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#188 of 2122 Re: Nissan wake up
Dec 07, 2004 (2:48 pm)
Nissan can't seem to sing from the same songbook. Their web site says "late 2004", a dealer in my area says January, Feb. I've read on here from deep purple that the trucks will be coming into the dealers on 12.15.
I don't know who to believe. Sales people are notoriously clueless. Dealers who have 04 inventory are under pressure to unload that stock before they can get their 05 allotment.
I'd tend to think that when the Nissan web site shows the 05 Frontier as the ONLY one available, and has all the various configuations for builds, then the dealers are getting delivery.
Who know for sure?
#189 of 2122 Re: 2005 Frontier Review @ Autoweb.com ! Very Good Review ! [hkings]
Dec 07, 2004 (5:37 pm)
I can't wait too test drive it,I can't wait too sell my chevy s-10 pick up ,the frontier seems too get better gas mi. I had a 89nissan and 93nissan,they both blow away my chevy 01and it has a 4.3in it.The chevy might be the worst truck I ever drove.
#190 of 2122 Re: Nissan wake up [hkings]
Dec 07, 2004 (5:48 pm)
Hey thanks for the info,I'm going too do more info,I hope the price wont be as high as my buliding price was.
thanks again for the info
#191 of 2122 Tired of waiting
Dec 07, 2004 (9:40 pm)
So, I test drove an 05 pathfinder 4x2 tonight. I wanted to experience that 4.0 liter V6 that is going into the Frontier.
Like most Japanese engines, the juice is over 3000 rpms. The auto tranny I drove let me keep it in third gear so I could roll in and out of the power band. It being 5:30 in the afternoon, traffic did not allow a real test of the capabilities of the pathfinder. Nevertheless, that engine in the lighter Frontier will just sing!
Some other impressions:
The instrument panel is beautiful at night. A subtle orange backlight is easy on the eyes and offers great feedback to the driver.
The leather wrapped steering wheel is excellent. Grippy bulges at the 10:30 and 2:30 positions. The sitting position was easy to adjust and visibility was great.
Being an LE pathfinder, it was loaded. Leather, DVD, bose sound system, sun roof. I know the Frontier will be more spartan, and probably less refined. According to the reviews though, the NVH in the Frontier is supposedly well dampened.
My appetite has been wetted now.
Can't wait to test drive my next truck!
Come on Nissan!
Interestingly, when I got home after the test drive, a thick envelope from Toyota was in my mailbox. Inside was a full blown pair of brochures on the Tundra and Tacoma. Plus two nice additional, accessory brochures.
Nissan is behind the curve and Toyota is eating up potential customers.
#192 of 2122 no extended bed on CC!?
Dec 08, 2004 (6:26 am)
I hate to say this because I love Nissan trucks, but no extended bed on the CC is a deal breaker for me. I guess it'll be a Tacoma, Colorado, or Dakota now. Any comments?
#193 of 2122 no extended bed on CC!?
Dec 08, 2004 (8:22 am)
Correction ... it'll be a Tacoma. The Colorado and the Dakota don't have the extended bed on the CC either.
Dec 08, 2004 (3:05 pm)
I have been test driving everything lately getting ready to buy a new truck. I am waiting for the Frontier (I was also told Dec 15th by two dealers.) The ride on the Tacoma was nice, but the fit-n-finish was not up to par and the engine noise I felt was excessive (although some say it is as quite as a Lexus, I guess a very cheap Lexus). I am hoping the Frontier has more to offer. I also drove the Pathfinder, the engine and drivetrain are outstanding (Toyota beware). Very quick acceleration (much better than the Tacoma, also the will be Frontier is lighter), I would expect a very lively truck. I hope they get this thing out there, there are some very good deals on '04 full size trucks right now.
#196 of 2122 Frontier delayed again
Dec 10, 2004 (4:45 pm)
My south florida nissan dealer called me today. He told me he received a letter from nissan informing them that the frontier has been delayed again until Jan 3, 2005
#197 of 2122 Saw an 05 Frontier last night!
Dec 15, 2004 (9:57 am)
And it was being driven by this beautiful woman. I pulled along side of it on HWY-280, my Ranger whizzing to keep up with it. Just as I was trying to get the woman's attention, she nudged the accelerator and rocketed away from me.
No, no, come back! I was moaning.
Honey, honey, wake up. My wife was shaking me to awake from my dream.
Nissan, this is getting serious.
Please roll those Frontiers out to the dealers! I can't take it anymore!!!