that you have lost faith in american made trucks. Your Titan was designed in California and built in Mississippi.
Aug 18, 2004 (6:40 pm)
0-to-60-mph time of 7.7 second. Titan got off the line faster than every other truck in the test.
Who cares, I did not buy a Truck to race. Always like to see reviews about racing a truck with a load. Ford has a higher Tow Rating, but what do you expect.
Nissan is right there in both areas while trumping the Ram and F-150 with cool features like a spray-in bedliner, doors that open 180 degrees (on the extended cab), available side airbags and excellent interior (and exterior) storage compartments.
Ford Dealership offer the same choice or a bed liner as an incentive. No cost. Dodge and Ford interior is hands down better that the Titan. What are the reviews thinking. The Titan Exterior bed is small. I am talking about the 6.5 to 8 ft truck beds which Titan does not offer.
Personnal Note: If you want a good size Truck buy a Ford or Dodge. If the you need lots of cargo room e.i. a exterior compartment drawer on the side of the bed, buy a Van/SUV/TITAN. Believe me the Titan next to my truck looks like a little Tonka (Yuppie)Truck;please do not get your hands dirty manly man. And this is a fact.
#791 of 1169 Real world numbers....
Aug 18, 2004 (10:31 pm)
"Its 0-to-60-mph time of 7.7 seconds was a full half second ahead of the second-place Dodge, and when it was loaded down with a 6,000-pound trailer and three passengers, it extended its lead over the Ram to nearly three seconds (16.8 vs. 19.5).
When the Ford was saddled with a trailer and three passengers, it took 20.2 seconds to hit 60, nearly 3.5 seconds slower than the Titan (16.8). The F-150 also turned in the longest stopping distance from 60 mph at 145 feet, roughly 10 feet farther than either the Dodge or Nissan."
#792 of 1169 Re: [04f150l4x4]
Aug 19, 2004 (11:54 am)
first, before you start thinking that you made good points, i sell BOTH the fords and the nissans.
"Always like to see reviews about racing a truck with a load."
read obyone's post
"The Titan Exterior bed is small. I am talking about the 6.5 to 8 ft truck beds which Titan does not offer."
yes, the king cab's bed is actually 6'7", an inch longer than the supercab ford's bed. the ford's bed is DEEPER by 1", but that does me no good at 5'4". i would have to be over 6'4" to reach my hand to the bottom of the bed on the ford.
"Believe me the Titan next to my truck looks like a little Tonka (Yuppie)Truck"
right, dude...i park them next to each other all the time. the only things on the titan that are significantly smaller are the price tag and the split times.
#793 of 1169 Tonka (Yuppie)Truck
Aug 19, 2004 (1:33 pm)
Once again, Why are you comparing a F250 with the Titan? They are two different sizes.
Titan doesn't offer the 8ft bed because most people who buy picks up don't want an 8ft bed. It would cost Nissan more money to offer it, which would have to be passed on to the buyer. Maybe that's why the F150 costs so much more until the end of the year and they have 100 on the lot that they have to offer ridiculous rebates to get rid of.
How would you feel if you bought a F150 in January and they offered it for $8000 less in August?
By the way, your F250 looks small compared to a garbage truck.
#794 of 1169 Re: [04f150l4x4]
Aug 19, 2004 (4:50 pm)
Gee ! My F150 don't hual nearly as big a load of crap as yours.
Reviews about racing a truck with a load? Ford has a higher tow rating? Slower 0-60 and slower stopping. Yeah, It'll tow 9800 but it's a good thing it won't do it fast or you might not be able to stop in time.
Bed liner as an incentive? I got $8700 but had to buy my own bed liner. I still could have gotten the Titan a little cheaper.
The Titan is a great first effort from Nissan. Unlike Toyota's...er...truck, it's a true full sized truck comparable to EVERY half ton truck on the market. Why didn't I buy one instead of my FX4 step-side ex-cab (yuppie truck)? 1. I didn't like the way it steers. 2. I hate the looks. 3. The interrior isn't as comfortable as the leather captians chairs in my Ford. 4 Too many squeaks and rattles
I'm not going to tow 9800 lbs and if I was I'd have kept my '01 GMC 2500 HD with great 0-60 time towing my 7700 lb boat.
#795 of 1169 Re: Tonka (Yuppie)Truck [mcscjt]
Aug 19, 2004 (6:25 pm)
No I am not. I am referring to the F150 and I do not own a F250, manly man. Also, Ford has been building trucks for years. The media for some reason is rating a first year truck above the FORD, DODGE, GMC and CHEVY. The people who review vehicals are out of touch. When people drive around a see a Titan it ain't wow, but a look of pity on what type of person would spend their money on such a vehical (Looks like a Honda
Aug 19, 2004 (7:05 pm)
Agree on the height requirement for the F150.
MY F150 LENGTH (5 inches longer compared to TITAN)
Length (in.) 229.8
NISSAN TITAN LENGTH
Length (in.) 224.2
MY F150 BED LENGTH
NISSAN TITAN BED LENGTH
I do not think it is an inch longer. Anyway FORD just installed a 6 inch lift and Borla Exhaust so 5'4" would not do you any good.
My view, the Titan is a too small of truck for myself. But I always supported FORD and the name (CHEVY, DODGE, GMC, ect). Never standdown on American values.