Monthly Update for July 2017 - 2016 Nissan Titan XD

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imageMonthly Update for July 2017 - 2016 Nissan Titan XD

We make some repairs and go on some trips in our King Banana, otherwise known as our 2016 Nissan Titan XD.

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  • farvyfarvy Member Posts: 34
    Nothing cheap about parts these days, especially those with electric bits in them. Markup is huge.

    Nice Nautique. Plenty on the lake where I grew up in Michigan, & fortunately my parents still live there. They have a conventional bowrider with a sterndrive.

    Were those gas cans full? If so, seems a bit...risky... to have them out back on the swim platform. I can see you guys were carrying plenty of stuff in the boat & truck bed.
  • hacefriohacefrio Member Posts: 29
    ^ farvy: Nope, we didn't fill the gas cans until we neared the marina at Powell. They rode empty inside the boat for the duration of the drive out and back.
  • bohiobohio Member Posts: 59
    It's disgraceful how low Edmunds seems willing to go to be complimentary towards this King Lemon abomination from Nissan -- which Nissan provided vs. Edmunds actually buying it like many of their LT test vehicles. Dan Frio wrote: "My brother, a longshoreman who has pulled boats behind dozens of trucks, wagons, SUVs, old V8s — you name it — repeated over and over, like a mantra, 'This is a great truck.'"

    Was your brother along for the ride? If so, did he drive the truck or merely comment as a passenger? What does being a longshoreman have to do with anything? Does he tow boats as part of his job?

    Anybody who has read through the Edmunds LT test reviews, and similar content available on other sites (except the Nissan Titan owners' forums, who are trying hard to look at their mistakes through rose-colored glasses), comes to the conclusion that this truck is a "fail", and that Nissan's attempt to capture the market of 1/2 ton capability with 3/4 ton price, size, and weight was a big mistake.

    "A great truck"? Not even a little bit. I wonder what your brother may have said upon his first ride in a Renault Alliance or AMC Pacer?

  • camsencamsen Member Posts: 15
    Longshireman
    bohio said:

    It's disgraceful how low Edmunds seems willing to go to be complimentary towards this King Lemon abomination from Nissan -- which Nissan provided vs. Edmunds actually buying it like many of their LT test vehicles. Dan Frio wrote: "My brother, a longshoreman who has pulled boats behind dozens of trucks, wagons, SUVs, old V8s — you name it — repeated over and over, like a mantra, 'This is a great truck.'"

    Was your brother along for the ride? If so, did he drive the truck or merely comment as a passenger? What does being a longshoreman have to do with anything? Does he tow boats as part of his job?

    Anybody who has read through the Edmunds LT test reviews, and similar content available on other sites (except the Nissan Titan owners' forums, who are trying hard to look at their mistakes through rose-colored glasses), comes to the conclusion that this truck is a "fail", and that Nissan's attempt to capture the market of 1/2 ton capability with 3/4 ton price, size, and weight was a big mistake.

    "A great truck"? Not even a little bit. I wonder what your brother may have said upon his first ride in a Renault Alliance or AMC Pacer?

    Longshoreman means blue color truck buyer, not white color journalist. I would not buy a Titan except on firesale. That said, it's not a bad truck. Just flawed.
  • hacefriohacefrio Member Posts: 29
    @ bohio: go tow what we towed, see how it works for ya, then holler back. If you've done something similar already, please share your impressions.
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