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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
#814 of 1446 Re: Overpriced? Overrated? [ustazzaf]
Dec 21, 2005 (8:27 pm)
Maybe not a problem for you but it is for me.
I had the same problem with one of my local dealers and my wife drives a Solara. If they
keep this same attitude in a few years when we are ready to trade she'll not be driving a Toyota.
I might add that the first Nissan dealer I went to would not even talk to me about a trade unless I wanted to sign the paper work for a new truck at the same time. I walked on him faster than I did on the Toyota dealer.
After an accident my wife had a year ago I had it fixed and then took it to the Toyota dealer
to see what it was worth. I wanted to see if there was any loss due to the wreck.
The dealer could not even find where the repair had been done. It is a 2000 model and
was 4 years old with a little less than 40,000
miles. They gave us an estimate that was a little over 50% of the new value.
Of course the same dealer offered me about 35%
of the value of my 2000 Frontier XE KC with
20,000 miles. I ended up getting 73% of my value back on it when I sold it. not too bad for a 4 cylinder truck.
What surprises me the most after all I have heard on this thread is the fact that my Frontier and my wife's Solara sit side by side in the garage and seem to get along famously together.
They are both excellent rides and look good too.
#815 of 1446 Let Toy stew in their arrogance! Buy others TILL!
Dec 22, 2005 (4:33 am)
Buy a NISMO a much better deal and bang for your $$$$. Also looks like Jeep coming out with Gladiator Pickup in late 06. The concept truck looked awesome to me. Then there's Jeep reliability,If they offer the 70,000 warrnty on it then might be worth a look. Dodge Dakota needs more QA on them so they are alternative to TOY! In couple years TOY may have to sing a different song.
#816 of 1446 Re: Let Toy stew in their arrogance! Buy others TILL! [critter1]
Dec 22, 2005 (7:19 am)
I agree, no matter how good your product is if you treat your customers like dirt they will not continue to come back.
I think my wife's Solara is the nicest car I have ever owned, but if they treat me like they did on my truck buy when I am looking for a replacement for her I will not be owning another Toyota.
There are too many cars out there now that are almost as nice and pretty is as pretty does.
#817 of 1446 Car manuf and us consumers
Dec 22, 2005 (9:32 am)
I think car manufactures, Toyota included, are using statistics, demographics etc to go after market share. So don;t be surprise if they don't care to piss you or me once in while as long their targeted audience are in the bags.
Toyota earns it's reputation for reliability, though, my 95 Ford ranger should probably up there as well. I only had to replace the thermostat and EGR sensor other than oil changes. The truck is under mileage at 80k but very sturdy. Now my Audi is different story.
Only time will tell if Toyota will evolve into another GM, I doubt it. GM's problem is not solely reliability, the company reflects our social-security systems (very scarry). It borrows future money today and unfortunately the future is today for GM.
#818 of 1446 2005 Frontier vs. Tacoma
Dec 22, 2005 (3:53 pm)
First, let me say that I'm a professional wetlands biologist, so I took me vehicle selection very seriously. I plan to put 200,000 hard miles on this vehicle before I trade/sell. I have not owned a Toyata or Nissan vehicle before, so no "brand Loyalty" was involved. My choice was limited to the "mid sized" trucks on the market ( full size trucks can be difficult to maneuver in tight places we get into). I drove 5 makes a and finally had to decide between the Nissan and Toyota. I found several more features on the Nissan (boxed frame, 4 disc brakes, top 10 rated engine in the world, etc...) Both seemed to have other pluses and minuses but I finally chose the Nissan because it was the best buy. I have had it for six months and it has 9,500 miles on it. Its performed admirably and easily out performs the F-150 that we also have. It has had no problems, and so far its great. Perhaps I would have been equally satisfied with the Toyota, but Nissan had a better buy and more deluxe options. Hope this was helpful!
#819 of 1446 Re: 2005 Frontier vs. Tacoma [swampyone]
Dec 22, 2005 (6:22 pm)
you people are messed up,how fast do you need to go!
you should of bought a Muststang already,wake up guys...
#820 of 1446 Re: Car manuf and us consumers [hpia4v2]
Dec 22, 2005 (6:31 pm)
the toy. Co. are so tight,they can keep their pitch and thats why I chose nissan over toy and I wanted a Toy too till test drove the Nissan,come over to nissan world where they just want to sell you a truck and not a pitch,their trucks are Aewsome!I've owned a 89,93,Now 2005 witch is the best I ever drove,the power the seating and the ride kick some serious *A*handles very nice, loves cornering the curves!!Rides like a Caddy,if you don't believe it go test drive one.....
Dec 24, 2005 (3:51 pm)
Amazing, Toyota sold almost 3 times more trucks over Nissan for year 2005 yet Frontier folks here on Edmunds forum (this particular thread) ten times more then Tacoma owners. What’s up with you frontier guys?...nervous?
#822 of 1446 Re: [dennwiall]
Dec 24, 2005 (8:16 pm)
I am not sure what your post means, but I am certainly not nervous about anything to do with my truck nor yours for that matter. I am
in fact very proud of my truck and very satisfied with it as well.
I also have a Toyota solara that my wife drives and I am equally as proud and satisfied with it too.
The funny thing to me is that inspite of all of the bickering on this thread both of my vehicles sit happily side by side in my garage.
Also my wife and I never have any heated discussions over the Toyota/Nissan controver-
sy. I won't say that we don't ever have any heated discussions though, they are usually over more important matters.
#823 of 1446 Re: [dennwiall]
Dec 26, 2005 (3:20 pm)
Looking at unit sales it'd be easy to assume that Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon are superb trucks, as they sell in numbers that nip at Tacoma's heels. Unit sales are interesting, but they are a result of price, marketing and product engineering perceptions. Toyota has an excellent reputation and their profits are the envy of the industry.
I'm a former long-term Toyota truck owner, but I'm going with an '06 Frontier because Toyota doesn't sell the Double Cab Tacoma 2WD with a manual tranny. Plus Frontier's 1-1/2" shorter length and 2" slimmer width make it easier to garage.