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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
#804 of 1446 2006 Tacoma Timing Chain?
Dec 19, 2005 (6:50 am)
I want to thank Goofball and Dennwiall for taking the time to reply. I have sent an E-mail to Toyota concerning the 2006. Need to know. Has anyone looked at the engines? The Nissan dealer told me that I don't need to worry about maintenance because they will take care of it and besides, do I Really plan on keeping my truck for over a 100,000 miles! I can change a spark plug but not on the frontier. What about the Aluminum engine block on the Nissans? doesn't that concern anyone? Concerning the Tacoma, the oil filter is up top and real easy to change but doesn't crap roll down hill. I have never seen this before.
#805 of 1446 Re: Tacoma vs Frontier - Edmunds Tough Truck Test [danielacosta]
Dec 19, 2005 (7:31 pm)
I'm 6-1. With the driver's seat set where I am comfortable, I don't fit in the rear seat of the Tacoma
Uh, if the driver's seat is set where you're comfortable, you don't have to fit in the rear seat, right? Just kidding. Actually, I have the spec's from a comparison test, and it shows the Frontier has 1 inch more rear leg room - 33.6 vs. 32.6 for the Tacoma.
Fortunately, my rear seat passengers are closer to 4 feet tall so the 1 inch of legroom shortfall is a moot point. And, they don't have to sit at attention in the Tacoma.
#806 of 1446 Re: Manufactured? [driver56]
Dec 20, 2005 (7:42 am)
I have tried every octane from 87 to 93 and not noticed any difference in performance or engine sound. So I just run the cheap stuff now. I have gotten as much as 23 MPG, keeping it under 70mph on a long road trip. I have a 2005 V6, Auto, 4x4, Double Cab Tacoma.
#807 of 1446 Re: 2006 Tacoma Timing Chain? [johnonesix]
Dec 20, 2005 (1:38 pm)
The oil filter bracket has a funnel like thing to catch what little oil is left in the filter. A removable cap on the bottom allows you to catch what oil didn't drain back into the motor,usually 2 or 3 ounces. A small bottle works nicely.
#808 of 1446 Decision made
Dec 20, 2005 (1:38 pm)
Just finalized a deal for a 2005 Frontier LE KC. I found a leftover at a local dealer and got a great deal. $1500 cash back and $2400 off sticker. To me it wasn't a hard choice. I drove the Tacoma and did not like the seating position. I know that this issue has been mentioned alot in this forum, but it cannot be understated. I just was not comfortable behind the wheel. Also did not like to look of the front. The Tacoma also felt "boaty" The Frontier is very responsive. This was a noticeable difference between the two trucks. I have been driving Toyota's for 20 years and still believe that they build the best vehicles on the road overall. However, they have more than met their match with the Frontier. This is a great looking, great driving truck. Plus, you will always get a better deal from Nissan. Looking forward to my new Frontier.
#809 of 1446 '05 Nismo is Great!
Dec 20, 2005 (2:22 pm)
Nismo rocks. My wife and I went to a Toyota dealership to trade in my 2003 Tacoma 4x4 for a 2005 Tacoma. However, the Toyota people were sharp negotiators even though we were return customers. I was bummed, because I'd been off-roading all over Colorado with my little Taco. Yep, I loved my Taco, even though it was totally anemic in the mountains where I work. We left the Toyota dealership and passed a Nissan dealership. There was a row of Frontiers, so we turned around and gave one a test drive. My wife was immediately sold on the much-improved aesthetics of the Frontier, but I wasn't sure about off-road performance. I made some calls from the cab of the Frontier and a friend confirmed (on the Edmunds web site) a few performance and pricing details. Got a great deal from Nissan, and I am LOVING those 265 horses! Went elk hunting the week after purchase, and the Nismo was flawless on remote dirt logging roads over slushy mud and ice. My hunting partner (he always buys "domestic") was sincerly astonished at the places we went in the Nismo. Got my elk too. I'm sure the '05 Tacoma is very good, but Nissan took care of me and I got a sweet truck at a great price from some very nice sales people. Taking the truck to the desert for some camping as soon as this cold snap wears off.
#810 of 1446 Re: '05 Nismo is Great! [para]
Dec 21, 2005 (3:51 am)
I had a very similar experience with my Toyota dealer a few days ago. I have purchased 3 vehicles from them over the past 10 years, and was confronted with an indifferent attitude. Already had a deposit on my Frontier, but this experience sealed it for me. Glad you are enjoying your NISMO. I am looking forward to picking up my Frontier tomorrow.
#811 of 1446 TOY has rep for bad attitude! @ deal Time!
Dec 21, 2005 (10:19 am)
While they are still very good,I think they are overated now. IMHO!
#812 of 1446 Re: '05 Nismo is Great! [tonyc6]
Dec 21, 2005 (3:00 pm)
I walked off our local Toy lot with a poor impression after a breif discussion on Toyota pricing. The salesperson explained that Access pricing was no longer, but that their selling price was set. When I asked if they would accept an offer he said no. I laughed and walked away not giving him a chance to prove it one way or another. And now, Toyota is set to become #1. Maybe they'll end up going the way of G.M.
At this point, I agree with Critter...Toys are good, but,over rated.
Enjoy your new Frontier Tony! You made a good choice.
#813 of 1446 Overpriced? Overrated?
Dec 21, 2005 (6:17 pm)
Tacomas are high priced, but demand has driven the prices. If you walk off the lot, they could not care less. They can only get so many anyway, and the next guy will take the one you looked at. And he will be happy to see that his truck will have lost less value 3 years down the road than competitors do the day they leave the dealer. I lost less than 20% after 4 years and 60K miles. That is why I went back. The fact that you see 5 or more new Tacomas for every new Frontier on the road proves that Toyota is not having problems with their selling techniques.