by devilsadvocate on Apr 28, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Frontier 2dr Regular Cab XE 2WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Nissan created the Frontier XE with reliability and function in mind. It eliminated all components that are prone to fail: power windows, locks and seats and created a truck made specifically to endure a very harsh work environment. I used it as a commuter and motorcycle hauler. For these activities it performed very well. Of the 40,000 miles I logged on this truck it spent not one hour in the shop aside routine maintenance. The larger Frontiers are designed for comfort and performance but the XE is as rugged as it gets. The interior is composed of durable plastics and rubber. The bench seat restricts the already small cab but is overall comfortable.
by thedevilsadvocate on Apr 21, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Frontier 2dr Regular Cab XE 2WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This truck is rock solid - it was designed to work. The larger Frontiers are for play, this truck is entirely for utility. The gas mileage wasn't bad at about a consistent 22 mpg; I used it as a student commuter or to haul my motorcycles. I never had a single mechanical issue with this vehicle (I logged 60,000 miles!). The engine is very easy to work on (I used to be in mech.engineering), insurance is dirt cheap and the body panels are easily recoverable from eBay at decent prices. This truck is much like a Lego set if you ask me.
by Newton1234567 on Sep 27, 2002 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Frontier 2dr Regular Cab XE 2WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I have been impressed with this pickup.
The only problem is that the rubber
seals around the plastic fender flares
are comming unglued. I hope it's
covered by the warranty. I have drived
a few 8hour days and it's pretty
comfortable for a reg cab bench seat.
Fresh new styling with a decidedly industrial theme injects some much needed personality into the Frontier for 2001. A supercharged V6, making 210 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque (231 lb-ft with a manual tranny), is available on special Desert Runner, King Cab and Crew Cab models, which get black-chrome headlight surrounds. Supercharged Frontiers come standard with 17-inch wheels and a limited-slip differential and can be equipped with leather upholstery, bundled in a package that includes a premium audio system with in-dash CD changer and steering wheel controls, plus a security system. Interiors get new fabrics, gauges and dash trimmings, as well as a new steering wheel. Tailgate locks are standard across the board, and a number of new colors, with names straight out of a J.Crew catalog, are available, like Khaki, Salsa and Denim.