2011 Nissan Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 13:10
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Nissan are offering drive away deals on new Nissan Patrol ST wagons for $55,990 inc bull bar and spotties. Have been seriously considering this but still worry about the earlier model 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine problems this forum has documented many times. Anyone know whether Nissan has fixed these problems now ? I had a 2003 4.2L 6 cylinder turbo diesel Nissan tray back ute and it performed flawlessly over the 4 years we had it.
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 13:23

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 13:23
hi old mal
personelly i wouldn't trust the 3 ltr motor as imho i dont think they have the strength and inbuilt longiivity like the old 4.2 for long term towing
but to get more relevant knowledge on the question you need to tap into the vast amount of imfo on the nissan patrol forum
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Reply By: Axle - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 13:24

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 13:24
Unbeatable price Mal, for a 4x4 of that calibre, .....The 3.0l is still very questionable, a member here just traded a late model in on the 4.8 petrol patrol, to gain better reliability, The old 4.2l & 3.0l are chalk and cheese.

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Whitewulf - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 14:00

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 14:00
Hi Old Mal

I purchased mine in November 2010 on that deal.
I also did ALLOT of google searching as well as speaking in person to members of the nissianpatrol.com.au group. All the talk is with the old 3.0TD the new models have a completely different motor. I would have liked a 4lt but they are not making them (sad face). I find the 3lt just a s good, as the 4, some will say nay, but add in a set of front lockers and your running sweet.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 15:19

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 15:19
Engine issues are real but substantially reduced now old Mal and I would not buy that car without a plan that covers that issue. (e.g. extended warranty etc)

Most of our cars have some defiecenty somewhere and its a matter of seriously considering any cars weaknesses and ensuring you can live with them.

For me the strength and stability would win out over an engine breakdown possibility, but engine breakdown is important in some places so I went Petrol which has no issues other than thirsty.

As another who has recently gone for the superseeded 4800 GU, I find the price a little high and some users have reported that towing fuel use is higher than expected.

I felt sure they were sub $50k late last year and wouldn't rush out at that price.
(was there a post last year asking if $44k was a good deal on a basic model?)

We still don't know just what Nissan will do with the GU , but you would have to put odds on then leaving it basically alone and running it out.

If correct there will be runout specials within a year as the big new fatty comes on line and this would be the time to strike.

There is a slim chance that an upgraded GU will yet happen , and if it does it would have the new V6 which I love and in which case the price of the current ones will plumment.

Robin Miller

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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 16:34

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 16:34
In January 2011 a few Nissan dealers had 2010 plated Patrol ST's for $48999 drive away with the ugly useless alloy bull bar, driving lights and tow bar.

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Reply By: Dough Boy - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:38

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:38
Old Mal
If it helps ... I owned a 2007 3.0 ltr Patrol .This was the first of the updated engine with a common rail engine . Prior to that it was a direct injection only.
I did 200, 000 Ks in that vehicle over 3.5 years and it never let me down. The only reason I didnt trade it in on a new one was because I need a twin cab ute for business purposes.I now have Navara and whilst its a great ute it has nothing on a Patrol. Regular servicing and look after the thing and it will serve you well !
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