2013 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: didn't due enough homework

2013 Nissan Frontier - Consumer Review

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SV King Cab (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic 6.1 ft. Bed)

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didn't due enough homework
By budelman on


2013 Nissan Frontier SV 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 5A)


This not the vehicle drive if windy out, body material cheap sheet metal, paint fading and rub off at drivers side door panel Less than 1 year old and foam rubber seal around doors already splitting wide open, Haven't used radio since 4 months old speakers sound awful, affects Bluetooth as well can't understand caller Interior plastic or vinyl scraches too easy pernament scuffs marks just from work boots only 2 weeks old and notice blemishes on back plastic bed wall, although its not possible looks like sun damage, Supension awful over loads is not cable of 5000 lb trailering like suggested in vehicle specifications, Leaf spring shackle 1/2 inch bolt reduced to 1/4 inch for nut broke resulting loss of both leaf springs within 4000 miles. Engine while driving is always shifting gears and speeding up on its own. Napoleon of Rivera Beach Fl. and Nissan have never stood behind bumper to bumper warrantee
I have a commercail A license and have driven every type of vehicle you can think of tractor trailer to bucket trucks,. Since the Dealer and Nissan Motor Corporation never stood by their factory warranty, I would and never will suggest anyone but Nissan.

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  • Road holding
  • Shifting
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Front seats
  • Quality of materials
  • Interior design
  • Entertainment
  • Bluetooth
  • Purchase cost
  • Resale value
  • Warranty

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By robert_bell
on 05/26/14 19:12 PM (PDT)

I also had to add add-a-leaf springs to the back to keep it from sagging. Typical Jap truck fix, though. My 88 Toyo had the same problem.

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By robert_bell
on 05/26/14 19:11 PM (PDT)

Have your front end aligned. Mine has too much toe-out from the factory and wears the inside of the tires. Are the inside of your tires feathering? If so, too much toe-out. With too much toe-out, it tends to wander at highway speeds, particularly when towing. The headlight aiming was off on mine, too. 10,000 miles and we get a lot of people flashing us with their lights, even when we are on low-beam. Check your alignment. Even if they say it is OK, give each tie-rod end a half-turn in, and it will steer better. My previous tow vehicle was an X5, so I am spoiled. Overall, a good truck. Ain't no BMW by a long shot, though!

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