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1999 Nissan Frontier

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Nissan Frontier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 143 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Nissan Frontier

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  • Pros

    Powerful V6 engine, good ergonomics and a spacious interior.

  • Cons

    No V6 in Regular Cab models, frumpy styling.

  • What's New for 1999

    Two new King Cab models debut with a powerful V6 engine under the hood, and new standard and optional equipment is available.

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Customer Reviews

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Good used vehicle

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Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Extended Cab SB

No problems so far except for an automatic transmission overdrive switch.



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Nice quality truck

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Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Extended Cab SB

Bought this truck 5 years ago with 31,000 miles. I now have over 200,000 miles as I commute 200 a day to work and home. No major work preformed except for tires, oil changes, brakes and clutch (at 180,000 mile). Truck is comfortable for my daily trips. I average 30 miles per gallon on the highway with a standard tranny. Dependable truck!!




Takes a licking, keeps on

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Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Extended Cab SB

Truck purchased new in 2-99; traded in a buzzy bouncy crappy '98 regular cab Toyota Tacoma. What an upgrade! I love this truck. It has the 4 cylinder engine; as such acceleration is not comparable to gas guzzling V8's. BUT, go west of Kerr County where a 75 MPH speed limit is common. 85MPH in 5th with 24 MPG is no problem with this high revving 16 valve engine. Engine is exceptionally smooth and quiet at speed. Throw away the OEM Firestones and OEM shocks. Buy 4 Bridgestone AT Revos tires and Gabriel Max-Control shocks. Then, enjoy this inexpensive and extraordinary tough little truck. I do.




More cons then pros

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Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Extended Cab SB

This truck has been reliable in the sense that it has not broken down. But I have had many problems with the front end (loose torsion bar, sway bar end links breaking loose 3 times). Now my steering needs an alignment. I took it to Foothill Nissan to have my automatic transmission serviced and they overfilled it, causing it to leak all over the undercarriage. My driver side window has always rattled. The windows fog up easily (unlike other trucks I have had). Heat always comes out of the vent, even when you have it on cold. The front fenders dent easily. It is a really great looking truck, but I think they need to work on the quality.



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What's New for 1999

Two new King Cab models debut with a powerful V6 engine under the hood, and new standard and optional equipment is available.

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