The Patrol turns ghey for 2004 :(

Submitted: Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 01:44
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heres some photos .. Im thinkin though that these photos could not be real... Has to be photoshop work...

RIP Patrol
RIP Patrol
Dont bend over

Its gone ghey like a playdoe or paj(rear end Paj copy or what?)...

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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 06:22

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 06:22
Truckster you will look good in one of those new Nissans and as per photo one with a dress on.
LoL

All the best
Eric

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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 08:05

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 08:05
I agree with Truckster.

UGLY!
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Reply By: Member - Nigel (QLD) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 08:36

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 08:36
Long live the GQ - coz I won't be upgrading to that
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:25

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:25
Im with you 200% infact just makin sure steve registered gqpatrol.com again for me !!
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Follow Up By: Muzza - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:32

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:32
That new model will certainly keep the GQ resale value WAY up!!
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 08:48

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 08:48
Cant putbleepon the Ford Explorer now they are all going that way now, comfort over off road capability.

Baz.
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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 09:31

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 09:31
YUKKKKKKKKKKKKKK, I'm going to spend the weekend polishing my baby, My GU, and start looking after it, its obviously gonna have to last me a long time. Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 09:38

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 09:38
its got quite a happy face!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 09:59

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 09:59
I'm with you Michael,
The GU will now have to last me about 40 years!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:18

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:18
40 YEARS !!! well that takes care of todays funny, anyone got one for tommorrow LOL ( youll be sick of pushin it long before then)
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:31

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:31
Pesty,
Yeh, I know.....it'll be like the axe that my grandfather had for all of his life. He replaced the handle a dozen times and bought 4 new heads over the years; but it was still the same axe!!!!!LOL
The Nissan WILL last 40 years, it just may not LOOK the same or SOUND the same.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:26

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:26
I think GU values just went thru the roof!!!

Time to buy a dozen and store them in a factory somewhere for few yrs time to sell and clean up! Be better than the stock market...
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:38

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:38
Pesty, That thing of Roachies will easily last 40 years. Just needs parking in an air tight compartment somewhere. Probably a waste of space though.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 10:19

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 10:19
I didn't think it was too bad but nissan are slowly catching up with the pansy brigade. Can't beat a defender for looks eh.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:10

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:10
Truckster, I didn't even read your comments at the bottom before looking at the photo's, and I was thinkin sht, that looks just like the pajero!!
Then I read your comment at the bottom and though, sht, I agree with Truckster!
hee hee, good one mate. I reckon they are dinkum as it looks a bit like the new navara, just more ghey! :-)
Sorry mate, you might have to jump ship next time you upgrade your bus, come over to the dark side Truckster! :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:10

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:10
Or the "grey" side in my case!! LOL!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:30

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:30
I'll be buyin a 5 GQs later this week and putting them into airtight storage for the future!

God, everywhere is getting closed off, 4b's are killers rapists and mass murders, HIJACKERS, etc...

whats happening to the world, SOMEONE THROW THE PLANET INTO REVERSE, STOP WHEN YA GET TO 1991 PLS...
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:40

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:40
Jeff and Truckster, I dont need this on my brithday,1st you guys agree,And then the new patrol turns gay.It doesnt look like a school at all .The GQ is going to stay for a long time.And Truckster, dont let the dark force come over you.
REGARDS,A VERY DEPRESSED UPPY
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:36

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:36
Don't worry Upps, I'll bring a few home brews around to soften the blow! ;-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:58

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:58
Dont worry upp's Im not thinkin straight.

How can 1 man get into so muchbleep.

1) Wifes birthday
2) weddin anniversary
3) mothers day.. all within 4 days.

Do you think I remembered ONE of them?
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Follow Up By: uppy - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:49

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:49
and i thought i was depressed.Good luck with the brithday/weddin anniversary/Mothers day
regards uppy
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:17

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:17
Dissapointing but at least Nissan (for the time being) has NO plans to ditch the live axle suspension!!!
That vehicle would be for the european market, I am sure the aussie version will look a little less gay...
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:57

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:57
Judging by the car trailer and the people's dress I would say the photo was taken in the middle east...
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 15:48

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 15:48
Middle east!!!! Campsie i reckon. The bloody things here already LOL Michael
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:36

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 11:36
Dont look no different, a ghey sponge roader just like their older brothers !! HaHaHa
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 13:11

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 13:11
Oh Geez does that mean the defenders are gonna be the only fourby that looks like a fourby........

Why did we have to let the frogs buy the patrol factory....see what happens...they go artistic on us.

My GU is going to have to last a while now....but that won't be hard will it guys? I've seen more GQ's on the road and dirt than 60 series cruisers....ducking for cover :P

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:35

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 14:35
Gettin that way,
Toy have nothing that looks like a 4wd, Mitz dont anymore, Nissan if this is true now dont, Disco's are ghey, Holden ford mazda etc all crap, Jesus, HELP!!!

What about the IBEX ??

http://www.ibex4x4.co.uk

The defender may look like its done 20 tufftruck challanges when its got 0klms in the show room, but its also $30k overpriced for what it is, and the pi$$ poor finish on them, looks like Mundine. Theres no more comfort in them than a series 1!
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:15

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:15
Of course there is always the OKA. Now there's an offroader.....
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:25

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:25
Those IBEX thingies definitely have that British Engineering look about them don't they truckster, i wonder if they leak oil.....huih stupid question sorry, what was i thinking??
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:41

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:41
Ive driven Okas in Sand quite a bit...

