Originally Posted by drittal
Im sorry if I seemed blunt. My point is this, there is the GM colorado/canyon(?). A loaded version will cost more than an entry or even mid level 1/2t. So why buy one, when a more capable truck is available for less?? A top line 1/2t will be more expensive than a mid level 3/4 ton so why buy one? why by a gas SD/HD when diesel is more capable and same price if you down a trim level or two?? Why even bother with a 3/4t when 1t is more capable for very little more?
This Nissan will fit a niche for those wanting diesel performance and economy in half ton size.
I was hoping that when it was being called a heavy half that it would have 2200 payload or better.
I'm thinking that if the engine and teuck both prove to be reliable, it should hold resale like other diesel trucks, but this is only speculation.
What I do hope is that these do sell well and opens the eyes of the big 3 that something between a V8 and big diesel is wanted. If this motor is dependable I'd like one in a true 3/4t with 2500lbs payload and 14k towing. I know they were all 3 working on midsized diesels at one point but shelved the projects when emission regs made them not as efficient as hoped and almost as pricey as the larger ones.
I was saying wow to how much your earlier post had changed....from price of your truck to what it is now. Lol
I guess you hadn't noticed that 2 of the big 3 do have smaller diesels? Dodge has had one for a little over a year, and Gm has had one in the colorado and canyon for several months. I was at a gm dealer the same day the first one hit their lot.
Originally Posted by schrederman
Some people will be paying above list to have the first one in town...
I was going to mention this also. After working at dealerships for years, a lot of the time if there is a hyped up, or newly redesigned vehicle, they pre-sale over msrp and even if a popular model is in stock, they won't sell under sticker.
Anyone remember when the Pt cruiser was first coming out? People were paying $5-10k over sticker....and those were junk.
New releases and popular models wont have rebates for a while if at all other than membership type rebates.
Guess we'll see!! Nissan has a lot to overcome in the big truck market. Best thing they could do to really help sales would to have an Infinity model. We see dozens of Qx 56's and Qx80's for every armada we see.