Nissan Hardbody Pickup Review from Australia and New Zealand

1993 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Navara 3.0 V6 petrol/LPG

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol/LPG Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired239000 kilometres
Most recent distance458000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore


A ripper really, considering!


Fuel pump failed @ 240,000Km - replaced with an external Holden unit ($550 cheaper).

Lower ball joints and Castor bar bushes @ 300,000Km. Shockers @ 325,000Km.

Front brake pads @ 335,000Km, rears soon!

1 x Injector replaced @ 390,000Km others removed and cleaned.

Water pump seized @ 418,000Km.

Rear spring shackle bushes @ 427,000Km.

Starter motor @ 428,000Km.

Gearbox getting noisy now in 3rd and 5th gears.

Drivers seat collapsed a while ago!

Some rust appearing in rear body, and door window trim area.

General Comments:

Engine has had no repairs since new, runs like a dream, blows no smoke, starts first time hot or cold. I always use full synthetic oils, change engine oil @ 20,000Km, BUT I change filters every 5000Km. I Generally use Shell Helix Ultra.

Lots of squeaks and rattles!

Bad draught from vent in drivers door trim!

Occasionally blows instruments fuse, which stops alternator charging the battery!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2008

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review