End of the Patrol in Aus?

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 12:00
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Article in Car Advice yesterday. Patrol diesel engines won't meet new emission guidelines and Nissan is considering dropping the Patrol from The aussie market.

Car Advice - End of the Patrol ... link here...
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 12:11

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 12:11
The article didn't say they were dropping the y62 petrol version, just the y61 diesel.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 19:00

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 19:00
I think they should have dropped that engine before it was released back around 1998.

We have been running 4800 petrols for at least 13 years now and they are just such a different car.

Interesting to note that cost of fuel to run them is less than cost of diesel from a couple of years ago due to the low cost of petrol , so if one could afford to run that diesel then , they can afford to run the petrol now !

Who could have predicted that !
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 14:41

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 14:41
In NSW anyway, diesel can be bought for 93c/ltr....petrol 106c/ltr, so still doesn't stack up.

But agree the grenade should have been killed long before it exploded !! LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:15

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:15
Gimme a break Gronk. I was just looking at prices in Melb yesterday. Unleaded was 98.9, diesel stubbornly sticks at about 112. Err Oil companies.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 17:54

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 17:54
Can get diesel for under a dollar in many places in Sydney.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 18:10

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 18:10
Can get diesel @ 96 on NSW central coast with petrol 105
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 14:10

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 14:10
That's a bit of a misnomer Robin as Diesel offers range and superior economy vs petrol. In the case of the Patrol Diesel engine that's a separate argument. Nissan seem to be lost with diesel engines in the bigger end.In your case Robin everybody knows your love for the 4800 and it has blinded your judgement here.! IMO
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Follow Up By: Been-Everywhereman - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:27

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:27
Yes like Terra Firma noted....... Fuel range is very important to some. It is okay if you are cruising around local, high country etc then petrol could be okay..... I think I would struggle making a trip such as Tanami including a side trip to Wolfe Creek or a Simpson to Jervois via Hay River without having jerry cans secured all over the car...... I like just filling up the tanks and not having to plan my trips around fuel stops....... I get your thinking though, all good but it comes with leg irons for some travellers.....
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Reply By: axle - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 20:43

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 20:43
Hi Robin, The dilemma is when you have to tow something!,

As good a engine the 4.8l is, theres a economy issue when it comes to towing, for those that are on the road and doing considerable ks, The V8 toyo seems to be a more favourable option, Actually my old defender is my favourable option 10l/100ks no matter what you stack on it...lol.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 18:12

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 18:12
Which Defender is that mate? My Tdi was doing well at 15/100 pulling two ton
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Reply By: Chad B1 - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 21:44

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 21:44
They should give up on it, the Patrol's been downright embarrassing for some time now...
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 08:00

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 08:00
Actually I think it will be a sad day. With the Patrol going, and the Pajero following soon after that, it only leaves the Land Cruiser as a viable mainstream medium to large off road 4wd wagon for remote use in tough terrain. That gives Toyota even more licence to leave features out and hike the price.
Unfortuately others don't cut the mustard. The closest alternative, a Disco seems to be more reliable these days, but with no small rim LT tyre options available in Australia, no dealer support outside major cities, and still clouds over the reliability, it isn't really an option for most people in remote, tough locations. Maybe LR Australia will sieze the opportunity to get back into the off road market with the Patrol's demise. If not it could steer Toyota more to the 'school drop off' market trying to take on the Disco, X5, Mercedes Benz. God help 4wding.
Long Live the Patrol....
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 14:18

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 14:18
A 5 ltr Cummins makes the Titan appealing.

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