Nissan first hit the U.S. truck market with its Datsun pickup. Popular, well-built and responsive to owner needs, the tough mini-pickup was an immediate success, especially in markets like the Pacific Northwest! This pickup became the "Nissan". The first 4WD Nissan pickup had a unique IFS front suspension and drive system that looked like a Datsun Z-car rear IRS unit flipped and fitted forward; at the rear was a conventional beam axle...Subsequently, mid-'eighties Nissan Hardbody compact trucks made an indelible mark in the American compact truck market.
Sales were always steady for Datsun/Nissan and hit stride during the Nissan Pathfinder/Hardbody Pickup era. The modern Frontier is an evolved Hard Body, very well liked by owners. The long awaited rival for domestic full-size trucks—and the Toyota Tundra—is the rugged, powerful V-8 Nissan Titan!
Nissan has a global presence and a reputation for extaordinary design advancements. Engines, in particular, are a Nissan forte, and staunch owner loyalty results from these many attributes! At this forum, owners of Nissan trucks of all sizes share information, 4x4 upgrades and modifications, repair and maintenance tips, trailering suggestions and lifestyle experiences!—Moses Ludel