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But did you notice that the T was $10K cheaper than the Ram and actually the least expensive truck of the bunch? And yet was pretty much the best performing of them all?
 

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LoL, Depends on who you ask, what kinda answer you will get. US editors vs no US editors.
 

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The Furd was a dog to the field when I test drove one before I bought the Titan in 04, and apparently continuously thru 2010? New engines just out in 2011. Pretty amazing they sold so many of them.

"Ford's three-valve-per-cylinder 5.4-liter V8 made the F-150 slower to 60 mph than every other truck here. The heavier Toyota was nearly a staggering 3 seconds faster. All of the other trucks were quicker when carrying 1000 pounds than the Ford was empty."

"The F-150 is the heaviest here at a porky 5921 pounds. And despite the newly empowered 5.4-liter V8, that weight hurts acceleration and handling. It was the slowest and required the longest distances to come to a rest."
 

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And the best qoute..."Nonetheless, each night every tester wanted to drive the Titan back to the hotel." That right there is the true testament of our Titans.
 

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Even nowadays, the Titan still seems to be still holding its own and impressing people... My neighbor's son had been rear ended in his late 90's Taco ext cab, and was out into a 2010 CC Titan rental for the past two weeks while his Insurance inspected the Taco and determined it was going to be "totalled"... I think he's gonna buy it back and "fix" it as an off-road ride... however, he had told me that he enjoyed driving the Titan so much that he was seriuosly thinking of getting one...
 

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I love my titan i havce dual exhaust and k&n cold air with 22inch wheels and nitt0 305/45/22 and i smoke alot of people every day, i swear from 40 and up iits a straight monster.smoked an srt4 a few weeks back was so funny..

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NISSAN TITAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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And the best qoute..."Nonetheless, each night every tester wanted to drive the Titan back to the hotel." That right there is the true testament of our Titans.
amtitan808: I think as a relatively new owner with less than 4000 miles on my Titan, I always love turning the key and getting ready to roll out for my next adventure...even if it is just rolling to wally world.

And there is something very satisfying about the responsiveness. Pushing the go pedal is fun.

To me the article said it had won the shootout twice before and then for the 2009 test it had slipped to the middle of the pack...
 

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I still hold true to the fact that almost anyone who has test driven a Titan with the intention of buying a truck, usually ends up buying a Titan. So what if the base design was released in 2004? When I upgraded to the Titan late last year, I paid $17,000 less than a comperable Ford/Chevy/Dodge because they don't have to pay for constant re-designs. I'll take $17,000 over the few areas where the new models are better than the Titan, even fuel mileage. Throttle is touchy and only lends itself to jack rabbit starts? Maybe they don't like that, but I consider that to be a feature! Additionally, Nissan has a lot of standard features that I would not be without (spray on bed liner, Utili-Trac). These are usually cheap looking options on the other brands from what I have seen.

I think Titan owners are alot like craft beer drinkers. Sure Miller/Bud/Coors are beer and will do the job, but a craft beer has more taste and that extra something that you can't get from the mainstream brands.
 

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I still hold true to the fact that almost anyone who has test driven a Titan with the intention of buying a truck, usually ends up buying a Titan. So what if the base design was released in 2004? When I upgraded to the Titan late last year, I paid $17,000 less than a comperable Ford/Chevy/Dodge because they don't have to pay for constant re-designs. I'll take $17,000 over the few areas where the new models are better than the Titan, even fuel mileage. Throttle is touchy and only lends itself to jack rabbit starts? Maybe they don't like that, but I consider that to be a feature! Additionally, Nissan has a lot of standard features that I would not be without (spray on bed liner, Utili-Trac). These are usually cheap looking options on the other brands from what I have seen.

I think Titan owners are alot like craft beer drinkers. Sure Miller/Bud/Coors are beer and will do the job, but a craft beer has more taste and that extra something that you can't get from the mainstream brands.
I like the craft beer analogy! That sums it up for me as well.
 

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Yea I went to the auto show last weekend and sat in all the trucks, I'm six foot eight and the only other truck that really fit me was the Ford, the Dodge the pedals are to close, the Chevy and Toyota the seats are too small. So I'm between the new Ford and another Titan, and I don't really care for the box shape of the Ford or the price.
 

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Ford looks like a shoe box. Titan looks much better, but the new Ford motors are pretty cool
Yeah the new F-150 is not a very masculine truck. It's like the metrosexual of the group.

However, it is good to see Ford finally offering competitive engines. The no balls 5.4L has been the 1000 lb dead weight around the ankle of the F-150 for a long, long time. Those PM test results were embarrassing.
 

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I'm a bit different than most here, I do not own a Titan. I am however looking at trucks. I was going to buy a Ford Raptor, but am now thinking the Titan is a more wise move...The Raptor is the only Ford I considered even though I am in a "Ford Family".

I read the more recent review, and to me it sounds like they really still liked the Titan, but the "new" of the ford and dodge were worth more than what they really liked. I am slightly disappointed that Nissan never gave the Titan much of an update...but I still like what they came up w/ the first time so no real complaints
 

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I'm a bit different than most here, I do not own a Titan. I am however looking at trucks. I was going to buy a Ford Raptor, but am now thinking the Titan is a more wise move...The Raptor is the only Ford I considered even though I am in a "Ford Family".

I read the more recent review, and to me it sounds like they really still liked the Titan, but the "new" of the ford and dodge were worth more than what they really liked. I am slightly disappointed that Nissan never gave the Titan much of an update...but I still like what they came up w/ the first time so no real complaints
If you're not all about "must buy new" then there are a lot of good deals to be had from used Titans... If I was to buy now, I'd get a low mileage used one and spend money saved on mods...
 

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Yeah if I had the money laying around to buy a new truck my choices.would be either a raptor cc or a new pro4x or le. It would be a toss up cause I would love the power of the 6.2 but idk,if I would spend the 10 odd grand more for the ford. Heck for the price difference I could buy headers uprev and a lift and tires and a few other toys for a titan.
 

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If I had any executive influence in Nissan USA, I would offer up a real "No Fear" edition...
4" Spindle Kit w/ tubular UCA and adjustable SAW coilovers...
C30 Deaver leaf pack w/ SAW res rear shocks and Traction Bars...
Injen CAI, JWT cams, Transgo Shift Kit, Up Rev Tuning...
JBA headers w/ HF metal primary cats, HF B Pipes, 2.25" SS cat back through X pipe to dual bullet mufflers exiting through resonated 3" tips in bedside ports...
I think I covered most of what's needed to get a good NA tuned off-road ready 4x4 Titan, straight off the lot for around $50k...
 
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