Pros: "Great truck! Looks good! Fun to drive and work in!"
Cons: "One rear seat belt recall by the factory."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I am only talking about it's class:
It's faster than any other truck in 04.
It's better gas milage than any other truck in 04.
It's got the most cab room of any other truck in 04.
It out pulls, with a 6,000 lbs. trailer, any other truck in 04. (including Cummings diesel)
Push button 4WD on the fly. Ran this truck through some serious mud and snow... no problem!
Bought it in 2007 for $17,900, sold it for $15,200, 4 years later... pretty safe to say that it held it's value better than any other truck in 04!
It is a very comfortable ride, even when going for hours and hours."
"This truck is always in the shop thank god I bought the service contract nissan has been nothing but a pain to deal with never buy a titan save yourself the headache. Worse truck I've ever bought. If I had to pay for everything that was covered under my service contract it would be well over 20k at is point adding more up every other week when it goes in the shop."
"I've had more problems than I ever expected out of a Nissan vehicle. I've had power steering problems, multiple brake system problems, fuel evaporation system problems, and even had to replace major components of the 4wd system. Now I believe the exhaust manifolds are cracked, and i'm having problems with the gears that control the a/c and heat vents in the dash."
"I bought the truck new. It now has 158,000 and is 11 years old. It looks new. The ONLY things that I have replaced a one set of brake pads and 3 sets of tires. I tow a boat. The interior and exterior look new. The adjustable pedals mean that anyone can drive it.
I will Definitely Buy another one."
"The '04 Titan LE was Nissan's debut, and boy did they come out swinging for the fences. That years competition was put in a bind by the standard items that other would charge for. 04 Ford 250 could only handle 500lbs more than the Titan. No other brand had standard leather seats at no cost. It was loaded with little tweaks and bells/whistles that were added subtle costs from other companies. My personal call to its glory was the NO GOVERNOR, 135mph and still 700 til red line. I have never pushed past that on these Idaho roads. ~~~Down side~~~ The rear axle on it (as it seems with all years models) went out at 68,000. $3100 to replace it, ouch! I would buy this exact one again and again."
"This is the worst vehicle i have ever owned. Nothing but mechanical issues since I got it brand new. Have had this truck in about 15 times for brake issues. Cost me about 5000 out of my pocket to try and resolve. Nissan wont replace unless it is nissan parts, which is what is the problem."
"i bought this truck with 12000 miles on it at thirty thousand miles my front diferential broke apart nissan says its normal wear and tear i think its a bad 4x4 system and so did the insurance adjuster that looked at it. like the trucks style and ride but its falling apart after only 3oooo miles."
"I purchased this vehicle new & saved 8-10k over comparable vehicles. Seats are on the stiff side initially & reasonably comfy after a two hundred mile trip, cab is roomy and functional. The step up and into process may weaken the outside bolster on the seat cushion over time but I only weigh 150# & after 6 years it's still in good shape. Electronics work as expected even at base levels; controls are good except for the possibility of turning off headlights accidentally on left utility stick.. you get used to it and it's not that much of a detriment to ergonomics. Stereo is adequate as well, includes aux/mp3 input jack.. when 6 cds are not enough. Even with the no-frills materials which are adequate and serviceable; if you don't abuse the interior it will serve you and remain in good condition considering it's plastic like everybody elses interiors.
Road noise is minimal to moderate..the exhaust is louder and drones along for the driver, passengers notice it less.. like it was tuned for the drivers' ego; I can still hear the factory stereo well at 50% so it's a pers. preference factor.
Plenty of hand-hold assists for entry & egress if you need them and they will support a 200lb person. Front passenger sometimes complain about locating the seat belt clip, but they find it with minimal fumbling.
Exterior is adequate again.. even if the body panels seem a little on the thin side. Paint process on front bumper plastic is good but has tiny spots of peeling, mainly from bug acids. Rear gate is HEAVY (60-80lb) this is fixable with a 20$ assist on 04 and factory assists on later models helped I hear.
Factory bed-liner is good and flipper gate is solid & works well when used.
Issues: orig brakes were weak under heavy braking & worked well otherwise.. I never experienced the "judder" & Nissan promptly fixed/upgraded them for free. Right hand column shifter was replaced, seatbelt height adjuster was fixed and trailer harness wiring was replaced.. all with beefier products and never were problems prior.
Overall a solid vehicle and properly warrantied by Nissan. I was skeptical of the drive by wire system but it works well with maybe a half-second from stomping the gas pedal to hearing the tires try to break loose.
Drive traction is solid in 2 or 4x modes.
One issue that was not was the odd intermittent chemical type odor from hvac, but it could have been outside smells which I am overly sensitive to; along with my skin sensitivities which were not aggravated by materials used in mfr.. big plus!
The truck goes and goes.. even in 8-12inches of deep snow., and overall was a very good buy."
"great vehicle so far, i have put 43000 miles on it in 3.5 yrs. break problems at 9000 fixed by dealer, minor squeaks on dash which do annoy me. however from a driving standpoint, it isthe best vehicle i have ever driven. every time i let a friend drive it for the first time they always push the gas too hard and the vehicle goes. i always warn people now. i recently drove a friends 2007 tundra with 368 hp aand would not trade my titan for it right now. this truck was made to take off from a dead stop and is fun to drive. hopefully it will be reliable. i put a little over 12000 miles a year on it and hope to get at least 160000 . but we will see. all in all a great vehicle"
"This is the best Pickup i have ever driving. by far best looking and reliable truck on the road today. My roomate drive a Chevy pickup and has had tons of problems. Always wanted a chevy till this Pickup came along. tons more passenger room for comfortable ride for all party's along for the ride."
"Our truck is definatly a good purchase. We bought it new, and haven't had a ounce of regret with it.
It's a truck. so it won't ride as smooth as a sedan, but hey, we still like it.
Only problem we had was 2 recalls on the vehicle from Nissand and we promptly had it serviced and fixed.
The room inside can't be beat. Alot of room in the rear seat for the kids, or cargo, the seats lift up for even more room. I just cant say enough good things about it."
"its a great truck on and off road the only bad thing is the GAS MILAGE it may get 11 or 12 MPG.I drive about 30 miles a day and im spending around $120.00 a week on gas,if gas dose not come down soon I will probablly trade or sell it..."
"This is not my first full size truck. It has carried over the payload for me several times. It has been very reliable with the exception of the fuel tank regulator going out I have had no issues with this truck."
"It would take me too long to tell everyone about how great the titan is at towing with all its power or the comfort with all the room and accecories or how its a headturner where ever you go. but the few things that i would like to remind people is that even though i think this truck stood above the most in 2004-2005 it is a forien vehicle and the repairs such as brakes or exhaust manifolds and cat converters are pricey all vehicle will have problems all nuts and bolts fail with time but some come at an exspense"