Never thought I'd keep one vehicle for more than four years.
Still driving it after almost eight years and still loving it.
Just added k&n air filter and upgraded to a magnaflow exhaust which made a significant difference on the daily driving experience (wish I've done that sooner).
Getting 17mpg right now with mixed hwy/city driving.
No major engine repairs and still runs pretty smooth.
Power conveniences (windows, locks, side mirrors) are all still working.
The original CD player system did jam and won't eject at year six so i replaced the whole thing.
Reliability. Kept up with the scheduled maintenace.
Engine still smooth and strong.
Longer lasting brake pads.
Have replaced it twice since I've owned it.
My 2nd Nissan Pickup-last was a '98- great-this one not quite as good. This one had good ride, dependability, great mileage. Owned 6 years, 42,000 miles- same tires mileage between 25 and 28 normal, and on trip to Yellowstone, 32+ amazing! Range 290- 330 miles 'cause gas gauge design always made truck look like it was running out! Full was 9 O'clock, 1/2 was 7 pm and empty was 6 PM. Very bad on confidence. Overall, truck performed ok but emission controls choked what could have been more horsepower. Problems were, Steering wheel squeaked from new, Oxy sensor failed, Parking brake cable fell off mount, Horn quit in snowy winter, rattle in headliner. All in all a good truck but some small issues
Gas mileage, Comfortable cabin, reasonable ride, decent if not great performance, good workhorse.
Shoot the instrument designer!! Grey on white instruments in a tunnel! Impossible to see on gray day. Gas gauge always looks empty! Add cruise control (V6 had it!)
Bought new in 2004 for 17700. 95K miles and no problems. Replaced OEM tires at 55K with same (BFG's) and battery died in 2008, replaced front brake pads around 60K. No other problems, just oil changes. 18-20MPG consistently. Wanted something I could keep for a few years with little to no issue and this has been great. Definitely a 'truck' ride, especially on bumpy roads and interior starting to feel small, but overall it's been a fantastic truck, never let me down.
Ride height (Desert Runner is 2WD on 4WD chassis). Reliability.
Stereo is loud but could use more bass. Light back end fishtails pretty easy on wet pavement.
Just bought this truck which had 37,000 miles. Rides a little harsh with off road tires but handles well and looks great. Interior is great, all instruments laid out well. Added a K&N air filter for improved fuel economy. Tows a 6x12 cargo trailer with my 4 wheeler fairly well. I plan on keeping this truck for a long time. looking forward to many years with it!
Exterior is awesome with BF Goodrich off road tires. feels very sturdy. i recommend this truck to anyone looking for a compact truck for light duty.