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Old 10-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #31
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My dad has a 2009 Frontier 4 door 4x4. Bought it brand new, and got it for surprisingly cheap. I think he paid right under $20,000 for it new.
I'd buy another one right now for that kind of money. I've had a 2005 4x4 since new. It's been a pretty good truck. Aside from a preventative radiator replacement and a few other little issues, I'm pleased. Front drive shaft ujoints on mine went out at 90,000 and the rears weren't far behind. The engine is awesome.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #32
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Remember the Suzuki is the same truck but with a better warranty
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #33
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2011 Pro 4X little cab here. Got it brand new and it has about 16,000 miles on it. Driving around my small town I see about 18mpg, driving in San Diego traffic I saw closer to 16mpg. Loaded down with Two guys, all their gear and two dirt bike I got 19mpg between here and Moab. My trip from here to Cabo saw me with an average of mid 18's mpg wise and that included that San Diego driving. I love it, but do feel like some others have mention that it gives up a little in fit and finish to my 2001 Toyota Tundra, but that thing reeeeally had shit mileage with about the same power. The seats do stain easily but as a "dirty" person and dog owner who really cares it's a truck. Overall I'm happy with my experience so far.

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The utilitrac is awesome for up to three bikes. or two and a weekends gear.

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Of course the bike doesn't exist, this entire forum is here because the right bike doesn't exist but the right people do, and they make the trip anyway.

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #34
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My 2010 frontier 4 dr has been great- about 18 mpg, good room for 4, much quicker than others in the class. Very good for the light off roading I do.
Approaching 32K miles. Would do it again.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:51 PM   #35
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If possible, hit the dealership on the last day of the month!
Sales goals and all ya' know!!!
It can work out well at times.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #36
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Remember the Suzuki is the same truck but with a better warranty
Assuming that you have Suzuki dealer support nearby and that they don't pull out of the US car market.
I know that even though the Ranger and later model Mazda's were the exact same truck, some Ford dealers were kind of difficult about dealing with the Mazdas.

I test drove a Frontier last year, and really, really liked it. If I hadn't had my heart set on owning a Jeep Wrangler, I'd probably be driving a Frontier right now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:17 AM   #37
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Yeah, for the reasons mentioned above, I'm going to stay away from the Suzuki. I'm (hopefully) moving this Spring, and the chances are much better for a toyota/Nissan dealership to be close by than Suzuki. I'm driving the Nissan today, a 2010 V6 king cab 4x4 M/T.... trying to book a ride in the equivalent taco right after it to do a true back to back.
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