1983 Nissan Patrol Reviews

1983 Nissan Patrol 2.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired276000 kilometres
Most recent distance384000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pintara

Summary:

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

I have installed TRX Bluebird seats for comfort as the original seats were to flat and would make me slide from side to side when in bush.

Also I have installed a 280ZX motor for its ability to rev that little bit more and a bit more punch off the line, as the original was a bit tired and thirsty.

Original head gasket blew at 310000 due to (i was told by mechanic) not changing coolant at regular intervals and it ate away at back water jacket cost to repair was $235.

Rear axle seals were worn and leaking into rear brake drum when I purchased car which meant a whole rear brake rebuild was needed, it was easy and cheap to repair.

General Comments:

Great all rounder for the experienced and learner.

Very difficult to get into trouble.

Original seats are like sitting on a park bench.

A lot of fun on all terrains.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2006

1983 Nissan Patrol dlx 2.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired482000 kilometres
Most recent distance483000 kilometres

Summary:

A bloody Ripper!

Faults:

My 82 L28 engine chewed a bit and and had some oil leaks. Replaced with 85 L28 and goes fine now.

General Stuff like water Pumps and Booster Units.

General Comments:

This wagon is the wagon, Can't beat this year, specially because this is a deluxe wagon and not a shorty, truck never has any problems, rather than lack of speed, yet that is made up for with its ability to run stuff down! As well as the ability to be turned into a H1 Hummer which I plan to do.

On The hole this a fantastic truck and it will probably never die.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews