My Nissan D21 4WD 5spd is by the far the most reliable vehicle ive had. i bought it with 67000 miles in Sept, 08. I go off roading with it all the time, and it loves the mud, i have 30x9.5x15 Mud Kings on it. The truck now has 78000 miles and it runs strong. Ive replaced the timing chain, timing tensioner, timing gears, and guides, all the seals, starter, distributor cap, brake lines, pads, drums, fuel lines, fuel pump, and exhaust. With all of that and with purchasing the truck i have only spent about 1200 on the truck. I have all original receipts, and i'm the third owner. The engines run mint, its silent. tranny and clutch are great. wont hesitate to chirp third gear!
better gas mileage. I get about 14-16 miles per gallon city, and 15-19 hwy
Since I have purchased this vehicle I have been delightfully impressed on how easy it is to work. It was in really poor condition when I got it from an auction sale, but I have put over $600 into the vehicle doing most of the work myself. It is a very easy vehicle to work on. There is a pesky oil leak that I am trying to track down, it sputters on acceleration which swapping out the injectors should fix that problem. I was suprised to find that after a recharge of the AC system that it works just fine. Otherwise it's fun to drive.
I've had my Nissan p/u for almost 10
years and have just hit 100k on the
odomoter. No major problems with
anything. Just the usual battery,
tires, and freon replacements every few
years or so. If you're looking for a
dependable commuter truck with light
duty use for hauling things from Home
Depot on the weekends, this truck is
the one to get!
Drives like a car. Easy to park and
maintain. Logical layout of interior.
No major gripes.
Power even for a V6 is not great. Some
plastics in the interior have given out
rather early in it's life. Mileage is
so-so at about 19MPG City, 23MPG
Highway. Everything else is great!
I've had this truck for the last 9
years and it is the most reliable and
maintenance free vehicle that I've ever
The only feature that I can truly
complain about is the hard to get at
release for the spare tire.
Additionally, the gas mileage is OK at
about 20/22 MPG.
This truck has been so reliable that I
am hesitating to sell it at ten years
old (I am second owner) and after
reading the reviews of 2000 Chevy
Silverado that I am considering trading
for! It may very well out live it!
However, I am looking for more towing
power, a bigger bed, and just a newer
vehicle (north country has been rough
on the body with salt). This truck has
ALWAYS started, even at thirty below,
NEVER gotten stuck (with studded
snows), and carried as much load of
lumber, firewood, tools, and dirt that
I could ever fill it with.
Good looks and rugged.
Better acceleration, more interior
room, seat belt function, speakers, and
an interior light that came on when
passeger door opens.
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