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Nissan Titan vs. Ford F150

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  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    It is......sorry.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    whatever, dude.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    The Explorer is really the perfect car for everything. Order it up the way you like it, stripped or loaded, 2 or 4WD, 6 or 8 cylinders....it will haul, tow, carry you, and up to 6 more in total comfort. Has Independent Rear Suspension for car like ride & handling, rack & pinion steering. And my old 94 made it to 127,000 miles before it gave me any trouble, and is still running on 5 cylinders at the moment. My Civic, also a great little car, made it a little further before the engine was done, 175,000 miles, but she had been pampered, and the Explorer had the hell beat out of it for 10 years. Sorry, YMMV, but I think the Explorer is the most applicable mass form of transportation on the planet, and the population seems to agree the most. Hey, you started it with the suggestion! :)
  • keaneckeanec Posts: 349
    "You're just more alone than you thought, eh, keanec? "

    Even better - let the lemmings go drive the explorers and roll over because it is so much better than any other vehicle. hehe.

    Actually, I really do like driving something that isn't parked in every driveway. I have always been that way.I still remember when everybody in Canada drove the Hyundai Pony - yup, the fact that they sold so many of those made it a great vehicle. And that '95 and '96 Windstar had to be the best vehicle out there as they almost overtook the high quality Caravan for the sales lead in Canada. They sure made the dealers a ton of money in non-warranty service work. You couldn't drive down any roads with out hitting parts from trannys, ball joints, and everything else falling off those vehicles. But they sold the most: therefore they were the best.

    All joking aside, in my hometown, Dodge is kicking all F/S trucks as*es. My best friend just bought one. But I am still happy with my purchase and I am not too much worried about the Titan sales. Nissan is making all sorts of money right now - just like ford :-) - and even if more people in Canada wanted the Titan, they couldn't get them because the dealers can't get them up here.

    The Ford is a good truck and so is the Nissan (IMO). I chose the Nissan and if I had the choice again, I would go the same route.

    Cheers!
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I didn't say anything about sales being relevant to "best car", I just gave my opinion of the Explorer - whether or not it sold. However, since you brought it up, it's interesting that the Titan has sold so poorly. Could be somewhat affected by pricing and dealer attitudes, which I've heard, are pretty arrogant at the Nissan stores so far. OTOH, Ford is discounting and incenting their trucks as usual, and have plenty of product around.

    The Dr. across the street recently bought an Armada on my recommendation. I asked him tonight if he was happy with it. Response was: while it's a fine truck, it's too small for their needs. They were used to a Suburban. Probably not a relevant review to this discussion, so I offer it only anecdotally. They bought a rooftop luggage carrier to compensate for the lack of cargo space in the back. But the roof racks are spaced so far apart, you can't attach the rooftop carrier. They are frustrated.
  • bearbrawnbearbrawn Posts: 19
    It is also surprising that while many people have complimented me on my truck - they still ask many questions that show how little marketing is reaching the masses.

    Like Keanec said, I also hope they don't flood the market like the Durangoes and Dakotas did...

    Unlikely - since only the "well-informed" consumers are buying the Titans.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    the armada's crossbars are adjustable, and the rails are no wider apart than any other full size SUV or minivan.
  • jrc346jrc346 Posts: 337
    If I was "well informed", I would go go the Armada boards and check out how things are going on there in addition to issues here on this board, as it is built at the same plant and shares many components with the Titan. I would find wind noise and interior noise problems, though the wind noise is specific to the Armada, the interior bits and pieces are more similar than not, and thats where the noises are coming from. I also might be weary of a company (while with a good reputation) building its first full-size pickup. This is purely suggestion, I don't intend to make it anymore than that. On the other hand, Ford doesn't have the greatest reputation for launching vehicles, though as of late (2003/04), they have done much better

    Funny, I think that all of this bickering has brought me to one conclusion. That these trucks are so similar in function, that now it's only the little nit-picky things that we toss back and forth on this board. So far, it is apparent that they are both very capitable with each having their own merits. Some individuals like merits of one vehicle better, because those cater to that persons needs. Like those here that feel the F-150 is better than the Titan or vice versa.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    they are clearly #1 and #2, it would seem.

    On the crossbars? The Dr's Armada has 3 cross bars, and two are connected by siderails, and probably are adjustable. The most forward one, is stationary, and not connected by the side rails. It seems his carrier needs crossbars where these 3 will not go. Perhaps the wrong carrier, I don't know, but he's a urologist, so he should be able to figure it out if it will work.
  • salemsalem Posts: 5
    Do you or anyone you know of have any experience towing with the new Titan? I'm interested in how the towing is on a travel trailer or 5th wheel. Thanks
  • salemsalem Posts: 5
    nvbankr: Have you had any experience towing with your Titan? Specifically a pull trailer or 5th wheel? Know anyone who has? Thanks
  • keaneckeanec Posts: 349
    Just got mine two days ago so I haven't had the opportunity to pull my TT yet. I am not worried about it because many people have pulled trailers and they said it is great. In fact, a magazine rated it as the towing truck of the year. Can't remember the name. Right now, it is hard to get the proper 5th wheel hitch. The manufacturers are just starting to make them.

    A fellow from my area got a hitch installed with no problem and he can still use his utilitrac. If you need more info, let me know.
  • salemsalem Posts: 5
    Thanks for your timely response. I've been looking at Chevy 2500's as my wife and I want to get a nice trailer. However, they don't seem to pull much more than the standard Titan, and are more $$$ to drive. I'm pretty impressed with them so far.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    im not sure what post it is, but in the 'nissan titan' board, i wrote a lengthy post about towing an 11k lb. TT.
  • salemsalem Posts: 5
    Any idea how to locate the article? I'm new to this Town Hall site and have been searching for your story for over an hour without success.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    in the nissan titan board.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    The Wall Street Journal did an article on how well Ford turned around their performance in the first quarter, totally reversing their trend. It was largely assisted in the turnaround by sales of the new F-150, which were discounted much less than the competition in order to sell them.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    of ford on the new truck. the rebate is only $1000 on supercrew, and $1500 on the others. they still have work to do, but its the 2nd LEAST incentivised truck next to the titan. the tundra offers $1500 on all but the double cab.

    GM and dodge stock should drop, since their trucks arent good enough to compete at sticker price.
  • twinbladesztwinbladesz Posts: 104
    I joined a board that deals with towing. Although when you mention the Titan or the Armada you get the American vs Import nonsense but there have been posts on how Good both the Armada and Titan do with towing. Please Please Please dont go out and buy a 7k dry weight trailer because the specs on the truck say 98k and 92k. With the Armada start with a dry weight of around 5k and with the Titan try around 6k dry. You gotta add all the junk plus family friends etc that you will put in the trailer or 5th wheel. So be careful. Plus both have a cap I think of around 910lbs for hitch weight so do research and dont listen to what any dealers tell you about that thing can tow anything. It cant both are 1500 trucks and have a limit to what they can tow safely. I do hope that Nissan does bring a 3/4 and 1 ton trucks to the market which Toyota is planning. Should make the market a very interesting place.

    This board http://www.campingworld.com/cforum/index.cfm will give you all kinds of tips and advice on the do's and dont's of towing. I've learned a lot since joining it.
  • salemsalem Posts: 5
    The TITAN is rated at 9500 lbs. towing capacity. Why do you suggest limitingh the trailer to 5000 to 6000? Surely a few cldothes and foodstuffs wouldn't amount to 3 or 4 thousand lbs.
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