Did you improve the turning radius on the new one?Full disclosure. Nissan employee #110634. I used to work at the Nissan plant in Canton Mississippi as an engineering manager. Now I work remote back in Michigan. Toyota makes a great truck - no question. More mods than you can shake a stick at. I have nothing but good things to say about the Toyota Tacoma.
That said - if you are just looking for a stock truck to buy and drive - it is my opinion you can’t go wrong with the Frontier. It’s cheaper and it just goes and goes and goes. Very solid truck. I actually was on the team that launched the new one before heading back to Michigan. I’m proud of that truck too. The old Frontier has had the same body style of 16 years and a lot of the vehicle really never changed much. We tried to address any warranty issues at the beginning of making that truck and then just kept pumping them out. The gas mileage is not great - but it’s a solid vehicle.
For some reason I've heard that the Taco's get terrible mileage for a medium sized truck with a V-6. I could never figure out why. But they do have a great reputation, and they get around the woods way better due to their size.Had an 09 Tacoma 6 speed, it was ok.
Horrible mileage out of a v6
Frame rust was still an issue
More recalls than any “American” truck I’ve owned
Very easy to maintain, the 4.0 oil filter was the best idea I have ever seen.
I am interested in seeing if Toyota will keep a manual transmission in the next gen truck.
GFs dad had a frontier, and from what I know it was a pretty good truck. She pulled her small horse trailer with it. He ran the hell out of it with general maintenance
Gave it to GFs son and he ended up wrecking it.
If you go Tacoma, look at the frame real well.
It seems like the frontier is a lot more problematic in general, i personally wouldn’t touch one considering the price difference doesn’t seem to make it worth going that route. Tacos are over priced but there is nothing we can do about that, and most are very solid rigs.I was looking newer because of the frame issues. That is the only reason I went 2010 and newer.
I went from a Tundra with the 5.7 to a Titan XD gasser with the 5.6, and there is no comparison between the two trucks when it comes to doing work like towing or carrying heavy loads. The Titan XD blows the Tundra away in that regard. I liked the Tundra a lot, but I love the Titan XD. I would have tons of confidence the Tundra 5.7 would last +300,000 miles, its just that the brakes sucked balls and the frame was too light duty for towing heavy. They are great looking trucks. for sure Every time I hook up and start pulling my toy hauler fully loaded with the Titan XD, I just laugh at what it used to be like when trying to pull it with the Tundra (white knuckle shuffle). I wouldn't dare go over 70 mph with the Tundra. The Titan XD has no issue towing that same trailer at 80 mph and not even thinking about it.I think Nissans get a lot of hate, but they are actually good trucks I had really good luck with an 06. That being said they aren't on the same level as Toyota.