2006 Nissan Frontier User Reviews

2006 Nissan Frontier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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kklinefelter writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB w/automatic Review
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4

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good room for driver plus passengers

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it's a truck.  Not as peppy as a nice car but great for a truck.

kklinefelter
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Great Truck — Easy to drive and especially to park compared to full size truck. Good for light cargo up to 1,000 lbs and can tow up to 6,300 when equipped with a tow hitch. Great to handle most jobs a truck would be required to do without breaking the bank compared to the cost of a full size.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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goldenyak writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr King Cab SB w/automatic Review
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3

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Handles well, good power, comfortable ride

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poor gas mileage

goldenyak
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Good Mid-sized Truck — Overall, the truck is well-built and feels solid. It is an excellent truck for small to medium sized jobs. It has good power and towing capacity. Other than the below average fuel economy, I have been happy with the vehicle.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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marloman writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr King Cab SB w/automatic Review
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Nice Cargo room inside. Good stereo system. Lots of Power

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Transmission failure is a common occurance for the Frontier. Turns out Nissan was sued by consumer groups but the warranty extension only goes to 80K miles.

marloman
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Total Failure. I Bought It To Last More Than 120k Miles. — The Frontier has been a good truck up until an engineering change in 2005. Now Frontiers and Pathfinder's transmissions are failing. Nissan was sued and repaired the transmissions up to 80K miles. My Frontier's transmission has just been diagnosed with failure at 120K. What happened to Nissans lasting to 200K miles? No more. This is my 2nd Nissan transmission failure (98 Nissan Quest) No more Nissan for me!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carrie writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB w/automatic Review
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4 door truck with a nice price

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smaller then the rest as far as towing

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Trustworthy — Compaired to the Tacoma, Ford or Chevy the Frontier is priced right. Fully loaded and room to spare.

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Arizona_Yeller writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB w/automatic Review
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5

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Small, lightweight, powerful, reliable, very good off road

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Plain look, expensive parts,

Arizona_Yeller
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Comfortable Off-road Vehicle — This truck is good in every aspect; from driving in town to off-roading. I had absolutely no trouble off road in this truck. I would definitely buy this truck again and I would always recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable, comfortable truck.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brian writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE King Cab 4WD SB w/manual Review
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5

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The truck is reliable, good on gas and maintenance and upkeep costs are low.

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Suspension could be a little smoother and should only be available as a crew cab.

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Great Truck!!! — One of the best vehicles I have ever owned and would by another Nissan in a minute. It has good power, handling and acceleration. I have owned the truck for 6 years and the body still looks great and it has no signs of rust on it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Skipper writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr King Cab SB w/automatic Review
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Horse power, transmission, towing and payload

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low end torque, visibility, turning radius

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2006 Frontier Se — First off its the 6 speed, which isn't an option on the trim level. The interior is plane and 100% cheap plastic, but thats why it was 3k less than a Tacoma. The VQ40de makes no torque below 1500rpm, but at proper rpm it can tow a boat or another car easily enough. My biggest complaint is the suicide rear doors. They create a huge blindspot and serve no purpose. The back seat is comically small, so small I would never dream of putting passengers back there. Thus what is the purpose of the 2nd set of doors? Turning radius is terible. Infact its worse than my dad's yucon XL.

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Richard writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier Nismo 4dr King Cab 4WD SB w/automatic Review
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4

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it handles great and is fun to drive until you get the tickets :)

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for a small truck the fuel economy could be much better

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If You Want A Great Small Truck With Decent Capabilities This Is The One To Buy — this is a truck that handles like a decent sports car ride is reasonably firm and it is very roll stiff. braking is decent until loaded down to the max capacity. within a few weeks of purchasing it I had a windshield crack from pressure caused by it being installed improperly but it was replaced under warranty without any problems. It has had a reocurring problem with the air bag sensor which triggers the air bag fault light. this occurs almost every winter during cold spells of - 40c it is a factory recalled problem and it has been fixed every time under warranty. this is a comfortable truck for me to drive it handles extremely well for a truck and accelerates like no other small truck I have had the pleasure to drive..it tows quite well although fuel economy goes downhill fast as the load increases.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB w/automatic Review
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5

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Fast, strong spirited truck. Strongest motor of all midsize trucks.

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Box on truck is not very large.

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Awesome Truck — I liked the reliability, strength, speed and handling of the truck. Very easy, comfortable truck to drive with very good four wheel drive. The only thing i wish is that the box on the truck was bigger for more storage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hs writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier LE 4dr King Cab 4WD SB Review
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great reliability

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interior design is too tight- less features like cupholders

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Good For Work/of Roading-- Too Harsh For Traveling Long Distances — i like the car. its a good sturdy and powerful pickup. its small on the inside, especially the back seat. good cargo space and power. the interior design is bad--- not enouhg cup holders. the ashtray are wierd. no cubby holes to put things

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Nissan Frontier Reviews

Over All I Love My 1998 Nissan By Kainen

The only thing is that it doesn't have a V6 and a tiny back seat but other than that it is an excellent truck. It is fun to drive with the 5 speed it handles well in the snow. I hope people like it as... Read More

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cheap powerful enough for my needs, has no problem pulling anything i've tried hauling, 27mpg hwy, about 24-26 city , also its easily the smoothest manual I've ever driven, been great for teaching peo... Read More

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1999 Nissan Frontier Reviews

This Truck Is Everthing I Could Ask For! By Meisenhand8

This truck has done me no wrong, i take care of it its simple easy and affordable. The one part i have struggled with on it is the damn 6 cylinder spark plug is a real pain to replace, hint remove hoo... Read More

Best Truck I've Ever Had By Nathan

I love this truck, I use it as my daily driver and it always starts and in the 3 years I've had it I have never had an Issue with it. The only issue I have ever had is the fuel economy. For a small 3.... Read More

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2000 Nissan Frontier Reviews

Great Midsized Truck By Kyle

overall for a short bed and v6 its freakin unbelivable a 4 foot bed yes i cant sleep in the bed lol but i found out last night it took dodge an over drive 3.8 v6 to beat it lol either way i like it Read More

Good Car By Alex

good in every aspec for me it has nice engine it can las for a long time no need for so many repairs looks nice in the inside and in the outside..a nice car to drive any day any time Read More

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2001 Nissan Frontier Reviews

Love It. By Michael

I loved it overall. The seats are manual, and the back seat is kinda small, and the moonroof sucks. But the rest of the truck is amazing. I love it to death, and I can't wait to upgrade it some more Read More

I Love This Truck For Its Versatility. By theRicster

Great truck to handle small to med size jobs, like getting rocks or dirt for the yard, lumber etc. Also great for getting to the outdoors like biking, hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking etc. Its a 4x... Read More

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2002 Nissan Frontier Reviews

Unexciting By FCempa

This truck serves its purpose as reliable transportation that gets you from point A to point B. We are disappointed with the fuel performance, but seems to be durable with over 100k on odometer. Our... Read More

Love My 2002 Nissan Frontier By Laura

I love this truck. It's my first truck and it's the absolute best. I was surprised at what good gas mileage we got when we drove up north from the Twin Cities and back. It's awful on gas in the cities... Read More

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