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.
0 problems in 196,000 miles except cracked exhaust manifold, i've worked the truck hard rev 6000 rpm for considerable time, also drove in city, interstate and tough offroad. I get 17- 21 mpg. I will not ever sell, transmission will work better with extra cooler installed. VG3.0 is a great engine, just change oil and spark plugs the rest will work forever!!! Whoever requested push button 4x4 is wrong, best thing is shifting into it!!
auto locking hubs, sunroof
cup holder, just use space between center console and seat will work,
I really don't know why everybody else
has rated the truck so poorly. I have
really had no problems with my truck
in 170,000+ miles. Had to do the
starter motor@165,000. Other than that
just the maintance. Gas mileage is not
the greatest 16-21 but what 4x4 does?
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