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Nissan Frontier, Truck
#1556 of 2122 Re: buying a 2006 4x4 LE 4DR [alien1]
Dec 30, 2005 (12:14 pm)
Based on my recent experience in looking and finding a new Frontier equipped the way I wanted at what I feel was an excellent price, I would suggest you go to the NissanUSA website and design your vehicle and then locate it by searching dealerships in surrounding states (and cities). This is how I found the exact model (black crew cab, 4X4, 6 speed w/power pkg, ABLS) in an '05 model which has the $1,500 rebate v. the $500 on the '06.
On the Nissan website's "Locate this vehicle", use zipcodes for major cities in your surrounding states to locate a 2005 that fits your specs. I'm in California and ended up finding my Frontier in Colorado. I beat the price for a comparable '06 model by over $1,600 which includes the extra expense of having it transported to CA. I think you can save yourself some money if you focus first on the '05's that are left (and there are still a lot available out there). Once I located and got the best price on the '05, then I shopped local dealers and asked them to meet the pricing on the '05. Good Luck.
#1557 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [2005lekc]
Dec 30, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I have been torn between the Tacoma and Frontier.I wanted an LE CC,but after looking at the truck a few times,I really hated having to look at the roof rack.I want the advantages the LE offers,but really dislike the roof rack.You really cant' get the package with an SE CC.All those added things in the LE will bring the price too far in a SE.I was really thinking about buying one tom,the last day of the month,but not tottaly happy,so might just decide to wait for spring.
#1558 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [2005lekc]
Dec 31, 2005 (7:30 am)
I unscrewed the roof rack to peak underneath. The screws appear to be a Truss Head (larger dia than a button head), #30 torx driver, M6x1 Thread, and there is a shoulder so the threads don't go all the way up. So you can't just put the screws back in without the rack (they would stick up).
Each screw hole is really 0.540 dia hole in the body with a plate spot welded under it which provides the thread. So there ends up being a .540" dia x .050" deep c'bore. And two weld spots for each set of 4 holes. Bottom line, I put the rack back on. I hope somebody starts making a low profile rack that will use the same mounting holes. If they get enough grumbling perhaps Nissan will scale it down for the '07 model and they would still fit the '05 + '06
#1559 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [fisherman2]
Dec 31, 2005 (12:32 pm)
My beefs with the SE are that the seats are not available with lumbar adjustment nor front/rear elevation. And with all models, if you want side airbags, you have to order the sunroof. It's dumb of Nissan to shortchange SE buyers with low buck seats and irresponsible of Nissan to link a basic safety feature with an expensive luxury opton.
#1560 of 2122 Re: Mystery of the Thunk [millar]
Jan 01, 2006 (9:36 pm)
Sorry for not responding sooner.
1. No. Saw it and loved it.
2. No. Considerable amount of water can get into the bed.
4. I believe the factory drain holes were used for mine.
5. Campway, Santa Rosa CA installed mine.
#1561 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [jonzjos]
Jan 02, 2006 (6:25 pm)
Back in Jan 05 it took my dealer 21/2 weeks to find the truck I wanted. Nismo CC Silver with NO racks. I'm glad I waited.
#1562 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [drumbob]
Jan 03, 2006 (9:42 am)
Does your nismo have the sunroof?
I am convinced that the rack comes with the trucks that have the sunroof in order to add reinforcement to the vehicle.
#1563 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [fisherman2]
Jan 03, 2006 (12:45 pm)
A lot people don't like roof rack, myself included. "In my view," cheapens look of Truck.
I bought SE, CC for that reason. LE doesn't offer much anyway other than molding and painted bumper; compass; fog lights; power seats; stereo option and leather option.
I acutally prefer chrome. Stereo and leather you can do after-market, if want them, for much cheaper pricer. Better, actually (again my view). I understand you can add fog lights (already wired) and compass, but have not tried.
To me the one thing I lost was power seats. That was really it. But saved mutliple thousands that you can drop into after-market extras, still w/ savings. Original plan was to go w/ LE and remove roof rack but not very feasible plus killed me I was spending real $$$ on LE for features I did not want.
Plus, don't have to look at that roof rack.
#1564 of 2122 Re: Roof Rack [earl1z19]
Jan 03, 2006 (12:46 pm)
You can get SE, CC, w/ sunroof but w/o roof rack.
#1565 of 2122 Nismo ride quality
Jan 05, 2006 (10:14 am)
I'm test driving the Frontier this week. Yesterday I test drove the base model XE, with the 5 speed. For a 4 banger its got decent acceleration past 3000 rpms. But the ride quality was very choppy/jittery on the freeway, and the brakes felt mushy and hard to gauge.
Today I'm going over to test drive the Nismo KC 4x2.
Has anyone purchased this model?
What are your pros and cons?
The Nismo model has the right balance of options without going to the LE 4x4. And it fits my budget.
Any comments appreciated!