2007 Nissan Frontier LE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Have owned two Ford 4x4 F-150s, and a Ford Ranger 4x4, this truck crushes all three in terms of power, reliability, "fun factor", off-road performance, ride and overall quality. Hauls three kids, 4,000 lb boat, and all our gear with room & power to spare. Blasted through 12-24 inch snow drifts before any plows had a chance to clear the roads after a nasty Michigan storm. Have pulled many friends' full sized domestics from sloppy mudholes while hunting/fishing up north. Drive around 22,000-25,000 mi per year, no issues as of yet. Use roof rack in conjuction w/ cargo basket more than I thought I would. Bedliner/tiedowns great.
Motor/trans combo=smooth power & torque when needed. Stiff ride outstanding on trails, but not too harsh on pavement. Size and overall utility as family vehicle plus toy hauler for boating or hunting/fishing trips.
Radio overall sound quality could be better, needs iPod jack. No way to disable bed light, very annoying when hunting or camping. Love to see a light/medium duty diesel for better fuel economy w/same tow capacity.