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Good truck at a great price(it's not overpriced, nobody else offers a crew cab at that price), excellent reliability, laughs at towing a 4000lb boat at the steep boat ramps or on the highway, more importantly it's not a RANGER!!!
I agree, the ranger's back seat is a POS!!
"laughing" how about grunting.... LOL!!!!
Gooba, you are so lame! I really must have pissed
you off when I showed you just how weak, cheap and
where the Frontier stood in the compact truck food
chain, at the bottom! LOL... Also, a solid diff
better, ask any offroad shop. Just goes to prove
once again, you don't offroad. When the Ranger
switched in 97 there was quite a controversy.
And why don't you tell everyone here what the 0=60
times are for your 3.3 Supercharged bandaid? How
about 9.5-9.9!! LOL... Why can't Nissan make a
naturally aspirated engine to compete with
Ford/GM/Toyota? Can you imagine a Supercharged
4.0 in a RAnger?? it would absolutely trounce
your weak 3.3 Supercharged! LOL....
Once again, Bad Vince, for being happy with your
Good gooba, cncman, mahi, for liking your Nissan.
Same old story, never ends, Ford bad, Nissan good.
I just pissed you guys off showing you why the
Ranger is NUMERO UNO, number one for those of you
who don't speak two languages..
Live with your choice and don't challange any 4.0
5spd Rangers with those weak 3.3's. And another
word of advise, Really, don't challange any new
SOHC 4.0 Rangers... [email protected]!!
Mahi, your kidding yourself along with anyone who
knows about towing. A 4,000 lb boat with a truck
that has 170HP and 200ft/lbs of torque! LOL! Nice
story. Anyone can do the math, the two don't add
up. Add your truck weight, people weight, gear
weight...Yes, it may be able to barely pull it,
not as you wish or dream......
"laughing" how about grunting.... LOL!!!!
Ok, you Nissan whiners, just face it you bought
the compact truck lowest on the food chain!! LOL!
Enjoy your weak 3.3 and 2.4's. Ford has 3
engines, but I guess you don't want to mention
huh? Nor do you want to mention a 3.0 is only
about 300 dollars more than a 2.5, Nor will you
then mention a 3.0 has 150HP and 192f/lbs of
torque, is available in ANY Ford RAnger, Along
its 4.0 is Available in ANY Ford RAnger..
Rangers rule! The Frontier doesn't even make the
top 30!! LOL as far as sales numbers.. Nor has
Nissan truck even broke the top 25 mark in sales,
Why Cncman? If the Nissan is so superior why
over 15 years hasn't Nissan taken the number one
spot in sales? Sales do matter as much as all of
you want to try to say they don't. Sales make
money! Something Nissan hasn't done for years!
Yes, I smoked one of your precious 4 door high
tech 3.3 Frontiers with my older pushrod 4.0!
See you in the Cascades
Oh, I don't see Frontiers up there, they can't
make it!! LOL....
Anybody see a pattern?
and so I started to look and shop for one. One of the articles that I read was in reprint form at Nissan dealers, and although some marks were fairly high, they addressed the power issue as being somewhat of a lightweight situation. The end of the article read that if more power was an issue, then wait for the new Dodge Dakota to emerge with an available V8 engine. I was so hot on the Nissan, but I had not yet found one with the stick that I could test ride. Finally, I called a dealer nearby and they had a unit in the SE class with a five speed, roof rack, LSD and a bed extender (which I couldn't care less about). It was an acceptable color, and I rushed over to test drive it and had mentally completed the purchase subject of course to price negotiations. What a disappointment followed. The clutch and brake were too close together for my large (12) feet, but it didn't really matter, because the power was so "wimpy." I thought that I might have to use my trailer to pull the truck. Then I looked at the article that had at the end recommended purchasing a Dodge Dakota if more power were needed and/or desired. Good advice, because when I told my wife the details of my test ride, she said;"you always loved your Dakota Club cab ('95 V8 5 speed LST) and I think it would be worth the wait." To end my saga, that's what I did and have not regretted my decision. Perhaps it is because the Japanese have smaller feet and care little about available power, that the design is such as it is. I still think it is a neat looking package, and cannot comment on reliability because I have never owned one. Nor do I intend to do so.
