2005 Nissan Titan 4dr King Cab LE Rwd SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
Just purchased / truck rides extremely well. Was surprised. Only problem with this truck is the tire sensors, if you change the tires you have to reset to have the light go out on dash. Mine is still lit. Another way to make you bring to dealership. Also engine service light comes on & stays on don't know why. Asked dealership people, they were mesmerized. I will write another review after I find out what is going on with these sensor lights?
Engine /quick pick up / comfortable seating / great body integrity
Cab a little noisy (need to get the kinks out of electrical problems)!
We purchased the truck new in 05. Currently we have 52,000 miles on it. The truck has plenty of power with the trade off being mileage. We see an average of just over twelve. We have gotten 18 on premium and 8 on E85. The truck has been plagued with both minor and major problems. Minor being tire pressure sensors leaking or needing recalibration and back up sensors. Major being brakes, replaced front differential which took Nissan 2weeks, Fuel tank pressure sensor, and a fuel mixture sensor. Overall it is an O.K. truck but for real work I would prefer a Ford or Chevy. It is a sweet ride coming off the lot and in town but that is as far as you can take it.
We like the interior. It has ample room and with the folding rear seats I was surprised how much we could fit in the cabin. The power makes it a fun vehicle to drive and I thought it handled good.
Either beef up the extras or get rid of them. Having a rear sensor out does not affect the reliability but is very annoying same with the pressure sensors (I own a tire gauge thank you). Overall durability is what this truck needs, unless your a soccer mom.
When considering this vehicle, the V8 32 valve engine is what convinced me - not to mention the utility of it. I've put 62,000 miles on it. Love the torque power but have dealt with too much inconsistent quality issues that im considering trading it in. Some of the failures of it were poor brakes (9,000 miles started to shimmy. Dealer repaired it. Not to mention I learned how to repair my brakes afterwards), electrical wiring to a/c blower failed. Door locks froze badly, dealer recall. Differential oil would leak on inner wheel, something not all dealers willing to repair esp. if warranty is up. Gas mpg not accurate to sticker. Ave 12-14. And that's with babying it.
Style. Ample torque. Fun to drive. Learned a lot from all the repairs needed on the truck, not just wear and tear.
I realize all vehicles have their inconsistencies but Nissan could have had a winner in this truck if they followed up on their quality feedback on 2004. Diff trans prob. continues even up to there 07 models.
Bought the Titan to travel to the great white north country and needed 4WD. easy to operate the 4x4 and I drive 800 miles at a stretch. The gas mileage at 80 mph is generally between 18-20 mpg, excellent for a big V-8. Nice exhaust note! The brakes were an issue, but covered under warranty. Had a rear wheel bearing leak after 3yr warranty expired, covered under the 5yr 60K drivetrain warranty. Excellent warranty coverage by Nissan! The sheet metal is a little soft and dents easily. Still running the original tires at almost 40K on a 4x4 - unbelievable!! All around excellent truck, even in the XE no frills package.
Steering wheel controls, 6 CD dash player.
The XE needs power windows and door locks. Otherwise and excellent truck.
Great handling truck. Have had it 120 mph on the interstate to pass a few 18 wheelers and had to do a real hard left to not hit the back of another 18 wheeler and on a 2 lane interstate - well I never had to worrry about rolling it or losing it. It just stuck to the road, and with the Goodyear SRA oem tire - go figure. Could have done a better job on the brakes for sure.
With the shifter on the console and the ability to down shif and punch the throttle at the same time - rocket ship like response. The truck just goooeeesss.
The brakes for sure and the fact that Nissan says the use a synthetic transmission fluid - pure BS. A true synthetic would last at or near 50,000 miles or more like 100,000. Todays synthetic technology is way better than what they are using, way better.