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#350 of 2122 Re: NISMO king cab [jasong2]
Jan 11, 2005 (5:02 am)
Thanks for the detailed reviews. Love the look of this truck vs. the Taco, but still not completely sold on either...
Was wondering if you or anyone could tell if two kids under 6 y.o. in car seats (one booster, one forward facing full seat) would fit in the back of the k-cab. I have not been able to get to a dealer to check this out myself, plus I am not ready to buy yet and don't want to be tempted...
Was impressed to read in the 05 brochure that Nissan tested a bunch of kid car seats and have the results posted at their website - however it is titled 2003-2004 Frontier so not sure if the data pertains to 05...
Also, nowhere in the brochure does it say that the rear axle is a Dana 44 when I thought the specs that came out before the truck indicated this..? Any owner know for sure by reading the specs in the manual or crawling under and checking? IMO this is a huge selling point for offroaders that Nissan should exploit given all the aftermarket upgrades available for D44s.
#352 of 2122 I'll wait for the long bed double cab
Jan 12, 2005 (9:34 am)
I'm sure Nissan will bring out the Frontier long
bed double cab? I own a 2001 Dodge Quad and the size was the reason for my purchase over the Nissan and Toyota, now they are simular in size.
Jan 12, 2005 (10:32 am)
I have had trouble finding an LE in the color and with the options I want, but can locate a Nismo that fits. I don't do any offroading so seems like I should just keep looking for the LE, but if anyone has thoughts about this let me know.
Also, dealers in my area are now offering 1500 - 1750 off MSRP.
#354 of 2122 Re: Nismo v. LE [taylor35]
Jan 12, 2005 (11:04 am)
Most reviews suggest that the Nismo package affects the quality of the ride (much rougher). I would think unless you plan on a lot of stuff offroad, I would wait for the LE. Try contacting different dealers. Some dealers just want to sell what they have or what thier "network" has. I would try using a different dealer if possible and see what they can find.
#355 of 2122 Search dealer inventory
Jan 12, 2005 (11:35 am)
At this site; you can search dealer inventory based on your zip code. It allows you to set the radius from your zip, 25, 50, 100 miles out. At 100 miles from your location, you should have plenty of dealers to select from. This is assuming the inventory is accurate, I'd call to confirm.
http://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/Configurator/0,,75450%7C75458,0- - 0.html#top
#356 of 2122 Re: Nismo v. LE [centralcal]
Jan 12, 2005 (11:35 am)
Thanks - that was my gut reaction too, but it is good to confirm it. I have test driven several LE's and I like the ride, so I better just stick to that.
#357 of 2122 Maddening configurations
Jan 12, 2005 (11:44 am)
Based on Nissan's Frontier site, a lot of what I want my Fronty to have is a combination of SE, LE and Nismo options. Want the SE with power pak and alloy wheels for the price, the LE for the Fog lights but not the step up rail, the Nismo for the spray-in bed liner, seats, bed hold down system and stereo but not the off-road suspension.
Will Nissan have a true "build your own Frontier?" Since they are made here in the US, it should be easier to accomodate customers wishes for their personalized custom Frontier. Most likely will have to wait until later in the year to even see if its going to be offered....
#358 of 2122 Now that folks are actually driving
Jan 12, 2005 (3:00 pm)
I'll repeat two questions I asked a while back.
1. What does the engine / exhaust sound like? I do not want a loud truck, but a little growl from the exhaust would be nice. Generally, I think V6 engines do not sound all that good, but I think Nissan does a good job with the 350Z and the G35 coupe.
2. Are the storage bins under the back seats removable? I love the flat floor on the back of the Titan, and although that truck has a nice V8 rumble, it is just too big for me. However, me and my two mutts will be sorely dissapointed if you cannot remove the junk under the back seats on the Frontier crew cab to create a flat floor. Not having a flat floor available would kill the benefit of having the fold up back seats. Am I a wierdo? Why can't more truck makers understand this?
#359 of 2122 Re: Now that folks are actually driving [atlgaxt]
Jan 12, 2005 (3:15 pm)
engine & exhaust sound fine to me. note 'fine' is a relative term. it's neither loud nor quiet. just 'fine' but i wouldn't mind adding a catback system to get a few more ponies and a little louder sound.
the storage bins under the backseats are removable. however the floor back there is not completely flat; but flat enough for me if i want to throw stuffs back there. i don't have dogs so not a biggie issue for me.
i wish that nissan can make their back area more roomy, more comfortable, more recline, more storage spaces like the tacoma which i think scores big in the space design.