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 |  May 07 2013, 3:03 PM

Five-Point Inspection


2013 Nissan Titan

Do you remember the “ooga” horn sound cartoon characters used to make when they saw something shocking?

If you want to create a similar reaction, in real life, tell any Dodge, Ford or GM truckophile that you’re planning to buy a new Nissan Titan.

For the most part, their arguments will be well grounded. Nissan first sold the truck nearly a decade ago and has done little to update it since then.

People who belong in a truck, who really belong in a truck, are better off looking elsewhere. Work horses from the Detroit 3 stables beat it in almost every conceivable category.

Everyone — Nissan included — knows the Titan is getting by these days on Geritol and tanks worth of liquid Aleve.  That’s why the brand poached Frank Diaz: the man largely credited with getting the Ram in a position to brag about “guts and glory” on TV.

There could be something big brewing in Nissan’s truck division, but only time will tell. Given all that, this week’s Five-Point Inspection is dedicated to finding a few small things to like about the Titan.

 |  Nov 11 2012, 10:31 AM

Nissan has updated its Titan full-size pickup truck for the 2013 model year with some subtle enhancements, announcing that the Titan S King Cab 4×2 SWB base model will start at $28,820.

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