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Perfect Truck For The Road Or For Towing
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michael Carlson
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2004 Nissan Titan King Cab 4dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Haven't had this truck long but it's great on 300 hp performance with 370ft/lb torque. 32valve 8 cyl. 5 speed auto. 5.6L SE model. I've Towed 6,500lbs and had no issue in power loss. Would have probably maxed it at 9,000 lbs. The only issue is if you don't have 4x4 don't expect to get the best out of this truck. Great truck for casual driving, long rides, work truck, or hauling your RV. Gets the job done right!


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Great Truck.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Brian Gay
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2004 Nissan Titan King Cab 4dr King Cab SE 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this used in November 14 for a decent deal. It only had 84K on it. It now has 88k and I feel confident all of the "First Gen" issues have been worked out (headers, rear axle vent fix, recalls, ect) Given the age I will need to change out some front bushing and shocks but other than that, it has been GREAT to have in the snowiest winter I've ever seen here in N.E. Wash it on dry days will keep it most of the rust at bay. Gas mileage is as expected for a 4x4, 12 city, 14-16 HWY.


Best Features

This thing runs like a bat out of H@#%ll. Going from a 2.4 Frontier, it was a drastic change. Good factory sound system. The fact this truck was built in the US. Yes it has Nissan's name but American workers put this truck and engine together. The transmission is the only thing shipped in from Japan.


Worst Features

Manual 4x4 engagement, hard to get it to switch back to 2wd once in 4wd. You have to hit the gas but it does switch back. This being a First Gen, most of the bugs have been worked out. If you buy used, check the rear axle seals and the factory exhaust manifold/header for cracks. Have a Nissan dealer run the VIN to see if these have been fixed. The 2016 is around the corner so will see how that sells.


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2004 Titan
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By mabatista
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2004 Nissan Titan King Cab 4dr King Cab SE Rwd SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I use this truck to Tow almost daily (about 4-5000lb trailer). Great tow vehicle. Mileage is about 10 towing. About 12 around town. I once got about 14-15 on the interstate and was thrilled!
This thing eats brakes. Fronts every 25k, rears every 40k. Trim pieces are cheap, but the engine/trans has benn reliable. I would buy it again. (I would get 4wd though)


Best Features

Power, exterior looks


Worst Features

Interior is cheap


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Great Truck!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By doczachary
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2004 Nissan Titan King Cab 4dr King Cab SE Rwd SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I puchased my 2004 Nissan Titan with less than 50 miles on it and I currenly have over 120K.
There has been 2 recalls (brake shudder and wiring harness) and both were done quickly and efficiently.
I have read where people wanted better gas mileage but you don't buy a heavy truck with a powerful 5.6L V8 engine and then complain about the mileage.
I have towed 10K, loaded the bed to the point where it couldn't take anymore and everything worked as expected.
I have replaced the rear axle seals and bearing with better than factory.
Used only synthetic oils since 2nd change.
It just keeps running.
Never a hiccup or an issue.
Been a great truck and I plan to keep it until it dies!


Best Features

AC - Will freeze you out of the truck. Traction Control - Typical truck. Without weight in the rear end, you will spin the tires easily, the limited slip differential is amazing! Build quality - been a great truck. I guess some have gotten a lemon but isn't that true in all lines? Stereo- InDash 6cd with Aux input. Works and sounds great. Hooked up a Satellite radio through the aux port and is perfect. AC Mixer - You can direct your AC anywhere you want and to the amount you want easily. Great feature.


Worst Features

Locking gas door Actual tire pressures instead of idiot light


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Faulty Evaporator
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By JeffG
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2004 Nissan Titan King Cab 4dr King Cab SE 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Outside of the engine and the premium sound system, I would not buy this truck again! Apparently, there's a waiting list from Nissan, including myself, for a known problem with the AC evaporator unit, which is behind the dashboard, that when it dies, they currently do not have a replacement and you'll have to wait for several months/year for one. Never buy a Nissan again!


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