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I know this is an Xterra forum but because the Frontier is so similar and I like this forum and I'd rather not join a Frontier forum to ask this.

I'm getting a new truck in a week or so. I've narrowed down my choices to the 2014 Frontier Pro4-X and the 2014 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4WD (surprised?). Why should I buy Nissan over Toyota? (Yes, I'm seriously asking this) Please don't :violent3: me to bad.

The Xterra isn't in the cards. I prefer a truck with a truck bed.

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Agreed. I'm a Toyota fan and love their products but their prices just aren't justified compared to Nissan, which also has an amazing product


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I have owned several Toyotas and I can't really say anything bad about any of them. My 2014 Xterra is my first Nissan and I like it just as well. I actually like the motor in the X, which is the same as in the Frontier, a little better. It seems to have more low-end power and does a little better job pulling my TT than my last Tacoma. I really don't think you can go wrong with either brand. They are both rock solid reliable with the Nissan costing a little less giving you a little better bang for your buck. Just my thoughts.
 

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I have both an X and a Fronty. We tried the Taco's when we bought the Fronty, and they were a lot more money, have less HP, and the VQ40 engine is bulletproof and won a ton of awards. I certainly wouldn't mind a Taco, but its not worth the money. The Taco guys will tell you the Fronty has too large a turn radius, but its only minor difference (its like 40 vs 43 feet). Also, we were looking at the lower end ones, and the Taco cloth was that velvety crap that gets dirty and you can never clean. If your looking at leather in both, which I am guessing you are, then it probably wouldn't matter.

As a personal matter I hate the spray in bedliner, but that might just be me.

Its honestly doubtful you would be unhappy with either.
 

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Dude, I thought after two years you were back! I got all excited, and now I hear you are thinking about going to Toyota? :sad11:
 

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Deciding factor for me was the seating position - Frontier more like a truck, Taco more like a car. Other than that it was a toss up. $$ savings was bonus.
 

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Dude, I thought after two years you were back! I got all excited, and now I hear you are thinking about going to Toyota? :sad11:
LOL. I haven't bought anything yet. I like both trucks, just want to make the best choice because I will have this thing for a while.
 

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One thing I don't like about the Tacoma is how bubbly it looks, but thats my personal preference.
My good friend has a '13 Tacoma TRD, and I don't know if they all come with the fake hood scoop, but I find that it really interferes with my forward vision compared to the smooth hood of the Frontier/Xterra.
 

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One thing I don't like about the Tacoma is how bubbly it looks, but thats my personal preference.
My good friend has a '13 Tacoma TRD, and I don't know if they all come with the fake hood scoop, but I find that it really interferes with my forward vision compared to the smooth hood of the Frontier/Xterra.
Yeah, the one I'm considering doesn't have the non-function hood scoop. I find that kinda thing silly.
 

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I hate to say this, but the Toy will have better resale... So, any difference in purchase price is negligible.
 

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I hate to say this, but the Toy will have better resale... So, any difference in purchase price is negligible.
In this case, I wouldn't go that far. You can buy a Frontier significantly cheaper and the resale is almost as good. The Frontier has great resale value too. Its a a perennial residual great. Way better than the Xterra and most Nissans.
 

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Xterra.

'Nuff said.
If I didn't hunt, I'd get another Xterra, but cleaning dead deer out of the back is annoying. That's why I'm looking at the Frontier.
 

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In this case, I wouldn't go that far. You can buy a Frontier significantly cheaper and the resale is almost as good. The Frontier has great resale value too. Its a a perennial residual great. Way better than the Xterra and most Nissans.
One of the biggest things I'm struggling with is how much nicer the interior of the Tacoma is over the Frontier. It's almost night and day. It definitely is a better place to be however, I do like a form follows function mindset of the Frontier/Xterra interior.

Back when I had the Xterra, I remember the SMOD and everyone doing the bypass, is that still an issue with the newer, post '13 models? Also, I understand the front diff on the Xterra/Frontier's are prone to cracking, is that still an issue?
 

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One of the biggest things I'm struggling with is how much nicer the interior of the Tacoma is over the Frontier. It's almost night and day. It definitely is a better place to be however, I do like a form follows function mindset of the Frontier/Xterra interior.



Back when I had the Xterra, I remember the SMOD and everyone doing the bypass, is that still an issue with the newer, post '13 models? Also, I understand the front diff on the Xterra/Frontier's are prone to cracking, is that still an issue?
Smod is no longer an issue. Have you seen the 13+ pro4x center stack? It's a lot better. The front differential is the same. However, I never had an issue with mine in four summers of offroading in CO. From reading on here you would think it's a ticking time bomb. My Frontier wasn't as good offroad and didn't have a locker so, on tougher trails, I had to let the tires spin and the ABLS do it's thing.

I don't think the Tacoma is a bad truck. There are positives and negatives to both. I just don't think it's worth paying a premium for over the Frontier. I would also consider used with the new model coming out in 2016(ish).



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