"I have really enjoyed my little truck, and am reluctant to part with it - though the ~25mpg is not good enough anymore. The alternator mysteriously caught fire 2 years ago, and there has been a persistent water leak on the driver's side for the last 4 years. But overall for a truck that's pushing 90,000, it's going strong. My family has owned 8 Nissan pickups going back to the days of Datsun. and they are very reliable and utilitarian for the $$$. For a girl looking for a really cute truck to haul garden and horse supplies, it's the best!"
"I bought this truck new in 2000. After looking at all compact trucks (Tacoma, S10, Ranger, Mazda, GMC).... The only truck as quick as this was the Tacoma, but the Tacoma was much more expensive. The Tacoma and Frontier have double the valves of the S10, Ranger etc, hence the Frontier and Tacoma make the other trucks seem sluggish and don't seem nearly as quick. The truck also came with a CD, bedliner and rims. For the price other trucks couldn't compete. The truck straight up is bad in wet highway conditions and snow, you have to keep good tires on it for those conditions. City mileage is terrible, but really good maintenance will give you 25 mpg on the highway. I changed the front brake pads and rotors recently and 1 bolt busted at the recommended 110 lb torque value. Bolts could be bigger here. Timing chain (vs. belt) and ladder frame are also great bonuses for the price. EASY TO WORK ON, LOTS OF SPACE IN ENGINE AREA."