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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
#430 of 1446 Re: Tacoma vs Frontier [joker]
Aug 05, 2005 (3:27 pm)
We are trying to decide too...
My hubby is an active duty officer currently in Iraq till Dec; I want a good deal on a truck for him. He LOVED his 2003 Toyota Tundra w/ SR5 and TRD sport. We bought it for cost minus a $2,500 rebate, we paid $24k. He had 18k miles on it, PERFECT. I'd just added the wheel wells and a line X liner.
But we had a lot of equidy and such, so we sold it and my odyssey to pay cash for my car. So we want a CHEAP payment.
He loved the drive of the tundra, it was SO smooth, but V8 SUCKS the heck out of gas...15mpg.
The insurance is $$ too...He NEVER off roaded....
The tacoma has nice features. We are considering a pre runner V4 with SR5. They are $15,200 invoice sticker 16,700. Most dealers are being terrible about anything below sticker; via e-mail that is. I am a TFS customer too (from the tundra). but that only gets .25% lower apr.
0% for 60 mths on a tundra and good leases; but they are doing that for a reason; toyota is LOOSING money on promoting camary as the "best seller" plus GAS HOGG sequioa's and tundras make their fuel effeciant ratings LOW..!! They are probably NOT going to do any specail APR or rebates. I've called TFS and dealers. They said maybe sept; labor day..but don't count on it....
I see the SAME features out of a nissan frontier PLUS the BIG thing for us; the nissan has the access cab "king" cab!!! That is 4k MORE on a pre runner!
I see that the nissan is cheaper too...especially the deal below... what do you all think??
I am thining of running by on sun when they are closed to snap digital shots for hubby to look at.. I got him the brouchures and they've made it to Iraq...
My mom saw an add in a Conway, Arkansas paper for Superior Nissan for $12,570 for an XE king cab with perfered pkg, floor mats, and bedliner with rails.
The msrp is $18,200.
- $3,500 dealer cash
- $1,000 rebate
- $1,000 if you trade a nissan in (I don't have)
so for me it's $13,570 "26 at this price"
So my mom goes to the dealer (I'm in NC near fort bragg), and it's the same salesman who sold her FIVE honda's!!!
He said it's for real...plus
8k off msrp for "any" titan...
not a bad deal??
I tried to e-mail several dealers here in NC, and one wrote back like I was dumb saying was it a "used 04' ".. Please, I'm not stupid.. ofcourse it's NOT!
It's a NEW 05 not used, not a dealer, etc...
This is a good deal...does ANYone know how I'd get a truck from Ark to NC??
When people buy on e-bay and such, don't places ship for you for like $300??
that way no miles are on it???
I have 3 small kids ages 6,5 and 2.5 so I can't go get it...
And is this not a rockin' deal?? I think so...
My hubby also likes the tacoma pre runner. but they are NOT bending well on price...even for a TFS customer...
#431 of 1446 Re: Tacoma vs Frontier [hweaver]
Aug 05, 2005 (5:55 pm)
You can talk Nissan down,they're good people compared to Toy. ,
#432 of 1446 Drove the 05 tacoma doublecab prerunner sr5 cross country
Aug 06, 2005 (10:09 pm)
i don't know much about the frontier, since i was pretty much set on a tacoma from the start, so i'll just give some feedback on the taco
i recently drove my new tacoma cross-country from atlanta to seattle.
i was particularly impressed with the fuel economy of a vehicle this size.
also the look and road presence of the taco is dominating.
as i was driving through south dakota and montana, there was a point when i saw about 5 tacomas of varying years/models on the road in succession. i sped ahead to pass them, and it seemed like they all sped up just to get another look at the redesigned style of this 05 model.
i also received 2 compliments from random people on the drive up, one at a gas station in tenn, and the other at a hotel lobby in spokane, wa. also, my friend who's an avid truck person absolutely loved the truck when i showed it to him and was complaining to me that even older t1000s are still out of his price range, so i gather the resale value of these vehicles are quite excellent.
the thing i'm hoping for the most is reliability, with minimal servicing.
i've heard of toyota's reaching the 300k mark, but seldom have heard of nissans doing the same.
one other thing is the comfort factor. I drove 5 days continuously, with 1 passenger, and a bed full of stuff (glad i didn't have to rent a uhaul) , and neither my passenger nor i experienced any pain or discomfort on the long trip.
all in all, i would prefer dependability and reliability over extras such as leather seats and moonroofs.
