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By Frontiersman on Tuesday, November 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,500overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Nice styling, good initial quality"
Cons: "Poor reliability"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"I bought this vehicle used with under 25K miles and expected to have something approaching the reliability I've experienced with my Hondas. However, I had problems with numerous mechanical parts. The brakes are undersized for this vehicle, so replacing pads is a frequent maintenance issue, and I have had to replace rotors as well. The vehicle had two recalls---one for the fuel gauge sending unit, and one for the transmission and radiator. If I hadn't bought the extended warranty, that latter one would have cost me over $3,000 because I didn't notice the transmission problem until I was over 90k miles. The warranty also covered the failures of two wheel bearings, both lower control arms, the secondary timing chain, the horn switch, a tire pressure sensor (which failed again shortly afterward), and a leak in the emission control evap system."
6 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By RacrFanNY on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,275overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Powerful V-6, Towing, smooth 4wd"
Cons: "Tranny shift points. Low sitting back seat"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I’ve always owned full size Chevy or Dodge p/ups. Now that kids are moved on it was time to downsize. I needed to still have the pulling power to haul a trailer and car, as well as 4wd (not AWD) capabilities. Looked at the Honda (no 4wd) and Toyota (less towing, HP and MPG) and settled for the Nissan. I'm very happy with my choice. Recently towed a Boxter hour and half and couldn't have been happier. The truck towed without hesitation. The power was more than adequate and the ride was great. I hear complaints of fuel mileage but coming from a full size I'm used to it. Currently averaging 17 around town but reached 24 on my last highway trip to Charlotte. My biggest complaint is the transmission is tuned (for mpg) to shift too quickly at around 40 mph. The tranny in that speed and rpm range shifts up and down constantly. I’ve kind of learned how to control throttle and RPM's to limit this but can be annoying when driving over hills in that speed range. This was not a problem while towing as I locked out the overdrive. If my wife drove manual I would have opted for the 6 speed. Ride is stiff but yet compliant. 4wd works great. Very smooth in its engagement and driving feel. Overall I'm really happy with my 2014 Frontier."
9 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By polarbear1634 on Sunday, September 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love the way this truck handles ! With new tires it drive so good and responsive ! One of the best trucks I have ever owned !!!"
4 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Jimmydafin on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Pros: "Started off as nice truck"
Cons: "Went downhill fast"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"After 80k the transmission went, coolant leaks into tran fluid and kills tran on spot. Gas gauge sensor in tank went bad needs to be replaced, heaer/AC control went bad need to replace. All three of these issues Nissan is aware of and would do nothing for me. After many complaints from others they decided to extend covarage to 80k miles on issues they know happen on '"high mileage trucks" typically over 80k. So no help. This truck has been nothing but a money pit since it hit 80k miles. Google search frontier transmission problems, gas gauge and heat control. It's all there to read. I have owned other Nissan with no issues, not again. Last thing now two of the cat converters are shot and it won't pass NYState inspection so I can't register it. GOOD LUCK IF YOU BUY THIS TRUCK"
10 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By Got Truck on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Nice looking truck."
Cons: "Gas mileage, brakes and turning radius are awful."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"My 2013 Nissan Frontier 4x4 was making a loud noise in the blower motor so I took it in to be checked. Apparently leaves and debris collected in the intake and was lodged in the fan motor. Was told Nissan does NOT put a cabin filter in the Frontier during build. It is a 4x4 that is meant to be taken off road, why wouldn't you build it with a cabin filter. For the price these trucks command, not good Nissan. Please fix the spongy brake problem, it is going to get someone hurt trying to stop with a load. Finally, the cubby hole in the dash under the radio is partially blocked by the shifter. Difficult to access at times."
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful