We recently purchased a 2008 Nativa in Qatar. We paid $87000 QR. It included sunroof, fog lights, remote entry, 2 year maintenance warranty and lifetime power train warranty. Yes the gas mileage is not the greatest, but gas is 0.80 QR per litre! It costs me 40 QR - about $13 US/CAN to fill it up! I have three kids and they fit in the vehicle nicely. Yes the acceleration is not the greatest and we have noticed high engine revs (high rpms) at 100 km/h. We plan to have this checked at the next service. However, we get great service - usually 20 - 30 minutes for a service. I know Toyota owners who drop off their vehicles and wait DAYS to get it back! Knowing that, for the next two years I will not have another extra expense for my vehicle - everything is covered! I don't think any other dealer can match that! I don't plan to off road very much. I felt I needed a 4x4 here in order to hold my own on the roads of Qatar. The Toyota Fortuner was $6000 QR more - and while a better vehicle - it would have cost me an extra $2000 - $4000 QR in service/maintenance fees over 2 years. There was no comparison. For ME the Nativa was the only choice. That's all I can say. Cheers.
Guys, the only disadvantage of Nativa is it's fuel consumption (8km/litre on city and 10km/litre on highway). But in the Gulf, the fuel is cheaper. Nativa is a reliable & comfortable family car. It is a good offroader too; worth the value. But re-sale value is not as good as Toyota / Nissan SUVs.
I love 4x4's among my collection I have Prado, FJ Cruiser & Nativa, Nativa I own is a 2005 model full options, believe me its better than FJ Cruiser compared to Prado, yes its bit slow. But Nativa has strong body, safety, take it to any desert and it won't ditch you. If talking about fuel and concerned don't buy and 4x4 all are same, in some above comments heard about loose steering, but see its easy for overtaking, parking... there is always a good or bad in any cars.. My comment is I love Nativa...
Hi I'm from Fiji and I'm about to buy a Nativa GLS 2.8 turbo diesel Standard for AUD$4,4100. Am I getting a great deal here or a rip off? I don't know much about cars and their cost! Hoping to get some help in making a right choice of car.
Hi, I am from Panama and I am planning to buy the new 3.2 Nativa turbo diesel 2009. Has anyone had any experience with this new model?
I'm looking at a 2004 Nativa 3.0L V6. I know the guy selling it and have known the car since he bought it. He has had no trouble from it. Yes, it's a bit juicy. I'd like to hear from anyone who has had any problems with one off-road.
I have a 2000 Nativa diesel I don't like it much, but I only use when I go to the Dominican Republic. I use it mostly in the country side, and it has not let me down. I have gone up and down steep mountains, and it always come through. I give it a 4 out of 10 rating.
I have spent a lot of money repairing lots of problems; it has pretty much the same ones everyone posted.
I am going to buy NATIVA 2007 model, driven 80,000kms and getting it for approx 9200 US$ here in Kuwait?
Is it a good deal?
As far as I know Nativa is ending its name with the 2008 model. The 2009 model is a higher and more sporty version but the front looks more like the pick up.
I have owned a Nativa in Dubai for two years, a 2008 model. I rocked the Al Ain & Abu Dhabi desert, mountains of Ras Al Khaimah & Oman up to the Salalah Desert - Yemen border.
I am not talking nicely about the Nativa because it's mine. But I really trust this car - it has a chassis frame, has a good ground clearance and is very spacious. Indeed, it drinks petrol, is a bit slow and not high end inside. Still, there is a lack of accessories on the market.
The car is definately not built for street & weekend cruising.
Would like to know more Nativa owners in Dubai, maybe we catch up guys.
Cheers & good luck with your choices.
I've been driving my 06 Nativa here in Riyadh for more than 3 years, no major maintenance except for the AC compressor, 60 liters of 95 petrol gives me 400+km, change oil every 2 months and that's it. Though have my 4wd lamp blinking and Mitsubishi is quoting for SR4K for parts and labor (note they don't replace the faulty solenoid, but the complete set whewww) but 4wd is working fine, annoying blinking 4wd. Not a bad SUV, had a KIA Sportage before. Rate this SUV 7/10. Cheers.
I have a Nativa 2005 model too. It has much steering vibration about 100 KMH. How can I rectify it? I had the wheels balanced many times. What can I do? Can you guide me?
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I am in the U.S. I have a 1998 Montero Sport, which is the North American version of the Nativa. Mine has a 2.4 litre 4 cyl. with a 5 speed manual. I have owned it since new, and it has been the best, most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. The performance and handling on mine are OK, mine is 2 wheel drive and I don't offroad. All in all, I have been very pleased with this vehicle over the years, and intend to keep it for many more.