I purchased this truck from the second owner with 151K miles.
I have driven it to 168k and had absolutely no problems with it.
Installed bucket seats from a 95 Pathfinder ... recovered the headliner and installed 16" aluminum wheels and it looks like new.
AC is original and will freeze you out.
Engine runs smooth and quiet - especially for a 4 cyl. - and has never let me down.
Small oil leak was fixed with a new valve cover gasket.
This is a Colorado truck, so no rusty frame issues.
If you can find one - but it.
You won't be disappointed.
Body style - build quality - handling -
cost to operate.
Do not buy! The truck frame is rusted through - cracked from the front wheel to back wheel. The engine, transmission, body are still good but the frame broke. Do some research and you will find Nissan trucks and Pathfinders have bad frame metallurgy and the frame is likely to break long before the engine.
Manual shift transfer case + installing Warn locking front hubs + limited-slip differential makes a good 4x4. V6 engine is a tank.
Nissan should recall these trucks due to faulty frame engineering. No longer safe to drive.
Bought it with 89K miles in 2001. I have 198K miles as of 11/2009. V6 burns NO oil, but leaks alittle. Auto trans was newly rebuilt when I bought it in 2001. Auto trans are a weak link so I put in a trans cooler the first week and have had no problems. 100% reliable truck. I replaced the exhaust studs(weak link) when I changed the timing belts at 100K as a matter of routine. I change the oil(Mobile 1) every 5K miles and all fluids every 50K. Water pump went at 180K all elts still original. SE model has everything and everything still work like new. Body starting to rust due to NH salt in winter. Will by a Frontier when this one goes.
Posi rear for snow and 4 wheeling. 31 inch tires stock on SE model. Great Looks for year.
Have driven this truck in lots of terrain, highway and city and just love it. I don't have a heavy foot, except on a very straight empty stretch of highway and I average 28 MPG on highway. Not bad for a truck. Have 160000 miles on it and only exchanged the drive belts and battery and the tires, and of course the oil. I am looking at buying a newer car, but when I hear that 32 mpg in a sedan is considered great gas mileage I step back. I can almost get this in my PU truck. Been in several accidents, three times rear ended, once a seven car pile up on the freeway, with my kids in the extended cab. We were the only ones driving away. I feel very safe in it. Handles great, has small turn radius.
MPG, heavy duty construction, reliability, low cost of ownership, smooth shifting. Everything is mechanical, not electric.
CD player, fold down seats in back rattle too much, cup holder.
I bought this pickup with 14000 miles and it now has 214000 miles. This pickup runs better with weight in the back. So smooth. I have replaced a few items, like a/c compressor, timing belt, alternator and that is about it. It still has the original muffler and clutch!! Very well built vehicle. Best vehicle I have ever owned. Although, I am thinking of getting a full size pickup and might end up selling this in the near future. Check Craig's List in the future in you want it.
Towing capability. I have hauled rock, dirt, mulch and towed atv's and a u- haul trailer (over weight) with no problems. She loved the weight.
Cup holders!! I need cup holders. Other than that, I wouldn't change anything.
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