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Okay so here is the question from someone getting ready to pull the trigger on a new truck. I really like the looks of the Titan and how it handles. You can tell my opinion since I have been hanging around this site for over a year. However the last thing I want to deal with is problems. How reliable do you think your Titan really is? I keep seeing posts about problems and that concerns me. I currently own a Tacoma and on a similar site they only talk about mods and such. You rarely hear about real problems. Weak rear end or tailgate....it is a compact truck after all.

Anyway here's the real question. I like the Titan on the surface best. However Toyota has a reputation and seems to have fewer first year problems. Dodge...well its been around awhile...my dad has one and has very few problems with the three he has owned. What do you guys think about Titan's reliability and is it as good as these two trucks. I am getting ready to make a big move to Alaska pulling a pretty good size trailer. I also hunt and fish alot, pull a boat, haul firewood, and such. I need a truck that can handle alot of work and run reliably. Don't want to get stuck on the Al-Can with a problem.

I am asking because you guys know the Titan as well as anyone so please shot me staight on what you really think.

Ohhh and if we ever have an Alaska meet I'll buy the first round :cheers: .
 

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Buy it, you'll be fine
 

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Mine's never seen the dealer except to buy oil filters, and accessories.

2 years old, and right at 40,000 miles!!
 

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I have a 2005 with a tad over 18,000 miles and I've only had a handful of small problems. By far the fewest or least major of any newer vehicle we've owned and so far the best vehicle I've ever owned. :D This is actually the 4th Nissan we've had. Back in AZ we used an 80s Nissan Stanza wagon with 216,000 miles to haul and store hay for our horse...

December 2005 we bought a new '05 Quest for the wife. Neat features, spotty build quality with the interior. Sold it this past November.

Some time in 2006 I bought an '04 Infiniti G35 that I absolutely loved but I hated how little passenger room it had. I thought about a truck and the wife was on board, so after almost buying a new 2005 Ram 1500 I traded the G for my "new" (Sold used with 45 miles on it) 2005 Titan. I haven't looked back since, except for when I get the itch to tow something beyond what my truck is capable of and then I half wish I went with a Cummins Ram. However, that wouldn't have fit in my garage so it all works out in the end. :D

I'll be picking up a Jeep in the next month or two and will be towing it to the trails with my Titan. I can't wait!
 

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06 with 70k. Only issue has been the manual shift lever went out. This truck still feels very solid. All I really do is change the fluids and keep on driving. Our company has 5 of them with minimal issues. I think the only other item was the rear door on a king cab would not open. Go buy it!!!
 

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PatrickL said:
I like your confidence. How's your luck been with your truck?
I have had no issues. Knock on wood!!
As soon as my powertrain warranty runs out, I will be doing more modifications!!
 

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Let me first say that I have an 05 Titan and getting ready to trade it in on an 08.5 Titan. Yes I had some minor issues but not enough to keep me from buying another.

Now to comment on your Toyota remarks. Before the Titan I had an 03 Tundra and member of the toyota website. People are having issues with Toyota's...even Tacoma's. People are afraid to say they have issues with their Toyota on that site. I have seen people bashed and called trolls for even mentioning a problem. Tundra's are having issues with transmissions, tailgates, bed bounce, painted dashes, failing rearend, denting sides, etc. Look at some of the threads were people have voiced concerns about problems, they get beat on.
 

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I have an 05 with no real issues so far, I have a couple of interior rattles but from what I've heard those have been worked out of the newer models.
 

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Okay so here is the question from someone getting ready to pull the trigger on a new truck. I really like the looks of the Titan and how it handles. You can tell my opinion since I have been hanging around this site for over a year. However the last thing I want to deal with is problems. How reliable do you think your Titan really is? I keep seeing posts about problems and that concerns me. I currently own a Tacoma and on a similar site they only talk about mods and such. You rarely hear about real problems. Weak rear end or tailgate....it is a compact truck after all.

Anyway here's the real question. I like the Titan on the surface best. However Toyota has a reputation and seems to have fewer first year problems. Dodge...well its been around awhile...my dad has one and has very few problems with the three he has owned. What do you guys think about Titan's reliability and is it as good as these two trucks. I am getting ready to make a big move to Alaska pulling a pretty good size trailer. I also hunt and fish alot, pull a boat, haul firewood, and such. I need a truck that can handle alot of work and run reliably. Don't want to get stuck on the Al-Can with a problem.

I am asking because you guys know the Titan as well as anyone so please shot me staight on what you really think.

Ohhh and if we ever have an Alaska meet I'll buy the first round :cheers: .

Don't buy one - you'll get too many speeding tickets, get flipped off by the big three owners too many times and you'll have to get plastic surgery to wipe the perma-grin off your face.
 

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It would be better if the Chairman of the Board of Nissan had not hinted of cancelling the Titan due to weak sales. A lot of folks here think it won't happen but you need to make up your own mind. Yes, the new 08 Titan seems to have fixed most of the issues that plagued the early years. Personally, I would buy another Titan but only after I knew for sure I was not buying the final year of the truck.
 

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The only problem my buddy had on an 06 in 35000 miles was when he ran over a Hyundai at a gas station. Woops.
 

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Don't buy one - you'll get too many speeding tickets, get flipped off by the big three owners too many times and you'll have to get plastic surgery to wipe the perma-grin off your face.
I have to agree, don't buy it!! I had to replace my bald rear tires at 16,000 miles!!!! :D
 

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Do it.
My '04 was bought in 12/03 and has never left me stranded once. It has only seen the dealer 2 times, once for an idiot light, once was my fault.
 

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Buy it. Mine has been good to me to this point. Much better than my previous Chebby which was supposed to be 'like a rock'. It was more 'like a turd'.
 

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06 with 37K here. Best vehicle I have ever owned. Its only repair was for the sun glasses compartment door that sticks in cold weather. I have never regretted buying my Titan.
 

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07 with 15k,no problems at all.i have never enjoyed any of my previous trucks like i have my TITAN.Go and test drive it for yourself,i did and was sold on the spot
 

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Okay, if you're looking to buy, you probably want to know what problems you might face...well read through the board...you can see pretty much every obscure problem imaginable. In my opinion, there have only been two real problems with the titans that occur with any frequency: Brake Judder (applicable to 04 and 05 only, nissan fixed) and the Rear End Grenading (lots of us have experienced this, even if we don't Tow)


Titan Strengths:

Engine & Tranny are about as close to bullet proof as I've seen for any truck.


Titan Weakness:

Rearend is prone to failure. Have a reputable shop swap a trutrac limited slip diff in the rearend, and I think the titan is probably the most reliable truck out there.

I've noticed fewer problems with recent years as well. The 04's and 05's had higher defect rates, brake issues, etc.
 

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I had a new Tundra that was in the shop almost every month. 52,000 miles and two rear ends later, I went with the Titan. I have had had no issues with my Titan except a TSB that was sent out by Nissan and they took care of the issue before it became a problem. Now, I only visit the stealership for oil changes or normal maintenance on the truck.

BTW, if you're getting your information from Consumer Reports... STOP! They suck and are proven liars in regards to some of their reviews.
 
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