2004 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly

2004 Nissan Frontier - Consumer Review

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The Good, Bad and Ugly
By JonR on


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


My 2nd Nissan Pickup-last was a '98- great-this one not quite as good. This one had good ride, dependability, great mileage. Owned 6 years, 42,000 miles- same tires mileage between 25 and 28 normal, and on trip to Yellowstone, 32+ amazing! Range 290- 330 miles 'cause gas gauge design always made truck look like it was running out! Full was 9 O'clock, 1/2 was 7 pm and empty was 6 PM. Very bad on confidence. Overall, truck performed ok but emission controls choked what could have been more horsepower. Problems were, Steering wheel squeaked from new, Oxy sensor failed, Parking brake cable fell off mount, Horn quit in snowy winter, rattle in headliner. All in all a good truck but some small issues

Best Features

Gas mileage, Comfortable cabin, reasonable ride, decent if not great performance, good workhorse.

Worst Features

Shoot the instrument designer!! Grey on white instruments in a tunnel! Impossible to see on gray day. Gas gauge always looks empty! Add cruise control (V6 had it!)
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