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Old 10-21-2015, 09:43 AM   #15
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Hi from AZ. . . As my old man used to say. . . never buy the 1st year of anything ! Let them get the bugs worked out & some real world experience. The 2nd gen/year is almost always improved........just sayin'. . . Travel Safe, Craig
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:28 PM   #16
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I am on my second Titan, love them (2004 and 2012)....They have been talking about upgrading them for years, my 12 is almost exactly the same as the 04. Looking forward to a test drive, but agree that it might be better to wait a year for the bugs to get worked out.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:21 AM   #17
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Looks like MPG numbers are being leaked.

Reported as 15.8/20.8/17.7 mpg city/highway/combined.

That's not as high as I had hoped, but respectable.

2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins Gets 17.7 MPG Comb. in Real MPG Testing
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:39 AM   #18
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I remember the big truck cummins V8's, the triple nickel,555, the 265's and the 903's none were very good, they just could not make a good V8, and don't want one now...
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:40 AM   #19
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Looks like MPG numbers are being leaked.

Reported as 15.8/20.8/17.7 mpg city/highway/combined.

That's not as high as I had hoped, but respectable.

2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins Gets 17.7 MPG Comb. in Real MPG Testing
With regular old gasoline :-)
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:33 PM   #20
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Went to the Miami Auto Show today and got eyes on the Titan HD. Climbed underneath (gotta love carpeted display areas) and was impressed by the massive, fully boxed frame. All the suspension hardware looked seriously herky as well.

Interior on the only example there was too pimped out for my tastes (lots of leather) and the grill on this "platinum" model was, well, apparently designed by an engineer from the colander industry.

Still no pricing.

Unless they want a ridiculous amount of money for one, it is definitely my first choice with the Ecoboost Lariat in second.

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Old 11-15-2015, 07:42 AM   #21
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Wow. Numbers are out and it's a massive - pun intended - disappointment. To me it's too big of a pig to take advantage of the 555 lb ft of torque and monster brakes. It needs them just to move and stop itself.
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My early HPCR 5.9L Cummins is rated 305HP and 555TQ. Even starting from a 7,940-lb solo weight (6,860 ship weight) it's still ridiculously overpowered for any Airstream ever made.

I've used the same truck in a heavier DRW configuration to haul oilfield trailer hotshot loads where the GCW is north of 30k. No complaints as to power or gears. (Or engine or vehicle life).

The smaller V8 is going to rev up faster than my old straight six. And the light duty truck auto trans will get thru the gears faster than my medium duty class truck manual transmission.

The Datsun truck will be a good deal lighter than my old Dodge, too.

Learning to drive has as a constituent part learning to merge with freeway traffic. Can't force outside lane to change lanes or brake as one enters. 500 feet of leeway. Even at 33k it can be done on a Texas 75-mph Interstate. It's about the driver, not the rig.

Sub 20k problems? Can't get out of its own way? That a joke, right?
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