Nissan Nivara

Submitted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 18:54
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Can anybody give me any info on the nivara 3l turbo DX. I have ordered one yesterday....... Finance pending of course.........
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Reply By: Nav 8 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:19

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:19
I have the 3 L duelcab STR 03 Mod had it since new and a great little truck no problems so far at 54000K. It is very economical to run at average 11Ltr per 100Km and 15Ltr 100Km towing a 20FT van. 4x4 work has been A1 with plenty of torque at the bottom end for sand work and find it very easy to manoevre on tracks, it will do me for a few more years.
Regards Nav.
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Follow Up By: extfilm - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:41

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:41
I can only presume it will be the same engine as yours? I have a hilux 03 and have found it very uneconomical and unreliable. I am only getting 600k for 71l diesel....... accross the simpson only 450k per tank. Very muck looking forward to seeing the difference between nissan and toyota
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Follow Up By: benplant - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 09:00

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 09:00
At 600k for 71Lts that's 11.8Lts per 100 k's and 450k per 71Lts is 15.8Lts per 100k's - it's comparable to the above figures. Obviously I own a hilux and can say that I love it and thinks it's the better truck.
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Follow Up By: Nav 8 - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:13

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:13
Had a Hilux 2.8L extracab before the Navara and would still have it if it had had a decent engine with a bit of power,yep loved it it was a good truck.,,,,,, Nav.
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Follow Up By: benplant - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:19

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:19
I've got an 04 3.0TD and my brother's got a 2.8L so I know what you mean about the 2.8L lack of engine power. I find my 3.0 to not be lacking though.
So do you like the Navara better and especially if you were to compare to say to a Hilux 3.0TD?
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Follow Up By: Nav 8 - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:11

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:11
I test drove the 3L TD Hilux before I decided on the Navara and went for the Navara for three reasons.
The Navara I felt had the edge on the Hilux for power 96Kw compared to 110Kw on the Nav.
Second was cost, Navara cheaper.
Third was trade in price, better from Nissan. The Navara is a good value for price vehicle with the same features as th Hilux,I will concede though that the Lux is a slightly better built vehicle but $$$ mean a lot when the budget is tight and I dont belive the extra cost is justified when you compare the two Vehicles unless money is no object.
Regards Nav.
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Reply By: bigcol - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:44

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:44
I have a 2004 STR seriesII.
Tows a 1.2 tonne trailer around every day gets around 13l per 100k with the trailer on the back and around 9 l per 100k without. On a trip in top gear you can expect around the 800k's from a tank of fuel. I have got nearly 850k out of mine a couple of times. I have also raised mine 40mm and put airbags on the back.
It is a great little truck and at 85000km i haven't had a problem so far.
The best thing you can do is get a wheel alignment done and make sure they adjust the camber, it will make it drive even better.
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Follow Up By: extfilm - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:50

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:50
A wheel alignment from brand new?
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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:50

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:50
If you're going to own one,at least learn how to spell it. Rus.
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Follow Up By: extfilm - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 21:14

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 21:14
sorry for the misspelling :( Maybe subconsciously I am unable to admit to owning a nissan after 10 years and 3 hiluxes.
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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 22:35

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 22:35
No probs. I had a very good 4th year English teacher, or at least I thought. Now I get accused of being pedantic. Rus.
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Reply By: Dirty Smitty - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 00:48

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 00:48
Whats a few misplaced letters between formites? I own a 2004 series II Silber Nabara poorbwheeldribe and I like it. It's very nice and drives like a car without compromising its 4x4 off roading abilities. etc. I agree with the camber adjustment, I have had mine checked and re-adjusted 4 times in the last 2 months. I may have to install a camber plate as per the patrol model as it has the tendency to pull to the left. The only other issues I have with the model is I have found the panel work to be thin and the factory servicing to be shoddy and expensive. The best advise I can give you with regards to the Navara is when you take purchase, get rid of the crappy bridgestone 693 tyres, replace them with a decent/any AT and you will have an even better 4x4.
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