1997 Nissan Patrol Review from Australia and New Zealand

1997 Nissan Patrol RX 2.8TD

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8TD Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres


Go anywhere vehicle


Not much has gone wrong so far:

- Air-con was re-gassed

- Fixed smoky engine by cleaning the snorkel filter

- Electrical issues due the battery clamps - easily fixed.

General Comments:

This GQ Patrol is my first 4wd so I did not want to spend too much money in case I crash it due to my inexperience. Basically I made an absolute bargain and I could really not have been happier with the truck.

It has taken us to some places we never dreamt of seeing. I have covered some harsh terrain and I have never been disappointed with its capabilities.

This car is no rocket on bitumen, but I bought it to do some serious four wheel driving. In hindsight it may have been better to buy 4.2 GQ diesel, but then again I would have had to pay much more for it.

This car is a keepa - until our next 4wd which will also be Patrol.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review