23rd May 2002, 02:35
MY 1998 Frontier has been the best automobile that I, or any person I've known for that matter, have ever had the priveledge to drive. It's served me well since 1998 and is still going strong. Sorry for those above who had bad experiences with their frontiers, but to recommend a Ranger over a Nissan is a mistake, since Ford is practically infamous for being underpowered, unreliable, and have faulty trannies to boot.
2nd Sep 2002, 11:51
We are not trying to make any bad comment about Frontier, Nissan 1998. But we hope the company should take care the air bag light, because we have that problem. What would be happened to us if a car accident may take place?
14th Sep 2002, 07:43
I have a 1998 Frontier is the best automobile I ever have and I also have the air bag light problem, but that does not keep my truck from running great.
30th Oct 2002, 16:30
I have 1998 frontier it runs great and helps me pick up the chicks, so keep up the good work.
P.s. thanks nissan for all the dress ups for the trucks.
8th Nov 2002, 20:28
My 98 Frontier is the finest vehicle I have ever owned. It is a vast improvement over the old hard body pickup, which I also owned. I would highly recommend a Frontier to anyone looking for a reliable truck. Not to mention the smooth looks. I have had no problems with the airbag light.
24th Mar 2003, 11:17
I bought 1999 Frontier and put 275,000 miles on it before trading it in on 2002 Frontier. The alternator failed at 275,000 miles the only other repairs were normal such as brake pads and spark plug wires. I have put 27,000 miles on the 2002 and have not been back to dealer. The Nissan is not as plush as other makes, but is very tough and handles nicely. The 5 speed manual paired with the 4 cylinder has plenty of power for day to day driving.
16th Jun 2003, 15:17
I recently purchased a used 98 Nissan Frontier, and I'm happy with it. The radio module was bad; I found out after fixing it at the dealership I bought it from, that it belonged to one of their mechanics. Within the year I have owned it, the clutch is on the verge of vaporizing, the shock on the right rear is broke, the oil seals were replaced (via the warranty), I can't drive it above 94mph (governor cuts in), but I blame the previous owner for breaking it in and having the fun I now can't afford to have at the moment. It's not Nissan's fault, but it's red, crew cabbed, and has a foxtail hanging on the antennae... I'm in love (just don't tell my wife).
4th Sep 2003, 09:02
I have no major problems with my 98 Nissan Frontier 4x4 engine or drive train. But, I have 28,000 miles on it (weekend driver), and have seen the "service engine soon" light come on constantly. Also, whoever designed the seats made an error. Has anyone noticed the "frame" of the lower left side of the driver seat actually wearing a HOLE in the fabric? I see this on every one I've ever looked at. Nissan said they have had no recalls on this "design flaw", and therefore will do nothing about it.
Other than that, I'm pleased with the vehicle, and my next one will be another Nissan, but may trade up to the 4 door model.
14th Sep 2003, 19:46
I own a 1998 Nissan Frontier King Cab Automatic that I bought used in 2001. It's a great truck. When I bought it the tape player made a funny noise so they replaced it for free for a CD player even though it has no warranty left. I've replaced the front brake pads once, and have done nothing else other than oil changes. I'm currently at 42,000 miles. I love this truck and my only regret is I wish I could have had the money to buy a Frontier Crew Cab instead. I recommend this truck!
3rd Nov 2005, 05:40
I have owned a 98 Frontier since early 1999. It has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. Yes, sometimes I wish it I had a little more room, but I knew what I was getting when I bought it. All I've ever had to do with mine is replace the battery and put on a new set of tires. Other than that, it's always ready to go! And yes, I will buy another when that time comes.
12th Dec 2005, 22:33
I bought a 2003 Nissan Frontier on January 3, 2003 and let me tell you it has not given me any trouble at all, in fact it runs like if I had just bought it out of a Nissan dealer. I also have a 1995 Nissan Pick Up 5-speed, it is well over 275,000 Miles and it is running like new.!!!
So I highly recommend the Nissan Frontier to any one looking to by a mid-size truck.
18th Apr 2007, 19:56
I bought my 98 frontier 4x4 XE in 99. Sure it has had it share of problems, but that comes with all vehicles. My airbag light blinks at me, the 33x12.5's I have on it creates road noise the 2.4 is underpowered for these tires. I have replaced my tranny. Sometimes I think about taking a sledgehammer to it. But I love this truck and will drive it until it completely falls apart fix it and keep driving it.
16th Sep 2007, 23:37
I had a 1998 Nissan King-Cab 4X4 with 5spd and 4cyl and was one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. Was somewhat underpowered for hauling two dirt-bikes, gear, luggage, and two big Kansas Farm boys over the Continental Divide towards the AZ Desert so I traded it for a Chevy, BIG MISTAKE! Suffered through that true nightmare for 3yrs before going back Nissan and now I love my Titan.
19th Jan 2008, 20:50
Yeah the 1998 Frontier 2,4 liter 4wd is a fun truck, but it's a bit of a chore to find parts for. Also the egr likes to clog itself every now and then. I would like to hear if someone has ever been able to fix a faulty instrument cluster, what was wrong with it? Where you able to fix it? How much? Nissan doesn't keep all of the components for the cluster and doesn't even manufacture the circuit boards, specifically the infamous unified control meter. Other than that major problem the truck is kind of weak, but does what I need. What mods actually work for these trucks? Honestly is a freakin 200 dollar intake kit really worth it or should I just downshift and let everyone else behind me kiss my ass and be patient.
26th Feb 2008, 20:36
I have a '99 Frontier XE I bought used two years ago. It now has 134,000 miles on it and it runs super. It has a couple rattles and the suspension is a little harsh, but heck - it's a truck!
I think the first poster is completely off base and the other guy who recommends a Ranger over a Frontier is nuts. I've owned a Ranger and the doors literally fell off it, then the tranny failed at 120K. Buy the Nissan!
6th May 2008, 11:17
I purchased my 1998 Frontier used it had 225,000 km on it. I use my truck for my pet food delivery business and average 5000 km per month. I've replaced the trannie in Dec 2007, other than that it's just wear and tear items. I can honestly say I'd purchase another Nissan pick up in a heart beat. The dealer tells me that they regularly see Nissan Frontiers with 500,000 plus km.