Used Car of the Day: 2007 Nissan Frontier

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
used car of the day 2007 nissan frontier

Nissan's Frontier didn't change much from 2005 until 2021. The D40 generation just quietly soldiered on forever until it was redone for 2022.

This owner has a 2007 Frontier with 171,000 miles on it and an automatic transmission. It's a 4x4 with a short bed, a sunroof, and heated seats.

There's a long list of off-road and towing-related aftermarket modifications.

Here's the interesting thing, and why I plucked this one (well, other than the fact that the old Frontier seems to be popular 'round our comment section): The seller will take an Xterra in trade.

Yeah, this person seems cool.

[Image: Seller]

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  • Oberkanone Oberkanone on Dec 10, 2022

    Well maintained, yet value equation is broken. Worth $5K -$6,500.

    • Jeff S Jeff S on Dec 10, 2022

      Worth more than 5k or 6k if you price some of the trucks that are selling at least 5k for a truck that is rusted and ready for the junkyard. This truck would be worth 8k to 10k with the shape its in and with the maintenance that has been done to it. If you click on the link for more information about this truck you will see the maintenance that has been done to this truck much of it will easily extend the life over 100k miles. I have seen 2010 to 2011 Ford Rangers with well over 100k miles advertised not as well equipped as this Frontier with prices starting at 20k and that's regular cab Rangers without 4 wheel drive and 4 cylinder engines. It is a crazy market.

  • Pete Zaitcev Pete Zaitcev on Dec 10, 2022

    A friend of mine was a gigantic fan of Nissans. He's even ran a forum for enthusiasts. When it was time to get a truck, he's got one of those Frontiers. The transmission grenaded somewhere around 40k. He's also had a Murano, which was a problem child throughout.

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    • Goatshadow Goatshadow on Dec 12, 2022

      There is PLENTY more to go wrong with this truck. Defend buying it all you want but be prepared to pay thousands more within a year. I have never had a vehicle in the shop more than my 2006. By the list of "Maintenance" I can tell they had most of the same problems and the truck failed on them multiple times, but there are more to come.

  • Oberkanone Oberkanone on Dec 11, 2022

    Re: JeffS

    Used values are decreasing at rate of 15% a month that past couple of months.

    Market search shows many, many trucks available at $6500 with half the miles or less. Primarily full size. Sure there are plenty of turds in the herd, and a few are exceptions with no rust and a good service history just like the Frontier that is being discussed.

    We have different analysis of value, which is fine. My judgement is $6500 is upper range of private party on this specific Frontier and I'm sticking with it. This Frontier was certainly well loved and maintained which is rarity to find for sale.

    • Jeff S Jeff S on Dec 11, 2022

      I going to say this truck in the condition it is and equipped the way it is will sell close to what they are asking. Compact and midsize trucks are selling this truck being more midsize. This truck has, a 4.0 V-6, 4x4, and heated and dual power electric leather seats. Even though it is a Frontier it is a well optioned one that has been well maintained. Despite 171k miles this truck appears to be babied and the mileage is not that bad for a 16 year old truck. I would be curious to see what it sells.

  • Sobhuza Trooper Sobhuza Trooper on Dec 11, 2022

    Bought my 2005 Frontier with 78000 miles on it in 2011 for 12 Grand. 4WD Plus Cab with the 4-liter engine and a trailer hitch. It drives like a truck. This year I cracked 100,000 miles. I like the new Frontier. I like the new Ranger. I just can't figure out why I would want to drop 30 Grand on a truck that cannot do more than what's already sitting on my driveway.

    • Jeff S Jeff S on Dec 11, 2022

      You don't have to with 100k miles on your 2005 Frontier it has a lot of life left in it. Take care of it as it appears you are already doing and it will easily go for at least another decade with preventative maintenance and when you either get tired of it or it finally dies you will have enough money saved to buy anything you want.