This is my third Nissan pickup. #1 was a 2005 Titan that had terrible mileage and many squeaks, rattles, and vibrations. #2 was a 2007 Frontier NISMO 4x4 which was very reliable, avg mpg was 17.5-18 with a best of 24mpg and a worst of 11mpg towing. NISMO had lots of great features with an excellent stock radio (with the upgraded radio package- the base stereo is terrible). This 2009 Titan Pro4X is a bigger version of my great NISMO 4x4- very flexy suspension, locking diff, great stereo, powerful Hemi-eating engine (yes the Frontier can beat a Hemi), tows well, rides very nice, very reliable, factory spray-on bedliner with rail system, etc. 14.5-15.5 mpg avg before first oil change.
Very smooth tranny. 5.6L pulls right from 1000 rpm, at 3500 rpm it blasts past traffic, at 5krpm its dangerous. Stereo is excellent, truck is very reliable, comfortable interior, plastic door panels are easy to clean mud off. Fully-boxed frames don't warp.
Lose some weight: lighter body panels, air springs, CF brakes, wheels, panels. More tool storage, REAL front bumper, std backup camera, air-free tires, mid-size hybrid?
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