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Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
#845 of 1169 Re: Long Term [mcscjt]
Aug 24, 2004 (12:07 pm)
I think Nissan built a pretty good truck for the first year. Ford seemed to have built a prettier truck. I'm looking forward to the 2005 Titan. I'm wondering how much of an improvement will Missan have made with the 2005. Will everybody be complaining about the same problems with the 2005 model? Imports seem to always have a habit of making the domestics improve the products. I wonder if Ford will have a more competitive engine in its 2005 model. Nissan has a reputation for building long lasting durable vehicles. I'm confident that the Titan will last on up into the 200,000 miles and above range. The 2005 Titan will probably be even more competitive than the 2004 Titan.
#846 of 1169 Re: Long Term [foureyes3]
Aug 24, 2004 (12:52 pm)
truck to truck, the titan is completely competitive.
sales-wise, the nissan has increased every month since the launch in december. the goal was ~8k units per month, and they are right there.
#847 of 1169 Re: Long Term [foureyes3]
Aug 24, 2004 (1:35 pm)
More competitive engine? Not for '05 which will be here in a few weeks, but for '06 there'll be a 6.2L 340-350 hp 400 lb torque option.
Nissan did make a very good first effort and '05 should improve the quality concerns.
Both are first year models as the F150 was completely redesigned for '04. First year models are notorious for having problems that are worked out by consumers like GM's Allison transmission and Duramax diesel engine. For a first year model Ford seems to have very fow complaints.
#848 of 1169 no concrete...
Aug 24, 2004 (1:56 pm)
plans for another engine, but the rumor is for an inline 6-cylinder torbo-diesel for the f150...but the plans for that arent set for another 5-6 years.
#849 of 1169 Re: no concrete... [bowke28]
Aug 24, 2004 (2:13 pm)
Why would a Nissan salesman claim that Ford has no plans for the immediate future?
Aug 24, 2004 (2:50 pm)
The first year tundra didn't have as many niggling problems their 1st year out as the titan.
The only complaints were options not offered such as a trailer hitch, limited slip rear.
A few others were not enough power, small cabin,
tiny towing capicity.
#852 of 1169 Re: no concrete... [kg11]
Aug 24, 2004 (3:44 pm)
because i sell fords too.
Aug 24, 2004 (3:56 pm)
I finally reach 16MPG in the F150. Engine is still breaking in. If you are a Ford owner and get the 6 inch lift, Ford offers the larger dual mirrors. The backup sensors do not detect low objects.
The statement on trucks that do not go offroad is dependant on the region in which you live.
Finally, one thing I like about Fords is the modifications that can be done with the truck.
#854 of 1169 Re: FUNNY THO [boomer1b]
Aug 24, 2004 (4:13 pm)
That IS funny.
New Ford is slightly lacking in power but not much else.