Wow! Thx. That’s quite an impressive off road performance endorsement. Seriously!
Initially, the tired but true Frontier was where I was headed. In fact I was trying to get a deal on a nice, lightly used king cab ProX from someone who listed it here. But it had a too heavy (FWC?) full camper on it (which I didn’t wan) and he wanted to sell it as a package only. I also felt that I did not nee all the fancy, pricey electronics of the new other makes. Give me basically power doors and windows, cruise control and a/c, and I’m good.
Anyway, then I started to read about the Frontier’s “marginal“ crash ratings. Even though those ratings certainly were better than the ones for my older 16 year old full size K2500, I decided that, heck if I was going to lay out a big hunk of cash for a newer or brand new rig, it would be pretty stupid to not try to buy the safest rated rig (damn all you distracted drivers! ).
Meh, just put a bumper from Hefty Fab and some rocksliders with all that money you will save on the initial purchase price plus the amount you will save in repair costs because of the years of reliability it has over the competition.
I feel much safer smashing into things all armored up... at least in my head anyways.