2005 Nissan Frontier Reviews

2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Avalanche

Summary:

Well-liked enough to get another

Faults:

Dent on roof from billiard/cue-stick sized branch falling on roof.

New battery at 35,000 miles.

New A/C parts at 30,000 miles.

EFI Nissan recall at 40,000 miles.

Fake chrome factory parts (door handles, etc) beginning to chip.

General Comments:

Handles like a sports car with a truck bed. Back end is a little too light - pretty easy to spin out when driving in the rain.

Seats are stiff, but not bad; a little uncomfortable on long road trips.

Center console arm rest should be longer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2011

2005 Nissan Frontier from North America

Year of manufacture2005
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Junk!!

Faults:

Going on 3rd replacement of U joint, defroster is broken, Fuel sending unit went, evap leak 2 different times, chips on paint all over the vehicle.

General Comments:

Went with a Nissan because I heard great things.. Sadly mistaken. Still owe 8k on it and I'm paying into it like crazy... JUNK, never again...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th November, 2009

24th Nov 2009, 21:49

I suppose you like Toyota's... well I have not had any luck with them at all. Plus the attitude I get from the dealership when I ask basic questions (that they can't answer).

I have owned 3 Nissans

2007 Crewcab - great vehicle miss a couple squeaks

2004 Kingcab - fantastic reliability

1993 Kingcab - never once stranded me any where.

I will continue buying Honda and Nissan... Toyota can go jump in a lake.

2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0 V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

Get one

Faults:

Nothing. Not one thing ever went wrong.

OK, that's not true, the little spring clip that holds the fuel door closed came off. I put it back on.

Tires lasted 55k miles.

General Comments:

Best truck I've ever owned. After I blew up my third Dodge Dakota (I'm hard on trucks), I went back to Nissan after a wonderful experience with a 300zx. Nissan just knows how to make stuff last (Z had 172k when I sold it)

Unloaded with my right foot acting reasonably I could eek 20mpg out of the truck. And it had enough power to pull four race bikes AND all of our gear out to Reno with no trouble.

Only reason I sold it was I could no longer afford the payments (laid off). Fortunately I sold it to a friend who seems to love it just as much.

Interior held up beautifully, especially considering the abuse it took cramming gear and a restless dog in and out. It's a little plain to look at, but functional and disassembles easily for cleaning.

The fold out bed extender is way more useful than I ever thought it would be. My next pick up will have one.

More power, better handling than a comparable Tacoma.

My ONLY gripes are:

1) No key hole in the passenger door. if you don't have remote locks, you have to unlock from the driver door every time.

2) No limited slip differential unless you get the NISMO package. Too much power for a pick up to NOT have a limited slip in my opinion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2009

2005 Nissan Frontier King Cab 4.0 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carHonda del Sol

Summary:

Great mid sized truck

Faults:

Nothing mechanical. The paint above the front bumper on the rubber/plastic has started to flake off. The surface matches the truck (grey) so I don't really care.

General Comments:

This truck is the best I've owned. I had a Mazda B2000 and a Chevy Astro and also a Chevy older pickup. The ride is good, the seats are comfortable, There is plenty of room behind the front seats although anyone but a child couldn't sit there for more than a few miles. The tailgate is a little heavy, but at least it's solid. I get an average of 21 MPG combination highway and city driving which is very good for this size truck. The 6 speed trans helps. I put a cap on by A.R.E. and it looks good. The extra weight of the cap is offset by the increased aerodynamics, so fuel economy was unchanged. The radio is a little weak but the controls are good. My only gripe is the manual transmission. It's a little "notchy" which means, if I don't shift exactly right in the exact direction of the next gear, I may miss and go into the next one. Sometimes I go from 5th back into 4th instead of into 6th. The shift pattern isn't in a straight line "H" pattern but more of an angled "H" pattern. I'm getting used to it now but still have to think about it a little. Other than that, I LOVE THIS TRUCK! The engine has lots of power and torque and is smooth and quiet for a truck. The truck looks good and doesn't try to look like a car. I looked at the Tacoma and this truck is better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2008

3rd Jan 2009, 13:27

15,000 miles since I wrote the post. update: I love this truck even more now that I've put some miles on her. Nothing has broken. Only oil changes. The low tire inflation light comes on randomly, but the tire inflation is within specs when I check it. When I get new tires I'll check it. Don't really need it anyway.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 12 reviews