1990 Nissan Patrol Review from Australia and New Zealand

1990 Nissan Patrol ST TB42 petrol

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission TB42 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired358000 kilometres
Most recent distance372000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon


Great vehicle, and I don't think I would sell it for any other vehicle


Overall this Nissan Patrol has been the best vehicle I have owned as far as reliability is concerned, I don't think the previous owner was keen on the idea of preventive servicing due to the brakes being metal to metal, ball joints / slip joints not being lubricated, and just general service items not being looked at for some time, but after going over these general items and repairing what has been let go, the Patrol has been great.

General Comments:

Great off road, even in standard form.

Great tow vehicle.

Little to go wrong (no EFI) electric windows etc.

Great family vehicle (7 seater).

Excellent value for money.

If you want a top of the range vehicle eg electrics, maybe the TI model is for you.

Could be better on fuel, has used up to 20 litres per 100 km, but most of the time around 15 litres per 100 kms if drive it with care.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2011

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review