LC 100 vs Patrol 4.2

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:28
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Have been looking at buying a new LC 100 TD GXL auto and to this end have been doing the walk around dealers etc. Thought I had found what I wanted but have today been offerred a Patrol 4.2 TD auto. It's done 9000 + kms and is to all respects new. The price is $59000 which appears to be about $10000 under list
Not been a Patrol person but this looks good on paper and it is a nisce outfit.
Any comments? Good or Bad?

Kevin J
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:31

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:31
I wasn't aware the 4.2 came with an auto. though they were only 5 speed manual boxes
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Follow Up By: Member - George (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:01

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:01
Nissan or Toyota 4.2, absolutely no comparison. Toyota anytime, but i must declare some bias here. Always been a Toyota man because i get a good run out of them. Just my oppinnion only

Cheers

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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:32

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:32
4.2 TD auto?? Are you sure? I didn't think the 4.2TD came with an auto option. Also when I shopped around a while back I could get a manual for $56kish on road so I don't think the price is anything special.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 09:39

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 09:39
It doesnt come in auto.
it will be a 3.0
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:40

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:40
I wasn't aware Nissan had started making the GU 4.2TD with a slush box??!!

Anyway, I won't argue. $59K sounds like a good price for what is really a new vehicle. However, it is totally different to the Landcruiser you were considering. It will be significantly down on power when compared to the Toyota and won't ride as smoothly as the Toyota.

The only reasons you should consider the Patrol is
(a) to save money on the initial outlay and
(b) to have a stronger vehicle in off-road situations.

Just my opinion.

Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:33

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:33
You must have your vehicles mixed up. I have just bought a brand new 4.2 TD Patrol and they don't come in Auto. Secondly the price is way above what you should pay second hand. It's more than I paid brand new, on road, with several expensive extras like bull bar and tow bar. are you in Australia?

If you want an off road vehicle buy the patrol = Light truck. If you want a nice town car/ diirt road vehicle. buy the cruiser.
The cruiser is by far the more comfy and nippy, but the patrol is by far the more durable and rugged. The "off the shelf" patrol is the best 'starting point' to build a real off road monster as it's "off the shelf model" off road performance out does the 'off the shelf' cruiser anyday..

Horses for courses..
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:47

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:47
After further thought about the price you mention, you must be talking about the ST-S or ST-L models (mine is ST).. (base model is DX, then ST, ST-S, ST-L then TI).. but they still don't come in Auto and the Ti model doesn't come in 4.2L.

Perhaps it's a few years old and has been sitting in someones garrage?

For interest sake RRP for 4.2 GU patrol are as follows:
DX -$56180
ST -$58990
ST-S -$60990
ST-L -$65240

Personally I think it sounds like you are considering paying too much for a second hand 4.2 TD GU no matter what model it is.. The main differnece is in the interriors of the vehicles.. although the S and L models have ABS.. other than that , drive train and performance is identical across all 4.2's.. all the extra money gets you is leather seats and fold down tables etc..
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:49

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 16:49
The RRP listed are for NEW patrols of course...
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Reply By: hopscotch - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:58

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:58
Oops Sorry that should have read Manual on the Patrol TD. I was looking at auto in the LC. Thank you all for your input. It is a nice vehicle but.... The changeover from the Pajero is just a little too high and with your input I can rest easy in letting it go through to the keeper.
Kevin J
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Reply By: donnnnny - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:48

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:48
i just bought a 4.2 patrol with tray back trundle tray ladder tacks snorkle and bull bar. its a dx 4-2 manual and i payed $49000 on road
got a $8000 discount for an abn number. its my first nissan i will also claim back $4200 gst in my next bas in april . not a bad deaL REALLY previously owned a tdi300 discoverys. which gave 8-5 years of faithfull service including crossing jardine river(cape york) 1999 out back challenge as a practically standard vehicle. kimberly adventure 4 simpson crossings etc Hope the new nissan is a s capable and faithful as my olod landy. Dont like the new landies there too techno foor me
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