Nissan patrol vehicles
Some wagons today look like four-wheel-drive cars, some even pretend to be tough riders but when it comes to a handful of people have cut it roughly like the Nissan Patrol.
Patrol, a genuine four-wheel drive vehicle that goes anywhere, doesn’t pretend to be anything else. It comfortably sits on top of the pile with its longtime rival, Toyota LandCruiser.
Toyota keeps LandCruiser ticking along with upgrades and new models while Nissan mostly follows the proven old model. By 2012, around the Patrol Team had to endure the newer LandCruiser 200 and lacked a lot when it comes to comfort, safety and refinement of the creature.
The most common body style for those who want a recreational rickshaw or a family sled is a four-door vehicle. The main models in the range are the ST-L mid-ranger entry and the Ti range.
In the cabin, there is ample space, flexibility and convenience, thanks to the double folding capacity of the second and third rows.
Engine options are a 6-cylinder, 4.8-liter petrol engine that works well, but is thirsty or a 3.0-liter turbo engine with a more attractive combination of performance and economy.
Patrols are well suited for heavier loads, such as horse buoys or large caravans
If you went for the petrol engine, you have a five-speed car with sporty gearshift. For tankers, options are a 5-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
All have part-time all-wheel drive with rear-wheel drive for cruising, and high and low-range all-wheel drive for off-road vehicles.
With a towing capacity of 2500kg, Patrols are well suited for heavier loads, such as horse buoys or large caravans.
Safety is one of its good qualities. Based on an old model with a separate chassis, Patrol was quite outdated when it ended the long model life cycle. However, it had the basics of dual front airbags, front airbags and anti-lock braking system.
As a relatively old model, GU Patrol lacks the kind of creature comforts and sophistication until the end of its modeling run, but registered users are less concerned with those things than reliability. and certainty.
Many patrol teams have been used to tow cars and many gray nomads have used to pull large and heavy caravans to every part of the country. They fit it well.
Patrols are mostly hassle free and often reliable. The only thing you need to be aware of is the trend of premature self-destructive 3.0-liter turbo engines.
The problems were solved in later models in the years mentioned here and they didn’t have the same trouble.
Most buyers have opted for a turbo engine over a petrol engine because it has a low torque that makes it a good towing vehicle and offers good fuel economy.
Patrol team continues to dedicate for a long time. Very few owners report any trouble
For others, the simplicity of a 6.8-liter petrol is appealing. It will also entail possibilities – but don’t expect it to be economical.
Evidence is the feedback from our readers, Patrol team continued to devote for a long time. Very few reported any problems and that reflects the actual experience of most owners.
It is important for a car that has been worked hard and that it has been well maintained. Properly serviced, a Patrol will continue to perform well in the future, even after miles traveled.
It is also important to check for off-road abuse. Patrol will go elsewhere. It was created to drive heavy vehicles in rough conditions and will cope admirably if it is carefully controlled and weighed. Walking from any vehicle you think may have been abused.
A tough wagon made for towing or off-road.
The owner said
Arnold Brierley After owning three of the old 3.0-liter four-cylinder diesel models, my experience is that it is tough and reliable. The engine and turbo should be cooled for one to two minutes before turning it off after a difficult or long process.
Bob Auld I’ve owned three Nissan Patrols since 1984, all from new and all manuals. My current patrol team has 55,600km on the clock. As a full-time gray nomad, I dragged a 20-ton caravan to all corners of Australia. They work hard both on and off-road, and they never complain. One of the current drives and pulls well, it’s smooth and quiet, has low-range torque and tough off-road. It gets 11.5L / 100km in the city and 15.0L when towing. The only problem to mention was a rear axle seal, which had to be repaired twice.
Lyall McEwin I have owned a Pat Patrol since I was young. It did just over 250,000km without a problem, including a round-trip tour of Australia with a pop-top caravan.