1997 Nissan Hardbody Pickup XE Kingcab 2.4 liter from North America
Absdolutely, the best vehicle investment I have ever made
Passenger side front wheel bearing.
Probably the single best investment I have ever made in a vehicle or farm implement. I needed a dependable truck at an affordable price that would also fit my 6'0 275lb size in comfort, and an extended or king cab was the only option.
Paid $12,500 as a "used" truck from the dealer - it was originally sold a few days earlier, but was brought back after the guy's credit didn't pass. I have had this truck since November of '97 and have been to 38 states including AK and HI, a few foreign countries, and a few US territories with this truck. Currently coming up on 368,000 miles with only a few repairs needed since new.
If I had known that this would be the last year of the Hardbody, I would have bought two of them and garaged the other one for future use. In reality, the 99 and '00 Frontiers are the same excluding the body work.
Repairs include two clutches ('00 & '07) as I used to haul trailers with it frequently, a front wheel bearing in '04, evap cannister at 300k in '12, and a starter last month. I have tried to buy a used one, but no one, and I mean no one is selling here in Hawaii and for good reason.
I get offers constantly to buy mine; even had one offer and in a moment of weakness agreed to sell for $5k - if the guy could get to the bank and back by the time my truck came out of the car wash. 20 minutes later I was ecstatic that he didn't make it back in time and I scurried out of the car wash!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th December, 2015