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Not all it cracks up to be
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By broncobubba
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2003 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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i got the truck on a friday, by the following tuesday i didn't want it anymore. at 200 miles the transmission started shifting real hard and iratic, to the point of when you get on the hwy it literally slams you around. another problem is after running the truck for a while when you stop at a stop light it runs rough and shakes. Another thing when fueling the pump doesnt sense the tank is full and keeps pumping and gets gas all over(bad valve in tank). Lastly occasionally when cornering the right side speakers cut out.


Best Features

makes me realize how much i should never buy a nissan again


Worst Features

everything mechanical, improve ride, and publish the truth about the fuel mileage on the sticker(I only get 10-11 mpg hwy, and less in the city)


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Cheaper than Toyota
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By srl99
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2003 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Cheaper than Toyota and you get what you pay for. Auto dumped all tranny fluid at 1507 miles (yes, brand new). Nissan USA's response - refill fluid and have a nice day. Truck looks nice and gets excellent mileage on the back of tow truck. Can't operate defroster independent of A/C, shift lever blocks controls.


Best Features

Cheap


Worst Features

Build quality


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Nissan 4 Alaska
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By g&s
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2003 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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After looking at Ford, Mazda, Jeep, and Toyota our Frontier fit our budget for our move to Alaska. We tested it out by packing our bags for a two week Christmas/New Years Vacation from Tucson to Vancouver, WA. The trip up was great and uneventful, but on the way back home a winter blizzard was closing the interstate as we drove through it. While other 4x4s were using their chains, ours stayed in the box and the Nissan handled the snow-packed roads with extreme confidence. We are looking forward to taking this tough truck off the road in North Central Alaska for the next three years. Creature comforts and toughness at a very reasonable price.


Best Features

sound system, pwr everything, room for growing family and long bed


Worst Features

gas mileage


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S/C all the way!
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By TommehSC
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2003 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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The only problem with this truck is the crappy gas mileage... nissan rules!


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go nissian
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By fvl
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2003 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my second nissian I had a 2001 crew cab traded it at 60,000 and got a 2003 holds value well, I had not one problem with either nissian. Could not say that for the s10 pickups I used to own.


Best Features

roomy for me I use it for work (Sales) everyday. Also reiability


Worst Features

Bed extender, when unfolded dosent give you the piece of mind that cargo will stay in with the tube piping.


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