Buyer beware, Nissan is using poor quality parts, expect expensive repairs at 40,000 miles, sound familiar, putting cheap parts in cars how did that work out for GM. Do not waste your hard earned money on poor quality.
I owned the frontier for about 4 mo. Previously owned a gmc sierra ext. Cab 4 dr. I drive the frontier to work every day, siff suspension and jerking of the steering wheel when I hit a pot hole spoils the fun of driving. I've never seen any car do that before. For some reason u can't turn wheels too fast when puling to park, even with two hands there seems to be strong resistance. Turning radius is awful, can't make a u-turn on a 2-way street, previous truck did it with ease. Engine is not as responsive as I would like it to be, everything is electronic even gas pedal. When need to quickly accelerate at 60 mph it takes 2 sec for transmission to downshift a gear and then it downshift one more gr
I've owned this truck for almost a year now and I am very happy. The truck drives very well and is tightly made. I commute in this truck and get about 19mpg on a regular basis (I have a bunch of stop lights to go through). This truck can do it all - commute, tow, haul, offroad!
After 6 months good power and economy combination, average low 20's unless in 4 wheel drive. OE tires are mediocre for snow and mud, but do fine on dry roads: disappointing to need new tires since I live in an area that has snow 4- 5 months. Surprised that neither the salesman or sales manager knew that this truck does have a break in period. More truck for the price than I could have gotten a Toyota for. Radio works well, even in fringe reception areas. Radio and heater controls are easy to reach and understand.
PRO-4X Value Truck Package ($1,970 includes leather upholstery, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power front seats, heated front seats, heated mirrors, rear fold-down armrest, Bluetooth, eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with two subwoofers, steering wheel control, six-CD changer, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.); Moonroof and Roof Rack ($900); Side and Curtain Airbag Package ($550); Traction Package ($500 -- includes Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control and stability control); Floor Mats ($105).
A wallop of torque initiates huge traction control and shutting it off produces runaway wheelspin. Finding the right balance is key to a good run. Upshifts are quick and smooth, but feel widely spaced. Hey, matched-rev downshifts, too?!?
Big knobby tires and 4,500 pounds...what did you expect? That said, 128 feet is pretty good, but fade did present itself after runs 3 and 4. Pedal is a little squishy and feels like it has a lot of idle stroke, just as it should for an off-road truck.
On the skid pad, there's only a sliver of dynamic advantage with stability control off here, so what's the point? It howls around torturing the tires either way. In the slalom, again, this is silly. Stability control doesn't really shut off (but traction control does) so doing less ends up producing better results. Steering is admirably precise for an off-road truck and the slow ratio makes sense.