Navara STX-550

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 09:13
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We are thinking of upgrading our vehicle to a Navara STX 550 has anybody got any good or bad reviews, what are they like for towing, we have a 20ft caravan any advice is always helpful and appreciated.
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Matt & Julie


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Reply By: TTTSA - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 09:38

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 09:38
My mate has had one for 15 months as a work ute. Very happy with it in general. Chewed out a set of front disc rotors in 12 months though and has now put aftermarket rotors on. Nissan did not want to know about it and he couldn't be bothered pursuing the issue.

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Reply By: 99problems - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:07

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:07
Purely the price for what it is would turn me off.

For a similar price you could get a new 76 series GXL, 200 Series with low ks, Patrol, a ripper 100 series. BT-50 Ranger with all the fruit and more. The list keeps on going.
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:36

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:36
Would have to agree, 70K+ is steep for what it is.
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:43

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:43
On paper they look good....hard to go past grunt.

I recently towed with one, but did find you felt every bump in the road....maybe that's how utes are.

I would choose a V6 diesel over any four....have two V6 diesels and they make light work of heavy loads.

Brett....
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Reply By: ljsroslyn - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 15:10

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 15:10
We have had ours for 18 months and it was bought primarily as a work vehicle and to tow our campertrailer. We couldn't be happier with it. Has more than enough power to tow our campertrailer, it is a very comfortable ride - not ute like - good fuel economy when towing, great acceleration and all the room to put our stuff when travelling. We have to date upgraded the suspension and had a lift, have put drawers in the back of the canopy and have just put a long range fuel tank on it and bull bar

As for Nissan warranty/service issues we can't fault our dealership where we purchased it from.

Very happy customers
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Follow Up By: K&FT - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 20:53

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 20:53
Have to agree, we have done 18,000 km in our STX V6 and just love the power and torque when towing our 22' caravan. we are at the end of a 12,000 km trip through outback QLD and down the coast. currently at Swansea and about to go home up the new England hwy.
The Ute has a canopy and wiring to suit the caravan but no other mods. we have averaged 13.5 l/100km for the entire trip from lows of 10.5 to highs of 16 in the mountain country.

we could not see the value in the STX-550 so went with the STX instead as it only misses out on the leather and heated seats and mirrors. The in dash satnav did not get good reviews so we were happy to stick with our Garmin.

Be careful where you buy fuel as they definitely do not like contaminated diesel.

frank
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Reply By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 21:47

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 21:47
Not sure if this help or not, but have a look at the following link: Dont buy 550 navara

Its off the Navara Forum, I never bothered to read it as I'm not looking for one of those
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Reply By: archie s - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 21:25

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 21:25
gday matt and Julie, we have owned our 550 for 2years now and have had no problems with the vehicle. they are a terrific car with tremendous power and torque and it is extremely comfortable to ride in. We tow a 22ft caravan, weight approx. 2.6t and the 550 tows it easily. The 7 speed auto is excellent and most times we travel in auto and change to manual (5th or 6th) when traversing hills etc. Hope this info helps.
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