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? :)
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.
I'd like a 12 V jack in the bed somewhere. Yup, that's it.
Went from a 2003 Dodge Dakota to a Frontier, wow what a difference. This truck goes everywhere. With the Dodge I had to watch out where I went, not this baby, it loves to climb mountains. With the Dodge it got 17 mpg. With this baby I get 24 mpg. On trips 26 and its an automatic. The only problem I have is it has power locks with no keyless entry capability. (Safety hazard with kids in the back seat, if the doors are locked and you need to get to them quick, you have to go to the driver side door to get in, (not easy access with locked doors.)).
gas mileage, rides smooth, great in the snow with Cooper Discovery MS Tires. The leg space in the back seat.
I drove the Frontier and the Tacoma - the frontier was my favorite by far (although some of that had to do with the sales guy). The v6 has power to spare, the seats are comfortable, and I'm getting 19 mpg mixed driving, which is about what my old Volvo 740GL was getting. Couldn't be happier with this truck.
Power, ride, looks, power.
has some annoying squeeks that come and go - right now it's a slight squeak from the sunroof cover if it is closed all the way.
my wife drives this truck to her work on a farm, and the roads are somtimes muddy. there was a build up of dirt and mud on the emissions control box on the drivers side rear wheel on the inside of the frame which caused the service engine light to come on, this build up of dirt cause the engine emissions control valve to fail. Bad disign on Nissans part, there should be some sort of fender gaurd to prevent the build up of mud on the emissions box. Great truck just don't drive in the mud to much.
Lots of 12v outlets, with one going directly to the battery. Lots of great saft features.
I researched and researched this truck as well as others, and I will have to say it was an easy choice. Cheaper, and more unique than the other trucks out there, and a very smooth ride all around. Also, it is basically a sports car in a truck body. The gears catch very quickly, almost a short throw sometimes! And, averaging 16.5 mpg strictly town is not bad for the size of this thing. Best choice ive made yet!
Fun ride, easy shifts, very foriving clutch, can beat some small cars on the road, ext. styling is beautiful, lots of room for me and passengers.
None so far, as i was expecting the mileage i'm getting, fantastic truck!