Nissan pickups v. All others (gas)

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Nissan pickups v. All others (gas)

Post by Orlando Paulitician » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:57 am

First off: what's up guys?! Long time no see!

My laptop broke and I was busy with/spending shit loads of $/time training my land shark, so it's definitely been a hot minute since I've lurked FSN.

I'm looking to get a used pickup. I prefer Japanese because I trust their powertrain reliability more. I rank my preferences as Yota>Nissan>Honda>Mitsubish (I had a crap gen 3 eclipse that shit the bucket after 115K and haven't trusted them since).

I'm looking at the used truck market now, and I'm seeing decent ridge-lines in the $6-9K range, decent Titans in the $9-12K, and decent Tundras in the astronomicallu $20K+ range.

Any thoughts, experiences, or considerations?

Thanks!

Edit: I'm leaning toward the full-sized Titan, because Ridgelines Unibody and Independent Suspension seem to make it not-off-road worthy on anything past sandy and gravel roads.

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Post by Captain Steinbrenner » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:09 pm

Titans are excellent trucks, they look outdated compared to other trucks but they’re second to none in reliability and power.


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Post by Orlando Paulitician » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:11 pm

Captain Steinbrenner wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Titans are excellent trucks, they look outdated compared to other trucks but they’re second to none in reliability and power.


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Thanks for the feedback!

Do you know if the larger size of the first gen (circa '15) would fit a "Large" Gunner kennel in the back of the cabin?

They're 41" L x 28" W x 35" H? I imagine Width and Length is probably the largest concern. I imagine the kennel length and width are the most pressing factors.

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Post by macattack321 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:54 pm

Renault purchased a big chunk of Nissan around 20 years ago (totaling over 40% today), so they're not the company that they once were. Their CVT transmissions are known for problems, but I seriously doubt they would offer/equip one on a pickup truck.

https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/don ... -going-bad

Personally, I'd go with a naturally-aspirated Tacoma/Tundra or F-150.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:57 pm

The V6 Titans are thirsty...

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Post by n0rlf » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:22 am

Tacoma, hands down the best choice. They cost more but good their values very well. Check out tacomaworld. Com. Lots of info there on comparisons.

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Post by Orlando Paulitician » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:01 pm

n0rlf wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:22 am
Tacoma, hands down the best choice. They cost more but good their values very well. Check out tacomaworld. Com. Lots of info there on comparisons.
Do you know if the 4-dr Taco would be able to hold a "Large" Gunner kennel (41" L x 28" W x 35" H) in the back of the cabin? If not, then it's probably a hard pass.

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Post by Captain Steinbrenner » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:12 pm

I would never choose a Tacoma over a full size truck, even if it has a V6 which I would never have in a full size pick up since they suck and gave worse MPG than a V8.


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Post by Captain Steinbrenner » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 pm

Tacomas are for third world countries.


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Post by n0rlf » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:06 am

Captain Steinbrenner wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:12 pm
I would never choose a Tacoma over a full size truck, even if it has a V6 which I would never have in a full size pick up since they suck and gave worse MPG than a V8.


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True, it is not a full size. However mine does a great job. If you are going full size then yeah, stay away from the Tundra. Noisy, drives like a tank, lousy mileage. Consider the Dodge. I went that route for the full size. Seems to get 19 to 20 MPG for me and will tow anything I need. I went witht he 4x4 5.7 engine. Quad cab. I liked the reviews and critiques it got. As for the nissan, well, not in a million years for all kinds of reasons. (SIL is a salesman for nissan) I would steer clear but that is as always just an opinion. I am not a mechanic nor do I play one on you tube.

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