Nissan Pathfinder TD

Submitted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:46
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Son-in-law is looking at purchasing the new Pathfinder.

Has anyone had any first hand experience with the new Pathfinder. Seems to be heaps of power from a small motor.
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:53

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 17:53
I mate is travelling with me, and about to take one through the Simpson in July. The petrol variant seems to have the usual thirst, about 18L/100k in city, 14 to 15 on highway.
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Bris) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:10

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:10
Thanks.

He's looking at the diesel.
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Reply By: marklynn - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:06

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:06
Andrew,
Traded my STR Navara in on a TD Pathfinder, what a difference. Fuel economy is great, 8.5 ltrs/100k's. Power is great, ride is great, 6 speed box is terrific. Tows my Cavalier Camper with absolutely no problems. I got rid of the original tyres as soon as I took delivery of mine & replaced them with Bridgestone Dueller 694's. Overall as you can probably tell very pleased with it

Mark
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:11

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:11
Hi Andrew

The new 4wd Monthly has a test. Seems it does not quite have the tow power it should. They had to slip the clutch up to 1800 rpms on hill pull offs. Seemed OK otherwise.

I have had to mount the battery under these ones or supply a UDBS as there is no space in the bonnet.

Regards Derek.
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Bris) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:23

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:23
He doesn't plan to use it for towing. More of a daily runabout.
Seems less and less space available under all bonnets for that extra battery.
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Reply By: adamj1300 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:19

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:19
"The new 4wd Monthly has a test. Seems it does not quite have the tow power it should. They had to slip the clutch up to 1800 rpms on hill pull offs. Seemed OK otherwise. "

mate read the article properly that was with a 6.2 m regal RSVC Caravan on the bak weighing 2.600kg, i don't care what ur driving u WILL NEED TO SLIP THE CLUTCH from the standing start to get moving!
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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:59

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:59
Hi Adam

"i don't care what ur driving u WILL NEED TO SLIP THE CLUTCH from the standing start to get moving! "

My Cruiser does not have that problem.

My van weighs 2600kg fully loaded and goes up the beach in soft sand. Would like to see the Pathy do it. ;-0 LOL



Regards Derek.

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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 21:03

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 21:03
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Reply By: hoyks - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 22:11

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 22:11
Theis mob might be of some help:
Pathfinders Club

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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 12:53

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 12:53
TDI 6 Speed manual , awesome machine. Fuel effiecient and heaps of torque. 8.5 - 9.4 l / 100km 10.3 towing 2 tonnes.

Its a rocket that is very easy to drive. I am very impressed with the low range gearing offroad.

needs some mods

Suspension lift
steel bash plates
long range tank ( I get 720 kms out of 80 litres which is still good )
AT tires

I was dubious going from a Troopy to the Pathfinder , but am very happy after 10K the only thing I miss is the room from the troopie. But less stuff less weight, better fuel economy.

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Reply By: coombesr - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:03

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:03
I have a Pathy with the 4 Litre petrol motor. My wife and I have taken it on two major trips. One from Sydney to Port Augusta, up to Borraloola, acros the Savannah Way to Port Douglas and back home. last trip was across to Shark Bay, WA and back via the Nullabour. We towed a van weighing around 1300KG.
The perfomance of the petrol motor is exceptional, comfort and ease of travel first rate, cost of fuel extremely high. The beauty of this motor is that when towing, we found the most economic speed to be around 105kph(in 110kph limits) and therefore maintain a good cruising speed. In retrospect, and only due to the rising cost of fuel, the deisel may have been the better option. One thing to consider is when travelling long distances is the distance between the availability of fuel.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:40

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:40
theres one out front of work here with a trailer and small bobcat kinda thing on it.. amazing how stupid some people are!
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