Just found a brand new 2005 Frontier on the lot, bought it in less than 1 hour. Traded in my 2000 Frontier. This is an awesome truck. If it didn't have a bed in the back I wouldn't believe it's a truck! Rides and the doors close like a car. Very quite inside while driving.
Quitness, comfortable, guages in great places, visibility
Better mileage would be nice, but I knew that going into it. Also the center armrest needs to be high or at least more forward. Seems like it's behind me and not very usable.
This is a great truck! I was all set to buy the toyota but hesitated at the price and unwillingness of the dealership to make a deal. After directly comparing both trucks side by side at the dealershp and driving them back to back, I thought the Nissan was a better truck, and a better price. I have hauled huge loads, taken long road trips and even rallycrossed the truck and it never lets me down. Its just a great utility vehicle and just happens to be fun to drive as well.
An exhaust and factory foglights were necessary improvements.
I've owned my LE '05 CC for just over 4 months now (first truck ever) and couldn't be happier. The truck sells itself, even impressing some dyed-in-the-wool american brand only types. I think this truck might last as long as my old volvo (200k+ miles). As for the reviewers complaining about the ride, you really need to ride in a sport sedan like my wife's Maxima SE!! If you want a car that floats along the road, you need to buy a Lincoln.
body integrity -- I've been plauged by small squeeks and rattles when driving over bumpy roads at around 20mph. It's been to the stealership once, but still squeeks. I think there's a service bulletin out to replace the fuel pump and bracket to fix the squeeking.
Two days arfter purchasing this truck I drove from Dallas to Seattle. Since then, I've driven to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Missouri and New Mexico. I've never had a problem. I take it off road frequently and love it. I wish I would have gotten an off-road package, but I'm still very happy with it.
The util-track in the bed is awesome. I also love the storage spaces underneath the backseat. Also, of all the 4dr trucks I looked at the Frontier has the largest backseat and back doors. I easily fit 5 large guys in my truck comfortably.
Some people that ride with me complain of a bumpy ride. It would be nice if it were smoother, but I enjoy the bumpy truck ride.