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2004 Nissan Frontier

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Great Value, Quality & Reliable
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By Keith
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Vehicle

2004 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

You cannot go wrong with this truck or really any Nissan. Good quality and no issues to report. Great acceleration and power for size of engine and vehicle. Own the 5 speed and had cruise installed at dealer when purchased new.


Best Features

Fuel Economy (average 26 city, 30 highway) Ride & Comfort


Worst Features

More cab room behind seats (improved 2005)


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Efficient, Great Truck
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By JK
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2004 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Owned truck since new for over two years now. Very dependable, not issues to report at this point. Gas mileage is around 27 in the city and around 30 on the highway (5 speed manual). Doesn't feel like a 4 cylinder. Pulled a 2000lb trailer with plenty of power still.


Best Features

Fuel Economy Cabin Layout & Room Cargo Room Fun to Drive (5 Speed)


Worst Features

More room behind front seats (improved in 2005 models and above)


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Tough little truck
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By CL Owens
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2004 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have taken this truck off road as much as city streets and highways. It has been a great vehicle with decent performance. Acceleration is a little lacking but towing is not a problem at all. Top speed is limited by Nissan at around 95-97 MPH. My truck is loaded with the limited slip differential, skid plates, power everything, cruise, running boards, roof rack (which will actually hold the rated 125 lbs it's rated for). My truck came from factory with P265/70R15 BFG all terrain tires and full size spare. GVWR as equipped is 5220 lbs. This vehicle is my daily commuter, toy, toy hauler, and work truck.


Best Features

Nissan has done an outstanding job in designing and engineering a great all around truck. My favorite features are the ground clearance (almost 10 inches stock), skid plates, instrumentation cluster, and handling. The BFG tires and matching spare are a definite plus over competitors.


Worst Features

The 2004 3.5 Liter V6 Crew Cab Long Bed Frontier is a little lacking on initial acceleration. However this lack of take off doesn't seem to get any worse under load or towing though. While the instrumentation is designed well the overall appearance is dull on the interior.


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not so good
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By Brian
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2004 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

If you like good looks, reasonably good fit and finish and a truck that starts every morning, then buy this truck. If you crave power and you don't like to deal with things like fixing brakes at 8,000 miles or replacing a good number of suspension components at 24,000 miles when you've never even taken it off road or outside the city limits of Saint Louis, then DO NOT buy this truck. The gas mileage is HIDEOUS considering the type of vehicle. Its not a full size truck yet gets the mpg of my 2001 F150 4x4 crewcab Lariat. Window sticker says 16/20. Right...more like 13/16. Also, the suspension creaks and the cruise won't hold on the slightest incline. Just too many annoying problems.


Best Features

It looks nice and it rides pretty well for a truck. Stereo is not bad and it really has very little wind noise considering the roof rack. I like the fact that I got a lot of options for the money.


Worst Features

The cruise control is terrible, the suspension has issues, gas mileage is ridiculous and this truck has got the speed, handling and stability of a newborn calf.


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great truck
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By jeramy
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2004 Nissan Frontier 2dr King Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have had this truck for a year and a half. I looked at the other midsized trucks and could not find a better deal. bought for 19k compaired to 26 or 27 for the others. I have driven in all conditions such as 4 feet of snow, dry roads, and some light off road. Never had a problem with the truck getting me where I want to go. I would buy again if I had the chance.


Best Features

Price. The biggest bang for the buck.


Worst Features

The only issue that I have is the squeaks in the suspension. It has no bearing on the handling just agravating.


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