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How come Tacomas have higher resale compared to Frontiers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dee_bo, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    dee_bo

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    You can get a 2009 Frontier with less miles for about the same price as a 2007 Tacoma? Are Toyota's that much better...I hope so cause I just bought one lol
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    HondaGM

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    yes ,toyota's are the bomb diggady!
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    Frontiers are Nissan's way of getting a piece of the pie That Toyota calls the Small Japaneese truck market...They dont have to put out a quality product in order to make money on it...They can survive of toyotas reputation alone...For small japaneese trucks....Just liked honda did when it released the Insight again...Basically if you compare it to the Toyota prius the prius wins hands down in every catagory...You dont have to put out a good product just to make money off it, if someone else has already done a good enough job...
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    Can a frontier survive a meteor shower? I think not.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    The public perception of Toyota is that much better thus people are willing to pay more. Doesn't mean that Toyota is actually better.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    Yep!!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    My past experience with Nissan has been to let your warranty run out and let you miss the bus on my Nissan Titan. Fonty is proven realiable too bad it looks too short, no Long box, cramped cab, crappy MPG, boring interior, etc
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    You should post that question on a frontier forum, and see what they say, I'm curious to hear the other side.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    I would like to know as well!
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    With the recent acceleration recall conspiracy our Tacoma's are gonna be losing a lot of value. Toyota is taking a big hit right now with all thats going on.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Toyota is quality Nissan is not on the same level. BTW they build the Titan 5 miles from where I work.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    I dunno, I've test driven both, and the Fronty (SE V6 4x4) seemed pretty dang solid, quiet & powerful. The problem is, their 6 cyl gas mileage is horrendous, even on a 2wd, and you can't get any real options on a 4cyl (no 4wd, etc).

    The Tacomas look better to me anyway, although the seats are a bit low for my short self. Plus, you can get a 4cyl 4x4, which I'm contemplating...
     
  13. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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  14. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    I didnt even consider a nissan when I bought my Tacoma. I drove a 5.7 titan in college and all it really had was outside looks and power to burn out.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    The Frontier is good quality, and even has a few strong points over the Tacoma. Up here in BC, the Toyota dealers will not discount the new Tacomas 1 penny. Pay full price, or you don't get to buy. Where as, at the Nissan dealer I work at, we will discount the hell out of the Frontier and sell $200 over cost to sell the truck. As a result, this greatly effects the re-sell value of the trucks up here. And, for many, many years Toyota has been perceived by the public to be very, very reliable and vehicle that will last for decades. Within the public, Nissan does not have this perceived reliability - not yet, at least.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    There's your answer.
    Toyota is riding on reputation.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    Go trade a Nissan in and go trade a Toyota in, night and day in the money. Just saying.;)
     
  18. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    Could at least part of it be that there are still enough of us old farts around who remember when Nissan was Datsun? Seriously, I didn't find the Frontier quality and design up to Tacoma, and to me the Frontier equivalent of the Tacoma Off Road looks like a botched attempt at some sort of plastic Star Trek toy. The Tacoma looks and feels much more business-like.
     
  19. Nov 18, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    Are Frontiers Crap?

    Just remembered reading this. I've spent too many hours in both of these forums, trying to decide what to get...
     
  20. Nov 18, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    When I was looking at trucks to buy I definatly considered the frontier. My mother has a Pathfinderthat I drive every now and then. I really like and is has never had any problems. I also drove my freinds Xtera form south Louisiana to northern GA for a camping trip and also tought that was a great truck.

    I am really glad I bought my tacoma, but I could also see myself in the frontier.
     
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