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Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
Performance
3.9
Style
3.9
Comfort
3.9
Fuel Economy
3.9
Reliability
4.5

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2013 Nissan Pickup - Not well thought out

EMD
Datil, New Mexico
Overall
3.0
Value
3.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.0
Overall, I would say the truck looks very nice. The exterior has great lines and the interior leather is very comfortable and easy to keep clean. It is 4WD and that is critical as I live in a rural area with dirt roads that get slippery when wet or snowy. I also like the SmartPhone synch that allows me to use the phone while I drive. I have driven approximately 35,000 miles, and mechanically the truck has performed well, however there are a few things that are not great. The turn radius is abysmal compared to previous trucks I have owned, such as my Dodge Dakota. Several times I have been unable to complete a upturn or similar without more than 1 attempt - sometimes putting me in danger. Also, there are wires under the seat that can become disconnected if you put something under the se... (more)
Story
We took the truck up to a fire lookout station and went geo-caching. The 4WD worked admirably and we had no difficulties in getting up the steep, rocky, winding road.
Pros
The vehicle looks great - the grey color is very appealing and the shape of the vehicle is quite stylish. I love the sunroof, which can be completely opened or "propped" open just a little way. When not in use, the sunroof also has a cover which, when closed, prevents glare. This is critical with the hot sun here. There are 2 glove compartments, which is very handy to keep things organized and easily findable. A Sirius system came with the truck and that has come in very handy for long trips through areas where radio reception is not available. Many mini-pickup trucks these days have smal... (more)
Cons
I am not pleased with the turn radius of the vehicle. I do not like how easy it is to disconnect the airbag warning light wire simply by putting something under the drivers seat. The tires are not large enough and the clearance is not good enough for a 4WD vehicle. The anti-slip system seems to do more harm than good, and I often turn it off just to get up my driveway when it is slippery.

1997 Nissan Pickup - Reliable pickup truck

Aaron
Winchester, Kentucky
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
This truck has always been a reliable vehicle. I have had very little mechanical difficulty with it despite its age. It runs great, and I have only had to replace the clutch, exhaust, and the some of the electrical system. Overall the engine is very reliable regardless of the season. It is very basic in terms of interior and trim, but this has added to its ability to outlast many other vehicles. I still see a lot of these pickups on the road. It was certainly a good year for Nissan trucks, and while they have added a lot of new features to newer vehicles since then, this truck seems to outlast them all. It is basically a Nissan Sentra with a truck bed, making it light and agile on and off road. I have pulled larger more powerful trucks out of the mud without problems. This is due to it... (more)
Story
Because it's light-weight, it's great fun to drive off-road on some of the mud trails in central Kentucky. Powering through a mud pit or up a hill with friends is a fond memory I have of this truck in its earlier days.
Pros
Biggest pro: reliability. It is easy to drive, and handles more like a car than a truck. It is lightweight so it gets better gas mileage that other pickup trucks. It is fun to drive, and because of its age it is nice to see others still on the road. Even with the rust it gets a lot of compliments.
Cons
There are some issues with the emergency brake sticking on these models. It's electronic gas return system is starting to break down, which has caused a few problems with the consistent running.

2000 Nissan Pickup - Good little truck, overall.

Brittany
Arlington Heights, Pennsylvania
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
It was a low-cost vehicle to operate and required little maintenance except for the usual oil changes, brakes, and other things that wore out. Nothing broke down on the truck, and it could haul a load a bit beyond what it was rated for. It got 25 mpg city or highway so not bad for a truck. The ride was pretty good too and easy to drive.
Story
The kids and I went fishing in it a few times at a private lake where the fishing was good. They sat in the jump seats, ate their ham sandwiches, and Yoo-Hoo on the way, and we had a great time.
Pros
Good fuel mileage and an dependable vehicle. No breakdowns in six years. The kids liked the little jump seats in the small extended area of the cab. If one got creative, you could put quite a pile of stuff on the truck and had plenty of spots to attach ropes for tying down.
Cons
The pickup bed rusted out a lot. If you look under the bed liner, there were mostly holes at the end. The e-brake would stick, as the cable was prone to rust. The fan belt had a very small adjustment, so it was hard to find a belt that fit that you could tighten up enough so it would not squeal. The heater would only run on one speed (my friend's was like that, too) and would be costly to fix.

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