"i bought my truck used,it was 3 yrs old when i bought it. never had ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH IT in over 5 years. i'm getting ready to buy a smart car BUT will keep my pick/up until the wheels fall off of it.I LOVE MY TRUCK."
"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."
"Bought this one used in 2006 and have put over 100k on it. I use it: hauled stone, gravel, soil, compost, construction debris, junk--you name it. Also used it to tow a boat and a car (not at the same time). Mine's the 2.5l four cylinder and automatic. It's not going to win any races but the truck just works. Still looks good at 14 years old. Only needs have been brake calipers (aftermarket ones stick), tires, fluid changes. The exhaust pipes got welded up twice but I've not replaced them. Highway mileage (empty, at 70-75) is 26 mpg."