As with any of the top-3 Japanese auto makers (Nissan/Toyota/Honda), this Nissan is an excellent quality vehicle. Designed and build with quality materials and engineering for many of use, not just the first 2-5 years, then ragg-out. Very reliable, excellent resale, great mileage. Can't beat it!
Reliability / dependability peace of mind, with excellent resale value!
Tilt wheel and power side mirrors standard on all models. Better shocks.
Bought this 4 cyl Frontier in 2000 new. In 117000 miles have only replaced battery, brake pads, one idler pulley, wiper blades and recently shocks to improve ride. Paint is still very good and interior like new. All buttons and handles still work. A/c still good. With addition of K&N air filter and platinum plugs, now get 25 MPG year round average(data calculated, not guess). First set of tires made 72000 miles. Second set already at 45000. For its size and purpose, you cannot beat this truck. I plan to keep another nine years. Not so much plastic on this model outside like later versions. Good reliable truck.
Reliability- low maintenance.
The battery died quickly. Nissan should watch that problem.
I have 210,000 miles on it. I changed the brakes and clutch at 180,000 - that's it. The A/C failed at 190,000. The A/C compressor works, but I couldn't find the leak, so I decided not to repair it. I've never had any vehicle run this well.
It has never let me down.
It's a little soft in the front end. There's not a solid front end feel, while on the highway. I think stiffer shocks would help.