Last post on Nov 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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Nissan Frontier, Future Vehicle, Truck
#89 of 98 Re: Frontier...Maybe Not [bobad]
Nov 24, 2007 (4:41 pm)
You CAN get a King Cab with a 4-cylinder Auto - and it's a 5-speed. With a Crew Cab, it's V-6 only.
I had a 1993 XE King Cab (a stick), and it was fine for me and my light hauling. The new design has a MUCH bigger rear seating are - 2 kids would be fine back there.
I've driven 2 different XE King Cabs - one stick, one auto. With 2 aboard and nothing in the bed, it's fine - not quick, but not labored at any speed up to 70 mph.
Because I needed to meet a company policy and NOT have a truck, I ended up with an '07 4-cylinder Highlander. It's fine for cruising with 4 aboard (and pretty full of stuff) at 75 mph, and never gets less than 20 mpg - sometimes up to 25.
Modern fuel injection and variable valve control make modern I-4's feel like the V-6's of the early 90's. You really ought to try driving one to see if you can live with it. It'll get you where you're going, and get 2-3 more mpg doing it. With a 21 gal tank, refilling with 1.1 gal left, that 20 gallons you burned will get you another 40-60 miles with every tank, for free. You might find that insurance is cheaper, as well.
If I didn't have a work policy against driving a truck, I'd be in an '08 SE King Cab 4-cylinder right now.
#90 of 98 Re: lifting a 07 frontier [maxa]
Nov 25, 2007 (7:31 am)
maxa, I should have mentioned too that Nissan sells "splashguards" (I call them mudflaps), one pair for the front and a different pair for the back. You probably have these, but if you don't, they're inexpensive and a piece of cake to put on.
Glad your windshield is whole again!
#91 of 98 RENTED A CREW CAB 2 X 4 IMPRESSIONS
Dec 03, 2007 (8:48 am)
I had the 2000 model year Tacoma (2x4 Prerunner) and used that as a comparison against the 2007 Crew Cab 2x4 I rented through Enterprise rent a car.
I was very impressed with the truck. Very comfortable ride and the interior material, design was reasonable for a truck. I thought the bed also had enough room especially since I could place the truck in my garage (i like my vehicles in garages when possible). Overall I'd place the Frontier ahead of the 2007 Tacoma mostly due to exterior looks. I believe the Tacoma looks like a tadpole from the front view and those wheel wells don't strike me as sexy or muscular. For what its worth that's my 2 cents in favor of the Frontier.
Oh, if we want to talk about full size Nissan vs Toyota then the vote goes for the latest Tundra, sexy devil in deed.
#92 of 98 Re: RENTED A CREW CAB 2 X 4 IMPRESSIONS [goose]
Dec 04, 2007 (10:31 am)
I thought the bed also had enough room especially since I could place the truck in my garage (i like my vehicles in garages when possible).
Me too and Frontier also shines in that department, being line 1-1/2 inches shorter than Tacoma and near 2 inches narrower than Tacoma. Every inch counts in my garage and it's nice to be able to walk behind the truck and not worry about door dents from my wife's car. The only narrower midsizer is Colorado, but Colorado is longer.
#93 of 98 2006 Wheel Diameter Size
Aug 18, 2008 (11:08 am)
Can anyone tell me the tire "wheel hub" diameter of a 2006 Frontier. I have aftermarket wheels on it and the wheel hub bore is larger than the actual truck hub. I am trying to order "Wheel hub centric rings" and I need the actual truck hub size (in millimeters)
Thanks for the help
#94 of 98 2006 Frontier Suspension
Mar 16, 2009 (7:47 am)
My '06 (crew cab)Frontier seems to have a very stiff suspension. Is there any that will soften that up and if so how. I bought is with after market tires and wheels (265/50R 20). Will standard tires & wheels make it softer?
#95 of 98 Re: 2006 Frontier Suspension [hizzoner3]
Mar 22, 2009 (6:49 am)
If you have an '06 Frontier Nismo, it has a stiffer suspension because it's engineered for off-road use. The Nismo is equipped with Blistein shocks; replacing them with something softer might be an economical start. If you don't have the Nismo, I'm not sure what more can be done. I don't know about your tire size and its effect; perhaps someone else can help with that. I have a stock '06 SE 4x2 and I'm quite happy with the ride.
#96 of 98 Re: 2006 Frontier Suspension [asa]
Mar 22, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Mine too is a 4X2 and no it is not a Nismo, but it is very stiff. Perhaps I need to swap the wheels and tires for a stock set. Thanks anyway.
#97 of 98 Re: HEAT SHIELDS! [chewydan]
Aug 07, 2009 (11:27 pm)
spray undercoating on sheild. The one that can handle heat
#98 of 98 fan clutch & differential
Nov 15, 2009 (10:49 am)
I purchased 2007 Frontier new, 11.07. 4 cyl, 5 spd. man. The current mileage is 128,500. At approx. 50,000 miles the fan clutch failed, I replaced it again at about 90,000, the truck is going into the shop Wed. 11.18 for a third fan clutch. Earlier this year at about 100,000, the differential started howling. My mechanic dis-assembled & found no sign of unusual wear.
Anyone else experiencing these problems?