2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3 V6 from North America


Truck with no power!!


Power windows are continuously going bad. The ride height had to be adjusted at 25,000 miles.

General Comments:

This truck is so gutless. If you need power for anything do not get one of these. I'm not sure what nissan was trying to do with the 3.3 SOHC engine, but it is a failure. Its terrible on gas and has no power. I at least want some power if the truck is going to suck gas. I had a 2003 Nissan Altima with a 3.5 DOHC V6 and I am going to get the 2007 model now that I got rid of this truck!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2007

26th Jul 2007, 21:11

This is interesting that you said that this truck has no power. Because I owned one just a few years ago for my company and it was very reliable. I found that mine got about 20 MPG which isn't bad for a truck and it had TONS of power. Lets just say I was the first one out of the intersection when the light turned green. It had very responsive acceleration and it was fun to drive. I say you should give this truck another chance. The one you had might of just been a bud. Hope this comment helped.

27th Jul 2007, 06:35

So, you bought the XE trim level, KNOWING it had the 4 cylinder engine, and KNOWING that the 6 cylinder engine is readily available and now you want to complain about power?

Did you do any research or take a test drive before you bought the truck? Some of the reviews on this forum aren't as much a review of the car as they are an indictment of the posters' intelligence.

18th Mar 2010, 16:31

Ignore this last comment... he obviously was out to lunch as the original reviewer clearly stated that he DOES have the V6 and not the 4-cylinder. Indictment indeed.

2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3 Liter V6 from North America


Good truck at a good price, but very bad on gas


Foam seals in the center A/C vents have fallen off within one year and are stuck inside the vents.

General Comments:

Great styling and price for a crew cab truck.

Crew cab comes with a standard 3 inch lift.

The truck idles rough, but the Nissan dealer says that's normal for this V-6 engine.

Not the best acceleration for a truck with 180 horse power.

Manual transmission is a must, but expect lower gas mileage.

Not the best on gas in the city, averaged about 210 miles on one tank of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2005

2004 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab 2.4L 4 Cylinder from North America


A good buy for anyone who loved the older Nissan/Datsun trucks


Cracked bumper from previous owner; dealer paid to fix.

General Comments:

I purchased this truck one week ago. This will be my fourth Nissan product, and my first like-new vehicle. I feel this truck stands up to Nissan's reputation for built-quality and overall reliability. I have no complaints at this time. Here is a list of my likes/dislikes;

The 2.4 liter engine is surprisingly sprite and zippy. Noisy at times, but still acceptable.

The 4 speed Jatco automatic transmission shifts hard at times, may take some getting used to. I have observed harsh shifting in every nissan product I have ever driven (a dozen or so).

Ride is firm, i.e. this is NOT a Toyota Tacoma. This truck actually drives like a truck. Seating is just as upright and "trucky" as the 1987 model I owned. This is a good thing.

Instrument panel is well organized, and dare I say, boldly designed. The instrument cluster is like something out of a video game, took me a while to get used to, now I love it.

Good sounding stereo, for a truck anyway. A definite improvement over previous years.

Road noise has improved over the years. The cab is actually quieter than my mothers Mercedes ML320, if not just as loud.

This truck has more storage compartments than I know what to do with! Bravo! The center console has a felt-lined box specifically designed for cellular phones, and includes a hidden power cord socket.

A bit of advise for prospective buyers; this is NOT a full-size Ford. If you are a carpenter, lumberjack, mason, whatever, this may not be the truck for you. I have read many complaints ranging from poor acceleration to poor load handling. This truck was not designed for heavy hauling or racing. It was intended for everyday driving, tailgate parties, and light hauling ONLY. If you require a truck to haul thousands of pounds of tools and materials, you may opt for a full-size. Again, I have read many negative reviews written by people who are simply abusing or overloading their compact trucks.

This truck uses the same frame, and many other components as the 1987 Nissan D21 series pickup. Therefore, if you are looking to replace your older Nissan truck and are sentimentally attatched to your current truck, this is as close as you are going to get. The 2005 model year Frontier is based on a completely different platform.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2005