tacoma or frontier?
Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:12 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:28 AM
Frontier is a fine truck too from what I have heard and read.
All used smaller trucks are in tight supply and command especially high prices these days.
Its so bad that it may now be a better overall value to buy new and keep the truck for a quarter million miles ?
For some reason the first 75,000 miles is always a more reliable experience than the second owners 75,000 miles.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:55 PM
Edited by 06gixxer1k, 26 March 2012 - 12:57 PM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:19 PM
Edited by 79yamdt, 26 March 2012 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:24 PM
There is a reason they are more expensive...you get what you pay for. I will take my 03' to the grave....and probably only needing oil changes and timing belts till then.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:45 PM
I have a 07 Nissan Titan with 45K miles. No issues. None. I think they're a fine vehicle but I'm heavily biased. Heavily.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:06 PM
But it would seem even used Colorado's are too high (IMHO).
This place thinks it can get close to 16k$ for 2005 Colorado with over 50k on the clock.
Thats why if the budget allows it, go new, take good care of it, and drive it until yer close to 300k.
Someone will still pay good money for a Tacoma with 300k on the clock.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:29 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:41 PM
Im really happy with mine.
Edited by 150ron, 30 March 2012 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:49 AM
I came from 3 Rangers before, and the Ranger is outdated. It's underpowered even with the 4.0 V6, smaller, and I spent a lot more time under the hood on all 3 of mine.
My room mate had an 07 Colorado, same specs as mine (Crew cab, off-road 4X4 package) which I drove a decent amount. It was an ok truck, but really wasn't in the same class as the Tacoma or Frontier. The 5 cylinder engine was strong enough, but you could tell there wasn't the attention to detail as with the other two. Fit and finish wasn't as good. The dash was also lit up like a christmas tree with error lights after only 25k miles. The tow rating was pretty low too compared to the Japanese trucks.
I don't think you can go wrong with either a Frontier or Tacoma. Both are great trucks and very similar. Luckily for me the one I ended up liking more after test driving 3 of each was the cheaper one. And with the prices Tacomas are going now I wouldn't buy one at all if you can get a Nissan that much cheaper.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:42 AM
It's like a two seperate categories. The ranger and colorado just aren't in the same class as the tacoma and frontier. The ranger is an old design with a pathetic 4.0 as it's big engine option. Colorado's just aren't that impressive either the 5cyl isn't that great some do have the little 5.3 which is just about overkill, why can't they just put a decent v6 in the thing? The fit and finish are just sub par compared to the imports, which may be okay for a work truck but for a play truck I'd want something that's nice on the inside. My friend has a '97 4.0 ranger, it's okay but it's basically the same truck the sell today or sold. They stopped production of this model I think, and the ranger model they sell to the rest of world isn't coming here unfortunately. There's a reason why the American ranger isn't sold worldwide and it's not because it's so amazing they would sell too many and not be able to keep up with production.
Edited by 79yamdt, 30 March 2012 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:31 AM
my girl had a 2011 Frontier for a short time for work. Nice truck, but it drove like a boat.
When I got the 2012, I was debating between the Frontier and the Tacoma. Nissan was a few thousand less, but my toyota will
hold its value much better. When I got the 03, I kind of had buyers remorse on the cost I paid. But that little truck with the 4 cylinder and 4x4 takes the abuse
my kid puts on it with his trips to the desert couple of times per month. Worth the money no doubt.
The guy I bought the 03 from eventually got a gmc canyon 4x4. Shortly after he drove my 2012, he sold the Canyon to his brother and bought a 2012 Tacoma.
Edited by soylent_green, 30 March 2012 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:16 PM
Hell a new one is 30k fully loaded and they want 26-28 for a 4 year old one with 30-40k miles
Edited by Tdaz250, 30 March 2012 - 12:18 PM.