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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
#213 of 1446 Re: Our test drives [jsmith5]
Mar 09, 2005 (7:19 am)
well I think our Nissan did a A+ job ,considering only one problem with a alttle noise and it seem the tecks are aware of now,so 1.out of 4.problems compared to the Toy is pretty darn good,I'm leaning towards the Frontier,love them trucks,Toys are nice but too much$$$4 the$$$,whay can't they realise you catch more flys with honey.This will be my 3rd truck in July since toys are too$$$ ,but thanks to nissan I was sold on their trucks back in 1989 since I couldn't even look at Toys, their base 4*4 Modles were too much,I paid $15838.78 for my Se V6 It was loaded to the gills.So I tip my glass too NIssan and their co.workers Great Job and thanks.Thoe I bought a Chevy in 2001s-10,ZR2 ,worst Truck I ever bought.I can't wait too unload it!!any takers LOL...
Badness,East Coast,NJ,Go Yanks!
#215 of 1446 test drive both pickups
Mar 09, 2005 (8:20 am)
I recently test drove the Taco (V6,6sp,4x4,Access Cab, TRD Off-Road) and the Front (V6,6sp,4x4,King Cab, Nismo Off-Road). I even parked them side-by-side, which made the salesmen laugh.
This is what I thought (pro vs con):
Pros: sweet engine, regular gas, 4-disc brakes, 350Z gearbox, boxed frame, steel bed, 4 leaf springs, price$$$.
Cons: bland interior, no rear leg room, departure angle for off-roading.
Pros: good looks, sweet interior, rear leg room, 400W outlet, departure angle, headlights, payload, body height, front-seat ergonomics.
Cons: engine ticks on driver side, premium gas, 3 leaf springs, plastic bed, clunky shifting to reverse, price$$$.
Both trucks are worthy vehichles. The Front has a better frame, engine, brakes, and gearbox. The Taco has better looks, interior, and seats. Since the engine and frame make the truck, the Front has the mechanical advantage.
I will wait until the 2006 models come out before I lay my money down. Nissan and especially Toyota need some time to iron out the problems.
#216 of 1446 Re: Test drove both Today! [ss580]
Mar 10, 2005 (2:52 pm)
SS580, you are correct, however disk brakes are superior for several reasons:
1. They cool much more quickly due to their open design.
2. They are much less susceptible to dirt and crud getting into them (especially good for off roading).
3.They have fewer moving parts.
Drum brakes are fine, but I prefer disk brakes. Toyota makes fine trucks too, for the money, I think I got more value with the Nissan.
Do a search on the Internet comparing the braking system.
#217 of 1446 Re: test drive both pickups [bosawx]
Mar 11, 2005 (11:40 am)
I think you hit the nail on the head. Perfect analysis IMHO.
#218 of 1446 super unleaded in tacoma
Mar 11, 2005 (1:46 pm)
I read the owners manaul on the Tacoma and it says that only reg unleaded is required not premium, who is telling people that super is required? 87 octane is listed as the required
#219 of 1446 Re: super unleaded in tacoma [dreasdad]
Mar 11, 2005 (2:13 pm)
Well, in the Tacoma info I got from Toyota, it specifically calls for Premium, but only in the X-Runner and Double Cab configurations. It's the same engine (V-6) as the other body styles, so why they ask for this is beyond me.
I made my truck choice based upon driving both, and finding that while they were both great trucks, one of them was considerable less expensive for the options I wanted...
#220 of 1446 Re: super unleaded in tacoma [coveredi]
Mar 11, 2005 (2:25 pm)
but does it say required or recommended? my doctor recommends that I only eat low fat foods but I run fine on french fries and burritoes
#221 of 1446 Re: super unleaded in tacoma [dreasdad]
Mar 11, 2005 (5:54 pm)
But, how long can you keep at you peak perfomance on fries and burritoes? Eventually it wears on your engine and your perfomance may suffer:)
#222 of 1446 Re: super unleaded in tacoma [centralcal]
Mar 11, 2005 (7:23 pm)
They run on 87. But, I read several posts on the the '05 Tacoma forum where owners experienced pinging on 87 and higher octane helped. It may be dependent upon the driving style of the owner as to which octane is preferred and how the engine performs on that octane overall.