1991 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1991 Nissan Hardbody Pickup ka24 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission ka24 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carJeep CJ5

Summary:

This 4-cylinder 4x4 king-cab has given me above average value

Faults:

Clutch hydraulic problems started around 60k miles and were finally bad enough to require fixing at around 100k miles. After replacing all hydraulic components, including the damper, the clutch was removed and the splines on the crankshaft cleaned up.

Front brakes began to rub pretty strongly at around 130k miles. Repair involved overhauling the calipers.

The climate control lever that directs where the air goes began to get difficult around 90k miles. It's gotten worse to the point that it barely works now at 162k miles. Also the temp control lever only delivers hot air no matter what the setting.

From day one the windows were very hard to raise. I fixed this myself by going into the door to tighten the clamps that hold the glass.

The timing chain is beginning to make a racket, I'm told this is a $700 repair.

The rubber on my steering wheel is getting loose from the 11 o'clock position to the 1 o'clock position.

General Comments:

This has been a fantastic vehicle.

It's had a few problems I didn't mention because I consider them normal.

This truck has never let me down.

It's underpowered for average driving, but when off-roading this truck really shines (it's a 4x4).

This truck gets 20 m.p.g.

Overall I think this vehicle has had a low cost of ownership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2002

6th Sep 2002, 07:58

Greetings,

I am a Nissan owner. Actually I own a 1988 Nissan King Cab which has about 60,000 miles... The only problems experience, mainly due to age are; the rear brakes levers rusted (because I live near the salt water.) This problem is an easy fix. Just take it apart and use the dremel tool to grind down the lever and then grease it really well. Make sure to put the rubber protective cover back on or it will rust more easily... Also I had a problem with the left head lamp as well. A temporary fix which bypasses the hard to get in-line fuse is splice the cables to the right head lamp. Also 12 volts to the fuel pump went out. A simple look at the diagram allowed me to find jumper 12 volts back to the pump. This was a little bit more complicated, but it worked... These are simple short cuts to the problems I noted. Hope this might help some of you along side the roadway someday... Regards Rick USA... Take it for what its worth... If you have any information at please leave a message...

1991 Nissan Hardbody Pickup 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Faults:

The first non-routine maintenance was in the summer of 1991. I replaced the starter.

The steering wheel has deteriorated some at the top.

General Comments:

Overall, I could not be more pleased with the service I have received from my truck.

Although it's a less tight than it was, it still gets me to work every day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 15 reviews