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    Hi There

    I want to buy a Nissan Navara, 2.5tdi 4x4.

    I have read a few articles on this vehicle and there is a few issues like the highed of the vehicle etc.

    Can anyone help me make my decision on this vehicle.

    If you have driven one off road or own one or if you had one in your confoy on a trip.

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    I have one - 36000 km on the clock now. Just returned from Bots towing a Xplorer caravan.
    Temp outside was between 38 and 42 degrees - no problem.
    Ave fuel consumption - 8.1 km/l.
    Normal travelling - 10.5 km/l

    Did not do a lot of off road but no problem in the Savuti area.

    Damaged the sump cover at Serendipity. Own fault.
    Would, however, like to lift the bakkie a bit.

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    Hi,

    The only bad thing I have heard/read about quite a few times them is clutches going at under 30 000km... and the fighting to get it replaced under warranty - don't know if this issue has been resolved?

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    4x4 australia oct 08 magazine tested the navara, hilux, ford, mazda,triton, isuzu,hardbody, and it came out tops overall. They tested sand, mud, tar, comfort, cab, power, loadbin and the whole toot. Navara cleaned up and to win ute of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    4x4 australia oct 08 magazine tested the navara, hilux, ford, mazda,triton, isuzu,hardbody, and it came out tops overall. They tested sand, mud, tar, comfort, cab, power, loadbin and the whole toot. Navara cleaned up and to win ute of the year.
    Ja Engel wat kan ek se ......Moet erken Angus se Navara het my regtig beindruk by Chloorkop ek dink ook dis n goeie allrounder maar persoonlik wel ek stick maar by my brand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    4x4 australia oct 08 magazine tested the navara, hilux, ford, mazda,triton, isuzu,hardbody, and it came out tops overall. They tested sand, mud, tar, comfort, cab, power, loadbin and the whole toot. Navara cleaned up and to win ute of the year.
    Right ja, but that's Ausies. South African drivers and terrain totally different. I have joined a Nissan group and about all the Navara guys have some or another complaint or lift. So is the Fortuner. Every car has its ups and downs. For the Fortuner sake - left and right.

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    hannes, skerp broer skerp!! Ek dink die nuwe ford/mazda is die mees prakties agv sy clearance. Al die goed is laag en vol plastic want dit moet perform onroad. Die toets was baie indrukwekkend van n informasie standpunt en is seker 30 bladsye lank. beter gedoen as enige iemand anders en snaaks genoeg nie biast nie! Die navara is groot en het n baie nice kragbron.
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    Ek ry nou my tweede Navara 2.5 Diesel 4x4. Baie lekker voertuig. Moes net die suspension lig met n' Camel stelsel en is nou reg. Sleep n' Conquest trailer ooral sonder probleme.
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    Die enigste probleem wat ek het met die Navara is die hoogte, maar gelukkig kan dit reggestel word. Verder is dit 'n great voertuig.
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    Het iemand die brandstof verbruik van die 4.0L petrol?

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    Kan hierdie een nie laat verbygaan nie.
    Kortom vir my behoeftes due beste 4X4 vandag beskikbaar. Dit is groot - die kajuit en die bak. Die sitplekkke wat op en afslaan agter verleen buigsaamheid wanneer gepak word.
    Ons ry gemiddeld 110 km/u en ek kry 8,3l/100km. Kom kyk maar!!
    Min pad en windgeraas. Die diesel egine loop soos 'n droom - 'n baie "comforting roar".
    Was al deur Kaokoland en CKGR. Van Kutze tot by Xade geen probleem in DUK sand en die brandstofverbruik na 240 km in oorwegend lae strek (onthiou dit is 'n diesel en verkies om in lae strek te ry) was ongeveer 12 l/100km.
    Nissan se diens tot nou toe was fantasties. Moet se ek het nog niks gehad om te kla of te eis nie.
    Nadele is hoogte en die verdomde Goodyears - een het nou al ses plugs.
    Ons het dubbel battery, langafstand tenks, Engel in die plek van die klein sitplek, outback slide en dan die Alu-cab - 'n droom agter op die bak. Die diens van Alu-cab hier in Gauteng volgens my persepsie aan my was egter so swak ek wou die kappie vir hulle terug gee en hulle kon die geld ook hou (soek net rus en vrede). Die kappie is nou reg.
    Koop maar die Navara, maar begroot vir nuwe suspensie en bande - R25 000

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    Quote Originally Posted by etienneo View Post
    I want to buy a Nissan Navara, 2.5tdi 4x4.
    the only shortcomings of a Nissan are the useless dealers in SA.

    Why not buy a good second hand Patrol - that thing is virtually indestructible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naks View Post
    the only shortcomings of a Nissan are the useless dealers in SA.

    Why not buy a good second hand Patrol - that thing is virtually indestructible!
    While being OT thats probably the best advice so far....but.....in the US the Navara is the Frontier and they have gone to great strides to have the thing trail ready
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    Remember, the Nissan Navara has been Australia's Ute of the year now for 3 years in a row. Toyota, Holden (Isuzu), Ford, Mazda, Mitsu Triton is trying very hard and still the Navara score head and shoulders about the rest. Must say the Navara is cheaper than the Toyota over there. The Navara is also about 50mm higher there than the version we have over here. The Navara is low, Isuzu is even lower so yes you need some lift to make it bush ready. To go bigger tyres has the disadvantage of torque loss and you will find it harder to do difficult climbs and rocky trails.
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    OT but inline with perhaps why in OZ it's SOO good...

    Can we petition Nissan SA to endorse a lift on them? In OZ and US you get offroad versions with Ranchero shocks factory approved? How about here in SA? I'm going to see if I can't take this futher as the Pathy's shocks are not anywhere as good as the Terrano's. Put a load on the back and and and.

    Toyota approve certain mods. I've been to 3 dealerships and 2 said a lift would NOT stuff up warranty but Boksburg one said it would

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    OT, but does the navara have diff-lock?
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    My Pa oorweeg ook die 2.5tdi, wat ek net wil weet is hoe goed sleep hierdie voertuig aangesien hy gereeld n sleepwa sleep van by die 2t. Nog n oorweging is die spasie binne, hoe ruim is die kajuit veral agter? Hy is self n groot man van 1.88m en 140kg en daar ry baie keer mense saam hom, dis veral n probleem as ek per geleentheid moet saamry aangesien ek self 1,96m is en gewoonlik agter moet sit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostokkelos View Post
    Het iemand die brandstof verbruik van die 4.0L petrol?
    If you drive it gently in town, around 20L/100km (Best I got was 18.5). On the open road, around 12.5L/100km.

    If you drive it like you stole it..... 30L/100km
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselfan View Post
    OT but inline with perhaps why in OZ it's SOO good...

    Can we petition Nissan SA to endorse a lift on them? In OZ and US you get offroad versions with Ranchero shocks factory approved? How about here in SA? I'm going to see if I can't take this futher as the Pathy's shocks are not anywhere as good as the Terrano's. Put a load on the back and and and.

    Toyota approve certain mods. I've been to 3 dealerships and 2 said a lift would NOT stuff up warranty but Boksburg one said it would
    At Menlyn Nissan there is a brand new Navara on the showroom floor with full Ironman suspension and a lot of extras...

    Now, if one buy that bakkie, I wonder what the warrenty will be
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    Can someone please explain the concern about the height or ground clearance I suppose on the Navara/Pathfinder. If you look at the manufacturer specs I think they say 238mm which I think compare pretty well with other vehicles in the class, so why is it that it is too low?

    Thanks
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