I have over 200k on my nissan and it still runs great, doesn't use a drop of oil, and have never had to do any serious repairs. It gets excellent highway gas mileage (23 MPG) and is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I'll never buy any truck other than a Nissan again!
I bought my 1993 Nissan King Cab Pickup with 94,000 miles on it and it now has 152,000. I have the 4-cylinder / 5 speed combo and feel the power to weight ratio on the 4WD is not good enough. The additional transfer case weight, suspension, slighly bigger tires absolutely rob this motor of power. A small truck such as this should get 17 - 18 MPG, not 14 - 15. It does have reliability and true toughness on back roads, so camping is a non-issue. I am pleasantly suprised about where it can go. It does boast a thicker / heavier frame than a Toyota. However, buy the Toyota. A cheaper Nissan is NOT the answer. If you are looking at trucks, and are afraid to spend the extra money up front cost on a a Toyota, buy one anyway.
This truck with proper shocks / tires is indeed just plain tough!
Bought my pick-up used in 1996. I have
since then racked-up 180,000 miles on
the odometer! The ONLY thing I have
ever had to replace was an ignition
relay (twice), and that only cost $15
each time. My truck is a five speed,
and I have never had to replace the
clutch! Nobody believes me, but the
original clutch is still in it! The
engine still runs strong, does not
leak, and does not smoke. With regular
maintenance (like I've always
performed) I wonder just how long it
will last?! Great job Nissan! This is
I have a Nissan 4x4 truck and I love
it. If you have the choice of trucks
to purchase, than go for a Nissan. That
name means reliability to me. Thanks
Nissan for making such a perfect truck
for people like me.
4x4, sliding rear window, extended cab
seating, and the greatest touch of all
was the little pop up hooks that are on
the bed of the truck. If you know
anything about Nissans, than you know
what I am talking about.
The only improvments that I would make
is a higher lift, of 3 inches or so,
and hmm...nothing else:)