2006 Nissan Frontier User Reviews

2006 Nissan Frontier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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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,

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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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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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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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Devona writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier LE 4dr King Cab 4WD SB Review
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powerful

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lower than other pick-ups. bad for off road driving at terrains where height does matter

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Me Baby! — performance - acceleration from static position is not as good. turbo only starts kicking in after the rpm reaches 2. you will feel the jerk once the turbo kicks in. this is obvious when in 1st gear. sudden braking at high speed would cause it to spin as it has no ABS and the weight distribution is not equal [front is heavier with engine & driver while back bucket is light unless filled with lotsa heavy stuff]. so, u have gotta be good at handling the ride. know how to maneuver when u can feel it starting to skid ;) otherwise, it's definitely the best in its class! appearance - exterior: muscular full specs with changes of rims & tyres [bridgestone's dessert dueler]. interior: had it custom ordered with airbags, installation of overhead LCD screen & change of audio system with DVD player. cost of ownership - not to burn a big hole in your pocket fun factor - a hell lot of fun to drive!

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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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Gary writes:
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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marloman writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr King Cab SB w/automatic Review
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2

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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.

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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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Mike writes:
2006 Nissan Frontier Nismo 4dr King Cab SB Review
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the handling and performance of a truck in this class is unmatched!!!!!

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none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Most Fun Truck I've Driven!!! — I have no complaints about this truck or any Nissan for that matter!!!!! Fit and finish is far better than any competitors, the factory Bilsteins are great! It is a blast to drive!! Not the fastest thing out there but definitely not the slowest!!!!! only downside is the kinda plain interior, but thats an easy fix with a few hours of work!!!

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

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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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**** By 97404

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2012 Nissan Frontier Reviews

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2011 Nissan Frontier Reviews

Very Good Driver By MCFLeaseReturn

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2010 Nissan Frontier Reviews

Great, Definitely Not Expected For Confortablilty By LordMasterCloud

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2009 Nissan Frontier Reviews

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After a year of owning my 2009 Nissan Frontier, I have to say its an excellent truck. I've been able to tow a huge BBQ pit, switch on the 4x4 and drive off road and still get to work each day on cheap... Read More

Excellent All Around Mid Size Truck, Good Value For The Money, Would Definitely Buy Again By Rubicon4x4

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