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(Jalopnik)   A guy trades in his million-mile Frontier for a nearly identical model 13 years later. No, this isn't Nissan fanfic   (jalopnik.com) divider line
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1302 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Aug 2020 at 8:16 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-05 8:24:23 PM  
Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.
 
2020-08-05 8:27:46 PM  
"Almost exactly the same but new" would be a selling point for me.
 
2020-08-05 8:30:58 PM  
Sounds like a win-win. Nissan gets publicity, the guy gets a do-over on the odometer.
 
2020-08-05 8:43:42 PM  

MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, apparently, the Nissan Frontier design isn't broke, so they didn't see a need to "fix" it (Ford, please take note: you did not need to "update" the Mustang with that asinine 1980's version of the Mustang that was a Mustang in name only).
 
2020-08-05 8:47:25 PM  

MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.


Engine and transmission are new (sneak peek from 2021 redesign), the rest is unchanged since 2005. To me that's a good thing : by now they got the bugs out, costs can be kept down because there was no need to retool incessantly ... I really like my 2019 so far.
 
2020-08-05 8:52:56 PM  

MSkow: I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.


ClavellBCMI: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, apparently, the Nissan Frontier design isn't broke


This is the difference between people who see a vehicle as a fashion accessory and people who see it as a functional tool.  I'd say Nissan has the right idea here -- the design that survived a million miles wasn't aimed at the fashion market in the first place.  There are other models for that.
 
2020-08-05 8:54:16 PM  
I miss my 2012 Xterra. Bought it new.  I'd still have it if I didn't take a job that  required 150 miles/day of driving (it had horrendous gas mileage). I don't have that job anymore either.
 
2020-08-05 9:00:30 PM  

Professor Science: MSkow: I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.

ClavellBCMI: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, apparently, the Nissan Frontier design isn't broke

This is the difference between people who see a vehicle as a fashion accessory and people who see it as a functional tool.  I'd say Nissan has the right idea here -- the design that survived a million miles wasn't aimed at the fashion market in the first place.  There are other models for that.


Yep, this thing was designed and built to be driven until it completely failed and needed to be replaced. As long as the engine still turns over, the drive train still functions, the frame isn't broken, and the doors are still working, these things will continue to be driven (and working doors might be optional in many places, as some folks would simply make sure that the drivers side window was open so they could still get in).
 
2020-08-05 9:03:45 PM  
Does the new truck still have an 8 track?
 
2020-08-05 9:54:23 PM  
But I would drive 500k miles
And I would drive 500k more
Just to be the man who drove 1 million miles for a free four door
 
2020-08-05 10:07:11 PM  

MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.


This design lasted for over 50 years with gradual refinements every year or two.

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2020-08-05 11:36:11 PM  

ClavellBCMI: MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, apparently, the Nissan Frontier design isn't broke, so they didn't see a need to "fix" it (Ford, please take note: you did not need to "update" the Mustang with that asinine 1980's version of the Mustang that was a Mustang in name only).


Momstang
 
2020-08-05 11:38:28 PM  

Professor Science: MSkow: I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.

ClavellBCMI: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, apparently, the Nissan Frontier design isn't broke

This is the difference between people who see a vehicle as a fashion accessory and people who see it as a functional tool.  I'd say Nissan has the right idea here -- the design that survived a million miles wasn't aimed at the fashion market in the first place.  There are other models for that.


Wranglers used to be like that. 😔 So I'm not getting rid of my 92. Bought it in 95. Only the second owner.
 
2020-08-05 11:41:16 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.

This design lasted for over 50 years with gradual refinements every year or two.

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So Johnny Cash should have just gone to work at a Volkswagen plant?  A lot more of the parts would have fit in his lunchbox, I suppose.
 
2020-08-05 11:58:46 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I miss my 2012 Xterra. Bought it new.  I'd still have it if I didn't take a job that  required 150 miles/day of driving (it had horrendous gas mileage). I don't have that job anymore either.


I love my 2014 Xterra, but you're right about the mileage.  I tell people that my car can pass anything on the road but a gas station.
 
2020-08-06 12:15:35 AM  

MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.


There's a reason Nissan's stock is in the toilet
 
2020-08-06 7:15:04 AM  
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I'm reading this on my phone and my first thought was, 'Why is his mask pulled up over his eyes? He doesn't want the publicity?"

// Have no fear, I am finishing my coffee
 
2020-08-06 9:58:12 AM  
My '06 needs brakes, a new fuel sending unit, and a tire pressure sensor next time I replace the tires. But it should hit 200k by the middle of next year. The engine and transmission are just plain indestructible.

ClavellBCMI: MSkow: Very cool and a no-brainer for Nissan to give him a new one. I'm not so sure the fact the 2007 model is nearly identical to the 2020 one is a good thing. 13 years is an eternity to be without a re-design.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And, apparently, the Nissan Frontier design isn't broke, so they didn't see a need to "fix" it (Ford, please take note: you did not need to "update" the Mustang with that asinine 1980's version of the Mustang that was a Mustang in name only).


Ugh. The fastback version was really dull, but almost tolerable. The notchback version was just a 2-door LTD... with a weaker base engine. I will NEVER understand how people can like anything about that Mustang.
 
2020-08-06 10:17:54 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I'd still have it if I didn't take a job that  required 150 miles/day of driving


Get a job that pays you mileage for using your personal vehicle.
 
2020-08-06 12:55:40 PM  

clkeagle: The engine and transmission are just plain indestructible.


No, they are fairly destructible.

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2020-08-06 4:18:07 PM  
He should have waited a year and gotten it for pennies on the dollar at the liquidation sale.
 
2020-08-06 6:17:03 PM  

amindtat: No, they are fairly destructible.

Strawberry Milkshake of Death


Guy in the article has the manual transmission, so it's fine.
 
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