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2013 and earlier Nissan Frontier Prices Paid and Buying Experience

cob10cob10 Posts: 7
edited January 2014 in Nissan
I just purchased a Nissan Frontier SE, kingcab, 2 wheel drive, auto, ABS standard, upgraded tires and wheels believe are standard with this model, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, bed liner, white.. Pd $11,888, in Sacramento, CA... Believe you can get a better price, two days latter saw adds for $10,888 and $9,999. The first one is a lesser model, doesn’t have upgraded tires and has steel wheels not alloys, no 6 cd player lime mine, wheel flairs are black-color doesn’t match the paint and mine does, rear window opens,…. The $9k one is not an automatic which is a must for me….. Although for me the $10,888 P/U would have fit my needs fine. Never trust a dealer, was told this sale was special, they made a mistake and got stuck with stock from a related dealer… assured this is the best price you’ll find.. The next day (Fri) several dealers offing same vehicle same price or a little lower.

Overall I am happy with the truck, auto transmission is not smooth but no complaints… seems to ride fine, relatively quite… wanted a Toyota but a $3-$4K more I decided to buy Nissan… time, resale, etc. will tell if this was a mistake…


  • bretfrazbretfraz Posts: 2,021
    I priced a Frontier SE V6 (that's what they come with, a V6 in SE trim. There is no 4 cylinder SE model) on 4x2, automatic, 6 disc, the SE trim (alloy wheels, Desert Runner trim, etc.). The price I got * with rebate* was $17,331. That's basically a $300 over invoice deal plus $2500 rebate.

    Sorry, I don't believe a word of the above post. If I could buy a new Frontier SE V6 Desert Runner for $12,000, I'd be all over it. I can't even find an '02 model USED for less than $14,000 in good condition. I've been casually shopping for this truck for the last 6 months from North Carolina to Alabama to South Florida.

    Cheapo Frontiers are everywhere but they're Standard models, 4 cyl, 5 speed, no AC, no power goodies. Even Frontier XE King Cab 4x2 with VTP are over $12,000.

    $11,888 for an SE King Cab 4x2? Nope, don't believe it.
  • pitrottpitrott Posts: 37
    Hi all,
    I ordered the above with all the goodies even the skid plate in the front (looks good i must say) But the book is wrong you can not get the VDC/Tire pressure system with the SE Crew Cab only XE to my displesure! now the sticker price on this puppy was 27,789 and some change after 1500 rebate and 500 military rebate i rode of at 23,300 of the lot with a 5 year extended warrenty
    The only problem so far with this Big Beefy truck is the seat belt flap! drive's me insane!
    Ohh yea the rockford fosgate system (radio) is better then the one in my pathfinder (bose) and in my house (9 bose speakers)
  • cob10cob10 Posts: 7
    I don’t believe the above (my post) post either!!! The vehicle is an XE not a SE. Sorry for the mistake and it does make a huge difference, 4cyl vs. 6cyl. Anyone wishing to verify this post can call one of many Nissan dealers in the Sacto area or check with the (newspaper). My intent was to provide information that I thought would be helpful…but I messed it up… sorry to all ….
  • I bought a Nissan KingCab 4 cyl. auto trans with the value truck package. The price was 15,995 plus tax title and license. The dealer added window tint for 200.00. The over all experience wasn't very plesant since the whole transaction took almost 4 hours. I received a 500.00 rebate and a great finance rate so that helped matters. As for the truck the 4 cyl. is underpowered and the lack of power windows and door locks stinks. The gas mileage is a major plus and a reason for buying. I believe if I had more time to look around I could have found a better deal. Take your time and you will find a good deal I believe.
  • srl99srl99 Posts: 37
    Back in August we bought a Frontier (4 cyl auto)
    with value truck pkg., bed liner, mats sticker
    17256 for 11,988 + tax and state fees. This was
    an ad run by the Nissan dealer in Newark, CA but
    we went to the dealer closer to us in Oakland CA
    and after some collar pulling they gave us the
    same deal. I *do* believe they lost money on the
    deal. No hassles at all - maybe 1 hour total
    in paperwork, etc.

    By the way - for previous poster who paid $200 for
    window tinting - I believe the value truck package or
    XE (don't know which) comes with the rear window tint.
    Maybe you got door windows tinted?

    After almost 1000 miles on the truck I have only
    the 'vent blows warm air on cold setting' complaint.
    It's surprising to me there isn't more discussion of
    these trucks, I know the Taco outsells 2 to 1 (but
    with Nissan's $2500 rebate I don't see why), but why
    no meaty discussion of these trucks? I guess no one has
    any real complaints. I originally thought we wanted power
    windows and door-locks, but it's no problem to reach the
    windows from the driver's seat, and *maybe* when we have
    an alarm installed we'll put in a door-lock actuator for the
    driver's side, *maybe*.

    I still can't get over the value of this truck.
    It's no speed demon uphill, but on level ground
    it's excellent. [Reviews suggest manual tranny.]