I'm sorry you don't have the credit or the money to buy a Frontier. But one day if you work hard and save yur money like a good little boy you should be able too!
Why don't you come to FL and show me how my truck pull my boat? I'm inviting you, I'll take you out in the boat we'll do some fishing. Maybe you'll make it back....maybe you won't, who knows. The only thing you towed was your Ranger behind a AAA wrecker!!!!!LOL Have a good day Kitty Kat!
Your kidding yourself with the 4K tow, you making me laugh along with anyone else who tows... Do the math yourself.... 170HP 200ft/lbs of torque
4K boat + people + gear + trailer... would make it closer to 5K total... 200ft/lbs doesn't pull 5K lbs easily my friend, nice try though.....
and that there are offshore manufacturers with plants in the U.S. But as I said, I am more comfortable. Please realize that my post was completely subjective, but I said what I meant. Boy, you must really have a tough time purchasing footwear. I thought that I was the only one.
Here we go! Someone totally new enters the board
and the Nissan crew jumps all over them. Truth
hurts huh boys! LOL!! The Frontier is whimpy!
Your kidding yourself with the 4K tow, you making
me laugh along with anyone else who tows... Do the
math yourself.... 170HP 200ft/lbs of torque
4K boat + people + gear + trailer... would make it
closer to 5K total... 200ft/lbs doesn't pull 5K
lbs easily my friend, nice try though.....
Gooba, you whine too much..
Don't start getting down on me for the backlash
you guys started! Between the 4 of you all I heard
from the start is Ford bad, Ford garbage, Ford
junk crap. I just showed you different and you
guys didn't like it.
And about the 3.0 option.. WRONG once again.. Its
about a 300 dollar upgrade.. Yes, I will give you
that the 2.4 will whip up on a 2.5... But Nissan
only offers 2 engines, Ford 3..... If you look at
the stats of the 2.5 vs the 3.0 MPG is only about a
1 to 2 MPG difference...
Gooba, nice paste.. you have no life? Frontier in
the shop? YOu have proved to one other person you
know NOTHING about offroading.. Your lame bud..Now
enjoy your bottom of the food chain Frontier..LOL!
Spoog, lies, lies, lies.. We have gone over these
issues over and over again in the Ranger vs Toyota
Room. Ranger does come with skidplates, Ranger does
have a limited slip too.. The TRD has a useless
locker.. Can only engage it in 4low and at under
5mph per the manual, and when not engaged its an
OPEN Axle, pretty expensive option you may use
about 3% of your total driving time. The rest of
your TRD is Bilsteins and springs.. You got taken
bud.. Enjoy that sticker..
Lockers don't help you in icy or snowy conditions.
You want a limited slip diff. Lockers are more
for straight away acceleration and not good for
corners or turning. A limited slip has a clutch
mechanism where one wheel slips and causes the
clutch to engage the other tire. Locker is when
both wheels spin at the same rpm at the same time
constantly. Lockers are usually found on the folks
who do some serious rock climbing or snorkling or
serious offroading. Stats show that over 90% of
4x4's don't even see gravel! I think for you a
locker would be way over kill..
What part don't you believe? That I tow a boat that big or that it pulls it? What you are displaying to everyone is how little YOU know about towuing every time YOU try to post about it. It doesn't just come down to JUST torque, maybe for you since your truck isn't geared correctly because you put bigger tires on your truck without changing your gears(nice and cheaply done by the way, as are the rest of your upgrades), but rather the whole package. I think this is why it's so hard for you to understand...THE FRONTIER IS A BETTER PAKAGE THAN THE SHOTTY, PROBLEM-MATIC, RECALL-RIDDEN, CHEAP INTERIOR PLAGUED RANGER.
