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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra, Truck
Article comments for Comparison Test: 2007 Half-Ton Pickup Trucks - For almost two weeks, we drove all three trucks in a variety of terrain including urban crush, freeways and gravel roads. We loaded and unloaded them, poked and prodded them, and even dyno-tested them. (more)
#147 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [mick14]
Mar 04, 2007 (10:46 am)
The brake fix was initiated early in 2005. I have had no issues with :
Rear differential(I currently have a Tru-Trak LSD)
I am not stubborn but know that the vehicle I bought had no problems, (unlike the guy you know)now for 35+ thousand miles. Don't be hatin' on Titans, now!
I'm not "hatin' on Titans," and I'm sure most owners will not have major problems in the first few years of ownership, otherwise Nissan would be out of business in a hurry.
#148 of 259 rear diff...
Mar 04, 2007 (11:21 am)
i know the rear diff is sourced from dana. little surprised to hear about the problems!
#149 of 259 Suicide Doors are a Passing Fad
Mar 04, 2007 (12:07 pm)
At the next redesign of these vehicles, the novelty of the rearward opening door will have worn off. In my humble opinion, it is much better to get out of the back seat without having to open the front door.
And who decided that a suicide door was a good marketing name for that feature? Very strange. I think in 7 to 10 years there will be no more suicide door trucks.
#150 of 259 Re: rear diff... [emale]
Mar 04, 2007 (4:52 pm)
The problem with the Titan diffs were ( are? ) that they were too small with too little fluid and mass to dissipate the heat when used very hard.
I don't think they were breaking, I believe that they were overcooking.
#151 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [mrgroovski]
Mar 05, 2007 (7:17 am)
"I guess they sacrifice bed length or overall vehicle length (or big guy's knees when they try to get out tiny doors) to make it work on the double cab."
Well, let's try a direct, objective, comparison of dimensions:
bed lengths available: 78.7" and 97.6"
Rear Legroom: 34.7"
Overall truck length: 228.7" and 247.6"
bed lengths available: 78.7" and 97.6"
Rear Legroom: 34.3"
Overall truck length: 229.9" and 248.8"
bed length available: 66.7"
rear legroom: 44.5"
overall truck length: 228.7"
bed length available: 69.3"
rear legroom: 38.7"
overall truck length: 229.9"
I've got long legs (36" inseam) and had little difficulty getting in and out of a Tundra Doublecab so, for me personally, I didn't have any problem with the size of the doors. Personally, I don't think it's a safety issue at all. I think that one design lends itself more to putting cargo inside the truck cab (rear hinged doors) while the other design is a bit more passenger friendly (front hinged doors) since the front doors don't have to be opened before the rears.
#152 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [mrgroovski]
Mar 17, 2007 (9:35 am)
First of all, every car/truck has a few vehicles that turn
out to be "lemons". I know from certain sources that one
of those individuals tried and tried not only to get their
rearend fixed but to convince Nissan to give them new trucks
for their inconvenience. BTW- both only had failure NBT two
times. BTW- what do you drive?
#153 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [mick14]
Apr 07, 2007 (11:16 am)
I tow 9100lbs with my Armada (similar to the Titan) and it tows it quite well. I've been quite impressed. Mine is a 2004 and after they did the brake fix, no issues with it so far and I've put 35,000 miles on it since then, mostly towing 6,000lb race car trailer or the 9100lb boat.
#154 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [paisan]
Apr 11, 2007 (10:54 am)
Man, that is a nice boat! Hard to believe that spring is here but we're basically still getting winter-type weather! Do you know what the tongue weight on your setup is? The Armada seems to be pretty level...
#155 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [belias]
Apr 11, 2007 (11:04 am)
Thanks! I wish it was warmer here! I tested it out 3 weeks ago (when I took those pics) and haven't re-winterized the engines, waiting for this weather to break.
The triple axle trailer I think helps reduce the tounge weight. I haven't weighed it, yet but would guess around 700lbs. on the tounge.
#156 of 259 Re: Am I the only one that finds these comparisons absurd? [paisan]
Apr 11, 2007 (1:35 pm)
Yeah, I'm not sure that this cold weather is completely over with yet either...
700lbs isn't bad at all for a boat that large and heavy. I'm waiting for the day when I can put one of those things in the driveway! I can't wait to get into the water! For now though, all I can do is wait and save...