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Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Dakota, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Car Comparisons, Truck
#451 of 751 Re: Forget Tacoma [sugarman1]
May 09, 2006 (5:10 pm)
I had a 2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 - 6cyl.
I now have a 2005 Frontier 4x4 6Cyl.
If I had not rolled my Tacoma, I'd still have it.
It got nearly identical mileage as compared to my Frontier.
While it had "only" 190 HP, it was plenty.
However, the engine in the new Nissan blows the OLD tacoma engine away. The 2005 Tacomas were on my list, but all things considered, I opted for the Nissan. I do not prefer the Tacoma styling, and in this area, to get what I wanted, the Tacoma was about $2000-3000 more.
I like the look of the Colorado/Canyon, but I think the engine is a little behind, and I have to question reliability. My first pick in the "American" arena would have been a Dodge, I think. Even though the Ranger is outdated, they are respectable trucks.
My Nissan was made in Tennessee, which is Why I put "American" in quotes. There is so much overlap between American and Foreign vehicles now.
Good luck to all with their trucks.
#452 of 751 Re: Forget Tacoma [moparbad]
May 09, 2006 (5:31 pm)
The trucks were gauged on everything from off-road ability to acceleration with 1,000 pounds of sand in the bed. They were driven on the open highway, twisty mountain roads and in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The overall winner might surprise you, because it certainly surprised us.
I went back and checked again. I did not see any kind of info on how many miles were in town, on the highway or 4Xing. Would make a big difference mileage wise.
The only driving talked about was slalom, 0-60, qtr mile, ect... That is hardly data to use for observed MPG data. Maybe I missed part of the article.
Did you read the comparison article?
Tacoma owners should enjoy it, Tacoma was rated number 1 overall.
Frontier was ranked Number 1 Fun to Drive, Number 1 Engine Performance, Number 1 Transmission, Number 1 Braking....
Ya, Nissan had more rebounds and assists, but the score at the end was in Toyotas favor....
Where di dthey get a 8100 pound towing capacity for the Taco? I have never seen it above 6500.
They are both great trucks, and features and value were the deciding factors that I chose a Frontier NISMO CC 4WD over a Tacoma.
If the Ridgeline was not so darn ugly, so darn expensive and if it offered an off road package, I would have probably purchased it
#453 of 751 Re: Forget Tacoma [sugarman1]
May 09, 2006 (10:15 pm)
So the truth finally comes out a disgruntled Tacoma owner
I didn't know you were disgruntled sugar! What is wrong with your gruntle?
Take your Tacoma to your dealer, I'm sure they can fix that gruntle.
#454 of 751 Ridgeline - A woman's truck?
May 10, 2006 (12:10 am)
I am interested in the Ridgeline, but my male ego is second guessing. It seems that whenever I see anyone driving a Ridgeline it almost always is a middle aged to elderly woman. Just noticed a resale Ridgeline in the paper, and when I called to ask about it an 82 year old woman answered and said it was her truck. Are there any middle aged men out there buying this truck? Have others noticed this same coincidence?
#455 of 751 Re: Ridgeline - A woman's truck? [greathanny]
May 10, 2006 (5:16 am)
I looked Ridgeline it wasn't for me. Seemed more suited too Suburban lifestyle. The price I thought was excessive also, to Fancy for Surf fishing on NC Outer Banks. It came down to Tacoma Frontier, both would work fine. But Frontier won on value and bang for my buck $$$. Apples & oranges take your pick!
#456 of 751 Re: Forget Tacoma [sugarman1]
May 10, 2006 (6:22 am)
"You should check your numbers and net worth mine are fine. Sorry to hear about your badluck with MPG's betterluck next time. "
I was under the impression your truck was an '05-'06. Since it's not, the comparison is silly.
#457 of 751 Re: Forget Tacoma [moparbad]
May 10, 2006 (2:18 pm)
No gruntles here I am not searching the web for answers to my (I dont know what truck to own profile?) Whats better Ridgeline or Nissan I dont know I'll let Edmunds.com decide for me,lets read Car and Driver magazines article on whats better that will help me decide,I already know who makes the better truck I've owned three and have been very happy with my results. And you still haven't stated why you sold the 03 Taco probably because you never owned one in the first place,all I can tell you is Butch Up and try making your own decisions.
#458 of 751 Re: Forget Tacoma [wooddorker]
May 10, 2006 (2:28 pm)
Nothing is silly if you like getting 17.5mpg from your truck when you should be getting 20.50mpgs,thats not a silly comparison your truck is rated to get more mpgs than mine but mine gets more than you and thats sad .You can always trade it in for a Fronty thats a way better truck at a way better price and wont kill you at the pump,and handling is great tough truck shootout winner too,why did you buy a Tacoma instead of the Fronty anyway?
#459 of 751 Re: Ridgeline - A woman's truck? [greathanny]
May 10, 2006 (9:51 pm)
I am a 34 old male and I purchased a Ridgeline in December 05 and have enjoyed 6K of trouble free miles. Most of the Ridgelines I have seen here in California have been driven by male drivers. I shopped the Nissan and Toyota before purchasing the Honda and liked each vehicle; however, I felt the Ridgeline had the edge due to the type of driving I do (mostly highway with a few trips to Home Depot), the standard safety features, and the interior room. I must admit that I wasn't sold on it when I first saw it, but became convinced once I test drove it and checked out its features. Good luck with your decision!
#460 of 751 Re: Ridgeline - A woman's truck? [beanctr]
May 10, 2006 (10:58 pm)
Beanctr - Thanks for the reassurance. I feel the same way. I am not wild about the exterior, but the driving experience is outstanding.
P.S. As a beancounter, I assume you love the Ridgeline because you were able to take the 179 deduction? I am a 38 year old tax lawyer.