Oh by the way KITTY, if you weren't to lazy to really do your research(such as what the total weight of package that I tow)because I've posted it before(plus pictures)you wouldn't keep getting proven STUPID! Obviously you didn't graduate anything...because if you did you would know how to support your theory, facts or whatever you call it.
really do your research(such as what the total
weight of package that I tow)because I've posted it before(plus pictures)you wouldn't keep getting
proven STUPID! Obviously you didn't graduate
anything...because if you did you would know how to support your theory, facts or whatever you call
Mahimahi, prior to graduation (about second grade)
I learned that the preposition "to" is not used in lieu of the adverb "too". Further, the quote from William Shakespeare, "Methinks that thou protests too much" is indeed indicative of your tendency to play defense before the game begins. I never in any posting now or prior, mentioned anything about you, your truck, your tow package or the ability to haul or tow anything. Nor, did I claim that I did research into the subject and/or offer or submit a theory. I would suggest that you re-read my posts keeping a dictionary by your side as you do so. My opinions, were just that, "opinions" and nothing more. My test drive experience again, was just what I encountered as relates to the difficulty in operating the brake and clutch with my feet, not your feet or anyone else's feet. The power of the engine felt extremely marginal and I did not believe that it would comfortably tow my particular trailer and loads. There are various definitions of tow, and my definition is that it should do so effortlessly. I guess one could tow a coal truck with a Pekingese dog if one had a whip, but that may prove to be excessive. Perhaps you are now dissatisfied with your vehicle, and if you are, bite the bullet and trade it in for another truck (whichever one you might choose). I would certainly appreciate you not mis-quoting me in any form, and when you grow up, you may respond.
Vince was not refering to you I believe when he said "kitty", it is a name that Vince has somehow picked up!
It is sort of like golf (for me at least) I hit 1 or 2 good or even great shots during a round. That's just enough to get me back out for another round.
Some people on this forum just throw insults back and forth but once and a while I learn something so I keep coming back.
I'am not sure if bookitty was insulted or not. But the point is the TONE of his (Bookitty) post.In my humble opinion we NEED more post like his.A great TONE with substance.
OR.)We could just throw down and kick the s*&# out of each other. I'am 6' 215lbs and have been lifting weights for 10 years.I'am in..Also have that size 12 shoe.hehehehe..
Thanks you were correct.
I took me about two lines to figure out why your post was to me at first. I thought I can't believe this guy is defending Vince!!!
Nope that post wasn't for you. I fully respect everyone and anyone's opinion except Vince. Although I did not drive the manual transmission, never intended to because of the driving around town here and the difference in towing capacity, but since I'm 6'1" and 226 with a size 12 shoe, I could see how they might be too close together. Even with my size I find that there is plenty of room in this truck.
Just to let you know I wouldn't criticize your opinion because it's your opinion! You were serious about buying the truck, you drove the truck, you evaluated the truck and your opinion was developed. This is not the process that one "exceptional moron" aka [non-permissible content removed] Kat(Kitty)uses when he talks about the Frontier.
I hope you enjoy your Dakota, they are a damn good looking truck.
Thanks for the suggestion, I agree with you except it shouldn't come to that at all. It's just that Vince is my 'pin cushion' and after work I get to relieve at his stupidity. I think we all do, well everybody except the Ford owners that is.
Oh by the way I'm in for the rumble, but I should warn you guys. My last name ends in a vowel and in cab I have a .45 caliber, 5-gallon bucket and a 30lb bag of ready-mix cement. You never know, right?:)
For what its worth (back on topic)
Pro.. I like the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab I think they have made great strides. Once you get used to the front end which didn't take long.It is a great looking truck. I don't think it is easy to pull off and market a four door pickup that doesn't look strange.
Con..At 210 hp with a super charger I think they would have been better served going with an optional V-8 (like the Dodge Dakotas) maybe they will make the change in the next few years. For some including myself It was one of the things that kept me from seriously looking into one..
