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3.63 out of 5 stars

Great truck BUT not so good truck

oldrunner, 09/07/2010
2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab Nismo 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
42 of 44 people found this review helpful

I bought this truck in 2006 and really liked it until the timing chain guides failed. Found on the internet that this is a common problem. There is also a tech bulletin out on it. But Nissan would not cover the repair. $1400.00 later it is running well again. Check the internet before you buy, there is a wealth of reliability info there.

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1 out of 5 stars

"""I can't believe it ""

Alex, 10/21/2015
updated 10/24/2016
2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab Nismo 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful

i have 2005 frontier is a nightmare in one year over 10 times to the dealer and they refuse to do a complete job under the warranty, bottom line dont waste you money go for tacoma or chevy. Nissan dealer refused to honor the guarantee to replace the recall on the defected transmission they want $2500 deductible, they crazy .. i wont buy another nissan in my life and i will make sure my family neither.

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3 out of 5 stars
Technology
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Interior
4 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
Reliability
1 out of 5 stars
Value
1 out of 5 stars
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2.75 out of 5 stars

LEMon

pissedoff9, 07/21/2011
2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab Nismo 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
30 of 33 people found this review helpful

I bought this car brand new in 06...it was an 05. It has cost me thousands of dollars since then with a number of problems. Fuel sending unit, 02 sencors , Starter, Then ...the first time it needs to be smogged because I;m in Ca. it is 1,970.00. Oh ya ...I had already replaced the radiator because it was leaking radiator fluid into the transmission. I did that myself for around 300.00. Now that I have had it smogged and can drive it to have the transmission checked...I find out the transmission needs to be rebuilt. $2,400 minimum. This thing has cost me almost 6,000 so far and barely has 100,000 miles on it. The dealer and Nissan USA both gave me the bird on every issue. Nissan sux

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2.63 out of 5 stars

My Nissan Stinks!!!

kram1972, 01/13/2010
2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab SE Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
16 of 17 people found this review helpful

I bought my truck new off of the lot. Ran great for about 55k mi then hell broke loose. blower resistor blew ($150), then blower blew ($500), then at 45k mi a ujoints went and another at 59.5k mi. a week later PW on driverside blew, then last week with 64.5k mi i was informed that the motor needs to be replaced but guess what, 6yr-60k mile warranty is over and they won't touch it. oh, the timing chain is stretched to maximum limit and needs to be replaced and amazingly my oil pressure gauge hasn't moved since I bought the truck but i was 2 quarts low when I just had it serviced by Nissan. NEVER NEVER BUY ANOTHER NISSAN!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Buy the 2.5L if you can find one for sale.

unixfreak0037, 06/12/2012
2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
10 of 11 people found this review helpful

I bought mine new in 2005. It's 2012 and it still looks and runs like a brand new truck. With these high gas prices, having a truck that can haul light loads and get 22/23 MPG is really nice. Right now I wouldn't trade it for anything. And these are hard to find. Used 2.5L manual shift XEs are rarely found for sale, probably because the owners recognize their value. Took this 2WD truck on some dirt roads in Tennessee and had no problems at all. Very good truck.

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