2005 was the beginning of a new generation of Frontiers. 2004 was the last of the prior generation. Your’s may very well be good. I just know my 2004 gets the worst fuel mileage of any small truck like that I’ve ever seen. The most I ever got light footing it on the interstate was 19mpg and it usually only gets around 18 at best and usually 17 or even 16 around town. With that kind of mileage, I should have just got a full size. It is 4x4 with 5 speed manual, but still, that’s terrible mileage. I had a 4x4 Ford Ranger 20 years ago that was the same format pickup and I got 23mpg on the interstate with it and never below 19 in town. The real problem with the 2004 Frontiers is they were geared way too low. At 65 to 70mph on the interstate, the V6 motor is turning right at 3,000rpms. If it was a 4 cyl, it would be ok, but that is rediculous for a V6. What’s even worse, if a vehicle is geared lower, you would think it would have better “get up and go”. Not so with mine. It is very underpowered for what it is. I had to spend $234 to fix a tailgate latch, some hoses went out in January that cost $468 to fix, and since December, the top end of the motor, somewhere in the valve train, is making a knocking noise when the motor is pulling, usually when I’m accelerating to shift gears to get to highway speed(It’s not spark knock). I’ve mostly owned Hondas and Fords for 29 years or so I’ve been driving and I’ve never had these problems before. My next vehicle is probably going to be some kind of crossover SUV, Subaru Forester, Hundiya Tucson, Ford Escape, etc.
Datsun’s are coming back?
Dat sun do rise in the East!