1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup SE 3.0 V6 from North America


The best trucks under the sun


Ohio Nissan truck bought January 2011.

This truck's exhaust fell off a few months after I bought it.

The locks don't work.

It had an oil leak that dripped on the starter. It used to have a grinding sometimes when I turned the key. I would back off and repeat until it started normal. After fixing the leaks, the problem has gone for now.

Heat barely works. Have to crack windows down in winter, or the windows fog up.

The brakes needed worked.

Rotted lines.

Body and bed are beat up and not level... sweet.

General Comments:

These old Nissan trucks rule.

It is a red, beat up, 1987 big cab Nissan 4x4 truck.

I have owned three Nissan Pathfinders. A gray 1995, a blue 1988, and a red 1986.

I still own the 88 Pathfinder. It is beat up and rotting from six years of off roading, and it's been sitting for two years, but it will be back.

The other two Pathfinders were scrapped without my full consent.

The 1987 Nissan truck was a worthy off roader to take over after the 88 Pathfinder went to sleep in the yard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2012

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup 3.0L V6 from North America


This thing is one excellent machine!!


Fuel pump went, easy fix.

Starter problems, even easier fix.

Speedometer cable broke about 7-8 months ago, so the mileage stopped going up, so I couldn't really say exactly where it's at, but for surely over 200k.

General Comments:

I beat this thing so hard, that if it was a Ford, it would be in a shambles right now.

Rotted exhaust pipe lets everyone know I'm on my way, and it sounds great.

On or off road, this thing runs like a clock. It was my first vehicle ever, and I will run this thing into the ground; definitely will take a while.

Overall, I have been completely satisfied in the durability and good times I've gotten out of this truck. Great buy, definitely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2010

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup SE V6 3.0 Liter from North America


Fantastic quality and reliability


The paint started to come off and the metal began to rust, of course. However, the rust was only on the surface and did not rot through. Bed rusted out around the wheel wells. Note this was a high mileage vehicle, from NJ (salt roads in winter).

Auto trans finally giving out at around 200,000 miles. Manuals seems to last forever, had one with 325,000 on it and another (1993 model) with 333,000.

General Comments:

You can't beat these trucks for reliability. This truck, and another I own just like it, ALWAYS started, EVERY time (except when the battery died).

Window, door and sunroof seals held up very well over the years.

3.0 liter engine matched very well to the truck's size. You can haul a lot and pull a lot as well.

If you take care of them, replace the wearable parts when the time comes, and always replace timing belt at required interval, you will get many many miles from these trucks!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2009

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Nissan D21 Kingcab SE 2WD 3 litre from North America


Reliable, sound, a good investment for $15000 in 1987


I bought this truck brand new, and put very little money into it in the 20 years I've owned it. It's rusty, but it always starts. I changed the oil only once per year, new rubber when needed, belt changes when needed (including timing). I will buy another Nissan truck when this one dies (which may be never!)

Ensure you change the timing belts, because it will break if you don't!

General Comments:


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

Review Date: 31st July, 2007

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup from North America


Great "Little Skipper!"


The Carrier Bearing was completely shot.

A major oil leak occurred. The body is very rusty. It has little rust bubbles all over it, and two of them fell off. One on each door. It looks like it got shot.

General Comments:

It is a very Reliable truck. It never has a problem starting even when it sits out overnight and the temperature in the morning is -25 degrees. It starts the same any time. It gets pretty good gas mileage, and is perfect for teenagers to drive because it's not super fast!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2006