thoughts on Nissan Pathfinder or Navara

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 17:14
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looking to buy second hand 3litre, diesel 4x4. Maximum we plan to tow is 21 feet. We currently are towing 17 ft poptop. We are open to opinions on other vehicles.How does the Nissan perform when towing?

Thanks geriatric gypsies
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Reply By: stevie1947 - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 17:47

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 17:47
Hi DennisLiz. I have a 2008 Pathfinder 2,5l diesel which tows my Supreme 20ft van no worries. It is a roomy tug and is pretty economical. The car is stock standard and a dream to drive. Absolutely love it.
Steve
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Reply By: Member - mark f1 (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 19:58

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 19:58
Gidday, try www.navara.asia , you will find just about everything you need there. I read on there somewhere the only real difference between both cars is the price as the pathfinder is only made to look nicer
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Reply By: Ozzie Nomad - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:22

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:22
The only real 4WD out there is a Land Rover. Everybody secretely knows this.
Many are afraid however, of the brain damage they'll get from their jealous mates, and go with the throng to the more basic Jap stuff.

Do yourself a favour and at least go play with a couple of T/Dies Discovery's.
Better still, drive a Land Rover, then drive something Japanese straight after it.
You will know instantly why they sometimes cost a few bucks more.

My old Grand Dad used to say, "Son.....if want quality fresh clean oats...then you pay a fair price......If, on the other hand, you are content with your oats after they have already been through the Horse........then you can save a few bucks.

Buy a Land Rover Mate.
Cheers,
Ozzie Nomad
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 01:05

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 01:05
Saw an article the other day about people asking why we can't have lemon laws like other countries ?????

Reading this post just made me remember that article !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:50

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:50
The length is a bit irrelevant .

Its the ATM and towball weight you have to consider.



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Reply By: Qldrrr - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 09:11

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 09:11
Hi guys,
My pathfinder developed a bit of a rear end sag after a few trips, I was towing a Jayco Hawk o/r pop top, the Pathie needed poly airs bags under it - they were a breeze to fit and certainly leveled up the ride (cost around $320 from memory), can't fault that TD motor though - I had a 6 speed manual and it towed it effortlessly - bit slow off the mark as most small diesel's are I guess. Otherwise the Pathie was good, only fault I can level at it is that it tended to loose traction quickly and lacked a bit of four wheel drive ability in my mind.
Qldrrr
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Reply By: Member - peter C (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 14:27

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 14:27
we have the D22 Navara (3L). tows the old jayco well enough - not super quick.
I'm happy with it but I'd really want to hitch the van on to test drive any prospective tow vehicle.
cheers, Peter
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