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Disappointed
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Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Billiard
on

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased another Nissan soley due to
my previous XE-6 extended cab had no
problems in the 9 years I drove it
other than an $14 relay I
replaced in the ignition system. I've
had this one for 2 years and have
already had too many problems. After
only 3 months, my belts came off
while driving due to a failure of the
part that keeps the tension in the
belts. This year, the regulators in
both the front windows had to be
replaced when my windows would not roll
up. A piece on the wind shield for the
luggage rack broke and the whole
assembly had to be replaced. And now,
by CD player will not accept CDs.


Best Features

The stlye and the ride (I have the sport package and power package). The long bed option.


Worst Features

Overall quality - very diappointed in Nissan this time around since I owned one previously with virtually no problems. Fuel economy (although I knew this buying it).


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BOUGHT A LEMON
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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By JILL
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I BOUGHT MY TRUCK IN APRIL 2002. HAD
IT ONLY 6MTHS. WITH 14,000 MILES ON
IT . MY HUSBAND WAS CHANGING MY OIL &
FOUND IT HAD 2 LEAKS THE POWER STEERING
WAS LEAKING & THE TRANSMISSION WAS
LEAKING TOOK IT TOO THE DEALERSHIP.
NISSAN WOULDN'T PUT A NEW TRANSMISSION
IN IT . THEY HAD IT FOR 40 DAYS
REPLACING THE SEALS & THEY COULD OF
JUST PUT A NEW ONE IN , I DID THE LEMON
LAW ON THEM. I LOVED THE TRUCK
OTHERWISE & ALWAYS GOT COMPLIMENTS ON
IT . TOWING CAPACITY GOOD & GREAT IN
THE SNOW. POOR GAS MILEAGE THOUGH. I'VE
ALWAYS HEARD GOOD ABOUT NISSAN THATS
WHY I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK BUT THIS
EXPERIENCE HAS MADE ME THINK DIFFERENT
OF NISSAN


Best Features

HANDLES GREAT IN THE SNOW, LOVED THE LOOKS, FUN TOO DRIVE


Worst Features

GAS MILEAGE, MECHANICAL IMPROVEMENTS


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Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By cawiles
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab XE 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had excellent service from this
truck and would have no qualms about
purchasing another. Thus far I have
encountered only one defect which
related to emissions controlat around
9,000 miles. It did not affect the
performance of the vehicle. The
problem was identified and repaired
quickly. The truck is slow at takeoff
unless I put my foot down heavily.
This truck has an excellent turning
radius, which comes in very handy in
tight parking situations. which I
forget about. The interior of the
truck is laid out very well for my
tastes, with plenty of space and easy
ingress and egress.


Best Features

The center console is probably my favorite feature. I also like the tight turning radius.


Worst Features

Maybe a little more low end torque. I also wish I had opted for the cruise control, but did not want the other equiptment that came with that package.


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What a disappointment
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By tjniemann
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab SE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Upgraded from a 2000 to a 2002
Frontier. Shouldnt have. Same front
end squeaks from the poor front bumper
design: 2 trips to dealer. Mismatched
decals and condensation in the bedlamp:
2 trips to dealer. Continual loss of
coolant: Three trips to dealer, the
last of which they decided to tear it
apart and replace head gaskets.
Thinking seriously about getting my old
one back, if for some strange reason
its still there...


Best Features

Looks are good as is the interior design.


Worst Features

Assemble them so that mechanically and structurally they stay together under normal conditions. What happened to the dependability of the earlier models? Too much time was spent on the exterior design without staying true to the performance quality and reliability.


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Great Truck
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By BStone
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)


Review

Looked only at several used Tacomas
until we stumbled on this bright red
truck. During the test drive we were
both surprised at the comfort of the
ride - far less bouncy than the Tacoma -
much quieter - and the seats are
superb - The engine has plenty of power
both at the low end and at highway
speeds. The high glass line adds to
openess and the tuck is noticeably
wider inside than the Tacoma. This
truck had 35K miles on it and the
interior looked new. Gas mileage after
1000 miles has averaged 15.7 - mostly
work commute so far but would expect 18
or so on highway - Have been using mid
level octane and seems fine - nice
truck!


Best Features

Rugged look, Wheels, Engine, suspension and ride, quiet roomy interior, build quality, lots of 12 volt accessory outlets at handy locations.


Worst Features

Stock radio/CD could use a better speaker but not bad - easy to upgrade - would also like a maintenance free battery vs the add water type that is stock


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