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Old 07-30-2013, 12:53 PM
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2008 nissan titan crew cab

any feed back on this rig. looking at one owned by homeowner. 95000 mostly highway miles. if purchased will be coupled to 16 foot enclosed v nose. never heard anything bad about the Nissan other than it is rather thirsty!!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:41 PM
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Titan

I've owned mine for almost 5 yrs (2009 Titan), and have around 48,000 miles on it and have never had a problem, other than replacing tires & battery. Like you said, it is thirsty when pulling a trailer (about 10-11 mpg). I've pulled a 16 ft trailer from day one, and last year got an 18 ft trailer. Very good truck with rock solid engine.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:16 PM
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Consult Consumer Reports at your library. Usually near the end of the year they'll have a used vehicle edition as well as a small CR Buying Guide book for subscribers. They maintain fairly detailed/compiled subjective data as related by owners. According to the 2013 edition that looks back to '06 and newer, the '07 rated a bit better than '08, fwiw.

As a Nissan Frontier ('00 / 4cyl / 5sp) owner, I couldn't be more impressed with my truck. It has been a rock. Over 160K with only an alternator and the brakes both replaced once. Still on original clutch.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:31 PM
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Engine and tranny are fine. The rear axle is the weak link in the early models. I don't remember if they ever did fix it. But the Spider gears in the rear axle (Dana 44) were cast using a cheaper methed. But from what I remember that was roughly the 04-07 models.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:11 PM
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Engine and tranny are fine. The rear axle is the weak link in the early models. I don't remember if they ever did fix it. But the Spider gears in the rear axle (Dana 44) were cast using a cheaper methed. But from what I remember that was roughly the 04-07 models.
I have a 2004 and the engine and trans are fantastic 155000 not one mechanical problem. The spider gears did fail in mine as well as the axle seal. I replaced the chuck with a Detroit limited slip rear end and it will go now.
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