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down at the boat ramp this morning a mate of mine came over to show me his new Ute, a Mitsubishi I asked why did he get rid of the navara? he told me that it blow up with 160k on the clock and I know for a fact that he is fastidious with his cars.cheers bill.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 17:16

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 17:16
How times change. Swapping from a Nissan to a Mitsubishi to get better reliability.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 17:24

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 17:24
LOL :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:46

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:46
Craig!,,, If you were to work out how many mitsubishi diesels on the road actually gave problems, compared to other brands,, then i think you would be surprised, going back to the d55 and up to the latest motors , i personally have only heard a couple of rumours that the 2.8 was a bit vunerable to head gasket failure, but that was it "rumous!"


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Follow Up By: Crackles - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 21:19

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 21:19
I'm no longer hung up on a particular brand anymore despite driving Toyota's for over 25 years. They all have their specific faults but the gap between them is closing fast. The company I work for has purchased over 40 Tritons in the past 2 years & are proving to be very reliable. Certainly the pick of the light utes at the moment.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 22:32

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 22:32
Tritons, especially the single cabs must be the ugliest japanese ute around. Even the Sangyong looks better. While Im not saying that they are, the dual cabs just look like a showpony?
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Reply By: wafarmer - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 17:39

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 17:39
Some good some bad my D22 has done 250,000 km and has not always had an easy life has pulled a lot of heavy trailers and not always well serviced.

They all have their problems even the so called unbreakable Toyotas as we have had some of all the makes and models.

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Follow Up By: macka17 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:51

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 18:51
Unbreakable.

You're joking. Lok at what they have go wrong.

You're waaay ahead with a Nissan.
All they got going for them is very good advertising blurb.

I wouldn't have one in my garage. And I got three cars.

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Follow Up By: landseka - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:03

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:03
You're kidding!!

I can't speak for Nissan as I've never owned one but I have had 4 Toyota's starting with a Corolla, then a 55 series wagon, a 75 series ute and a '97 80 series Landcruiser and never had problems with any of them.

Must add that none of them were treated with kid gloves.

I must have been one of the lucky owners. :-)





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Follow Up By: Bearly - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:44

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:44
I broke two new nissans in the NT in 4 Months on the bush roads, mostly on the Mereenie Loop, both with cracked chassis. Swapped to a Toyota Hilux SR5 and after eight months of the same torture its almost as good as the day I picked itup from the dealer.
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Follow Up By: stevie1947 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:34

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:34
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 22:35

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 22:35
A mate of mine had a Navara dual cab. Pulled of the road into a small ditch-creased the chassis at the front of the tray. A write off! No panel damage whatsoever.
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Follow Up By: macka17 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 23:14

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 23:14
Yes Steve.

I was about to ask on his level of intelligence.

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Follow Up By: PatrolSTL04 - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 01:22

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 01:22
Bearly,

Broke two Nissans in 4 months mostly on the Mereenie Loop ??

Could they have been Nissan Micra's ?? Probably best not to take them on the loop, even though I would have thought that they would still have survived the Loop as it is pretty tame compared to other tracks around Oz.

My Patrol and CT have travelled some pretty crappy wheel tracks over the years and not yet broken....just cant see it happening to be honest.

Had even thought of going to the dark side for about 30 minutes a couple of months ago when the wheel carrier pushed a tree over, but the Patrol has just been so good.

Brett.......
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Reply By: crd patrol - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 21:49

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 21:49
sweetwill,

Mate how about you give us some more details and facts as to why his navara died.

Or could it be that you are one of the many on here who just likes to throw the first punch and then duck for cover as the fight goes on as you crawl away and watch from the sidelines.

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Follow Up By: Member - Flynnie (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 23:01

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 23:01
Agree crd

Without some specifics these type of posts don't add anything to the collective knowledge. They are about as useful as testimonials like:

"A mate of mine has a Toyota/Nissan/Mazda/Mitsubishi/Isuzu that has travelled a million ks with no maintenance and no problems."

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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 10:10

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 10:10
flynnie.
for starters I drive a Holden commodore Ute ,Once least a nissan 99 2,8 turbo diesel it never mist a beat in the time of the lease,so I have no affiliation with any brand, as for stirring the pot, it would appear i have, but it was unintentional just telling it as it is, and no I don't know what model it was but I do know it was only a few years old. if you like next time I see him ill ask all of the questions hope this gets you of your high horse cheers bill.
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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 10:21

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 10:21
sorry flynnie it should have read to CRD patrol.
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:31

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:31
sweetwill,
When you say the engine "died" did it just stop or did a piston go out the side or what happened ?
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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:51

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:51
Dave.
he told me it blow up,I will go and ask him this afternoon what year,model,and what exactly did it die of, I did ask him if it was still under warranty he said it wasn't I also asked if he had been in touch with Nissan he said he hadn't, when I mentioned that they had a history of failure he said he has been told this a lot since. bill.
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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 18:11

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 18:11
hi all.
I rang the fellow this afternoon to ask what did happen to his Navarro,.
it was a 2005 Lt turbo diesel.160k on the clock.
It just stopped no noise no bang when the head was taken of, the piston nearest the fire wall had a big gouge in it there was also metal fillings around,when he spoke to Nissan they said it would be two weeks before they could do anything so he sold it without repair. bill.
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