I am a proud owner of a new 2004 Nissan Frontier. This is my first Nissan. I had a Ford Ranger for years and it was just time to retire it.
How reliable are the Frontier's (any year)? From what I've seen so far, it is a good little truck.
You REALLY do not need anything other than mid grade for normal work and road. The ECU will compensate and you will loose, maybe 5HP or .5psi due to retard.Adam said:Damn guys, I'm getting 14.5mpg or thereabouts in the city. Even with the larger capacity tank this still takes me the same distance as my Mustang, except with more, higher cost (octane) gas.
Well, I don't want to make you feel bad or anything, but I've not gotten less than 25.5 MPG (no more than 26.5). Maybe my tonneau cover will add some to that, but I'm not betting on it.brianwolters said:My 2nd fill up...got 23 MPG!! Woo! Still less than my "retired" Ford Ranger but a much newer car too!
Hope to keep reporting good news on my Frontier.
No problem..my first three fill ups have been:jerryp58 said:Well, I don't want to make you feel bad or anything, but I've not gotten less than 25.5 MPG (no more than 26.5). Maybe my tonneau cover will add some to that, but I'm not betting on it.
Oh, I drive like an old lady (no offense intended to old ladies); shift no higher than 3K RPM.
Hey, if that's an auto, that's pretty darn good.
n5xbs said:After six months with my '04 XE-V6 Crew Cab, short-bed, 5-speed, I would have to say that I love it as well. The fuel economy, discussed ad infinitum here, really is a bit disappointing, but I can live with it. My primary daily commuting vehicle is a motorcycle ('89 Honda Pacific Coast), which gets almost three time the mileage per gallon of expensive gasoline. But for trips to Home Depot, camping trips and on really bad weather days, the Frontier takes center stage. Dependable, sporty and utilitarian to the max.
Yeah, but that notchy stuff will go away..I had the issues with my new 04 the first week..I am well into my 2nd week and it has gone away.trkdoggmann said:Got a '05 Frontier XE last week.. pretty bare bones, w/ 4 banger and auto, 2WD drivetrain. But got lots of guts and nice ride for a truck.. auto transmission a little notchy during upshifts, but otherwise pretty solid and smooth hp delivery. Hoping this will last me a long time.