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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
Oct 24, 2005 (9:37 pm)
you guys for the first time proved me wrong... now try with the rest...
2004-05 Titan/2005 Frontier; Spray-In Bedliner Material Discoloration
2005 Frontier, Xterra, Pathfinder; Front Seat Manual Recliner Inoperative
2005 Frontier; Spray-In Bedliner Floor Seam Repair
Frontier/Xterra/Path/Titan/Armada; Front Pass.Fold Flat Seat Recliner Ino
Titan/Frontier; Spray-In Bedliner Repair (Level 1)
Window Regulator Creaks After Opening
Nissan; Body Control Module Sub-Harness Service Campaign
Battery Testing: Nissan Original Equip. & Genuine Nissan Replacement Batt
Nissan; Engine Won't Start, NATS System Description / Key Registration
'05 Pathfinder/Frontier; Rattle Noise from VIAS Pwr Valve Act /Int Man Co
2005 Frontier With QR25DE Engine; Whine Noise From Engine When Cold
Nissan; CONSULT-II CONVERTER Software Update (Version 17)
Nissan; CONSULT-II Diagnostic Software Update #16 (UED05B)
Nissan; CONSULT-II ECU Reprogramming Software Update #6 (AER05A)
Nissan; CONSULT-II NATS Software Update #4 (AEN04A-1)
Nissan; Information on Paint Stains Caused by Tire Dressing
Well VQs have piston slap... isnt that great
#686 of 1446 Re: good [toykick]
Oct 25, 2005 (5:33 am)
You have not answered my question. What truck do you drive? Do you own a 2005 Tacoma?
It's a good thing you pulled every issue from any recent Nissan model (most are first year models) to illustrate how much better the 2005 Tacoma is as compared to the 2005 Frontier. Maybe you could stir up some dirt on a 95 Sentra. That'd teach us.
Again, your post is fruitless.
Maybe if all posters who look for pertinent information on this forum were to ignore any post submitted by toykik, he'd get the point that his input is not welcome. There are actual Toyota owners on this forum who manage to constructively add valuable content to the board without comming accross as... well... as you do.
#687 of 1446 Toy needs to bring back 2.7 engine in !!!!
Oct 25, 2005 (8:44 am)
The Tacoma extended cab 4X4 with auto tranny. 04 was last year you could get that combination. I know I checked,you can only get manuel with 4 cyl 4X4 extended cab. Wouldn't hurt Nissan to offer a big 4 banger or small V6 engine option. With fuel costs the way they are and probably will be forever. Also a Frugal Diesel option would also work. Rummor is Tundra will soon have diesel option, we
need some more engine options for mid sizes too!
#690 of 1446 Reliability off-road
Oct 25, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I've gone back a little bit in the messages to see if my questions were addressed but didn't see anything. I may not have gone back far enough. Here is my central concern: reliability of T vs N off-road in the mountains of Colorado. I am looking at the Nismo vs the TRD off road so that I, a single adult female parent, can take my two kids off camping and hiking here in the Colorado mountains. Toyota, of course, has that reputation for reliability. Can I expect the same mechanical reliability from Nissan? Have the TRDs been reliable when used to travel serious mountain roads? I'm looking at '05s, hoping to get some of those end-of-year savings. Any advice and help would be appreciated.
#691 of 1446 Re: Reliability off-road [mtnlover]
Oct 25, 2005 (5:24 pm)
As far as I'm concerned it's a flip of the coin. Neither one is likely to leave you high and dry. Both these trucks have a lot of history behind them, and it's really a matter of picking the one that best suits you.
#692 of 1446 off-road reliability
Oct 25, 2005 (10:21 pm)
I was biased towards Toyota when shopping 05 trucks, but all four of the Tacomas I test drove had mechanical problems, including leaking head gaskets and 4wd problems (not all four trucks had the same problem).
The worst problem I had on the Frontiers I drove was an alignment, and that was on the one I ended up taking home. Mine was an early production Frontier, so it needed the TSB for the intake plenum rattle. Otherwise it's been trouble free for 22,000 miles in 7 months.
4wd has been virtually flawless. It actually pulled me out of a mudhole when only the left front had traction; the 4-wheel limited slip is that good.
On a couple of occasions when repeatedly going in and out of 4-low, it's given me a warning that it wasn't fully engaging or disengaging. The fix both times was to turn off the ignition to reset the computer, after which it worked fine. By comparison, when I had 4wd trouble in the Tacoma, there was nothing either I or the salesman could do to get it to work properly; we left it with the service dept after the test drive. I never followed up to see how serious the problem was because after having problems on four different trucks, the Tacoma got dropped from my short list.
Others on this forum have reported no problems with the 05 Tacoma's 4wd, so perhaps the problems I encountered were on the early production units. Whichever you buy, I'd give it a workout on a test drive before committing.
#693 of 1446 Re: good [toykick]
Oct 25, 2005 (11:24 pm)
thanks for the heads up toekick. here are some other informative links you might be interested in:http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/
to me, getting a truck is like clothes shopping, no matter how expensive or proven durable a shirt maybe, if it don't fit you, it won't fit you.
No matter what reason you had for getting a (05tacoma?),you did good. don't need to convince anybody in this board. your happy with it right??
Let's help this young lady get a truck that will fit to what she needs to use it for.
both trucks are good, just depends on what you are really wanting it to do.
as far as dependability,quality, etc. can't judge a book by its cover.this is the year 2005 and 2006. the past is the past.
#694 of 1446 Re: Reliability off-road [mtnlover]
Oct 26, 2005 (3:45 am)
Go to 2005 Consumer Reports Autos & Trucks. The Fronty is really good, But thats where the Tacoma edges it out. Repairs/Reliability for Tacoma are close to excellent. In a new truck the 2 to $4000 price difference,is it worth it to you. I have
94 Nissan 4X4 with close to 140,000 miles only left me once in that time. Electrical relay went bad. You have to decide for yourself. Hope this helps!
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