2002 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: Disappointed

2002 Nissan Frontier - Consumer Review

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XE-V6 Dessert Runner King Cab (3.3L V6 5-speed Manual 4.7 ft. Bed)

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By jratzloff on


2002 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


I bought the Desert Runner (100,000 miles) after owning a 97 Dodge. The heater core had to be replaced ($700), the heater controls on the dash were "stripped" out and did not work properly($250), and the air distribution box under the dash still needs to be replaced, but I won't do that for a while, if ever. I've had many small trucks, but none rode as rough as this one. I have replaced the shocks and will change tires soon. On a smooth road, it is great, but on a rough road, wow!. Steering wheel blocks the dash instruments (I am 6'3"). Truck looks great and has enough room inside for me, but I am really disappointed in the mechanical aspects of the truck, specially for a Nissan.

Best Features

Exterior looks.

Worst Features

Interior quality (heater parts) and the rear fold down seats rattle.
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