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4.25 stars

Based on 8 reviews

I Love My Little Truck by Dave
 — my 98 has the 2.4 4 cyl with a 5 sp manual 4wd tranny. i wish i had the 6 cyl 6 sp that the newer ones have, but its a good combo. gas milage isn't what i hoped a 4 cyl would be, but considering its k... Read More
What? by Joey
 — I like that it's a manual. It makes it fun to drive. It's got a strong second gear in it. I can run it up to about 60 mph. It gets pretty good gas mileage, i guess. I've been told it has a very comfor... Read More
Amazing On Fuel And Generally Just A Fun Truck To Drive. by Ryan
 — Powerful 4WD will get you through anything, large spacious interior, very reliable even at its age now. Read More

1998 Nissan Frontier Overview

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1998 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier was introduced in 1998, but it was actually a continuation of the auto maker's previous compact truck, which was simply referred to as the Nissan Hardbody Truck. This generation marked the first redesign for the truck in more than ten years. The Frontier was bigger and more powerful than its predecessor, and includes more amenities. It still retains its workhorse abilities, however, with 4WD and competitive towing capacity.
The 1998 Frontier comes in three trims: the base model, the midrange XE, and the fully loaded SE. The three trims came in a variety of body styles, including an extended cab, a short bed, 4WH, and a regular cab. All Frontiers shared a 2.4-liter, 143-horsepower four-cylinder engine that gets about 20/24 mpg in the standard cab and 18/21 for the extended cab.
While the 1998 Nissan Frontier didn't earn a lot of rabid fans, most drivers found it to be reliable, easy to drive, and nice-enough looking. Some complain that the ride can be very bumpy.


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Nissan Frontier Questions


Starts And Idles Good. Within 2 Or 3 Miles Truck Starts Jerking Badly. Its ...

I changed dist cap and rotor button. put a bottle of heet in the fuel tank. didn't help the problem.

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1998 Nissan Frontier Have Cleared The Codes ,drives Ro About 1500 Miles Bu...

cleared the codes repaired but the readiness for smog test still will not clear after 1800 miles of driving .It wont pass the smog test .

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1998 Frontier Radio Won't Work, I Suspect Its A Fuse But Do Not Have A Fus...

I need a diagram for the fuse box. Tried to "Google It" but no help.

36 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

My 4 Wheel Drive No Longer Works On My 1998 Nissan Frontier.

My 4 wheel drive no longer works on my 1998 Nissan frontier i can lock the hubs, and shift the gears to low but the rear wheels are the only wheel that are turning. When I did this before, all of th...

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Mice Under Dash Of 98 Frontier How Do I Get Them Out Of There. Heat Fan No...

How do I fix this dash fan? Turned it on after not driving it for a year and a bunch of mice carcus blew out. I vacummed with shop vac and it ran for a while now it won't work at all. no heat, no d...

24 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)