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Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacomagui, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    4x4Runner

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    Lets keep things civil here.

    Granted the Frontier may have a few "Ups" on the Tacoma and vice versa. It is all personal preference.

    To the Frontier owner. Welcome to TW even though you don't own one. You have a nice rig with the SAS
     
  2. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    I"m way behind on this thread so I'm not even goin to try to read everyone elses post.... but heres what I know about Nissans:
    Anybody I know (including myself) that has owned a Nissan has had transmission problems. Nuff said ;)
     
  3. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    LOL, thats why I got rid of mine. 3 Tranny's in 55,000 miles. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    i just followed a link here and thought it was funny. the guy linked here and was asking why nissan and toyota hated each other. same thing as ford/chevy. there will always be one taco that can beat a fronty and one fronty that can beat a taco. the OP should ask the same question on a frontier board and go test drive both. I wont bash either one directly but there are not too many unbiased opinions here, but then I wouldnt expect it when its posted on a taco forum. not too bright on the OP's part......... now roast did stir it up a bit. i just wanted to say that there are some N/A frontys out there that will dust anything short of a turbo or s/c taco. there was even some dude that raced with 2 x runners and beat them on one of the taco boards....
     
  5. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Edit, as this is a dead topic.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Not bad. 2 transmissions in 40,000 miles here.

    This threads heading nowhere fast. Almost like a honda car forum bashing a Nissan forum over how much faster a civic might be than a sentra.lol.

    If you want my opinion, were on here because we enjoy Yotas. I can see you enjoy Nissan and thats fine. Its all about personal preference as mentioned before. The OP shoulda knew a biased would happen on a yota forum, but thats ok...you just wont see me trolling Nissan forums waiting for somebody to put down Toyota....
     
  7. Aug 28, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    Holy crap,and I thought my Altima issues were bad. Even I didn't think it could get that bad.
     
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    You gotta rep me for that one!
     
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    yeah man.......you deserve that one bro!!!:D
     
  12. Aug 29, 2008 at 7:37 AM
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    I can't comment on any Nissan trucks because I've never owned one. But I can tell you from experience that the Tacoma is a very reliable, fun to drive, comfortable truck. I just traded my 2003 in for a new 2009 TRD Sport. The newer models are much more comfortable and roomy on the inside and the ride is nicer than my old truck. I loved my old Tacoma so you can just imagine how much I love the new one. I definitely made the right decision. Good luck...
     
  13. Aug 29, 2008 at 9:09 PM
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    I'm in the market myself. And have tried both trucks. In my opinion the Tacoma looks better, has better fuel economy, and turns better. But the Nissan has a little more room and has a more comfortable ride. Both are about the same on towing and power even though the Nissan has more horsepower and torque.

    Both trucks seem like they use cheap parts (plastics, cloth seats, paint, etc) but the Nissan has a reasonable price for those things and has a bonus of a fully boxed frame, and 4-wheel disc brakes.

    Toyota does not. The tacoma is more expensive than the Nissan, and has a C frame which helps its flexibility but weakens its toughness. Tacoma also has brake drums in the rear wheels which are cheaper to produce and comes at a cost of putting more workload on the front disc brakes to stop the truck.

    The Tacoma for some reason did better on crash tests....which is a plus for me. And another plus for me is the aftermarket parts the Tacoma is compatible with....I especially like that I can put a supercharger under the hood.:D
     
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    I wanted to get mine before you did :(. I own an '02 Tacoma and looking to purchase an '09.
     
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    I have had nissans since age 16. I have just bought my first toyota and I have a bond with it I have never had with a dang vehicle. TOYOTA rules just try it.
     
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    When I test drove the Frontier I noticed the V6 was much more refined than the 1GRFE, smoother, quieter, nicer sound and more power. That said its slower and worse on fuel because a comparable Frontier weighs around 450 pounds more than a Tacoma.

    Went with the Tacoma because im a Toyota guy at heart. It does have its problems, which all of the earlier trucks have had (weak leaf springs, weak tail gate, air bag clock spring failure, frame corrosion in salted areas) but, I knew that going into it, I know it will last me a good 15 years, and I know I will get good money for it down the road.
     
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    Wonder if the Nissan blower motor chirps
     
  20. Jan 22, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    I wonder if anyone in this thread who bought the frontier ended up getting the pink milkshake?
     

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