Let me preface this by saying that back in the day I owned a 91 Nissan King cab 4cyl auto pick up truck and that was an awesome truck, at least on flat land in South FL at the time. That truck drove smooth, was comfortable, the auto tranny was great (Had OD button), mpg was decent, the power seemed adequate and it had two cool side jump seats in the cab that were actually useful for short trips that folded away. That truck took a beating and hauled everything I put in it with no probs.
I hear a lot of complaints about the 2nd gen Tacos with 4cyl. I hear that the engine is underpowered and lethargic with the auto, the ride is rough, engine is noisy, the access cab is small, the jump seats suck, etc.
For those of you that owned both the early 90's 4cyl Nissan King cab hardbody pickup and the current 2nd gen taco 4cyl, do you find the two comparable at all? I'm leaning towards the base RC taco auto (Absolutely will not get a manual).
I also owned a 2001 frontier 4cyl auto king cab but that truck was terrible, weak power, poor mpg, etc. Only compare the early 90's model truck with the 2nd gen 4cyl taco. IMO, Nissan p/u trucks went to shit after the early 90's hard body model.
I'm only interested in comparing ride quality, power, mpg, hauling ability, and comfort between the two 4cyl auto trucks.