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.
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