I test drove all the light duty trucks before I bought this in 2007. Tacoma was small, lower to the ground, and more bouncy. Mazda felt loose, Ranger couldn't touch the interior space.
The Nissan is stable, feels larger than others, has great towing capacity (3000#), and I get 27 mpg. For the size, it has power you wouldn't expect. Best of all, it has had no major problems, and that's at 175,000 miles.
Factory sound isn't all that great.
No iPod hook up.
Weak on power untill I adjusted timing up, not so much it pings just before. Still 2.4 engine does not have the power 2.5 altima motor has This truck has style large hauling compasity jump seats behind passenger 24 mpg need to keep rpm up if you want speed steers a little hard with power steering for an old man with open heart,
looks,hauling compasity pulls at 2000 rmp out performs mazda
Nice rig. I had a 1994, same setup,
4cyl 5spd. Very dependable. Had a
problem with the seats on long
commutes. The seats would cut off
circulation to my legs. I wound up
retro-fitting some 280Z seats. I
thought they had this solved in the
newer rigs. No way! This is not the
car for a 6' tall man.
Looks good, runs good, dependable
Get an adjustable seat in these
things. Even the KIA Rio has a better
seat than this.