end of the patrol?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:33
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I only caught part of the ad last night on tele with the sound off, but it was some twonk washing a patrol, and it turned into some ugly soft hunk of chit.. WTF?

Am I missing something, or is Nissan trying to turn people away from Patrols so they dont have to import them anymore and spend millions on warranty on 3.0's??
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:37

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:37
Murrano advert ????
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:39

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:39
dunno what it was some ugly round yank lookin hunk of manure...
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:04

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:04
Thats the reason i never wash my Patrol, I'm scared it will turn into a Lada Niva or worse, a Mahindra Jeep!!
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:09

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:09
It's the Murano add mate. "The four wheel drive for the city" Scary as it sounds - that's their catch phrase!

Scoey
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:29

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:29
another one of those 'a 4wd that doesn't feel like a truck' adverts lol

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:33

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:33
That's right Leroy.....don't ya just love that Ford Territory ad where the grouse looking sheilas are all pulling up in front of the school in their air-brake equipped Cruisers and patrols, dressed in real practical gear (the sheilas that is, not the bloody trucks....although they look pretty swish 'n' all...hahaha) and then some lame cow drives by in a puncy territory and all the real aussie sheilas say "nice truck" and carry on like wankers.
WTF!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:39

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:39
Don't you have exhaust brakes on your Patrol Roachie?? Maybe that can be the next mod - wouldn't be much left to modify would there? They go great on the 80! haha!

Scoey!
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:46

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 15:46
Scoey,
I thought about fitting one of those $1,150- exhaust brake systems, but decided it could cause damage to the turbo with the back pressure etc. It is recommended that turbo'd vehicles not be used to pump up exhaust jacks (bull-bags) for the same reason, so I'll just rely on the discs........but it would be nice to have a Jake I spose!!!! hahaha
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:01

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:01
No need for the exhaust brakes on our trolls, the brakes do an admirable job allready even with real big loads, and with 260000km on my rear brakes and still going why bother with unecessary expense. Spend your hard earned on an exhaust upgrade or turbo mod.
Just my opinion.

Trevor.

And Michael, I'm laughing my guts out are your excuse for not washing your trucks.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:15

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:15
Nissan Murrano, for the people who wouldn’t known a 4WD if one ran over em.
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 00:17

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 00:17
Can't agree about

"Nissan Murrano, for the people who wouldn’t know a 4WD if one ran over em"

My missus' boss, who runs a fleet of patrol utes, navara's, and a 100 series cruiser has just bought a murrano and loves it.

Sure, he's not gonna go offroad, but he does a lot of country driving and he is a BIG MAN and finds it comfy and good to drive.

Once again, it's not meant to be a Patrol, Just like the Toyota Kluga luga lug
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:47

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:47
Alloy
shouldnt your sig "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence" say
"marriage is only a bit of paper that says she gets it all when she throws you out of your house you pay for with the help of the Courts" ??
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:54

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:54
The courts helped you pay for your house?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 23:25

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 23:25
her not me....
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:28

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:28
I was in a Nissan dealer last week waiting for a lift into the City so I perused the brochures on display in the waiting room. It didn't dawn on me until this thread that there wasn't one for the Patrol. XTrail, Murano and Pathfinder where all there.

Pathy looks pretty good though, Murano is one fugley looking car though.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:54

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:54
interesting point there dude...
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:34

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:34
Pathfinder is about as ugly as the Ssanyongs, only difference is the C pillar slopes the wrong way in the Nissan and the D pillar slopes the wrong way in the Ssanyong.

With a dark paint job and equally dark window tint you might not notice it quite as bad.

But methinks the running gear in the Rexton is a bit tougher than the Pathfinder.
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:58

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:58
That's it , Ii'm never going to get my Patrol muddy again!
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Reply By: Aandy(WA) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:29

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:29
Well at least Nissan are trying to catch up with the rest of the 4wd world. Lets face it every time I see a Patrol I am reminded of the FJ55 Landcruiser I owned in the seventies. It was a great vehicle in the seventies but compared to modern vehicles it was a truck. I just coudn't imagine doing any serious 4wd work in such an agricultural vehicle nowadays. Today's drivers demand fuel efficient, comfortable, reliable vehicles to take them to remote and rugged areas in comfort. Maybe this new one will do that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 22:23

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 22:23
Aandy,
I might be old fashioned, but (as a die hard Nissan owner), I'd rather go bush in a well maintained 55 series or 60 series cruiser than a Nissan Murrano or even a 3 litre Patrol!!!
However, I reserve the right to say that the current crop of Patrols are (with the exception of the 3L motor) as reliable (or more so) as any other 4x4 on the market today.
Now, there is a distinct difference between "reliability" and "comfort & fuel efficiency". Given the option of one or the other, I'll choose "reliability" every time....call me old-fashioned by all means........just don't hail me down when you're stuck on the side of a track somewhere a thousand klicks from anywhere, when your computer has fried it's chips or your common rail diesel has become 'de-railed'.

All this is just my one-sided opinion, so please don't get all angry and violent with me.

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 22:33

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 22:33
I had a play at the weekend with some mates with 3 FJ40s and two Suzuki LJ50s. Not all drivers demand fuel efficient, comfortable, reliable vehicles to take them to remote and rugged areas in comfort. Some actually want reliable old trucks that will climb rocks and ruts all day without damaging expensive plastic panels and don't want to get the nice carpet full of mud. I would also argue that most of todays 4wd drivers don't get anywhere close to rugged areas.
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Follow Up By: Aandy(WA) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:06

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:06
Yes, people who think modern 4wd drivers don't go to rugged or remote places need to go and see how many actually do. I first went into the Wonnangatta station in 1964 in a 56 SWB Landy. It was rough and rugged and overheated several times. There were very few other people there. I've been in there several times in the last 10 years in modern, comfortable vehicles. Lots of others there (maybe it was an illusion because no modern 4wd ever goes off road). You don't have to suffer to make a trip enjoyable!! And as for fried computers .... so many old folk talk about them but they just don't happen - at least not nearly as often as failed coils, faulty rotor buttons, points, distributor caps etc etc.
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:15

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:15
"Yes, people who think modern 4wd drivers don't go to rugged or remote places need to go and see how many actually do"

I didn't suggest that no modern 4wders go to remote places. Just that the majority of 4wds don't get used in the bush. I'd agree with your last sentence too.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:55

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:55
>>Lets face it every time I see a Patrol I am reminded of the FJ55 Landcruiser I owned in the seventies.

Can I have some of them drugs please.
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Follow Up By: warthog - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:12

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:12
Well said Roachie. It will be interesting to see all the remote area people such as station workers, miners etc agree with Aandy's flawed logic and sell their landcruisers and patrols and replace them with Klugers and Muranos LOL.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:45

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:45
Surely you'd rather watch paint dry?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:53

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:53
Id rather be doing a vaulation on a shoelace actually
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Reply By: Redback - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 08:33

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 08:33
What are you guys dribbling on about, the Marrano is an AWD not a 4WD, in the same class as the Kluger and Territory, get a grip, besides it's only a Nissan for crying out load ;-))~
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:45

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:45
Crying out Load? or shoot your load?
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