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I'm not really a truck guy. I like them, but I've never owned one. And so I don't really feel qualified to make judgements, but I'm always curious why Nissan seems to lag so far behind in sales (in North America, anyway).

What do you all think? I'd especially love to hear from owners about why they picked theirs (Frontier or Titan) over the Americans or Toyotas.

My very limited $0.02 comes from my father-in-law who's a former dairy farmer, current landscaper, and life-long truck driver. He's mostly driven Chevy's. In the time I've known him he's had a couple S10s, two or three 1500s, and at least two 2500s. He's obviously pretty loyal to Chevy and still favours them for work, but his personal runabout is now a 5+ year-old Frontier and he LOVES it.

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Frontier sales are strong since the facelift, but Toyota utterly dominates this segment. So much so that I'd assume buyers aren't even considering the other midsize trucks. A similarly spec'd Frontier prices out almost the same as what I paid for my '20 Tacoma.


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Ive always liked the frontier had a 2006 NISMO for a daily and my wife recently had a 2019 midnight edition we kept for a year right before the facelift. she debated getting a 22 before ultimately going the pathfinder route.. my mom and dad have a 2019 Colorado ZR2 which is a cool looking truck for comparison in that market segment. I personally wouldnt want anything bigger
 

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I have a 2007 Titan Crew Cab SE 4x4 with Big Tow. I bought it 12 years ago as a lease return, when gas was approaching $5/gal in my area. High gas prices and being a Nissan helped me score an amazing deal on my truck (it was cheap to buy).

I can honestly say, 12 years later, it is the best machine I have ever owned. I rarely keep a car more than 2-3 years (I own a car and truck at same time) but for some reason I can't let ol' girl go. Reliability has been excellent, a bad blower motor resistor 3 years ago, driver side window motor 1 year ago, and a coolant housing 4 years ago, all easy, DIY fixes.

I have driven "Big 3" trucks at my job for 14 years. We currently have 2020 F-150 EB2.7's and 2022 F-150 5.0's in our fleet. In 14 years of driving "Big 3" I have never once thought about buying one. Buying a Tundra does cross my mind.

I understand Nissan gets a bad rep, and mostly deserves it. But, every RWD-based Nissan I know of is 10x better than the majority of the CVT FWD crap Nissan peddles and gives the entire company a bad rep.

When I need to replace my truck, I'll be getting a 2022+ Tundra. Nissan ruined the 2016+ Titan, IMO.

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I have a 2007 Titan Crew Cab SE 4x4 with Big Tow. I bought it 12 years ago as a lease return, when gas was approaching $5/gal in my area. High gas prices and being a Nissan helped me score an amazing deal on my truck (it was cheap to buy).

I can honestly say, 12 years later, it is the best machine I have ever owned. I rarely keep a car more than 2-3 years (I own a car and truck at same time) but for some reason I can't let ol' girl go. Reliability has been excellent, a bad blower motor resistor 3 years ago, driver side window motor 1 year ago, and a coolant housing 4 years ago, all easy, DIY fixes.

I have driven "Big 3" trucks at my job for 14 years. We currently have 2020 F-150 EB2.7's and 2022 F-150 5.0's in our fleet. In 14 years of driving "Big 3" I have never once thought about buying one. Buying a Tundra does cross my mind.

I understand Nissan gets a bad rep, and mostly deserves it. But, every RWD-based Nissan I know of is 10x better than the majority of the CVT FWD crap Nissan peddles and gives the entire company a bad rep.

When I need to replace my truck, I'll be getting a 2022+ Tundra. Nissan ruined the 2016+ Titan, IMO.

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Yeah the 2016-2021 were a sing and a miss but they've done a nice job with the new trucks. How do you find the 2022 F-150's V8 compares to the one in your Titan? It's been a while since I've been in a F-150.
 

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Yeah the 2016-2021 were a sing and a miss but they've done a nice job with the new trucks. How do you find the 2022 F-150's V8 compares to the one in your Titan? It's been a while since I've been in a F-150.
Just talking about driving experience, the 2022 F-150 is amazingly nice. Engine is smooth, linear, quiet and reasonably powerful. The truck handles and rides super nice.
Hard to tell that the 5.0 is faster than my 5.6, because the 5.0 and 10AT are so smooth. Obviously, being 1000 pounds lighter with a better transmission and good power the F-150 is certainly quicker. But they feel about the same (mine has headers, exhaust system and UpRev so it's slightly more powerful than stock)
To be honest, it drives a lot like a SUV.
My Titan, on the other hand, drives more like a "truck", snappier off the line, noisier, heftier, thirstier...

I think the F-150 is less snappy off the line because the ECU probably tames the power a bit to protect the drivetrain and/or avoid tire chirping.
The 5.0 makes power in the same way the 4 cam 32v 5.6 in my Titan does, the engines perform very similarly....

My main issue with the new F-150 is the infotainment is constantly rebooting, and the glove box won't stay latched.

I mean, I want to like it, it drives phenomenally, but...you know, "Ford" stuff makes me uneasy!
 
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