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What does everyone think about the Nissan frontier crew cab? I am looking for a good mid priced truck and like the looks of this truck. what are the pros and cons of this truck I am looking at the dark green with gray interior. This truck will be used for back and fourth to work taking my 3 year old around and hunting/fishing no real hauling but I am getting a 16 foot trailer for general use.
 

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johnny utah said:
:D I looked at the nissan but picked a ford sport trac instead, due to bigger backseat for my six yearold. I like the more room and the roll down rear window. It was a little morebut worth it and its american and I feel better putting a usa flag on the back vs. a nissan.
Nissan trucks have been "made" in the USA for about 15 years now. I had one and ran it for 250,000 miles before I traded it in because the interior finally gave out. I replaced clutches and exhaust systems twice in that 250K miles and that was about the extent of replacing things except for routine maintenance and a ~$40 electronic module. I traded this for an American "made" Dodge Dakota that had to be in the shop undrivable for more than two weeks while I waited for a new Catalytic convertor to be installed under warranty. The truck had, I believe about 40K miles on it then. It ended up costing me more to have it fixed under warranty than it would to just have gone someplace and had a generic one slapped on. Just recently I had to have a switch replaced. Same deal, no parts in stock and I had to wait for one to be delivered. At least this time the truck was still drivable.

I put "made" in quotes because although you may be buying a truck that was finally assembled in the US, some of the parts may come from elsewhere and a great deal of the assembly may have been done elsewhere too. Check out:

http://www.usstuff.com/cars202a.htm

The owner of the place that was servicing my Nissan started out specializing in Japanese vehicles but he finally gave up because there began to be no way of knowing where something came from just by it's brand.

Also check your U.S. flag. I find a lot of those recently are made in China.
 

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johnny utah said:
:D I looked at the nissan but picked a ford sport trac instead, due to bigger backseat for my six yearold. I like the more room and the roll down rear window. It was a little morebut worth it and its american and I feel better putting a usa flag on the back vs. a nissan.
Hate to tell you this Johnny but that Ford Ranger is nothing more than a rebadged Mazda. :p Both are assembled here in the USA though. My wife's dang Chrysler PT Cruiser was assembled in Mexico. Good luck finding a true American made automobile or truck these days. Welcome to the world of 'globalization' my friend.
 

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not so. the mazda is made by ford and rebadged as a mazda. ford owns something like 25 percent of mazda and they often overlap vehicles like this. the probe and mx6 were the same. made by ford, marketed by mazda.

the mazda truck has all the same parts and part numbers as the ranger and is made on the same assembly lines.

-Matt
 

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johnny utah said:
:D I looked at the nissan but picked a ford sport trac instead, due to bigger backseat for my six yearold. I like the more room and the roll down rear window. It was a little morebut worth it and its american and I feel better putting a usa flag on the back vs. a nissan.
Nissan trucks have been "made" in the USA for about 15 years now. I had one and ran it for 250,000 miles before I traded it in because the interior finally gave out. I replaced clutches and exhaust systems twice in that 250K miles and that was about the extent of replacing things except for routine maintenance and a ~$40 electronic module. I traded this for an American "made" Dodge Dakota that had to be in the shop undrivable for more than two weeks while I waited for a new Catalytic convertor to be installed under warranty. The truck had, I believe about 40K miles on it then. It ended up costing me more to have it fixed under warranty than it would to just have gone someplace and had a generic one slapped on. Just recently I had to have a switch replaced. Same deal, no parts in stock and I had to wait for one to be delivered. At least this time the truck was still drivable.

I put "made" in quotes because although you may be buying a truck that was finally assembled in the US, some of the parts may come from elsewhere and a great deal of the assembly may have been done elsewhere too. Check out:

http://www.usstuff.com/cars202a.htm

The owner of the place that was servicing my Nissan started out specializing in Japanese vehicles but he finally gave up because there began to be no way of knowing where something came from just by it's brand.

Also check your U.S. flag. I find a lot of those recently are made in China.



The nissan might be assembled here in the USA, but the profits head overseas to japan. MI VHNTR
 

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MI VHNTR said:
Jack Crevalle said:
johnny utah said:
:D I looked at the nissan but picked a ford sport trac instead, due to bigger backseat for my six yearold. I like the more room and the roll down rear window. It was a little morebut worth it and its american and I feel better putting a usa flag on the back vs. a nissan.
Nissan trucks have been "made" in the USA for about 15 years now. I had one and ran it for 250,000 miles before I traded it in because the interior finally gave out. I replaced clutches and exhaust systems twice in that 250K miles and that was about the extent of replacing things except for routine maintenance and a ~$40 electronic module. I traded this for an American "made" Dodge Dakota that had to be in the shop undrivable for more than two weeks while I waited for a new Catalytic convertor to be installed under warranty. The truck had, I believe about 40K miles on it then. It ended up costing me more to have it fixed under warranty than it would to just have gone someplace and had a generic one slapped on. Just recently I had to have a switch replaced. Same deal, no parts in stock and I had to wait for one to be delivered. At least this time the truck was still drivable.

I put "made" in quotes because although you may be buying a truck that was finally assembled in the US, some of the parts may come from elsewhere and a great deal of the assembly may have been done elsewhere too. Check out:

http://www.usstuff.com/cars202a.htm

The owner of the place that was servicing my Nissan started out specializing in Japanese vehicles but he finally gave up because there began to be no way of knowing where something came from just by it's brand.

Also check your U.S. flag. I find a lot of those recently are made in China.



The nissan might be assembled here in the USA, but the profits head overseas to japan. MI VHNTR
So Its just fine by you that A chevy puts meat on a Mexicans table Just as long as some exuctive At GM gets his bonus? I could care less where the "profits" go So long as Americans are getting paid to build the things.
 

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Krochus said:
MI VHNTR said:
The nissan might be assembled here in the USA, but the profits head overseas to japan. MI VHNTR
So Its just fine by you that A chevy puts meat on a Mexicans table Just as long as some exuctive At GM gets his bonus? I could care less where the "profits" go So long as Americans are getting paid to build the things.
FWIW, I won't buy Mexican made trucks either. It's simple to figure out, just look at the serial number. 1 = USA, 2 = Canada, 3 = Mexico. Yup, the jap trucks have been "built here" by putting a pickup box on a pickup chassis and cab, straight from japan. It helps support the japanese, who in turn, help to support global gun control. Here are a couple of benefits from this. It also "puts a lot of American workers" to work. LOL! As an extra benefit, it really helps the trade deficit. One more thing, my Ford was built in Louisville, KY. MI VHNTR
 

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Guys i think you're beating a dead horse here check out when this thread started the guys probably got the truck and traded it off by now.
 
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