by taco2come on Sep 4, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
where do i start...bought it from an older gentleman in 2002 with 33000 miles and no damage or sign of being abused. At 75000 seal went bad in timing chain cover leaked/burnt oil.=engine overhaul. At 100k replaced all bearings in man.trans & clutch. Trans case leaky,stays out of alignment,instrument panel lights go off while driving & overall its just poorly designed when it comes to dependability. Compare side by side with a tacoma & its obvious. Its serviced every 3k miles, only non pavement use is an occasional hay field or dirt road. Looking back I wish I would have spent the extra money and bought a far superior toyota tacoma!
by Tortuga on Jun 23, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
I bought my Frontier in 2004 when I was 18. Been driving it almost daily ever since. I've done trips of well over 400 miles as well as put it through some rigorous Off-Road and Mud trails. The truck has gone everywhere I've pointed it. Ran into a few trees and rocks while wheeling, body damage was fixed with a little hammer work. I was rear ended in it, with barely a dent to the rear bumper (the plastic step came loose.) The little toyota pickup that hit me, was destroyed. Power is perfectly fine, It's a pickup not a race car. I'm running 31 in. tires (compared to the stock size of about 17 in.) and it runs perfectly fine, with no life required. In all, great truck!
by afrey on Aug 29, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
My first 4wd. I live in the SW and have gone many interesting and wild places. No engine or starting problems after 131000 . Two AC problems, cracked lines fixed by dealer under warranty. Radio lite out after 5 yrs. Acceleration is wimpy but sufficient. It is now using a little oil. 1qt/2000 miles. No 4wd, suspension or drive line problems.
by white_nissan on Jun 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
I bought this for my first vehicle. At first I didn't know much about the Nissan name. I thought it was a cheap Toyota knockoff but I bought it because it looked good and was cheap. I have buried it up over the hood in mud, wrecked it, and constantly go off-road in it and it is still running strong. I gas it until the rev-limiter kicks in all the time. This truck is great! I have literally put this truck through things where my buddies have blown their trucks up and mine is still strong. It's not real fast but it handles terrific. It will also surprise you on the power/torque. This is an all around great truck I usually get about 20 mpg but could get more. With 140,000 miles on it, it's great
by 49er on Apr 30, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
My 1998 Frontier has been a very
reliable truck considering that the
nearest Nissan dealer is 87 miles away
and that I have never had to tow it
in! The Nissan pastic decal on the
tailgate has refused to stay on after
two trys at dealership gluing. I
finally had them take it off and buff
the paint under it (at my expense!).
The radio light is starting to go on
and off. I have yet to take it off-
road, but it's nice to know the four-
wheel is there, especially in Montana!
Make sure that you have a person in the
know wire yours for a trailer!
I feel that I got my money's worth.
Not real great gas mileage - but better
than a V-8.
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