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Excellent truck so far
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By bosox
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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab Nismo 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Overall the truck is great and I love it.There are a few annoyances though. One is the passenger side jump seat flops down under hard braking or bumpy conditions (Still happens periodically even with the upgraded seat locks from Nissan).Second there are some squeaks, rattles, and vibrations, especially around my rear sliding window when it is open. Third and most annoying is that if I'm coasting in neutral or I have the clutch pushed in the transmission rattles when going over bumps. It's really anoying on the trail and rough dirt roads. My dealer supposedly tested another manual frontier and said it was normal. Fourth is that the front of the truck picks up lots of bugs in the summer.


Best Features

Exterior styling, performance/ power, spray on bedliner, utili track system, multiple storage areas in cab, cruise control and radio operations on the steering wheel, leather wrapped steering wheel, saftey features.


Worst Features

Lockable glove compartments and/or center console, 120v AC plug(s) in cab and bed, get rid of that car seat extension device on the rear passenger jump seat, it makes the seat top heavy when folded up and causes it to flop down. (I would have bought the crew cab if I need room for car seats)


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No regrets whatsoever
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By fronteeer
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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab SE 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought my '05 Frontier in October 2005, and I'm still in love with it. It's a great truck for taking your friends to pick up replacement parts for their Fords, Chevys and Dodges when they break down every week. It has about 30,000Km (~18,600 miles) on it and everything is still as tight as new. I put an ARE hinged tonneau cover on it, which is disappointing because the bed is short so you can't reach anything in the back without climbing in, so get a rolling cover and you'll be much happier. Definitely get the step bars too, because the front tires zing rocks at the rear fender flares. You can get great fuel economy if you drive this truck very gently, but... why would you do that? :)


Best Features

Big wheels and tires, nice design, powerful engine, regular gas, bed liner, rear seat room, movable tie-downs in bed, smooth 5 spd tranny, 4wd anti-slip, discs all around, towing capacity, seat fabric, double glove box, three 12 V power receptacles in the cab, drink holders, rear seat configurations.


Worst Features

I'd like a 12 V jack in the bed somewhere. Yup, that's it.


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Great Truck
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By Michael
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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab SE Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have been very pleased with this truck. I did consider a Colorado at first but very soon discovered that the L5 engine was just not a best choice for the powerplant. The 4.0 in the Frontier is very strong and will leave all other midsize and most fullsize trucks in the dust. The only complaint I have was that splash guards werent a standard feature. The tires sling up and leave a lot of chips on the paint. There is a hint from the ride of a larger truck but soaks up the bumps fairly well. All and all its a great truck and I am very pleased with my decision.


Best Features

Outstanding engine and 5speed auto tranny. Feels like a larger truck than the older compacts.


Worst Features

The back seat in the excab is very uncomfortable for even short adults and there is a little too much plastic on the interior.


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Why not to buy a frontier
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By trebor
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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab Nismo 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have had nothing but problems with this truck, the suspension had been squeaking since about 3,000 miles and the dealer hasn't been able to fix it, there have been several recalls, as well as many adjustments made to the doors to keep them from hitting other panels. Overall it is a fun truck to drive, but a pain to own. This truck had been at the dealer a total of 22 days having problems fixed.


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first new truck in 25 years
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By larry collie
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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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this is the first new truck i have bought in 25 years, i looked at a lot of mid size trucks so far i am very happy with my nissan frontier drives great, it's fun to drive very comfortable gas mileage is ok around 20-21 with automatic trans, had a 93 nissan pickup very reliable so i was leaning toward a nissan truck, highly recommend.


Best Features

comfort, ride, 4-doors, design of truck


Worst Features

if you get an xe truck no radio need radio even xe models, and a/c most other trucks come with radio and a/c as standard equipment, not many aftermarket performance items


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