#433 of 1446 Re: Drove the 05 tacoma doublecab prerunner sr5 cross country [catch42]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:31 pm)
So you drove your taco around, saw some other tacos, and heard about some long lived tacos. Very convincing.
#434 of 1446 Re: It's tough choice for me/Frontier vs Tacoma [badness]
Aug 09, 2005 (3:27 am)
So Badness you say go for the Nissan, Thanks for feedback. That NISMO really has my eye. Lot of truck for good price.
#435 of 1446 Nissan
Aug 09, 2005 (5:24 am)
I'm about to buy an 05 Frontier SE Crew 4x4. Why? Because the Nissan Pickup I bought new in 93 is still going strong without a hiccup (215,000 miles). I'm sure the Tacoma is also a great truck, but Nissan has earned my loyalty.
#436 of 1446 Re: Nissan [time2]
Aug 09, 2005 (4:46 pm)
Goodluck man,My 93 had 260.000, in change when I sold if for my chevy,dumb I know, you can't kill these's Nissan truck as for Toys I don't know never bought one ,wish I never bought my 01chevy. ITs for sale if anyone is looking,99.587Mi. on it great shape its all Highway Mi, that what hurts me the most.drop me a line is anyone more info on this reply.
Ps,I live on the east(NJ) coast,30min. from NYC,and 21/2 Hrs. from Atlantic city,,NJ
#437 of 1446 Re: Drove the 05 tacoma doublecab prerunner sr5 cross country [ensemble]
Aug 10, 2005 (1:05 pm)
If you consider driving from atlanta to seattle just "driving around," then i guess i did.
you must have something against tacomas or toyotas in general.
and who's trying to convince? just giving my experience with the taco thus far.
#438 of 1446 tacoma vs frontier
Aug 10, 2005 (3:29 pm)
Need to drive them both, I am looking at either for my hubby. He had an 03 tundra that he LOVED LOVED LOVED! We ONLY sold it due to equidy and high resale, I used it and my 04 honda osdyssey (which held value AMAZING, to put NOTHING down and 15 mths later have almost 3k to put into another car!)..I'm a LOYAL honda fan..too bad they don't make a nice small truck; HATE the ridgline,and who the **** has 36k for a stupid truck?! Not me, nor would I spend it.. another story.
I paid cash for my 05 honda civic. Now my hubby needs something. reliable and cheap.. The dealers are not very flexable w/ toyota, but I have time to wait; dec before he has to have a vehicle, he's stomping on the Iraq desert now.
I like the tacoma pre runner reg cab, he likes access cab..
we'll see. I should drive them both and go from there.
Nissan frontier is selling for $13,570 for an XE king cab w/ perfered pkg, floor mats, and bedliner/rails. Which is a great deal, but interst is high. I have PERFECT credit and they quoted 8.44% ! I nearly fell over!
That is not as good of a deal as it "seemed" at first..
Again, I have time for toyota to do rebates and or apr's.
Which they say they "probably will not", but I bet they WILL. Even the wall street Journal quotes that with the sell of camary, they pushed to be "top seller" thus toyota is LOOSING money.. BUT they are selling tundra and GAS hogging sequioa's so they HAVE to sell more vehicles w/ better mpg or they will loose ratings for mpg averages on the vehicles they sell.
So they have to sell more that get better mpg, long story short... so even though they are already loosing their profit margins, they have to get the 05's out...
unfortuantely, tacoma is a good seller, so that does not help those of us wanting a good deal.. ;
We'll see time will tell.....
Some things I like about one, I dislike about the other.....
it's not an easy choice...
rates..apr and incentives will prob be my push...
#439 of 1446 Got it!
Aug 11, 2005 (7:13 am)
Yahoo! We picked up our 05 Frontier SE CC yesterday, and I am in awe. Every so often I'm opening the door to the garage just to stare at it some more. What a difference going from our 93 Nissan Pickup to this one! It is a brute. It seems Nissan is taking the Frontier to a more "SUV" comfort level with the raw power and build quality of a truck.
To many things to list here, but one little thing I like is that chrome front with a nice big Nissan emblem. For that matter the chrome front and rear bumpers look classy with the "Super Black" paint. I just hope we have the long term durability with this one as we did with our 93. That's what brought me back to Nissan.