    Slight update: Newark dealer is now running
    an ad for about $1k less, for this truck with the
    manual. We needed a little more clearance on
    the front seat (dog), so the auto suits us a bit
  • From Sacramento, CA. I've been looking at XE 4 cylinder, automatic Frontiers with the value package and bedliner. Don't pay over 12,685 after the 2500 rebate. (well, unless you get say a bed extender or other options not listed here.) For the person above who paid 15,995 plus 200 for tinted windows, you.. well, you could have gotten it lower. Also, that tint comes with the value package. They list MSRP upwards of 17,000 but there's a lot of room for them to come down. I've been tryin awful hard to get Future Nissan and Peoples Nissan lower than 12,685 but without any luck after extended negotions. Maybe I'll go to Elkgrove and give it one last shot. Oh, and Frontier beats Tacoma and Ranger anyday.
  • Just picked up a 2001 Frontier XE King Cab with 80k miles (V6, full power...). Mavbe alot of miles, but it is a one owner--dealer serviced truck that is in perfect condition. It was sitting next to another 2001 with half as many miles, but looks (and drives) 10X better. Paid $11,600. Decent deal I thought, what do y'all think??


  • keith1keith1 Posts: 1
    I want an '04 with the power package and the sport package - p03 & s03. manual transmission. The way I read CarsDirect and Edmunds here, that's like 20,800 before the 2K rebate, so 18,800 is the reasonable price? I emailed some Nissan sales rep and he tried to tell me 22,900 was fair and that I must not have read either one properly. So glad the salesmen are there to teach us to read! Thanks for any help -
  • rezarfrezarf Posts: 1
    Purchased an XE V6 auto Crew Cab last month, while the rebate was still hot. Got a long bed, automatic, sport package and power package for $20K. The best part was they gave me $7K for the 2000 Frontier King Cab I had for a trade, 42K miles, 5 spd manual - that was what I was gonna market it for retail anyway. Pleased with the deal, and the dealership has treated me like they want to keep customers! Compared with the Tacoma and the Dakota - would have gone with the Dakota if they'd dealt, but they wouldn't come to my deal - bigger back seat, bigger engine, but no long bed. Never had my 2000 Frontier in the shop - ever - and I look forward to a lotta miles on the 2004!
  • dat2dat2 Posts: 251
    sounds like you got a fair deal. how do you like the 03 so far? is the quality about the same as your 00 would you say or do you think it slipped?? (probably no better based on how people have complained about nissan quality lately)....
  • 4 Cylinder 5-speed

    The dealer matched a price, which equalled the dealers invoice price. With Value Package (includes Basic, Utility and Power packages) and floor mats. With $2k rebate $13,720.

    I see the rebate has now gone to $2500.
  • In April I paid 17,200 delivered for a leftover, new extended cab 4x4 XE. Couldn't pass it up...AM/FM CD, A/T, Off-Road Pkge (whatever THAT is)A/C, P/S, P/B, V6... couldn't find any deal even close...they wanted this thing gone...Solar Yellow....I LOVE it.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,018
    Always great to find that "motivated seller" that winds up with a great deal for you!

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  • icarbuyericarbuyer Posts: 3
    Since I'm currently in the market for a 04 crew cab LB, I'm curious as to how much people are paying for one lately. Has the fact that the 05 are due out soon impact the sale and price of the 04?

    Please post your price, options and location. Thanks
  • jtomjtom Posts: 26
    Hi, wanted to know if anyone in Oregon bought a base model 4x2 XE value package and what you paid. has it listed for $12,211 with the value package discount and $2500 rebate. Is this the best I can do? Looking to retire my 94 ranger, it's been super good to us, but this deal looks too good and airbags are nice. Thanks for all the good info, I have yet to test drive, any misc info is appreciated too. thanks - julie
  • sirdarbysirdarby Posts: 20
    Frontier regular cab, 5 sp with 96000 miles, black. I haven't had any problems. Just want bigger truck.

    Also, is $12,500 a good price for a red, used 2004 King Cab. I think it has the Value Package. with 5100 miles. Or can I get a better deal new.
  • Putting low mileage on my previous vehicle [last was a 1985 Mazda with 85,000, filled tank once a month]. I figured I'd purchase a NEW pickup instead of used .

    With bed liner, tinted windows and desert coating [against intense heat in AZ climate] I paid $13,325. The $2,500 rebate was the clincher]. Am satisfied, after looking at Toyota's [first choice, but none available, or to pricey for my needs with ONLY a $500 rebate.]

     I was pleased with the no hassle sales at Pinnacle Nissan, here in Phx. I'm glad I did my homework on the WWW. I knew what i wanted, [basic transportation - no power windows, locks] and settled for power steering, comfortable bucket seats and decent radio and ABS brakes. AND you can see the dashboard [excellent display both day AND NIGHT, awesome] clock in daytime. [not hidden out of site like in Toyota]

    Have already ordered after market camper shell [$500+ less than dealer wanted] AND basic black side step rear bumper at $300 less than dealer asked. I will install it myself. The silver paint finish and black trim are a nice change from white Mazda.

    Now I can go camping and mt. biking up north and do some off road [dirt road, not rugged roads]] driving. And after 4 years of NO A/C, it is nice to have one again and it cools quickly in a smaller interior than the old 4 dr sedan.

    So far I am satisfied, with only 153 miles on it averaged 19 MPG in city.
  • Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy ours that we got in June. Sounds like you are living in luxury these days.........desert coating AND AC...just razzing you as I used to live in Phoenix and know how hot it gets........once had to do a mandatory hike up South Mountain in mid July (115).
  • novanova Posts: 135
    Okay these trucks are out . All we need is the invoice pricing. I checked the nissan web sight the 2 things I do not like is. #1 Cant get aztec red in the LE crew cab. #2 Have to take the sun roof to get the side air bags
  • novanova Posts: 135
    Has any one on this sight made a purchase from this web sight called , They claim that the can sell you any nissan for $500.00 under invoice.Excluding 350Z roadsters & Altia SE-R. I submited my reguest for a qoute lets see what happens
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