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#1739 of 2122 05 Frontier CC 4x2 6cyl 6M
Apr 26, 2006 (10:29 pm)
I have recently purchased a 2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab wiht the 4.0L V6 and let me tell you, it is AWESOME! I get good looks all the time, i get compliments from people who ride in it, including my GRANDMA! And yes, this is including people who rode in the back seats. So, for anyone out there who would like to know whether or not to go fronty or taco, i say go fronty! unless of course you want to spend about 4 grand more for the same stuff, just a different rep... oh yeah and it has over 11k miles on it, not a problem in sight!
#1740 of 2122 Re: NISMO fan..... but minor complaint [asa]
Apr 27, 2006 (2:13 am)
You would think that such a simple idea could be implimented if this could be suggested some how.
#1741 of 2122 Re: Squeaky clutch pedal [asa]
Apr 27, 2006 (7:15 am)
I just ordered my '06 SE 4x4 CC 6-speed man. Everybody told me I should have bought it automatic because they say manual pickups have hard clutch, rough shifting etc. I now own an Acura Integra 99. I know it's not the same driving at all but do you think I'm gonna like the 6speed man.
#1742 of 2122 Re: Squeaky clutch pedal [pickpick]
Apr 27, 2006 (7:48 am)
If you enjoy feeling "one with a vehicle" and enjoy the satisfaction of driving a vehicle rather than being driven then you'll love the 6spd.
HP is addictive in the sense that any efforts you have to give to get a lot is soon forgotten as you row through the gears.
#1743 of 2122 It has been a while for me....
Apr 27, 2006 (1:57 pm)
But somebody asked many many months ago about fitting utility boxes / ATVs in the bed of a Frontier CC and the weight capacity of the tailgate. Here's a photo of how my father solved the problem on his '01:
He has carried the ATV in the bed like that for years (and over some roads he probably should have been traversing with the ATV rather than the pickup!) and never had a problem with the gate.
#1744 of 2122 Re: Squeaky clutch pedal [pickpick]
Apr 28, 2006 (5:23 am)
I should be able to answer that for you. I recently sold a 99 Integra GS-R for a Subaru Wagon (baby on the way) and also own an 2005 Frontier with a 6Spd manual.
Does the Frontier shift like an Integra? No. It is a totally different beast. It is a 4WD, torque-heavy 6 cyl pickup vs. a high-revving FWD 4-cyl. I think it shifts well for what it is, though, and have had no problems with any squeak from the clutch. The clutch is not tough to push in, and it shifts fine. My 120 lb. wife loves to drive it.
We prefer the control of a manual, but that is purely a preference.
I hope you enjoy your truck.
#1745 of 2122 Re: Squeaky clutch pedal [pickpick]
Apr 28, 2006 (3:26 pm)
You'll love the 6-Speed pickpick. Despite the slight squeak in my clutch pedal, it shifts beautifully. The clutch is light and I have *never* had trouble finding a gear. My wife was shifting like a pro the first time she drove it, so it's very user friendly. Also, the 4.0L pulls so well that you won't be rowing through gears with every speed change. No need to fret -- you'll love it ...... and the better gas mileage too.
#1746 of 2122 Re: Ordering 06 KC nismo fronty 4x4 [skd808]
Apr 28, 2006 (3:34 pm)
No, I've never heard of a driveshaft problem with any Frontier. Between Frontier and Tacoma, it all depends on your needs and your wealth. They're both great trucks. I chose Frontier because it fits in my garage better than Tacoma (Frontier is a few inches shorter and a few inches narrower), I wanted a 2WD CC 6-Speed stick, which Tacoma doesn't offer and my 6' body seems to sit better in Frontier.
#1747 of 2122 05 Crew Cab 6 Spd
May 01, 2006 (11:42 am)
I picked up a new frontier about a year ago. It's a 2005 Frontier SE 4x4 with the 6 spd shift. I was talking to another frontier owner and he said he couldn't believe I found a stick. The place I bought it from (in June 05) had to do a search to find exactly what I wanted. Are the 6 speeds kinda rare? I often stop by different dealerships and not once have I seen a stick. I guess the demand isn't there. Well, all I know is I'm quite happy with mine. Let me know what you all think.
#1748 of 2122 Re: 05 Crew Cab 6 Spd [tdog06]
May 01, 2006 (4:34 pm)
I'd say the Frontier 6-Speeds are less common, but not uncommon at least in my area. I test drove two on different dealer lots, both Crew Cabs. I suppose they sell fewer of them in crowded metro areas where shifting might be a chore.
I see where GM is quitting manual trannies on all versions of the '07 Colorado and Canyon when equipped with the I-5 engine; if Coly/Canyon buyers want a stick, they'll have to go with the 175 HP I-4 and only on the standard cab and extended cab versions.