1997 Nissan Truck Consumer Review: The Little Truck That Could

1997 Nissan Truck - Consumer Review

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XE Regular Cab Pickup (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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The Little Truck That Could
By Easy Charlie on


1997 Nissan Truck XE 2dr Regular Cab SB


I've had my little Nissan for about
three years now, and I'm about as
impressed as I can be. She just won't
die. Don't get me wrong, I'm not
TRYING to kill her--she sees regular
maintenance, and I always let her warm
up on cold days... With that
considered, we've gone 156,000 hard
miles (on and off road) together with
only minor problems (water
pump/thermostat at 110,000mi, and a
Throttle Position Sensor at
140,000mi). Now, she's not that
pretty, but damn she's loyal. I could
see her hitting 250k easy. If you need
a work truck, or just simple reliable
transportation. You can't go wrong
with these old Nissan trucks.

Best Features

(1) Durable. (2) Simple. (3) Great towing ability for such a small truck. (4) Very easy to work on (I replaced the water pump on a highway in the pouring rain, and it still only took thirty min.)

Worst Features

(1) Snake belt instead of old fashioned V-belts. (2) Improved front suspention w/ less roll in turns. (3) 15" wheels instead of 14" on 2WD.
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