Flat out reliable little pickup
Catalytic converter up by headers replaced at 85000.
New brakes, tires, shocks, alignment, full tuneup at 86,000.
Belts/pulleys at 102,000.
Driver door window seal is coming off.
Completely repainted in the original silver color at 89,000.
Hands down reliable. I've owned 3 Nissan pickups, and one 1970 model Datsun. Nissan 4 cylinders are bullet proof. Gas mileage is great considering it's a truck. Average 21 city, 27 highway.
Great for light day and every day driving. Towing is fine on level roads and anything under 2,000 pounds. I drove through the West VA mountains, towing a 1800 pound boat/trailer, and struggled to maintain 60 in 3rd gear, 4000RPM, but it did it.
Fun to drive, I've only owned manual transmissions in these trucks, so I can't comment on Automatics. I believe you can get more out of the power train with a manual.
I put in nothing but the best oil, Mobile One 5W30 FullSyn every 6000 miles.
I would purchase one again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2010