1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Reviews - Page 9 of 10

1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup XE V6 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

Wouldn't trade it for anything!!!

Faults:

Turned the front rotors because I pound the brakes. Replaced a light bulb in the right front side marker.

General Comments:

My testimony of this truck is that it just plain out rocks. I have beaten the crap out of this thing. I mean put it to the test. I race motorcycles in asphalt road racing and I know how to drive fast. I admit that I drive fast for the street, but this truck just plain out rocks!!

It is a V6 3.0, Automatic, with an extended cab. I also have a 88 4x4 that I use for fun. I owned a 86.5 that took me from 160,000 to 326,000 until the transmission shaft snapped because I like to back it into corners. Our company has 2 Nissan pickups and they all rock. I have drove them all from 86.5 to 97, Automatic, Stick, reg and extended cab, 2.4, 3.0.

I have installed 235/60-15 on the front and 255/60-15 on the rear on American Racing rims. The tires stick out of the fender wells a bit, but it handles like a dream. To show how good this truck is, I pull a 14' enclosed trailer with my race bikes in it. Total weight is approximately #5000!! The truck pulls it great. I have a class III hitch on it with a weight distribution package to pull the trailer. No oil cooler. I run with the overdrive off. Engine has run average of 4000 rpms for 12 straight hours on 5w-30 Vavoline oil pulling the trailer!! Installed a K&N filter; it gained good horsepower. This truck is flawless.

Installed an alarm, CD Player, Amp, Subs. It hauls me around and pounds on the way there. Absolutely flawless truck!!

I will be replacing the rotors soon since I beat the piss out of this thing. I rail corners with 35mph cautions at 94mph!! I should be racing this thing. Oh, it has been on a dirt track (where we flat track our dirt bikes) for about 250 miles one weekend sliding around. No wonder I know this thing so good.

Replaced the transmission fluid with Amsoil at 65,000 miles. Shifted a bit smoother. Will be changing it again soon within another 20,000. Replaced the shocks and it handles a bit better, but that's because the old ones wore out! Changed the plugs twice since I've had it just for fun. Hey like keeping my stuff in good condition. Repacked the wheel bearings also at 65,000 miles. I know this truck will take me to 400,000 miles. If there are any major problems I will rebuild the whole thing. This thing is a power horse, and comfortable. Everyone that has ever drove it wanted to buy it from me. I will be putting some performance parts on it soon. I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2003

1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup XE 2.4 I4 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 I4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

You don't have to crawl across the bench seat to unlock the door

Faults:

This may sound like an extensive list:

I had my transmission rebuilt at 100k miles.

Starter, alternator, and batter all went out in a 6-month period in 1999.

I've installed new plugs (Bosch Platinum) and a new distributor cap.

I have a K&N air filter. I don't feel much more power, due to the stock exhaust (although I've been known to disconnect it after the catalytic converter...).

This tuck has been in 2 accidents, one with another vehicle, and one with a ditch. I need to align the front end, badly. No body repairs needed or chassis damage because this is a Nissan Hard-body.

Oh yeah, I was mudding near a bayou one afternoon before work and I hit a dip head-on, busting the bottom of my radiator. 500 dollars later and a lesson learned about going auto shops when you're young, I went on my thermostatic way.

General Comments:

This is your tpyical to-and-from work tuck.

I've helped many a friend move many a place.

I would like to keep this and begin a career with a Toyota Tundra, but for who I am right now, single and low house payments, I'll stick with this little red driving machine a while longer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 28 reviews