1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup XE 3.0 V6 from North America
Most reliable vehicle I have owned
Turn signals blowing fuses.
Front brakes locked up.
Speedometer cable broke.
A/C doesn’t blow cold.
This has been the most reliable truck I have ever owned. The speedometer cable broke at 227k, causing the odometer and cruise control to stop as well, so the actual miles are a guess. The only time the truck has left me stranded is when the front brakes locked up. I replaced both front hoses and have had no trouble since.
The truck does have a lifter tick. It has been around for 100k. The truck uses a little oil, but I just keep a check on it. I drove out to Nebraska for work (from North Carolina) and back, with no issues. I have put a lot of miles on the truck since I have owned it, and I have never worried about it.
Now with 300k+ it is a little tired, but still pulls thru all gears. 4WD is excellent. The 5 speed still shifts smooth and is tight. I am seriously impressed with how comfortable the truck is to drive, and how the seats have held up. No rips, tears, or really any noticeable wear at all.
Hopefully by the summer I will find the time to fix the A/C. Compressor will engage when jumped, full of Freon, won’t blow cold?
Overall, an awesome truck that I highly recommend.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2018
15th Mar 2019, 18:05
I am curious as to how the speedo cable broke at 227k miles when you purchased it at 250K miles.
16th Mar 2019, 16:26
Maybe he looked through the folder of receipts from the previous owner. Speedometer cable replacement noted. Anyone that buys my overzealous cream puff cars has a history from day 1. Buyers love seeing highly detailed maintenance (every repair, every oil change receipt). I am not quite as bad as my one relative that does 1 year auto leases.
17th Mar 2019, 13:31
"overzealous" meaning "overpriced"?
17th Mar 2019, 19:22
True, I like to patronize our local new car dealership. Could probably do better buying on the cheap. Buy on the service, not just price.