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2008 nissan titan crew cab

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Wright42, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Wright42

    Wright42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    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!!!
  2. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    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.
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    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.
  4. nismothunder

    nismothunder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    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.
  5. 9ball1018

    9ball1018 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    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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