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Seriously debating a Frontier....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FLtaco4x4, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    FLtaco4x4

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    Well after having to sell my '09 cc/sb TRD-OR this past Aug and getting a Honda I'm looking at trucks again in my spare time, which isn't much when working 60+hrs/wk, hoping and waiting when the economy comes back in a year or 2 I can maybe get back into a truck. I'm totoally over fullsize trucks... expensive, hard to park, not as good offroad etc. I'm really a huge fan of the mid size 4x4 truck catagory. Well I went to the Frontier's website and learned a lot about it I didn't know.

    Few things I really found impressive:
    1- Fully boxed frame!! (Pay attention toyota!) I was a bit unimpressed with my $33k Taco's C-channel flexy frame.

    2- A lot more HP and torque from the same size V6. It's like getting a TRD Super charger for free, and not having to run high octane fuel. How can you beat it? 261HP vs 236HP. 281#/Ft vs 266#/Ft of Torque.

    3- Available Locking rear Diff (offroad package just like the TRD).

    4- MPG's are just about dead even. No real point even comparing them. But if you do compare a 4x4 V6 6spd manual, the Nissan edges the taco out.

    5- Priced better than the Taco. Few extra Grand to save. $27.8k Frontier. $30k Taco.

    6- Did not like the seating postion in my taco, that's my fault. I thought I'd get used to it. All the reviews say the seating position is either low, or "odd" or feels cramped. I'd use all 3 to describe it. It's low, cramped and odd positioned.

    Wondering what others think, or maybe have driven and owned late model Frontiers.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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  3. Dec 24, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    Taco-NB

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    You forgot to mention that the Frontier looks like a POS :D

    Have fun with your new Nissan. :)

    :cheers:
     
  4. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    Well, I'm not going to trash the Frontier. A friend at work has an 05 Nismo. He's got about 70,000 trouble free miles on it and he loves it. V-6, auto, 4WD.
    I already had 2 Tacoma's when I got my 08, so I wasn't about to change brands. I've got no problems with my truck. If you weren't happy with the Tacoma, get the Frontier. It's your money, you worked for it, spend it on what makes you happy. Good luck.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    rhodehard09

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    i'm not sure but iv'e heard alot of nightmare stories about lifting frontiers. i stress, i've heard, i haven't experienced first hand. but it may be worth checking out. if thats what you even plan on doing. good luck!
     
  7. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Lol ^^^
     
  8. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    Is this thread seriously about the OP deciding on a Frontier?? In case you didn't get the name of this website...its called
    TACOMA WORLD!!!!!

    :cool:
     
  9. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Asking a bunch of Tacoma owners whether you should get the Nissan won't yeild you much in the way of objective opinions. Having said that, though, I drove both and thought they were quite evenly matched...at least in 4 cyl 2wd form. In the end I selected the Taco based strickly on subjective things...i.e., the ride was better and more quiet and the interior looked and felt better.

    Buy what YOU want. The opinions of a bunch of dingle-berries like us mean nothing. ;)
     
  10. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    what better place to have this discussion. I don't consider myself a brand loyal idiot. Toyota Products have gone down hill in a lot of ways since the early 90's. My 4runner had a fully boxed frame, never flexed and overall was a HD built truck. My '09 Taco felt flimsy and flexed a lot when articulating on the ramp.


    By the way, have they come up with a fix for the Taco's Auto shift problem?

    What about the goofy feeling brake pedal?

    And the issues with the manual trans?

    Vibe on take off? (I recall watching the video on this site)

    Trust me, love tacos but I don't just take the blue pill w/out questions. It's always good to question and make educated decisions based on something that's real, not "my daddy had one".
     
  11. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Well what are you waiting for? Go get you one!
     
  12. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    my buddy had one of the first (95 1/2?)frontiers and that thing reminded me of a toyota.no troubles what so ever.man did he abuse that thing.lot of great memories in it.i still see it running around with ???? miles now.i agree,its your money and u earned it.if u want one,go for it.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    If your gonna talk shit about these trucks than just leave and don't start drama dude...I'm sorry you feel that way :eek:
     
  14. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    I test drove one and as I was driving it on the lot, it threw a rod with only 40 miles on it. No thankyou. Buddy of mine had one in CO and after a year nissian decided it was a lemon and he decided to take his money back and bought a Titan. He loves that truck.
     
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    Scott, why are you so sensative about even question your toyota product? Does Toyota pay your mortgage? FYI, I"m not talking shit. Grow up a bit and be able to have a discussion w/out getting your feelings hurt. I'll buy the best product at the price I can afford, regardless of brand. I'm loyal to my money and what I get in return. Not name brands.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    Oh two bad that it also spends alot of time in the shop
     
  17. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    Dude, look at the nightmare threads on Tacos... That shit goes both ways. All vehicles have issues and lemons. My moms Corolla is POS with only 35k on it. Guess I shouldn't even look at the Tacoma. Isn't it Toyota that's recalling millions of cars b/c of a floor mat? Or when Toyota had to recall How many Tundras and REPLACE THE ENGINES. All cars/trucks are shit. you need to look at them carefully and actually think about it/debate it. B/c no brand name pays my mortgage or puts food on my table. (I'll let you know if I get a sponsorship).
     
  18. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Well it sounds like you got it all figured out then don't ya big guy! :cool:
    So why start a thread then...we don't care about Frontiers bud! Obviously if we liked em, we'd own em lol. And please don't tell me to "grow up"...all I did was voice my opinion! :eek:
     
  19. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    i will have to agree with you on this all makes have there issues for sure.
    by the looks of your username you live in florida,where abouts?
     
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    Sorry if I came off shitty :anonymous:
     
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