2000 Nissan Frontier Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2000 Nissan Frontier 3.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres

Summary:

Okay choice for a one vehicle family

Faults:

Transmission 1st gear and synchro broke from a hard acceleration.

Tailgate latch broke twice.

Clutch pedal rod bent.

Body dents easily, many little dings.

General Comments:

Bad fuel economy, this despite the overly lightweight components in body and chassis. Crew cab weighs in like a car. Lightweight truck boils down to flimsy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th May, 2008

2000 Nissan Frontier EX 2.4 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Well after 170,000 miles I finally lost an engine. The timing chain broke. My auto fix it guy said there was a lubrication failure, and being as the timing chain adjuster operates off of oil pressure, the chain went.

I'm not complaining as this has a very worry free truck for me. I'm having the engine replaced with another that has 75k on it and comes with a 12/12 p/l warranty.

For the record, I've been using Mobile 1 synthetic 10w30 in it since I got it. Driving about 30k a year.

General Comments:

Great truck overall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2008

2000 Nissan Frontier SE / XE 2.4 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Best little truck you could ask for

Faults:

Fuel filter, tune up with cap, rotor, plugs and wires.

General Comments:

I have owned this rig since 2002, and it has been nothing but good to me. Not a lot of low end grunt, but it got the job done. I towed my Baja Bug from Eureka California to Ventura, about 670 miles. Got 16 MPG. Otherwise between 23-26 on the freeway, doing about 65-90.

I have driven to Eureka, Washington, Las Vegas, and many other road trips, and the little guy has not failed me yet.

I love this little truck, and when you get that little 2.4L 4 cylinder into the high RPMs, it get moving. If all the Titans are built like this, I see me getting one in the not so distant future.

I am 6'2, and I fit and ride in this rig fine for many many hours.

It does alright through the twisty roads of northern Cali with a little body roll. Crank the torsion bars down and 4" lowering blocks in the back, and this is a canyon carver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2008

2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Not at all the long lasting quality I expected from of Nissan

Faults:

My transmission failed at 63,000 miles.

General Comments:

My 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4X4, is owned and driven only by middle aged lady... no abuse (mudflats, off-roading, etc.). It has been very well maintained and has never been used for towing. There is no obvious reason for the transmission to fail at 63,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st May, 2006

2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carAcura Vigor

Summary:

Underpowered, but gets the job done

Faults:

Has to replace one oxygen sensor a year for the last 3 years at about $200 each.

Fan switch only worked on high. ($65)

Intake gasket is leaking. ($500 estimate from dealer)

Window regulators need to be replaced. ($100 each)

A/C doesn't blow cold anymore.

General Comments:

This engine is seriously underpowered for it's displacement.

4WD with limited slip differential is awesome.

Lots of road and engine noise even at low speeds.

Seats are uncomfortable for more than perhaps an hour at a time and legroom is scarce.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th February, 2006

2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4X4 3.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Nice looking truck, but very underpowered and plagued with problems

Faults:

There is some sort of Manifold vibrating in the engine, I have taken it in to the dealer. They fix the problem and it quickly reappears.

All of the Exterior lights got mixed up. When you put your foot on the brake, the right turn signal would come on. When using cruise control and signal to change lanes, cruise control would shut off. Turn on high beam lights and all interior dash lights would dim. Tail lights would work very rarly. The Nissan dealer was able to sort this out, but took them hours anf cost a lot.

Automatic Transmission got stuck in park and had to be towed. New transmission was installed, on warranty.

General Comments:

Truck has very limited power and would not recommend a Nissan truck to anyone. Pulling a trailer, vehicle would do about 60 kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd September, 2005

3rd Sep 2007, 13:55

Depending on the size of the trailer, 60mph is pretty darn good... Also, many if not most states require you do 60 or under when towing as max speed limit, even on interstate hiways. This sounds like you got a bad Nissan because almost all I've seen have been excellent.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 23 reviews