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Nissan Titan vs Chevy Silverado



  • davethecarnutdavethecarnut Posts: 248
    Ummm...okay...I guess I'll rephrase that to "most" forum writers. Hmmm... do you think Frank Lloyd Wright would've designed a "contemporary" Nissan? :surprise:
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    Ask Razorthunder that question. He brought it up.
    I do think that Frank would have designed an aesthetically pleasing automobile, but it wouldn't have gone anywhere.
  • Why would Frank need to do that? Nissan does that already!
  • You rather get the Silverado. Some fuel pump problems were on the Titan most likely after 40K miles - It is costly to repair in the four digits. When fuel pump problem show up, your titan will die unexepectedly at anytime, any speed. Mine was at 70MPH crusine on the freeway - twice. Good luck to those of us who current owns Titan.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Four digit repair bill to replace a fuel pump? How did that happen?
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    A fuel pump might cost $250 with labor extra?
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    Another fabrication perhaps? Thanks for the info!
  • davethecarnutdavethecarnut Posts: 248
    Do you think Joe Friday could replace a fuel pump cheaper? Sorry.....I can't believe they put the pumps in the gas tanks now.....I guess I'm old school :confuse:
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    '97 mark VIII. After fillup fuel gauge showed 7/8 full never at the full mark. Took it to dealer who wanted me to fill tank with gas and have the tech check it out. Come find out he has to replace the sensor which is located in the now full fuel funny.

    Even if the fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. You're talking 9 hours of labor to drop the tank and replace the fuel pump? Tech should be fired if he takes that long.
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    I really don't believe that Joe is even alive.
    And I haven't had a fuel pump go since my 1981 Volvo refused to fire up back in the winter of 88.
  • davethecarnutdavethecarnut Posts: 248
    Yep...the last time I replaced a fuel pump, I had a hard time fitting the arm of the pump under the cam lobe...ah 8-Track player just ate my Bad Finger tape...I'm :cry: too old for this...
  • dustykdustyk Posts: 2,926
    You guys should be careful about jumping to conclusions. A fuel pump replacement on a '99 Avalon just cost us $886. The fuel pump on my daughters '03 Altima was over $700.

    So maybe a grand for a Titan is not that far out of line.

  • I sell both and I can tell you the chevy wins hands down. CR can say what they want but I see them daily and Titans get towed in at a rate of 10 to one on the chevys. I've had people bring them back and trade them two months after buying them. They say it's the worst truck they ever owned. I won't repeat what they say about the Ridgeline.
  • Deciding between an 08' titan le crew cab long bed 4x2 with tow pck, msrp of 36,300.00 with rebate can buy for 29,400.00. Or an 07' chevy 1500 extended cab long bed 4x2 with msrp of 33,094.00 with rebate can buy for 26,375.00. love all the features of the titan, but with test drive city mpg registered over 10 mile run at 9.8mpg. I reset the computers before the test drives. chevy(5.3 engine) over almost identical run computer read 14.6. would love info from owners of both to post true mpg's and any problems or lack of problems. I've seen the post of razor so would like some new voices spoken.
  • boaz47boaz47 Posts: 2,751
    Is that truck owners as a whole are not like car owners. You might have a preference for one truck over another but as a whole you would rather have a truck than a car. I have learned to have a healthy respect for Titans and Tundras even if I do feel it took Toyota quite a while to get it right. Not that their 1/2 ton was ever a bad truck it just wasn't up to what the other full sized trucks were. Now I think they have corrected their 7/8 truck stigma. I simply do not trust Nissan even if I agree they seem to make a reasonable truck. Most of my experience with Nissan trucks has been with their small trucks and I consider them the back of the pack. There is something that turns people off about Nissan Trucks but to be honest I don't know what it is. They were first in the market with compact trucks only to flatten out and fall first to Toyota, then in 74 or 76 they fell to Ford Ranger and not long after they fell behind Chevy S-10. Does anyone know where they stand in total truck sales today?

    As far as fuel mileage goes Most of the road tests I have seen have rated Ford, Toyota and GM ahead of Dodge and Nissan. What has bothered me about the Nissan was the same thing that used to bother me about the Tundra. For some reason the Asian powers that be decided we only needed one engine choise. Now even Toyota gives you three just like GM and Ford. Nissan still seems to think they Know better than their customers so we get one choice. It may be a fine engine but I want to make the choice. Still I wouldn't kick a Titan out of my driveway if I wanted a 1/2 ton.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I own both.

    If you're looking for mpg and less up front costs, buy the GM.

    You don't state what exactly you want the truck to do so based on what you've posted the only logical choice is the GM.
  • i bout my 2008 1500 ext cab 4x4 silverado 3.73 gear in late oct. during winter i was getting 15mpg on these warmer weeks recently i've been peeking aroun 16-16.2mpg few days ago i pulled a trailer, bout 20ft enlosed car trailer extra wide 170 mile empty 170 mile loaded with 2500lbs race car auto trans in 3rd gear and doin 60-65mph i got 8-8.3mpg both ways. truck has almost 9100miles on it
  • friskybusafriskybusa Posts: 3
    I can get 20 mpg any day I want. Just have to keep speed to 65 - 68mph. I do it all the time commuting 92 miles a day. mostly interstates. just take it easy with the GO pedal, and stay off the brake unless or untill it is needed. Also 55k miles, no problems and still plenty tread left on original tires. Some people with MPG complaints need to learn how to drive. :D
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    20 any day? 55K on tires? Now that is simply amazing.
  • davethecarnutdavethecarnut Posts: 248
    Only 2500lbs and in 3rd gear? Were you going uphill the whole way? On flat ground you can put it in OD. Seriously.
  • I'd have to take a Titan over a Chevy anyday. American made trucks are for hillbillies, I'm sorry that's just the way it is. I'd take a Tundra before an American made truck also. 100 years of building trucks and the [non-permissible content removed] surpass them on their very first try? Just goes to show you how bad the big 3 really are.
  • Ummmmm.......guess where the Tundra and Titan are built? doh
  • I have been a die-hard chevy fan my whole life, the time came to trade in my 97 chev. 1/2 ton. that served me well for 12 years, I went straight to the gm dealer to buy an 09 1/2 ton full load and guess what, aside from the new sheet-metal, and flashy interior. that 09 was no different than my 97! what a let down! I test drove an 09 titan LE and let me tell you i will NEVER go back! Thanks chevy its been a great 30 years, but you cant touch my new Titan!
  • ...and a whole new drivetrain and frame and...wait..are you sure you had a 97???? Was it the truck or the dealer? Sometimes they think there are only three players in the full size truck market and want to goug...I mean price them accordingly.
    But there is no way a 97 and a 09 are even related. That 97 was really an 88. :P
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