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You are in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Nissan Titan, Truck
#104 of 156 Consumer Reports Reliability Rating
Mar 27, 2007 (5:53 pm)
Your right people can just look at the consumer report, and not just base a decision on my experience:
Nissan's first entry into the full-sized truck category holds its own against the competition. It has an impressively large cabin, is relatively agile, has a fairly comfortable ride, and has a very smooth transmission. Safety features include optional electronic stability control and curtain air bags. The cargo bed of the crew cab is fairly small compared with the competition, and payload capacity is a meager 1,105 pounds. The Titan's muscular V8 provides strong acceleration, but the constant engine and exhaust noise can become tiresome. The truck gets a facelift for 2007. Reliability has been well below average. (SOURCE MSN: Autos/Consumer Reports Summary)
Also, staying on topic the reliability rating for the Chevy 2500HD is much higher. So bottomline, on average, in term of reliability your better off with the 2500HD, or any other truck for that matter, since TITAN is rated the lowest in reliability category.
#106 of 156 Re: Consumer Reports Reliability Rating [razorthunder]
Mar 28, 2007 (3:11 am)
Your OFF TOPIC AGAIN- people can just look at the consumer report, and base a decision on our positive experiences:
Last time we compared full-size pickups, in January 2004, the TITAN won. Since then, every other truck here has been redesigned. No matter — the TITAN retains its title. At the dragstrip, with 1000 pounds in the bed, the TITAN crossed the quarter-mile mark two-hundredths of a second after the rocket-sled Tundra. Though the Tundra has 64 more horsepower, the Titan weighs less. It's the lightest truck here, which helped its fuel economy numbers. The TITAN was midpack in all our handling tests, even though it had the tallest tires with the most aggressive off-road biased tread. Our test TITAN is the best equipped for going off-road; in fact, it was the best in the dirt and the only truck here to come with a pushbutton locking rear differential. The TITAN also has the most useful bed of the group, with huge, movable tiedown cleats, a bed liner and a unique bedside lockbox. Inside, the TITAN is roomy and comfortable, rivaling the limousine-like Tundra for rear-seat legroom. The only strike against the Nissan is the use of hard and cheap-looking interior plastics. Nonetheless, each night every tester wanted to drive the Titan back to the hotel. Nuff said.
#107 of 156 Re: Consumer Reports Reliability Rating [mick14]
Mar 28, 2007 (7:03 am)
Your OFF TOPIC AGAIN (Mick14) Since when is the comparison of the consumer reports reliability of the Nissan Titan versus the Chevy Silverado in a Nissan versus Chevy Silverado forum off topic.
Last time we compared full-size pickups, in January 2004, the TITAN won (Mick14) How did you compare reliability of the Nissan Titan versus other trucks in January 2004, since it debuted in 2004, and it takes time, in years, to rate reliability? You should have looked at the reference before posting a reply. How did the testers drivers determine reliability? The consumer reports reference clearly states how they determine reliability ratings.
The only strike against the Nissan is the use of hard and cheap-looking interior plastics. (Mick14) Not true, after testing reliability the consumer report wrote the following about Nissan Titans: Reliability has been well below average (SOURCE MSN: Autos/ Consumer Reports). Or you can check out the previous post for the article.
Nonetheless, each night every tester wanted to drive the Titan back to the hotel (Mick14). Are they driving the Titan to the hotel because they couldn't make it home?
#108 of 156 Re: Consumer Reports Reliability Rating [razorthunder]
Mar 28, 2007 (7:22 am)
Let's leave CR out of this, perhaps we have some review in Edmunds you can quote?
#111 of 156 Re: Consumer Reports Reliability Rating [mick14]
Mar 29, 2007 (3:39 am)
Mick14, I agree with you, my 2004 Armada has 38k miles and is running like a top, 20k+ of those miles are towing at least 6,000lbs too!