Last post on Nov 08, 2010 at 11:40 AM
You are in the Toyota Tacoma
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
#666 of 1446 Re: [driver56]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:08 am)
Yeah, well my dad is better than your dad! He weighs more and is more agile!
Just checking in. I refuse to post anything more on the topic at hand. It's good to see you guys are still squabbling about the same crap.
You guys really need to attend to your Nissan Frontier 2005+ forum. Talk about lack of feeling!
"I just got a new key fob off of eBay! Check it out!" Zzzzzzzzzzzz.....
#667 of 1446 Re: [boone88rr]
Oct 21, 2005 (5:08 pm)
You are silly.
#668 of 1446 Re: [ctrl]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:40 pm)
ctrl, see what? This is about trucks, not little cars. I just wanted others to know that I do own, like, and respect Toyotas in general. I just traded my 13 year old 93 Nissn Pickup for my 05 Frontier. It had 215K and was still running strong with zip for problems. Nissan can and does build long lasting trucks. I know from firsthand experience.
I just strongly believe that if you go through many of these testamonials on this Tacoma vs. Frontier discussion, there is a strong and common thread of people who actuallly test drove and compared these two truck in person and came to choose the Frontier based on their own observations and perceptions of what seems to be a better truck. I, like many seriously contemplated going with the Tacoma. I know the Toyotas generally have great quality. I own a great Toyota car. Why not go with a proven and perceived "winner?" Well, the Frontier stole the show for me like many others who actually drove and compared both. That's it! That's all! Nothing complicated. The Frontier just seems to be a better, and more desireable truck to me. Again, I AM a Toyota owner who was going to buy a Tacoma this time around. Didn't happen.
Booner, the reason the Frontier board is so boring is because our trucks have not had the scope of major type problems that, uh um, other new mid-sized truck have been experiencing. My truck came with factory keyfobs (2). Some of the early Nissan 05's didn't get them. That's now been changed.
Oct 21, 2005 (8:21 pm)
I concur. My belief is that certain loyalists do not want to share the stage.Nissan obviously builds high quality vehicles. My family owns 3 Nissans, including an early model Frontier and have enjoyed many trouble free years. Again, they are well maintained, which in my mind is the single most important factor in keeping your vehicle running as they should. That applies to all vehicles.
You want your truck to be reliable? Look after it!
As far as performance goes.....well, that's a state of mind.
Toyota doesn't have a monopoly on either quality or performance any more than Ferrari does on speed.
And regarding automobile magazine write ups, one big entertaining, money generating business. Don't take it too seriously folks.
#670 of 1446 Could Have Gone Either Way
Oct 22, 2005 (6:39 pm)
I've been studying these two trucks for a year now and watching the forums and waiting. I was stalling for my son-in-law to get back from Iraq so I could give him my F-150 (I know what you're thinking, but I really do like him) and have an excuse to get a new truck. I was also stalling for the 06s to come out. Hopefully the new model bugs are mostly solved.
I drove the Frontier. Man that thing ran and drove good. I really liked the Frontier A LOT!
I drove the Tacoma. Man that thing ran and drove good. I really liked the Tacoma A LOT!
There were things I loved about the Frontier and some I didn't. The same held true for the Tacoma. The one deciding factor for me was getting a 6' bed with a Crew Cab. The two trucks were so close that I went with the Tacoma so I could get the bed length I wanted.
I'm betting I'll love my Tacoma (when it gets here in a week or so) and every time I pass someone in a Frontier I'm probably gonna think, "I'll bet they love their truck". Each person has that "thing" that sways them one way or the other. Mine was the length of the bed. For others it is something else. I say "Happy Trucking To All, And To All a Good Night".
#671 of 1446 Re: Could Have Gone Either Way [channelcat]
Oct 22, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I to have been studying for a full year now and waiting, cause I'm not quite ready or willing to give up my current vehicle as of yet. I'd be in the market for a King or Access cab, but am still leaning towards a Nissan at this point. I am keeping my options open though and biding my time. The 06's will both be on our local lots by November I think and I'll be testing them both out again ( a highlight of the year ). The first year bugs should be worked out and both trucks will be all the better for it. I wish there were more colour choices though - a minor detail. The new Majestic Blue might do it for me. The Silver suits both though.
Good luck to both you and your son-in-law and enjoy your new Tacoma.
#672 of 1446 VERY DIFFICULT
Oct 22, 2005 (9:11 pm)
NISSAN COOL TOY!!!
I HAVE A TACOMA AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
#673 of 1446 Re: [time2]
Oct 23, 2005 (2:06 pm)
Be sure to have your Nissan dealer take care of all those pesky tsb's for the engine knocking on the 05-06's before you take delivery.Good luck!
#674 of 1446 Re: [eagleg]
Oct 23, 2005 (4:43 pm)
How many pesky tsbs is that on the knocking? So far I've seen one. I want to make sure I didn't miss any.
#675 of 1446 Re: [eagleg]
Oct 23, 2005 (5:27 pm)
I don't think you want to go there, and begin a comparison of first year problems. From everything I've gathered the Tacoma has a a LOT rougher launch than the Frontier.