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#30 of 2122 When will the new Frontier go on sale and other questions
Mar 26, 2004 (10:42 am)
Bowke, or anyone else who may know,
When will the new Frontier go on sale? The pictures of the doudle cab are real nice, IMO better then any of the previous models. The Nissan news site says for sale winter 2004, which I believe has just passed. I called one of the local dealerships, they hadn't a clue. Also, any details on its off road capability? They mentioned it would have packaging for that. Do you know if it will be comparable to the Tacoma's TRD packaging with the rear locker? I'd think with its engine, usable cargo box system, and off road capabilities to the Tacoma, Nissan would have one fine, well selling vehicle. Head over heals above the GM twin trucks.
#31 of 2122 Availability
Mar 27, 2004 (12:42 pm)
It is going to be a late introduction. September to December 04. Winter 2004 is the one that STARTS in 2004, so it is not over;)
If the Frontier is not selling well, and it is not, then perhaps Nissan may stop the line to retool early, although I doubt it.
#32 of 2122 Nissan Site
Mar 27, 2004 (8:50 pm)
On the Future Vehicles section you can now build and price the Frontier King and Crew Cabs.
Seems a bit pricy. What happened to affordable compact pickups?
#33 of 2122 fajing...
Mar 30, 2004 (11:03 am)
the prices are not only right in line, but even better than most competitors. the ford ranger is the #1 small pickup. it only offers a supercab, and no crew cab. even the supercab with only 215 HP and less interior space gets up in the $28k range. an LE 4x4 with the same equipment as a ranger fx4 goes for about $25.9k
as far as a crew cab, you are competing with the sport trak, dakota, and tacoma. the frontier crew LE with the same equipment as a loaded sport trak tops out around $30500. the sport trak gets above $33k. the dakota goes up to around $33k, and the tacoma doesnt offer nearly as much equipment, and still gets close to $30k.
i think nissan hit the nail right on the head with pricing.
Mar 30, 2004 (7:21 pm)
The street price for the ranger and the dakota are easily $4K-$6K below MSRP with all the factory and dealer discounts that are flying around.
#35 of 2122 jmess...
Mar 31, 2004 (7:53 am)
really??? where?? please tell me so i can go buy a bunch.
seriously, dude, we have a ford franchise here, too. the rangers are only marked up about $1700 in a $26k model. take that and a $2k rebate and, yes, you are down $3700. nissan keeps about a 10% markup, which would put a $26k frontier about $23k-$23.5k invoice.
given the frontier being all-new, and offering more stuff and capabilities, wouldnt it be worth a little extra money ($1k or so)?
#36 of 2122 Where re bowke28
Mar 31, 2004 (3:28 pm)
$6000 and more off of MSRP for Ranger 4WD extended cabs at Carmax in Kenosha. How many are you going to buy, dude?
#37 of 2122 carmax...
Mar 31, 2004 (3:35 pm)
sells used cars, man.
#38 of 2122 dude re bowke
Mar 31, 2004 (4:27 pm)
Carmax sells new Nissans, Toyota, Dodge, Chrysler, Scion, Ford, Mitsubishi, and Chevrolet.
Anyone connected to the internet can figure that out.
#39 of 2122 Frontier vs. Tacoma
Apr 01, 2004 (7:17 am)
I just priced out a new Frontier. With the off-road package and all the options it came to $30,800. I've priced a sport trac at about $33,000. The price seems reasonable. I think the price will also be lower when its introduced, atleast have rebates or sell for less than MSRP. At the same time Nissan launches the new Frontier, Dodge will offer the new Dakota, Toyota the new Tacoma and Honda the SUT (I know, not quite a truck but close enough to affect the market). this will all work in our favor in the same way that the F-150/Titan launch worked well for the consumer. IMO the competition will be even greater. All of these new vehicles will have their advantages. The fall can not come fast enough.
I'm glad though that Nissan is asking us for our opinions and putting out information. Toyota is hush, hush and its fairly irritating.