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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
#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.
#824 of 1446 Colorado reliability is so-so! Engine DOG!
Dec 27, 2005 (8:00 am)
It's better then the S10 series,but they were terrible for
breaking. The Colorado 5 Cyl engine is a dog! If he quality holds and they put a V6 in,might be another option in year or 2. Hope TOY! gets more competition other then NISAN.
Dec 27, 2005 (7:01 pm)
I drove a Colorado before I got my Tacoma. My impression was that it didn't feel as tight as my B3000 that had 115K miles on it at the time.
Its funny, the number of people that report being put off at Toyota dealers. I found my experience reasonable and friendly. I was probably just lucky...I know I am not a uber negotiator..
Dec 27, 2005 (8:25 pm)
I have not seen the numbers, but my guess would be that since they were giving them away this summer during the employee price promotion, that was the reason. I am a diehard Toyota guy after owning 3, but if I can't get what I want, i will cross the line too. When I went looking for my last truck, I decided it would be a stick. Thankfully the Tacoma 4X4 TRD was offered in a stick or I might me driving a Nissan. I have driven many Nissans of friends, and I cannot think of one negative. I just have had superior experiences with Toys. As for the 1 1/2 inch difference, I really don't think that is a factor. It starts being a factor when there are 10 inches of wheel base difference. That is why I got the short bed.
#827 of 1446 denwiall! Not! but tired of TOY BS!
Dec 28, 2005 (4:23 am)
Yes they make great truck,But not to extent that they are playing at deal time. NISMO is a BAD MOTHER!