2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought a leftover '06 and have driven it almost 50k miles in 2yrs. and 9 months. Nothing has ever gone wrong, zero problems. I'd like a little better in town mileage but who wouldn't ? I'm 6'1" and I can drive this truck for days at at time and am always comfortable unlike the Toyota I also looked at. This truck has taken me off road, hauling approx.400 lbs. up a logging road and it felt like it was empty. I've used it for work and play and I've never second guessed my buying choice. It handles very well, better than some cars I've driven. The engine is stout and the transmission always knows what gear to be in. The steering very communicative and the truck feels nimble and responsive.
Steering, handling and power.
Yes, the interior could be a little more plush, but at the end of the day, it is a truck. I'd like to have heated side view mirrors but that's all that comes to mind.