2006 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: Great truck, BUT...

2006 Nissan Frontier - Consumer Review

2006 Nissan Frontier

Average Consumer Rating

162 Total Reviews

SE Crew Cab Pickup (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic 5.0 ft. Bed)

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9 of 12 people found this review helpful
Great truck, BUT...
By emg8160 on


2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I bought my '06 Frontier from an individual via Craigslist with 108k miles. I loved it for the 2 months I could drive it. Then, the tranny went out. Come to find out, this is common and Nissan never issued a recall. I found someone local who would install a re-manufactured tranny and new radiator (included all labor and fluids) for $4,000. I have been waiting for over 2 months to get my truck back because their "parts people" from Chicago had originally gotten the wrong parts number for the tranny and are now waiting for a solenoid so they can complete the rebuild... I am now in the position that (if I ever get the truck back) I have more in it than it's worth so I HAVE to drive it now...

Best Features

The body style is very cool looking. I arctic white is a great color. The bed hooks can be moved to accommodate for most things I'm hauling. The truck has incredible power/towing capacity for it's size. Although many knock it for it's bland/plastic interior design, I think it's rather sleek and pretty comfortable. The gas mileage is very good too. It's really too bad I had to endure this terrible transmission problem... I was considering another Nissan product for my wife to drive, but now I won't even give it a second thought.

Worst Features

Nissan should have done the right thing and issued a recall on the transmission/ radiator issue when it first became apparent. Instead, they ignored it and many people are paying for it. I will not buy another Nissan product. Period.
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