Navara ST-R 4X4 D/C PU

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 19:19
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I need to know experiences with this pick up in recent years, after 2010. I am aware there are better ones on the market but this is the one I can afford, have read very mixed reviews so far. End of FY offers at 29k
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 19:48

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 19:48
I can't comment on a post 2010 but my 2008 STX D40 Navara has been a magnificent vehicle. I now have 112000km on the clock and any problems have been minor and fixed quickly under warranty. You will find, as you will with all marques, some folks have had problems - but with the shear numbers of these cars on the the road I would argue that the problem vehicles are small by comparison.
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:12

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:12
Hi Ferrarofilms,
It doesn't really matter which vehicle you purchase , I don't think anyone on this web site will dispute the fact that every make and model have had there fair share of criticism, over the years and the vehicle manufacturers are getting a lot more consumer savvy nowa days, and they are all producing good vehicles. all you have to do now is figure out what are your immediate requirements from a particular vehicle are and does the vehicle that you can afford meet those requirements. the Navara a few years ago well you couldn't sell me one but since having the Pathfinder I would not go past a Nissan product without having a second look nowadays. It would all depend on my requirements for the time being. so the choice is yours. If you are not mechanically minded, get it checked out by a reputable motor mechanic or your state Rac. may cost a few dollars but could wind up saving you a costly mistake. well I that is my two bobs worth I hope it is of some assistance to you
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:16

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:16
Sorry I did digress from the topic I know five people that have that particular model and they swear by them that's why I brought the Pathfinder in the first place, I am a copy cat only in a wagon. LOL
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:36

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:36
Yep what he said :-) agree entirely.
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Follow Up By: ferrarofilms - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:42

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 20:42
Thanks guys
Sometimes reviews only surface the bads and not the goods, a new car is a new car, that is why they give you 100k km or 3 year warranty. Other reviews like Top Gear are crap, the only good cars for them are Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, BMW and so on, of course they do not pay for them ......
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 21:20

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 21:20
Some Navara D40s have suffered broken timing chains, resulting in the inevitable destroyed engine.

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Follow Up By: KevinE - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 10:50

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 10:50
He's not asking about a D40 He's asking about a ST-R which is a D22.
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 23:06

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 23:06
We have utes here in Astraya.
Yanks have pickups.
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Follow Up By: ferrarofilms - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 05:21

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 05:21
If semantics is important then lets call it as it is, Double Cabin Utility Vehicle, what is your experience?
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:18

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:18
We pick up things in our utes...speaking of which, I have heard of problems where the chassis has bent from weight in the back specifically in Navaras. Probably overloaded but it might pay to check it out against your intended use.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 09:57

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 09:57
I agree with mikehzz, there are few Navaras around my town which have strange angles on the tray ie tray points down toward the ground at the rear, the chassis looks bent.
It is also noticeable with the towbar doing same.

PS it isn't a matter of semantics, it only the desire the remain Australian even though we have already been invaded by America , by stealth.

10/4 big buddy, like yeah man, instead of change I'm "swapping out", burying draws for my 4wd instead of drawers, I soder wires instead of solder, I will park my pickup in the barn, and the list goes on.

If living in or born an Aussie stay and Aussie, that is all.

Ross M
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Follow Up By: ferrarofilms - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 10:17

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 10:17
Ross
First, it would be for family use (not abuse) and camping, so the weight is not a problem.
Second: "invasion" is happening everywhere, people is moving from their native countries for a number of reasons, one might justify them, others not, migration is a non-stopping modern phenomenon all over the world, languages change with the time, the people and cultures, it is the interbreeding movement that favors biodiversity. I understand your concern for the language and greatly clap my hands for it, I am a retired Professor form overseas and always fought against the bad use of the language, being a little open is not that bad whilst using words correctly.
Australia is a great country, one of the few ones whre one can live in, that is why I do not understand when people says on the media that they wish a one way tickek out of Australia, very stupid, immature and a total ignorance of what happens out there.
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Reply By: KevinE - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 11:31

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 11:31
I've got a 2010 ST-R & I love it.

It will go anywhere any other 4WD will go & is very, very reliable.

Most of the bad stuff you read on the net about Navaras (including this thread) relates to the D40, not the D22. These do not have the dual mass fly wheels that seem to cause clutch issues in the D40. The chassis on the D22 is rock as well. This design has been around for a very long time & all the bugs have been sorted out.

The only down sides in my eyes are that the turbo doesn't kick in till about 1800-1900 rpm, so taking off from a standing start is slow. Especially when towing. This can be improved with a very easy & low cost mod. Also, being a dual cab Ute, the leg room in the back is very limited. Plus, the ride is very firm.

It's no wonder of modern technology, in fact its very basic! But as I said above, I love it! I drive it around town the same way I'd drive a truck, slow & steady.

If you buy one, I'd advise ordering the Nissan key-less entry with it, as it's not standard. Using the key gets old real quick lol! If you do lots of highway driving I'd advise ordering cruise control as well.

Good luck with it, at $29K I reckon its the best value for money new 4WD on the market.

Cheers,

Kevin.

PS: If you do buy it, the Navara forum is a wealth of info on these cars.
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Follow Up By: ferrarofilms - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 11:35

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 11:35
Thank you, real great info
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Reply By: D-Jack - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 14:04

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 14:04
Get a Triton with traction.stability control, air con, cruise, alloys, sidestept etc for the same price but brand new with 5 year warranty.
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 20:44

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 20:44
Really? You can get a Triton new for $29K?
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Reply By: ferrarofilms - Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:29

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:29
Triton is 32k $, BT-50 1000$ more
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 12:30

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 12:30
Wow! Great info!

I found the Triton on the back of yesterday's carsguide, it actually comes in at around $30K after cash back. That is a great deal if you like the car!

Where did you get the price of the BT 50 ferrarofilms mate? I can't find any at that price. Mazda's website has the 4x4 starting at around $40K for a single cab - cab chassis, then upwards in price from there. If they are that price, I'm off for a test drive!

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