They are nice vehicles. We just got one for my wife to downsize some, give her an "AWD" option for the snow, reliability, all the features we need, and be able to get to some minor easy offroad areas if needed. It's her daily driver and our family trip vehicle so no hardcore off-roading to tear it up.
It's a Limited so has the funky suspension that I likely won't change out unless one starts leaking fluid but it rises better than the Armada we previously had. Bigger tires is coming though before winter. Thinking Falken Wildpeak AT/3
Yep. Again, these are soccer mom vehicles.
FWIW -- that suspension is awesome. The ride in our Limited is really, really, good. Just don't go trying to add a lift or swap it out. We put some standard width 20" rims on ours -- no more fat-lady-in-high-heels look for us!
Lone Hunter said:
now you've piqued my interest
seriously, those Frontiers are nice. Again, they haven't changed their model for many years....which means they aren't having a lot of problems with it. It's a mature platform. The engine is strong. Put some good tires on it, and it will go anywhere. They are great in the snow.
I've got my eyes on watch to see if I can pick up another for me. I'd love to have one for myself to turn into a hunting / fishing rig.
As for those brining up full-size trucks - I absolutely love my GMC 2500 Duramax. I can honestly say that it has spent MORE time out
of the shop than in it. (seriously, who has a vehicle that's spent more time in the shop than out??)
I had to replace the alternator, and there was 1 warranty issue with the DEF system -- neither of which kept me from going where I needed to go. I think all of the big 3 (Ford, Chevy, Dodge) make nice vehicles. The Ford's and Chevy's seem to be nice a quiet. The Dodge trucks seem to match their owners: they make a lot of noise.