I settled on the 05 Frontier NISMO Crew Cab after 5 months of carefully considering other 2005 offerings. What I got was a strong, powerful engine (265hp) but with a suprisingly smooth & quiet ride. The stiffer suspension isn't harsh or jarring, but rather, it offers excellent road feel. The interior does feature a lot of hard plastic but I find it easy on the eyes and easy to clean. I really like the NISMO seat fabric too! The spray in bed liner and utili-trac system is a definite improvement over my 2001 Ranger and as a first time Nissan owner, I couldn't be happier.
Exterior looks, quiet but powerful engine, lockable tailgate, good MPG's, very functional and capable off road vehicle.
a higher sitting frame for the 4x4 and NISMO packages. The interior could use some softer textures and the center console could be raised a few inches for use as an arm rest. Bed extender should be standard on crew cab.