Vince8: If you are 280 and have been running for 15 years, has it been back and forth to Taco Bell or Burger king?? heheheheh..Oh and did you train Sumo wrestlers?? LOL
I agree that a V8 option would be great,as long as it was bigger in cubic inches.Not like Chevrolet with their 4.3l V6 and their 4.3L V8.
bigal31,I like that.You forgot the Big Macs,although I wonder about the running part,or is that from the car to the door?Don't forget they usually order everything on the menu but a diet soda.I have not figured that out yet.
PS Allen, be a good boy!
Bookitty: It's a done deal.
I have other fingers for other topics (trucks) if you know what I mean.) Sorry Boo I couldn't resist.
I think it is the coolest truck on the road.
I know what a powerful compact pickup is i.e. my S-10, and I am happy with my 19+ MPG 4x4 Nissan crew cab.
I am in sales and the 15 MPG S-10 was killing me at the pump.
I have owned multiple Rangers, and multiple S-10's which the Rangers can't hold a candle to and I like this Crew Cab best. IMO and for what I do, alot of hwy miles and limited off roading to pick up my trophy bucks in the woods HA HA, it is the perfect truck for me.
mahimahi - I believe you 100% when you say it pulls your boat fine!
My suggestion for those who want more power - ask yourself why you need more power. unless your pulling a heavy construction trailer everyday for work; or you are camping every weekend (or retired)and travelling long distances with a 4500lb travel trailer; why do you need more power?
This truck will easily pull a trailer of furniture for a weekend move; it will pull two snowmachines with full gear; it will pull two seadoos, or any tent trailer, and many 20ft travel trailers (if you want something bigger - get a full size truck with a fifth wheel). It will do all this EASILY. If you need more - get a full size truck that can handle the weight better - it all isn't just about the engine size.
As to the other comments, yup.. there are things wrong with this truck. I personally have several pet peeves...and I can see bigger people feeling cramped.
All told though - I still haven't seen any vehicle that can give you everything the CC does; namely: performance; reliablity; PRICE; Utility, attractiveness.
I am not trying to justify to anyone why I bought my CC - I don't have to - it justifies itself everyday; especially on weekends!
I have driven only manual transmission models and have asked that the dealer get one for me. Considering I am coming out of a Jeep Cherokee (XJ with 190hp 4.0), I wonder what all the complaints about power are. I agree with the post above-if you are towing heavy construction equipment or something like that, why on earth are you looking at a little truck in the first place???
I have long thought that Nissan built good vehicles, and I need a truck just like many of you-for hauling small loads but primarily ME back and forth to work.
I am hopefull that I can tow my Suzuki Samurai with the truck, but I can't see it being a problem with the Zuki only weighing in around 2500 lbs including the lift and 31's.
Just my .02 cents, and my congratulations to the kids who decided to stop fighting on here.
Good luck - make them buy it back and move on! To be honest, I think you wouldn't go wrong with another Frontier. Those problems you are haveing aren't showing anywhere else. The only problem that has ever surfaced has been a carrier bearing problem that is easy to fix...my dealer did it (and the whole driveshaft) in 35 minutes.
Don't worry about towing the Suzuki - the CC can pull 2500lbs without breathing hard!
As for the power, I honestly believe you will find the engine to be reponsive, quick and plenty powerful for most everyday needs.
I have owned a lot of fast cars in the past-if I wanted a fast car, I would have bought one. I absolutely love this truck, and I like that I got exactly the equipment I wanted (I had been looking for canary yellow...but when I saw a green one it was all over).
Anyway, I'm expecting to have a bunch of good times with this truck. If I don't find some aftermarket parts sources soon, however, I may just go into business for myself. It appears that there are a number of 'enthusiasts' out there who would like to buy enhancements for their Nissans...and very little aftermarket to support it.
The coming weeks will tell-Nissan releases the new line of accy's for the 01 in November.
yet. Waiting on delivery of my silver baby.!!
I am getting ready to buy a truck and I have
narrowed down to the Frontier and the Dodge Dakoda
Quad cab....can anyone help me with my decision? I
would appreciate any advice you can offer!