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05 Nismo is Super
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By 81 Trekker
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Vehicle

2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab Nismo 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

So far, quite pleased with the NISMO 4x4 Crew Cab. It has plenty of power on the highway both for passing and entrance ramps. It has a comfortable ride and handles well. I've taken it off-road a few times in the GW National Forest where it performs well. Took it up a steep hill with lots of lose rocks and gravel but it didn't hesitate. Have tried the hill descent but haven't needed the locking differential yet. It did bottom out a couple times - perhaps I was going too fast for the humps. After driving 4 Runners for 20+ years,I decided on the NISMO because I wanted a pickup this time and the Tacoma needs premium gas.


Best Features

Off-road performance as discussed above. Overall performance is also excellent. I love the Rockford-Fosgate with the Sirius Radio. Sunroof is also nice to have at low speeds off-road. My wife is pleased that I have side impact airbags.


Worst Features

Got nicks on the sides of the doors from gravel that flew up on dirt roads. Mud flaps and fender flares need improvement to prevent damage to sides of the truck. More foot room on driver's side. Driver's foot rest should be easy to remove. Tailgate should be lighter.


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By bighert3rd
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2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab SE 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Overall it's a good solid truck that's fun to drive. It has a very smooth ride almost like being in a car. If you're looking for a midsize truck this is definitely the one you want!


Best Features

Pro's: Good performance. Good body design. Storage under rear seats. Bed rail system is cool. Interior is neat and clean looking.


Worst Features

Con's: Center console armrest needs to be bigger and slightly higher to comfortably rest your arm on. Rearview mirror needs to be bigger. Auto up/down on power windows would be nice. Rear seat headrests create blind spot.


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By zeelodee
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2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LE 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I enjoy the overall look and the handling of the vehicle. Also,the rockford sound system is a good addition to the truck.


Best Features

stereo system and outside design


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Best Frontier yet!
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By Asantoni
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Vehicle

2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LE Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Having owned a 1998 Frontier, words cannot describe what an improvement over the old model the 2005 Frontier is. There is plenty of low end Torque from the V6 engine and it's a pleasure to rev. 5 speed auto transmission is extremely smooth (same is in the Titan I believe) and it helps deliver respectable gas mileage. So far I'm getting about 18 mpg in mixed driving and 21-22 mpg hwy. Handling is also a strong suit. Only complaints I have about the truck is the small nearly vertical rear seats and the General Grabber tires. These tires will break loose in even the slightest rain and just don't belong in a truck with this much power.


Best Features

V6 engine, 5 speed transmission, side airbags, spray on bedliner, Rockford Fosgate sound system. Tough stance and looks.


Worst Features

Make stability control and the side air bags standard on all models or at least in the V6 models as these are worthy features that can save your life. Make Roof Rack optional on the LE model, get rid of the General Grabber tires and put in some Pirelli Scorpions or Bridgestone tires.


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By Chris S
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Vehicle

2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab LE 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Was evaluating the Tacoma vs. Frontier. Liked both, but Nissan offered more luxury features at a better price, and the drive on the Frontier felt a bit smoother and acceleration was more responsive. So far I am very happy with my decision. I love the styling and handling of the truck, and enjoy the versatility (this is my first truck). Gas mileage is about 18 mpg. Not great with the rising prices, but better than I expected. No doubt I made the right choice. This is a great truck!


Best Features

Upgraded Rockford sound system. Side curtain air bags. Sunroof. Truck styling and color.


Worst Features

The obvious...gas mileage.


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