1986 Nissan Patrol Reviews

1986 Nissan Patrol 3.25 d from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.25 d Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

It will tow your house at 80 mph

Faults:

After a young yuppy chap tried to drive his 1968 VW Karmen under the front, we replaced the broken plastic grille with a bit of "Sitex", there was a bit of overheating in summer time, A "clunk" on the steering was sorted with a bit of grease.

My head gasket will not blow.

The seats smell of dog.

General Comments:

These vehicles will tow anything anywhere.

At 17 years ours has quite a bit of rust around the sills etc especially the bottom of the tailgate, but what do you expect?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2002

5th Feb 2009, 09:13

I own a 1986 MK Nissan Patrol 2.8 litre petrol. This is the 4th Patrol we have owned. I was a bit disappointed in the 1990 LWB GQ 4.2 litre petrol, but all the rest G60, MQ and now the MK have been a great experience on and off road. We live approx 4t5r miles south of Perth Western Australia, and all I can say is go the mighty old Patrols.

1986 Nissan Patrol 4.2 liter petrol from Republic of Palau

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.2 liter petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance46005 miles
Previous carNissan Datsun Double Cab

Summary:

Awesome, indestructable 4WD king!!!

Faults:

After 13 years of use it has had no major problems. Just a broken engine mount due to bridge jumping, worn out brakes, broken shock absorbers, rust/corrosion, and dents.

General Comments:

Awesome car... Well known throughout Palau as the supreme 4WD vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2000

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews