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Hi all i am looking at buying a 2010 Nissan nivarra 2.5 litre turbo diesel 6 speed manual dual cab or a Mitsubishi 2.5ltr turbo 5 speed manual dual cab i have a Nissan patrol now but am finding with the kid's growing up we need a ute my concern is that even though the say they pull 3 ton im a bit suss as we have a 16ft jayco outback expanda weight about 2ton loaded dose any one use one of these cars to tow a similar van and how dose it go including up hills.


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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 19:09

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 19:09
I've been using a mitsubishi triton now since Sept 2006, it's the 3.2 litre diesel, but the 2.5 puts out more power and torque even though it's a bit smaller.

Anyhow I haven't had a single issue with the triton. I tow a 2 tonne van with it and been around Aus, up and down and a bit sideways as well. She's done 85,000 ks now and is runnnng better every day.

I had a patrol before this, the 3.00litre and the Triton eats it for economy and performance. The only issue with it, my wife doesn't like the seats, they are a bit hard. So I put 50mm of latex foam under the seat cover on her side. I find the seats are perfect for me.





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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:31

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:31
Check Complaints Corner for more stories on the Navara (or other makes for that matter).
Economy, transmission, brakes, warranty.

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Follow Up By: nicko007 - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:50

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:50
were is the complantes corner located

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 22:59

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 22:59
Somwhere beyond Google?

See: Complaints Corner

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Reply By: landed eagle - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 22:53

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 22:53
I have a 2009 Mitsubishi triton 3.2 T/D and a Jayco Expanda 16-49-3 Outback.
Both have done the trip from Hobart to Port Douglas and back last year.
Ute hardly knew the van was there. Heaps of grunt.
The updated version released just recently has even more and a bigger tray. I went the Mitsi mainly due to the comfort in the back seat. My kids aren't short !
All the contenders in this vehicle range drove pretty much the same I thought.
On an engine that has still only just clocked up 19000kms, average fuel consumption when towing during our trip was 14.5L/100kms.
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Reply By: The Boss - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 01:16

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 01:16
Personally i have just brought a Mazda BT 50, but i would go the Triton before the Navara. I did alot of research on all the dual cabs, and drove all but the Triton. But i have been told its very nice. First pick was a Hilux, but the price was too much, ended up getting a brand new BT50 SDX dual cab, top of the line with all extras for $38,990. Massively cheaper then the rest of the competition , and supposedly the one with the most safety features. I would be happy with the Triton though the smaller engine is a worry. There almost getting down to motorbike sized motors these days.
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Follow Up By: nicko007 - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 19:46

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 19:46
hi boss have u tow anything yet i have crossed the nissan off the list sounds like to many clutch problems now between tridon and mazda .
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Follow Up By: nicko007 - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 19:47

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 19:47
hi boss have u tow anything yet i have crossed the nissan off the list sounds like to many clutch problems now between tridon and mazda .
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 15:37

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 15:37
Be prepared to by a clutch within 15000 kms.
Google 'd40 navara issues'
buy an auto - any brand just get auto.

I went with the holden - it's fine - so are others as mentioned.
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Follow Up By: landseka - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:21

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 16:21
I have a '07 Triton 3.2, 44,000k on it now, at least 22,000 with a 2T van on and no clutch issues yet. It depends hugely on driver ability how long they will last.

The diesel clutch will last heaps longer than on a petrol as you don't need to rev the box off it to get the torque happening.

I found it has stacks of power AND economy and the biggest back seat in it's class.

Cheers Neil
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Reply By: Member - warren G (VIC) - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 19:15

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 19:15
if you are going to buy a d40 get it in writing the fuel economy .mine gets 17lt to the 100kl empty .even a $1600 computer chip from ray miller only dropped by 2kl.the .d40 and toyota are in the same field .the rest need to be compared to th d22 in pricing, as they are smaller.the d40 is a good car but if you get a bad one dont expect any help from nissan they are a joke .and i have been driving nissans for 15 years.do i think i mad a blue buying the d40 probably did but i will live with it .best of luck witch ever way you go .cheers warren
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