1995 Nissan Hardbody Pickup XE V6 3.0 from North America
Wouldn't trade it for anything!!!
Turned the front rotors because I pound the brakes. Replaced a light bulb in the right front side marker.
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