4.8 donc running cost/problems

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 20:14
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Hi all Happy NEW/YEAR
I have been looking at buying a 2002 nissan patrol 4.8ltr motor. what have any forum members found with this unit ie running cost /expensive repair bills or any known faults etc.Also can anyone give me a real comparison between the 4.8 &3.0ltr t/d. cheers thanks for the feedback.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 21:49

Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 21:49
4.8 vs 3.0 ?
One goes like stink, the other stinks as it goes.

It depends what you want, they really aren't comparableIf you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 22:06

Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 22:06
One magazine got 54/100 out of the 4.8 in soft sand, it was in a test they did ages ago..

4.8 petrol motor can only be thirsty! But they do have heaps of neddies, so depending on what you want it for...?

4.8 V 3.0 for what? Towing, 4wding, touring, weekday runner?
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Reply By: tim - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:47

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:47
G`day
I drive a 3.0 and it goes well,
my mate drives a 4.8 and it goes very well but he has a petrol card which if i had i would have a 4.8 too
Cheers Tim
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Reply By: Michael - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:57

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:57
Hi there, If you can afford the extra, buy the 4.2 diesel, get 11 litres /100kms, consistantly and pay more upfront, or buy the petrol and pay forever and a worse resale value. So ,in a nut shell, there is not much going for the petrol slurper unless of corse you have a fat wallet , then it wouldnt really matter. Michael
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Reply By: lizard - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 19:44

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 19:44
I have a GU 4500 auto - economy is similar to 4800 ... on a trip to Cape York , Gurig , gulf etc (16300 kms) towing a camper trailer & fully loaded we returned 20.7 l/100 km ...... I have a fuel card so wasn't too bad ... was a lot of high speed highway and a lot of dirt .... has done 84K now and has not had any work required on it .
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Reply By: dp - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 13:38

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 13:38
Hi
I actually own a 100 series V8 but was recently doing a job that took me around the country and involved driving a selection of large 4bys including the Nissan 4.8 and the 3.0d.
For what it is worth I found the fuel usage on the 4.8 condsiderably poorer than my Cruiser handling etc also not a patch on the cruiser.
The 3.0td is excellent on fuel and actually a good drive, around town I actually preferred it over the 4.8. It is also good on an open road ....untill you want to pass something then if you pull the auto down a gear it slows down which after driving the big petrols and having high expectations can give you a bit of a scare!!
So if the choice is influenced by fuel / price and you are a patient driver I preferred the diesel.
I incidently went for the v8 cruiser after being scared off by reliabilty issues on the nissan diesel and the price of the turbo diesel cruiser ruled itself out. After driving all of them on a mixture of terrains I am very happy with what I have got......But then again may have been equally happy with the other purchases as well
have fun!!
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Follow Up By: stephen - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 19:43

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 19:43
hi dp

what is the economy like with your v8 cruiser and what is it like to drive around town?

regards

steve
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Follow Up By: dp - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:10

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:10
My economy seems to vary from 13l/100 to 20l/100k. I probably average in the 16's, which is a mixture of highway/city/paddock/towing two horses!!!. Probably depends on how you drive. Even towing horses isnt too bad as you have to be very gentle so you not thrashing it. Around town it is actually excellent, big improvement in handling and feel from the early 100 series.
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Reply By: stephen - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:42

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:42
now i just need to find a good v8 cruiser 2nd hand that isnt overpriced like they usually are.

s
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Follow Up By: dp - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 17:31

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 17:31
Hmm yes good point. though have noticed new prices seem to have steadily headed south, saw in the paper the other day some dealer asking about 55000 plus orc has to flow through eventually
good luck
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