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First, allow me to say hello to everyone within this site. I, of course, am a "newbie". I joined to talk w/ other motorheads (as the Titan seems to atract that kind like moths to a flame...once you're willing to test "that d**n import thing LOL).
I must admit, at this moment I am not an owner...but my wife & I are going to the dealer this week (today maybe?)to seriously deal on one (04 CC 4x4 LE w/ OR & BT). I have really been researching this truck & I now believe I can say I'm finally comfortable w/ the truck (knowledge, reports, forums, etc.) Your site is very informative, I think honest about problems & positive to the memebers from what I've read so far.
BE WARNED!! I am a FORD man...this is very, repeat very, hard to do. (Hello, my name is Chuck & I think like an import.) I've been able to overcome some issues. It's a Mississippi truck (well slap my face & paint me red), about 80% USA, & primarially designed right here. I know the big 3 even struggle to claim that. The styling is growing (I as well as many others mistake it for an F150...easier transision for me!!) It really does & acts like the "Hulk", good name Titan. I dismissed it in Feb when I read Car and Driver's 10-best p/u rating of number one. I think my stubborn mind many be changing quickly...for the price one can't seem to beat it.
Therein lies the rub...Are you paying less for a truck for....(afraid of that answer). Honest opionions please!!! What do you think of this truck, why should I buy it, have the problems I've read extreme examples (brakes, rattles, etc)? And if you had it to do over again, what would you have changed about purchase, choices, etc? Any long-term responses are big help.
After all this, I think you will or have already have answered these types of questions so much maybe you could make them a sticky.

Thanx so much for any reply (unless you fell asleep reading all this..Wake up!! & return to your reguarlly scheduled nap)
 

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Welcome Hulk. You explained your mindset very well. I too shopped the Big 3 and wasn't even thinking about the Titan until I kept reading more and more and more "thumbs up" reviews about it. When I finally test drove and researched the Titan I was extremely impressed at both the performance, price, and fit to my needs. I bought it in June and am still very happy with that decision. My only mechanical issue has been the brake judder problem because I use my brakes more than average to commute from foothills to the lower basin daily (8 miles downhill with 55 mph zones between traffic lights). First time they did the TSB the judder returned again about 1500 miles later. The second time I had the judder addressed they had updated the TSB with newly designed replacement parts and the problem has not returned. What I love about this truck is the powertrain and if you test drove one I shouldn't have to describe it to you. I wasn't too hot on the styling at first but have grown to really like it (remember what your first beer or cup of coffee tasted like?). I hope this all helps. It sounds like you're using your head to look past the marketing aspect and make the best decision based on your needs, financial situation, and research. Good luck on your truck shopping and I hope you end up happy with whatever you decide to buy.
 

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Welcome Hulk! I will give you a reply, but as you were a Ford man, I have been a Nissan man for a while! I fell in love with the truck 6 months before it even came out. Just looking at the stats, and knowing it was being built by Nissan, I was sold! I have been EXTREMLY happy with my Titan. The issues I had to take care of were a bad paasenger door window molding, and had the radio replaced. Both were done with no hassle, and I am pleased with the results. I think there are a lot of "jump on the bandwagon" types that as soon as somebody lists a problem, they right away have the same problem. Granted, this is a brand new model, plant, production workers, so there are bound to be some quirks to be worked out. I think the fact that Nissan has changed very little for the 2005 year would show that it is on a very solid platform though. If I had to do it over again, I would definatly get the Titan again. I really enjoy the "feel" of the truck so far as its handeling, and the power is unmatched in the industry! It is also VERY cool having a truck that not too many people know a lot about. In all honesty, in my research before actually buying the Titan, the F 150 was a close second. I don't think you will be sorry going with the Titan. Good luck, think hard, and do what is right for you.
 

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Hulk, I too am a new member to the forum. I was interested in the Ram but after driving the Titan I have never looked back. I was looking into a used Ram, but for a slight increase in price I can get a new Titan. I also liked the option of the King Cab vs the dodge's regular cab or quad cab. Let us know how the shopping goes, I'm currently searching for a Titan in Florida, pickings are slim, don't wait too long to look. Good Luck
 

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I have owned a Ford Ranger, F-150 , Dodge Ram and now the Titan and would not go back to any of the others. I had problems with every other truck I have ever owned. The only thing I have had a problem with the Titan is a small squeaking noise that lasted about a day and I haven't heard it again. It was in the dash area.
I love this Titan it is soo much fun to drive. I have people ask me all about it everytime I go out.
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aaronsl2766,

Where in florida are you looking? I know there are plenty down here in SE florida.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. My wife & I did go to the local dealer. Who, in turn, kindly sold the truck we were seriously dealing on out from under me :evil: ...not happy. We did get them alittle below invoice rather quickly, (that included the $2k rebate). Our trades were not even close to "blue book". From their attitude, knowledge of the truck, & backround history I dug up, I will be purchasing from another dealer. I can say they (the dealer-) should require the salespeople to have better working knowledge then what they have. It's a shame when the customer knows more about the options, capabilites, costs, etc. than the salesperson or even the MANAGER. We don't feel like dealing w/ any other potential jerk-offs like we just did at this moment so we're waiting for awhile. (Nissan you can thank Courtesy Nissan, Altoona PA) I know there are good dealers elsewhere, just ticked at this moment.
We have decided that, for a 1/2 ton p/u, we want the Titan. Has anyone been on the Nissan website lately (dumb question, huh?!). I noticed that when you select a 2005 CrewCab LE w/ console shift, Off-Road & Big Tow you're forced into purchasing the mobile theater system or navigation, :?: (it basically adds $1450 plus to the price for something most don't need or want!!) I asked Nissan if this is correct or an error...no answer yet :!: . Would anyone know this answer?
 
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