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Try looking at a Nissan Frontier

May 08, 2024 04:13PM
Mind you, I've never bought a brand new car.... ever. But when I was looking, the Tacoma was my first choice too. Even used, you can look at them as 'holding their value' or just plain too expensive. Either way, they were more than I wanted to spend. I've always been more of a Chevy man (had been driving a S10 for about 14 years), so I was also considering the Colorado. I started to consider Nissan, because I often drove my girlfriends Nissan Altima(s).... she had bought 2 back to back. These little 4 bangers rocked (they make 4 cylinders so much better now). No, not high performance by any means... but certainly good enough. I drove those Altima's all over California. And liked it. Ended up finding a used 2013 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab with about 80K miles on it back in 2017. Still driving it today, and would take it anywhere without a worry. I really couldn't be happier with it. I keep it garaged (due to the San Joaquin heat). Change the oil, filters, and rotate the tires regularly, and that's it. I did change the shocks on it a couple years ago, but that was more of a 'want' than a 'need'.

The down side is... I've not needed to change the plugs on it yet, but YouTubed it once, and it does look like a friggin' ridiculous nightmare.

Anyways... just my 2 cents.

  Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

Ramgator104May 04, 2024 02:43PM

  Almost none of this is accurate

LesBaker39May 05, 2024 03:02PM

  I disagree.

Ramgator36May 05, 2024 03:32PM

  This is you complaining about things that aren't real

LesBaker26May 06, 2024 01:30PM

  My rant is backed up by THREE Mechanics at a highly respected Automotive.

Ramgator21May 08, 2024 03:39PM

  Just 12-13 years ago, Honda Elements were EVERYWHERE.

Ramgator18May 08, 2024 03:44PM

  Dude its fairly common knowledge dealerships are a rip off on parts and service

LesBaker21May 09, 2024 03:33AM

  Talked to a Nissan Service Manager about that about 7 years ago.

Ramgator19May 09, 2024 09:22AM

  I would argue that....

JamesJM46May 05, 2024 03:36PM

  Yes! I have very minimal Mechanical skills but even so....

Ramgator23May 05, 2024 03:40PM

  Your right Les

ScRAM21May 08, 2024 04:47PM

  Call yourself lucky. You can call ME wrong all you want . Mine is just opinion.

Ramgator18May 09, 2024 02:23AM

  That's insane I do believe Hondas and Tototas are bullet proof

ferragamo7917May 09, 2024 02:47PM

  My 1993 Civic went for 212,000. I REALLY should have kept it.

Ramgator17May 09, 2024 04:02PM

  We had a few Chevy pickups....

JamesJM17May 09, 2024 04:52PM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

SeattleRam37May 05, 2024 06:36PM

  We have decided Toyota will be next. USED to be Hondas for my Wife.

Ramgator25May 06, 2024 03:37AM

  I have owned one Toyota...

JamesJM27May 06, 2024 01:11PM

  I REALLY want a Tacoma truck but will probably get a Carolla. Thing is....

Ramgator14May 06, 2024 04:09PM

  These days....

JamesJM23May 06, 2024 04:37PM

  Try looking at a Nissan Frontier

RAMbler19May 08, 2024 04:13PM

  I have a Nissan Frontier

sstrams18May 08, 2024 04:26PM

  I'll be told I'm wrong by Board experts but cars have little value at all as soon as you drive off the lot.

Ramgator23May 09, 2024 02:34AM

  REally I had 2004 and 2009 CRV

ferragamo7930May 06, 2024 06:17PM

  Ex and I bought one in 2007. Yes they were but....

Ramgator29May 07, 2024 01:44PM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

MamaRAMa32May 06, 2024 07:02AM

  Re: Our talks about "Modern" crap products...Yesterday, I chatted quite a while with our Mechanic.

SeattleRam16May 06, 2024 12:00PM

  YT car channels

SeattleRam16May 06, 2024 12:10PM

  How many of you with push button start vehicles

IowaRam28May 09, 2024 05:08AM

  I did something much worse....

JamesJM16May 09, 2024 06:08AM

  Re: How many of you with push button start vehicles

21Dog20May 09, 2024 06:09AM

  Same here.....

JamesJM25May 09, 2024 06:41AM

  Did you.....

ScRAM25May 09, 2024 08:49AM


JamesJM17May 09, 2024 10:44AM

  Anyone have a car that shuts down every time you stop??

Ramgator23May 09, 2024 09:17AM

  Both our Jeeps do that

IowaRam24May 09, 2024 12:55PM

  That CANNOT be good for an engine.

Ramgator17May 09, 2024 03:53PM

  The only thing that might save the engine..

sstrams20May 09, 2024 03:57PM