Throughout its life, we have used this
truck to pull full size pickups out of
ditches during snow storms, loaded the
bed with enough lumber to build a 10x10
deck, and a pallet of slate stone
(roughly 1 ton of stone), and on top of
that dove it 150 miles a day for the
daily commute. This truck RELIABLE.
The body is still in good shape with a
few rust spots due to the harsh snow
and road salt of northeastern Ohio
winters. And until just recently,
(with us now in the Harsh southern sun)
the paint finish was good. The clear
coat is now flaking. No complaints
with this truck at all. Hope we get
another 300,000 miles of service.
4x4, and Reliability
NONE, just build the new trucks as
dependable and as affordable as this
This truck is the reason I will never
own a domestic. 168K miles and never
even a flat tire. I change the oil
every 3K miles religeously, and basic
maintenance(tires, belts, hoses, and 1
clutch). This truck has crossed the
country 4 times and pulled an 88 Nissan
Sentra on one of those trips! I have
been stopped many times in the parking
lot to ask if I was selling her. Not a
chance I reply. I had wonderful luck
with my sentra, so I bought the truck.
So, now that I am sold, I am going to
buy a Frontier Crew Cab. Nissan has me
as a loyal customer, and it will break
my heart to let my 91 Hardbody go.
Just need more space than a standard
cab can offer.
Original, attractive style,
reliability, cost of ownership.
After 168K miles with not so much as a
flat tire, would you change anything?
I just traded my baby. Very reliable
for 13 years but I needed a van.
Simple design and built to last. The
paint did wear off from being in the
sun but that's to be expected.
Excellent truck, good power, never left
me stranded unless I left the lights on!
Even with less than ideal maintenance,
this vehicle just keeps churning.
Never has left me stranded at any
time. Starts and runs strong in hot or
cold. The interior wears very good and
is made for driving comfort. The only
gripes I have are the instrument
cluster lights have gradually gone out
from left to right. The bedliner
mounting system leaves alot to be
desired. The liner won't stay put. It
slides forward leaving the back corners
exposed and partially blocking the tie
down hooks which by the way are
Power, reliablility, adjustable
driver's seat, recessing tie down hooks
Better electronics, must improve the
securing of the bedliner, fuel economy.
Trucks this size should get better than
15/19 mpg even with the V6.