Nissan Pathfinder Or Jeep Commander

Submitted: Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 13:20
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Hello all,
The boss and I are going to sell our man 3litre Patrol and are looking at a new Pathfinder or a Jeep Commander. The Jeep V6 diesel
puts out over 500 nm of torque and would be a very good towing vehicle but have heard lots of adverse comments about Jeeps.
The new Pathfinder puts out just over 400 nm slightly more than the new Patrol 3 litre.
We are going to an automatic as my wife doesn't drive the manual.
Any comments will be gratefully accepted, even from cruiser drivers.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 15:59

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 15:59
I have always liked jeeps look but the commander is akward looking to say the least.
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Reply By: Member Boroma 604 - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:12

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:12
Have 203 Jeep Grand Ltd 2.7 Turbo diesel, done 71,000km, done a alot of towing with it, East to west & return etc, great vehicle, had 4.7 pet V8 B4 that, performance almost as good as Pet, but towing performance fantastic, economy really great. Want to buy new commander but they are very insulting with trade in price, will now try to sell privately, haven't driven Commander yet but had all the info from US months B4 they arrived here, only thing is they won,'t get diesel until later this year with a new Merc Technology called Blue Tech .
Cheere boroma604.
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:42

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 16:42
Hi Rob,

I can not comment on the Jeep but if you are interested in the Pathfinder there is alot of info on the Pathfinder Club o Australia site.

I have the Nissa TDI Manual and am very happy.
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 00:54

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 00:54
A few doors up the carpark from where I work is a new Jeep CRD V6. Engine is so quiet I can't believe it's diesel.

The owner has previously had a brand new V6 Pajero every 18 months or so, but is loving the Jeep.

The looks are starting to grow on me.

My only concern is the amount of plastic [ body moulding ]
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:39

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 09:39
The "square" shape is the most practical in houses,mobile homes,work/towing rigs,trailers etc..Re Jeep mechanix,remember that most of your Jeep drive train and certainly the diesel (was invented by a German "Diesel") is derived from the parent companies technology,Mercedes/Chrysler/Jeep..You will of course,hear negative stories on all rigs "110 series wishbones folding up on rough going etc"..Read the forums with an open,balanced attitude and you can't go wrong.Some of us are "our" brand fanatics and have blinkers on (like draught horses) so our input is of little use..Nissan have long been renowned for the strength of the drive train in the Patrol (we had 7 spanner free Patrol years) and it shows up in many competition machines for that reason..I would think both would be good bets..( we have/own both Jap Nissan and Yank Jeep) At least the Yanks don't kill whales:-)..Sorry re the 1000 words.RockyOne!MPG:4!
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Reply By: optimist - Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 13:29

Saturday, Jun 10, 2006 at 13:29
Try a Q on outerlimits 4X4 jeep sewction & search their maintenance archives etc.
Not much aftermarket stuff for Jeeps I am told & spares are big $$$.
Then Jap bits dont come cheap!
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