Last post on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Nissan Titan, Truck
#147 of 156 One thing I have learned
Oct 06, 2007 (7:24 pm)
Is that truck owners as a whole are not like car owners. You might have a preference for one truck over another but as a whole you would rather have a truck than a car. I have learned to have a healthy respect for Titans and Tundras even if I do feel it took Toyota quite a while to get it right. Not that their 1/2 ton was ever a bad truck it just wasn't up to what the other full sized trucks were. Now I think they have corrected their 7/8 truck stigma. I simply do not trust Nissan even if I agree they seem to make a reasonable truck. Most of my experience with Nissan trucks has been with their small trucks and I consider them the back of the pack. There is something that turns people off about Nissan Trucks but to be honest I don't know what it is. They were first in the market with compact trucks only to flatten out and fall first to Toyota, then in 74 or 76 they fell to Ford Ranger and not long after they fell behind Chevy S-10. Does anyone know where they stand in total truck sales today?
As far as fuel mileage goes Most of the road tests I have seen have rated Ford, Toyota and GM ahead of Dodge and Nissan. What has bothered me about the Nissan was the same thing that used to bother me about the Tundra. For some reason the Asian powers that be decided we only needed one engine choise. Now even Toyota gives you three just like GM and Ford. Nissan still seems to think they Know better than their customers so we get one choice. It may be a fine engine but I want to make the choice. Still I wouldn't kick a Titan out of my driveway if I wanted a 1/2 ton.
#148 of 156 Re: what to buy [fueledup]
Oct 07, 2007 (4:55 pm)
I own both.
If you're looking for mpg and less up front costs, buy the GM.
You don't state what exactly you want the truck to do so based on what you've posted the only logical choice is the GM.
#149 of 156 Re: what to buy [obyone]
Apr 02, 2008 (9:52 pm)
i bout my 2008 1500 ext cab 4x4 silverado 3.73 gear in late oct. during winter i was getting 15mpg on these warmer weeks recently i've been peeking aroun 16-16.2mpg few days ago i pulled a trailer, bout 20ft enlosed car trailer extra wide 170 mile empty 170 mile loaded with 2500lbs race car auto trans in 3rd gear and doin 60-65mph i got 8-8.3mpg both ways. truck has almost 9100miles on it
#150 of 156 MPG 2006 titan with 55000 miles
May 16, 2008 (11:09 pm)
I can get 20 mpg any day I want. Just have to keep speed to 65 - 68mph. I do it all the time commuting 92 miles a day. mostly interstates. just take it easy with the GO pedal, and stay off the brake unless or untill it is needed. Also 55k miles, no problems and still plenty tread left on original tires. Some people with MPG complaints need to learn how to drive.
#151 of 156 Re: MPG 2006 titan with 55000 miles [friskybusa]
May 17, 2008 (11:26 pm)
20 any day? 55K on tires? Now that is simply amazing.
#152 of 156 Re: what to buy [ftrspeedy]
May 20, 2008 (9:45 pm)
Only 2500lbs and in 3rd gear? Were you going uphill the whole way? On flat ground you can put it in OD. Seriously.
#153 of 156 Re: what to buy [davethecarnut]
Dec 04, 2008 (1:38 pm)
I'd have to take a Titan over a Chevy anyday. American made trucks are for hillbillies, I'm sorry that's just the way it is. I'd take a Tundra before an American made truck also. 100 years of building trucks and the Japs surpass them on their very first try? Just goes to show you how bad the big 3 really are.
#154 of 156 Re: what to buy [muskyfever]
Jul 06, 2009 (9:29 pm)
Ummmmm.......guess where the Tundra and Titan are built? doh
#155 of 156 Re: what to buy [davethecarnut]
Sep 23, 2009 (6:04 pm)
I have been a die-hard chevy fan my whole life, the time came to trade in my 97 chev. 1/2 ton. that served me well for 12 years, I went straight to the gm dealer to buy an 09 1/2 ton full load and guess what, aside from the new sheet-metal, and flashy interior. that 09 was no different than my 97! what a let down! I test drove an 09 titan LE and let me tell you i will NEVER go back! Thanks chevy its been a great 30 years, but you cant touch my new Titan!
#156 of 156 Re: what to buy [trucker8]
Sep 23, 2009 (10:11 pm)
...and a whole new drivetrain and frame and...wait..are you sure you had a 97???? Was it the truck or the dealer? Sometimes they think there are only three players in the full size truck market and want to goug...I mean price them accordingly.
But there is no way a 97 and a 09 are even related. That 97 was really an 88.