nissan pathfinder

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hi there. ive found a very well looked after low km nissan pathfinder for a good price and i am considering buying it for the two of us to travel al round Australia. its a 2000 model 3.3l 6cylinder auto. i was just looking to get a bit of help and advice before i make my choice. firstly what are they like off road in comparison to the landcruiser prado and mitsubishi perjaro? and how does it stack up against them in terms of gas millage and road driving? other then the prado's larger tank is there any significant advantage of the other two trucks compared to the pathfinder? is it a capable and reliable touring vehicle that will cope ok in most situations?
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Reply By: Ian K3 - Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 16:39

Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 16:39
Hi Matthew, I have a 2000 Pathfinder good all round tourer, we tow a jayco style camper trailer with her averaging 15l per 100ks. Cooling system requires extra thermo fan as temperature increases quickly when worked hard especially on sand. I previously owned a gq patrol which I would take anywhere but with the pathy I am a bit more reluctant to do the same tracks I would in the patrol not saying it wouldn't but not as "hardcore" as a patrol. Hope this helps.
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Reply By: feathery - Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 16:45
Hi Matthew

I had a r50 2000 pathfinder and found it to be a great car you con not compare the larger 4x4 to it that is unfair . In saying that I took mine through the CSR Simpson Gunbareal and other tracks we had a landcrusier with us the main difference is ground clearance also the driver of the cruiser was allways a lot more tired at the end of big days than I was. This is because the Pathfinder is such a great drive .It is unfortunate that the r50 are a bit heavy on fuel in desert running I got 19l /100km on highway it is 16l/ 100km but a great car
Hope this helps

Feathery
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Reply By: matthew h - Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 17:03

Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 17:03
thanks for the help guys, its had a few modification including new suspension giving it a bit more ground clearance so hopefully that shouldn't be an issue.
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Follow Up By: feathery - Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 20:10

Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 at 20:10
thats good I had ome on mine which gave a 50mm lift

feathery
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Reply By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 07:46

Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013 at 07:46
I had a 98 model for 10 years. It had the same motor and gearbox I think. I put it on LPG when I bought it as the economy wasn't great. I did 350,000 kms without much trouble. There is a known issue with the gearbox, it will shudder momentarily in top gear when changing down sometimes. My motor was bullet proof. Off road it was ok but didn't have any traction aids. I didn't do a any serious towing, I'm not sure about how the gearbox would handle that. Cheers.
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