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Nissan Frontier, Truck
#1995 of 2122 Re: Toyota Diesel [shuffles]
Aug 23, 2007 (11:54 am)
One word: competition.
That makes no sense at all. This is the Nissan Frontier 2005+ topic, not Tacoma vs. Frontier.
Secondly, Nissan has offered diesel engines in the Frontier (Navarra outside of North America) for greater than 25 years as has Toyota offered diesels in it's Tacoma (Hilux) for greater than 25 years. Both the Toyota and the Nissan diesel engines in their trucks are are excellent and as competitive as any diesel engine offered in their class.
Toyota offering a 1.6L diesel in Euro passenger cars changes competition in what way?
Oh, yeah, you can't buy the 1.6L in the US just like you can't buy any diesel in the US Frontier and Tacoma.
#1996 of 2122 Re: Running Boards [joboo1]
Oct 01, 2007 (1:08 pm)
I bought the factor Nissan ones for my 05 Crew Cab SE. Easy to install.
#1997 of 2122 Re: Running Boards [ichinaga]
Oct 01, 2007 (1:52 pm)
thanks for your response. I bought the Westin Sure Grip. The boards were easy to install and look great.
#1998 of 2122 NissanFrontier 07 CC Center arm rest
Nov 16, 2007 (4:34 am)
How can a short person use the center arm rest ? Just your elbow will reach the edge of it. Uncomfortable on a trip. Rear cup holder should have been used for arm rest.
#1999 of 2122 Re: NissanFrontier 07 CC Center arm rest [kvh]
Nov 17, 2007 (7:41 pm)
I just bought a 2007 Nissan Frontier SE CC LB 4x4 yesterday. I drove it home - about 8 miles and put it in the garage as I had several appointments to go to. I took it out of the garage this morning and discovered a 12" crack in the windshield on the passenger side. A rock chip caused the damage. Has anyone else had this type of damage to their windshield so soon after a chip? I own a business that has 9 vehicles and have never had a chip cause a huge crack in one day- usually it takes months for a chip to grow which gives me time to have it repaired. I also noticed 5 areas of the paint on the hood that are already chipped down to the primer- it has a clear bra which protected that area, but nowhere else on the hood. What the heck do I need to do to protect this paint? It is Red Brawn which I knew would be a problem, but I never dreamed it would be this bad after 15 minutes of driving.... Should I just take a hammer to the body of this truck to break it in????
#2000 of 2122 Re: NissanFrontier 07 CC Center arm rest [maxa]
Nov 18, 2007 (2:13 pm)
A crack in glass can appear an indefinite amount of time after the glass is stuck by an object or weakened. Changes in temperature, force on the glass due to flexing of the body or hitting a pothole may cause crack to appear, worsen, or sometimes even break.
I have an 06 Nismo CC 4WD. About 15,000 miles on it and no issues with paint chips in any area other than in front of the rear wheels on the flare and quarter panel.
Environmentally friendly paint is not as durable as the old enamels.
I used to drive on interstate near one of the largest quarries in the US and no matter the make of the vehicle they ended up with chipped and damaged paint. They needed a paint job after the first year! Thankfully I moved.
Do you drive where there is a lot of road debris?
I'm not going to tell you the paint is not an issue on the Frontier, I just have not had any major issues.
I've read frequent accounts of paint complaints with the Frontier and the Tacoma.
#2001 of 2122 Re: NissanFrontier 07 CC Center arm rest [moparbad]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:16 am)
Moparbad, thanks for your quick reply. The dealer "Tynan's Nissan" agreed to replace the windshield at their expense. The new windshield was replaced about an hour ago at my home. The installer says that he has seen a lot of new pickup and van windshields crack quickly in the past few years- a problem he had not seen before in his 35 years installing windshields. I am picking up a bug shield today to protect the portion of the hood that is not protected by the clear bra. Does anyone here have a suggestion for the best wax to apply to protect these trucks painted surfaces? Thanks.
Nov 20, 2007 (1:48 pm)
That is great. Good dealer customer service.
#2003 of 2122 Re: 2 month report [shuffles]
Dec 06, 2007 (6:20 am)
the thump is rear axle twist mind did it until i put a bed cover on it
#2004 of 2122 Re: 2005 NISMO - Fuel Economy [jonaschilk]
Dec 27, 2007 (7:12 am)
I wanted to take the time to respond to your post as I am having the same issue. I have almost 65k on my truck and the gas mileage is getting increasingly worse. Now I don't want to scare anyone, but I have had a few issues with my Nissan, however I think I just got a bad one after doing so much research. It seems as though each time I have something fixed the gas mileage jumps for a tank or two and then wham it's back down again. Below is an example of my gas mileage issues. If anyone has any suggestions besides regular maintenance I'd be happy to give it a shot.
After purchase and for first year 18/21 mpg combination
Shortly after 16/18 mpg
Check engine light correction 18/20 mpg combination
Three weeks later 15/17 mpg
Rear diff sensor replaced 18/21 mpg combination
Two weeks after 15/17 mpg
MPG after vent control valve and clutch fan replacement 16/19mpg combination
2 weeks later 16mpg combination
Couple months later 14mpg combination
Last couple weeks 13 mpg combination