By MJ on
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB
Purchased new December 1999. Currently has 93,000+ miles. K&N air filter increased the gas mileage by about 1.5 mpg. 18.5 mpg city / 20.5 highway. Recall on the exhaust manifold in the first year. Left rear window started dragging 2005. ($250-) Replaced Front brake pads at 45k and 90k miles. Surprisingly competent off road, and in the snow. Original tires lasted 72k miles. Rear bumper $400, taillight $115. Truck doesn't feel 6 years old. No squeaks or rattles. I drive it on rough logging roads regularly. I'll probably keep it for another 5 or 6 years and consider another Nissan. It has a surprising amount of articulation in the suspension and is really fun off road. Leer Canopy is great.
The ABS is awesome. 4wd low and high, limited slip all work really well. Fun truck off road.
ABS doesn't work when you are sliding backwards down a snow covered hill. A bench seat up front would make the vehicle feel less claustrophobic. I want 30 mpg.