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Old 09-01-2015, 10:13 AM   #57
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If that Nissan is a top trim version the instrument panel is very basic. I understand the center display will probably scroll between functions but I wouldn't want to keep flipping the screen navigation buttons all the time to find something useful while driving.

As for the styling it doesn't bother me. Most trucks are kinda ugly including my new Ram 2500.

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:52 AM   #58
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I guess I am stuck with looking for another used low mileage dodge for under $30000.....
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:40 PM   #59
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It kind of tickles me when Airstreamers talk about trucks that so much emphasis is placed on looks. Check out the many Ecoboost, Ecodiesel, Nissan, Tundra, you name it any kind of truck thread and, so many posters are concerned about appearance -- too much chrome, looks like brand "x, too squat, too tall, too wide...

My truck is ugly. It is ten years old and has 191000 miles on it. It was never attractive and it, like me, is not the critter it once was.

But it tows my rig, here and there, near and far, without fail.

If the F150 Ecoboost, the Ecodiesel or the new Nissan with the Cummins will happily meet your towing needs, is for sale at a realistic price and your spousal unit approves, why would you care what it looks like?

It is a puzzlement...

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Yes, truck buyers puzzle me too. They are SO into and emotional about the specs and capacities, moreso than any other segment of buyer (moreso than maybe even supercar buyers).

But also, many of them will make statements like "I could never buy a Fodge, it's too fugly"

A truck is a tool. Tools don't have to look good. But truck buyers seem very concerned about it.

Just my observation.

In other news, I want a BIG diesel in a non-German SUV. Will GM, Nissan, or Toyota please step up to the plate?

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In other news, I want a BIG diesel in a non-German SUV. Will GM, Nissan, or Toyota please step up to the plate?

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Does a BMW built in South Carolina count, or still too German?
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Does a BMW built in South Carolina count, or still too German?
An X5 is not 8-passenger, and does not have a wheelbase that makes me feel comfortable. And, for me, the jury is still out on the hitches on the German SUVs. I'm just not convinced they're strong enough.

I've owned German cars (VW golfs and an Audi allroad) and lovedlovedloved them! But the repair costs.......

I'd also like 500+ftlbs of torque.

I'm needy.

Back on topic - I have heard that the Cummins in this Titan is still a possibility for the Tundra, and Toyota has not excluded it as a possibility for the Sequoia. Nissan has said no Cummins in the next Armada.

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Old 09-01-2015, 07:09 PM   #62
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SUVs are old hat. Buyers want crossovers now. Remember when the Explorer was all over the place. I hardly see one now. Trucks rule. I'm turning my Ram 2500 CC into an "SUV" by installing an ARE Series Z cap with a Bedrug bed liner.

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:12 PM   #63
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SUVs are old hat. Buyers want crossovers now. Remember when the Explorer was all over the place. I hardly see one now. Trucks rule. I'm turning my Ram 2500 CC into an "SUV" by installing an ARE Series Z cap with a Bedrug bed liner.

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I don't know about that, I sure see quite a few SUVs here (and trucks) not many crossovers. Toyota is stopping production on the Venza after this year but the Highlander, 4Runner and RAV4 are going strong. But none of them are very good TVs. I like my 4Runner but that's when they put a V8 in them. Now, they are these big but anemic vehicles. If this one ever wears out I'd love to see that small diesel in a 4Runner with the frame that mine has. Second choice would be to do what you are doing, put a cap on a pickup. (sigh)
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:51 PM   #64
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Read an article today that put the price in the $50,000 and up.
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Read an article today that put the price in the $50,000 and up.
Checked the Nissan website today. From 40K up.

Anyone have an experiences with one yet?
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A local dealer got the 1st one off the production line, MSRP was like $50k
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I watched that TFLTruck video a few days ago. Not compelling mileage, though they seem to like the way it drives. For what the beast weighs the payload is just OK, I kinda expect a truck that's 7k lb empty to carry significantly more than a Silverado or F150 and it's not really there. Maybe later when they offer it with a lighter gas engine? They didn't really say much about how it LOOKS. If I wanted a less-than-HD diesel I still think the RAM is the one, even with less torque, HP and payload than the Titan.
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When we discovered that the 2007 Mercedes ML320 CDI diesel axles were overloaded towing a camping ready 2013 25FB International Serenity with the wife and some stuff in the car, I wanted to acquire one of the last of the 2012 Dodge Ram 2500HD Cummins without the DEF issues. I was willing to buy anywhere for the specifications I wanted which included the extended heated tow mirrors, rear camera, limited slip rear differential and rear Park Sense for the wife.

The sticker price for our Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4 was $54,375 with a base price (for gasoline engine) before options of $40,545. It was built in June of 2012 and had sat on the dealer's lot for nearly six months as it had too many options. It was the last 2012 2500 with Cummins series in stock. The drive it home price was under $40k.

This new truck from Nissan has the new small V8 designed by Cummins. Cummins has had many issues with their V8 designs over the years. Their straight 6 cylinder engines have been nearly bullet proof for decades.

I would see how things pan out by the third model year.....
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...has had many issues with their V8 designs over the years....
The local news cast was interviewing the local dealer that got Truck #1 stated that they had waited for an extended period to get the wrinkles worked out for this design.

I'm gonna wait. If it had been a derivative of the thunkin' straight 6...
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