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Best of the 2003s
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By love my Nissan
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2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)


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I looked at all the 03 mid-size crew-cabs before buying. The Nissan was the obvious choice. It had the most powerful engine (super-charged V6), the longest bed, quietest interior, and was thousands less than a comparably equipped Toyota. I have a fully loaded top of the line truck with every option and a few aftermarket add-ons. This truck has proved to be religiously dependable and an excellent buy. I get 17 mpg in the city and close to 22 on the highway. I don't like the fact that it needs premium gas and the Firestones that come on the S/C 2x2 are JUNK (I got less than 20k miles from the first set, and I am a very conservative driver. The second set isn't fairing any better).


Best Features

Good power, great towing capacity, the long bed, the incredible dependability factor, and the Rockford Fosgate stereo all make this truck worth having and keeping. It's a true work pony.


Worst Features

The high performance Firestones are completely unneeded on the SC truck. They wear out quickly and are expensive to replace. The back seat is a little tight on leg room. The gauges and controls can be a little hard to discern on a very bright sunny day.


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who needs a better truck ?!
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By L. Konrad
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2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought it used -it had 40k,I've driven it another 50 thou' and not even the slightest issue. All right,the interior could look a little better (98 Pathfinder) but that ain't a biggie. All I've had to do is change the oil in it. Sprayed long box is great. I've towed bobcats, trailers and motorboat with it - like a breeze. Bridgestone tires are perfect and I've never regretted that it's "only" a 4x2...just need to know how to drive it(with a litlle feel on ice&snow). 5spd Manual tranny is wonderful as well. I just simply love it all and keep it forever.My wife and 2 kids like it too, awesome value. still almost like new ...


Best Features

looks better than the'05 or a Tacoma, long bed , 5 spd fun, the hugs the road, sufficient space and power, it's reliable and rugged nature,


Worst Features

interior design only and front grill


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Nissan doesn't care about gas mileage!
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By jim d04
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2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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This is a good little truck for people who don't need a full size. The ride is very good, better than an '07 Tacoma IMO. Very close to my '00 Pathfinder. Decent power. Terrible gas mileage, city or highway. In the 16-13 MPG range. For a small truck it should be better. 4 doors are convenient but leg room in rear is very tight. Ok for short rides, but anyone near 6' will be uncomfortable. The tires have held up very well. I have almost 90,000 miles and they are just getting to the point that I should replace them.


Best Features

The 4WD is great. I once had to take this truck up a dirt road covered by almost 2 feet of snow. Snow was up to the frame. It plowed up the hill and got me out of there with no problem. Also the highway ride is great. You forget you are driving a truck. The bed extender is handy.


Worst Features

MPG. Cheap plastic tailgate handle. Cheap looking plastic wheel flares. Cheap bedliner has gaps around the cargo hooks. Needs better MPG. Did I mention it gets terrible gas mileage.


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4 doors for two labs.
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By main-ah
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2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


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This truck was a purchase for our growing family. A LARGE male lab now has a LARGE little sister. The back doors were to be used by the dogs for easy in and out. They do not get in or out using the back doors. They use the same doors as the people do. The center console has held up very well with dogs walking on it almost every day. They enjoy the extra room compared with the extra cab Toyota we had.


Best Features

Everything works well and the way it should other than the 12 V plug on the dash and the shift button on the stick. (will not work with too much pressure applied).


Worst Features

Better fuel economy. AT LEAST 20 mpg! Offer a 5-speed manual. This is my first auto because I could not get a standard. This is a good truck if you don't need/want a full size.


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By patrick
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2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

overall, vehicle provides a continual high value performance. this is based on constant positive responses to all handling manuever attempts.


Best Features

outstanding features include seating comfort, steering ease, immediate acceleration as pedal is pressed, ample power and absolute peace and quiet when the windows are rolled up (driving or parked).


Worst Features

Increased horsepower could be beneficial in some circumstances, making it apropos to consider suitable power modifications to the v-6 motor.


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