Patrol or Navara?

Submitted: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:28
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We have been thinking of purchasing either a used nissan patrol or navara but after reading the latest edition of the Caravaning Magazine which gave both a bad rap, can we get some feedback from others.THX
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:35

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:35
What are you expecting the car to do for you? Tow, 4WD or just drive to work?
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:53

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:53
This is a very general question. How 'used'.. how old?

There a plenty of people driving both and happy with them.

I have no direct experience.

Why limit yourself to those two though? Consider more widely and you will have a lot more options. Work through all second hand 4wds...

PS... Toyotas are most popular for a reason...
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Reply By: winch nomads - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:04

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:04
I should have added that I will be retiring early next year and our intention is to buy a caravan and travel.
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Reply By: PradoMad - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:09

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:09
Prado is the way to go, huge fuel tanks, very economical, beautiful to drive. Let us know what you decide on.
JS
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:16

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:16
Pradomad
doubles as a submarine?




just kiddin
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Follow Up By: PradoMad - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 23:36

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 23:36
Good one...!
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Reply By: blue one - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:18

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 18:18
A 2nd hand 4.2 TD Patrol will do the job.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 19:06

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 19:06
The cash you would need to buy a decent 4,2 GU TDI would buy two Prados!!!! LOL!
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Reply By: blue one - Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 06:37

Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 06:37
MMMMnnnnnnn doesn't that say something!!
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Reply By: Faulic_McVitte - Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 16:39

Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 16:39
would not touch a Navara at all let alone to tow with
Patrol 3l still explode to much

Triton 3.2 and Rodeo 3L best towing choice
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Follow Up By: winch nomads - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:25

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:25
After reading the latest Caravan & Motorhome mag I tend to agree, the Nissan's both got a caning. The Holden Colorado is now the Rodeo and a very nice looking vehicle, also l like the look of the Triton, anyway we have the rest of the year to decide and hopefully by then we will be on the road to somewhere.
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Reply By: ma and pa smith - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:57

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:57
It depends on your needs, how heavy your van is etc, we have a patrol on Gas, gives it a bit more power and slightly better on Diesel. We have a 24' van with a tinny and boat loader on Patrol, so have a heavy load, My husband has done his homework, The patrol is great for heavy towing, we were interested in the navara as well but wouldnt take the weight of everything.
Good luck
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