Nissan Navara Review from Portugal

2001 Nissan Navara 4x4 Double Cab 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired374 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Patrol

Summary:

A strong and powerful pick-up

Faults:

The radio stopped working twice, at 15,000 and at 25,000 km. The first time I went to the dealer, they just disconnected it from power and connected it again, and it worked as new. Second time I fix it myself.

The tyres, Bridgestone Dueler H/T 255/70R15, were replaced twice, at 18,000 and 40,000 km. Second time, changed to BF Goodrich A/T, much better, both off road and on road, specially on wet conditions.

Battery went dead at 40,000 km. Replaced under warranty.

Had to lift the front suspension, the dealer did it at the revision of 22,500 km, with no extra cost.

General Comments:

A very reliable and resistant car. This particular unit have been used in very hard conditions, off road on forest works, and never had major or upsetting problems.

It is not a car, but it has a very good driving position, quite comfortable and very safe on the road.

The consumption depends a lot from the accelerator. Off road, town or road under 120 km/h, between 10 to 12 l/100 km, highway at higher speeds could rise up to 15 or 16 l/100 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th August, 2003

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review