2003 Triton turbo diesel

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 09:03
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I am looking at buying a new triton GLS turbo diesel. Does anyone out there own one , and if they do could you let me know about the fuel economy(80% highway use),if you're happy with it and any problems you have struck or heard about.My other option is a navara STR turbo diesel. But have'nt decided yet.

Thanks
Dave
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 11:56

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 11:56
Hi David R

I have a Nissan STR 3.0L TD dual cab, and could not be happier with the car.

Fuel economy is about 750-800kms per 62 litres, averaging over the last 3-4 tank fills.

When pulling a trailer with 1-1.5 tonne, fuel economy loss would be about 20%

Very comfortable car to drive. The only negative (but maybe this is with all dual cabs) is the leg room for the back seat. I drive with the seat all the way back, and only enough legroom for kids.

Thanks

TonyG
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Follow Up By: david r - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:03

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:03
Hi Tony

Fuel economy sounds pretty good, what speed is that sitting on.

Are the back seats comfortable for the kids, on long drives.

Sounds like the Navara might be the go. Heard pretty good things about them so far.

Cheers

Dave
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Follow Up By: TrucksterNT - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:48

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:48
Tony - check those figures again! 62l for 800km is 7.75l/100km or 36.6mpg. I have trouble believing that - even the manufacturer wouldn't claim that! Try filling up, drive 800km and fill again. Divide the litres used by 8 and you'll have your l/100 which has a lot less variables than about 750-800kms per 62 litres, averaging over the last 3-4 tank fills.
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Reply By: Andrew - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 16:10

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 16:10
Go for Navara. I would not touch Triton with 10ft stick. Its getting outdated, resale value is really bad (like rest of Mitsubishis). Review in 4wd Monthly Mag wrote that new Triton fall short of all expectations and behind competitors as well.
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Reply By: TOB - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 16:35

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 16:35
i have just purchased an str after much investigation. The hilux is overpriced and under powered, the rodeo had to many accessories i didn't want and was to dear and i couldn't be happier. Around town i am getting 10.4km/litre haven't done a decent trip yet so can't comment on fuel economy there. It has heaps of power and is comfortable enough for me. The only gripe i have is the suspension is bleep house. This can be fixed by replacing shockers with OME or the like fo about $800-00. Apart from this it is great.

TOB
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Follow Up By: TrucksterNT - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:42

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 09:42
TOB don't count on shockers solving suspension problems if it's as bad as you say. There's a lot more to suspension than shockers even if they are $200 each!!
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Reply By: Meggs - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 21:46

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 21:46
Dave I can't comment on the vehicle but my brother in law just got a new pertol 2wd ute for his work and I was looking at the specs and the towing ability was 2200kg and the ball weight was an absurd 100kg. You mightn't be towing now but you may want to in the future or when you sell it it may cause a lost sale due to the low ball weight
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