Odd things, but not a spit on a nissota...

And the IBEX things, watching them on vid in the Malaysian rainforest challange, they did well until they hit the radiator on a rut..
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Reply By: NathanK - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 15:06

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 15:06
on the plus side - automatic sports-shift gearbox is a dream come true for offroading!!
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 09:51

Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 09:51
forgive me for saying so but why the heck would you want an automatic to go off-roading !!!
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:49

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:49
had a manual landcruise and a manual hilux, now have an auto Disco and will never go back! to be fair, there's a few times a manual would have been helpful (such as engine braking down an incline) but for the majority the auto cruises thru the dunes and sand. if i need a gear, i manually throw the gearbox to the right gear and leave it there to get more revs. just like a manual, without the clutch.
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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 15:43

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 15:43
The first pic the vehicle is only just on the ramp and the bottom of the door is about 2 foot offf the ground, looks a bit odd BUT the second pic the little plastic filler thingo on the rear door next to the spare is Nissan and the console is definately the current series cup holders, looks authentic to me,,,,BUt NAW,, Nissan are very conservative, they wouldn't do that to us!! would they???? Maybe they need a reason to leave the serious 4x4 market!! Now that would make sense.. that monstrosity should ease them out of the market!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:47

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:47
yer I noticed the cupholder too, you STILL can't fit two travel mugs in them, at least if you only have one in there now it doesnt fall over, I retrofitted by 2001 series 1 with the new holder, way to go.

by the way I like the new look, the chrome is lovely and would look good passing a Toyota anyday
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:14

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:14
Hey Bonz, How much did Nissan have the hide to charge you for the cup holder, my Current GU has one but my wife has a '99GU and is onto me to get her one. I told her its probably cheaper to buy a new model LOL
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:14

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:14
Hey Bonz, How much did Nissan have the hide to charge you for the cup holder, my Current GU has one but my wife has a '99GU and is onto me to get her one. I told her its probably cheaper to buy a new model LOL
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:52

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 22:52
I reckon the pics are real, if thats whats coming for a brand new model, poor old Renault must be doing it tough, using the same console. Even the rear doors look the same, probably just a re-skin. What happened to the brand new vehicle??(the Titan concept would be good for Oz). That means no more leg room and general cabin space that is desperately needed if you are more than 5' 9" tall. If thats the case, Nissan will be really lagging behind, not that there is to much wrong with the current GU. Toyota are probably already doing sales projections based on these pics,(and smiling) oh well we will have to wait and see. I really hope they get it right and start giving the cruiser a run for its money.. Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 01:57

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 01:57
"What happened to the brand new vehicle??"

It was never going to be a major update.. they havent run the GU for 10 yrs yet.
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Follow Up By: Michael - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 08:11

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 08:11
Hey Truckster, I was really thinking about 2006, a whole new vehicle as with the cruiser. I wasnt thinking this could be an update, But looking at your pics maybe you are right, i really never thought they would do body changes such as tail lights at such a late stage with as little as 18 months to go. I reckon that huge front bumper is actually a 2 man canoe, you just unclip and paddle away. Maybe Nissan are much smarter that you think.. best regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:57

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:57
Well Michael, if you get the cupholder from Berwick Nissan, its $44 and only comes in the "lighter" shade of grey that matches the GUIII Patrols.

If you get it from Warrnambool Nissan, its $31 and it comes in the grey that matches the 2000/2001 Patrol trim. I got mine from there thankyou.

I reckon the cabin space in the GU is fine and I am a tad larger than 5'9".
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Reply By: Andrew - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:45

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 16:45
Where were you in '92????

The same objections were made to the GQ update with its plastic side panels.
And again in '97 with cries of "its gone soft"

And 'yota people were equally scathing of the 80 and the 100

Take the pics for what they are - a spec for the middle east, not Oz. Ours will be slightly different but more like we are used to.

Just look at a M-E spec commodore or magna and see how different they look to ours.

What a bunch of luddites and conservatives you all are! I'll reserve my judgement (and my chequebook) until I see one here in Oz.

Andrew

ps Of course it still has low range and live axles
pps The manual shift auto was released with the 4800 engine a couple of years ago
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:08

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:08
Yeah, we will get the povo version with no goodies and be charged twice as much for it, just like most of the imports we see..
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:09

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:09
Hey Truckster,

And you thought the Prado was ugly!!!!!!

You probably still do but....compared to that.....?

Ask me again in 5 years.

Steven
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:51

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:51
Steven, Have they finished the $1000 wash yet d day is close.
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:53

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:53
Hi Pesty,

I saw it in the yard tonight. All is in readiness for tomorrow from the vehicle point of view. The hold up could be the paperwork for the leasing which has to be signed by my employer before Toyota Finance will release the money to the dealer.

I sent the paperwork up to Head Office in Sydney on Monday and it has to be signed by the Director of Human Resources. Apparently they have got it but all calls get answered with "When we get to it". We'll see how it goes.

Toyota dealer is all ready to go. Can't fault their service so far!

Vehicle looks magnificent. Alloy bar is on, windows are tinted and it has been buffed to a fine shine. I touched it and left a fingerprint and felt almost guilty!!

Now to see how it drives..........

Cheers
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:06

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:06
good evening all
fortunately we had already planned on keeping the gu for a while long range tank goes in tomorrow

steve
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:11

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:11
who is the blonde in the car pic 1 look close or do they have a blow up blonde in there asw well
steve
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:16

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 21:16
Looks like Yasser Crakafat!

(Am I in trouble now??)

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