2004 patrol

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:05
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hi all, the wife has been out car shopping today and came home in love with a 3lt td patrol. i know the earlier ones were trouble but wasnt sure about the later models. its a 2004 st auto (yeh auto sux but it is all she will drive) mainly only road with a little fire trail work that you could probably do most of with a 2wd, and the price is around 36k. was just after some thoughts....... thanks..
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:16

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:16
A 2004 for 36K is a good buy, depending on how many K's. Apart from training purposes, I would rather an auto, I reckon they do everything better other than downhill, and the Patrol's relatively high low range makes that worse.

Who knows if all the robems with the ZD30 are solved, some woul argue they aren't but the statistics seem to indicate the later models are better.
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Reply By: db courier - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:18

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:18
oh yeh sorry, 40kms
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:48

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:48
With 40K it seems very cheap.

If all above board then it is a good buy.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:16

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:16
Hi db,

$36K for a 2004 auto ST with only 40Kms is a great buy, seems too cheap! I have the manual and have always had manual 4WD's, but wish I had got the auto 3.0TD (my brother in law has one). Reckon you couldn't go wrong with it if all is in good nick.

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Reply By: Axle - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:53

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 22:53
Mate you wont go wrong with that, even if its stuffed!!

Hope not, but 10 mins ago I read this in our local paper

Dealership Add For new Patrol.

Patrol Ti Free gas conversion
Silver 1 ONLY.

$ 79, 990.00 Driveaway.

Manual petrol But?? Nissan depreciation would be a worry for some?
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 00:12

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 00:12
Hi Axle,

Check out www.redbook.com.au and see just how well a GU holds its value. For a 3 year old GU vs Cruiser, both are 73-74% of original value and as the Nissan is cheaper in the first place, you lose less money!!!

The 2004 GU in this thread has a redbook value of $36-$41 for private sale, depending on miles/condition etc. So for $36K this particular GU seems very well priced, especially if from a dealer.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 19:59

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 19:59
I wish a good second hand one was that proce 2 yr ago when I bought mine! But it does sound a bit cheap.

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Reply By: BD - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 19:40

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 19:40
Currently have a 2004 3l Patrol Auto with a little less than 40k, have been offered quite a bit more than $36k as a trade on a new 2006 unit with same spec so $36 seems like very good buying to me.
Previously had a 2002 3l Manual which was as trouble free as the auto has been, went up the Canning in the auto last year and was the only vehicle in our convoy of six (all others were manuals) that had no problem on sandhills, other vehicles included 80 and 100 series cruiser wagons and a troopie as well as a Jackeroo (which struggled a bit) Nissan would just keep pushing up the sandhills until the rear tyres started to lose traction, then the diff would lock up and push us over effortlessly, in the end my wife was doing much of the driving and loving it.
Rgds BD.
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Reply By: db courier - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 06:09

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 06:09
thanks to all for your help!!
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Reply By: db courier - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 06:09

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 06:09
thanks to all for your help.
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