1999 Nissan Patrol ST 4.2 litre turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand


An absolutely awesome off roader with reliability and practicality

General Comments:

This car is rocket proof. It's absolutely excellent in every regard. It is incredible off road, and for a 4wd on full live axles, it handles very well on road as well.

This car requires next to no maintenance and is extremely easy to service at home. It is so simple, and it is also very practical, but the performance could be better; although it can be forgiven with 114kw trying to move 2.3 tons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2008

20th Sep 2009, 08:33

Hi My name is Glen, I am trying to decide to buy A Toyota land cruiser 1999 model & a Nissan Patrol same year. Is the Nissan automatic a good towing wagon, I'm looking at 4.2 diesel & a 4.5 liter petrol Nissan engines. What do you think the fuel consumption would be like on the Nissan Patrol, both petrol & diesel. I would be very interested in your comments, & any pointers you might have. I look forward to hearing from you.


Glen Wilkinson.

22nd Sep 2009, 02:38


The original post was over a year ago, so it's unlikely you'll get a response from the original reviewer. Google "GQ patrol 4.2 or 4.5 economy" and you'll come up with many forum discussions on patrol fuel economy. Repeat for discussions about reliability, etc.

People with the 3.0 diesel are getting 12-14L/100km combined, so the 4.2 is going to be 10-20% more.

29th Jan 2016, 08:17

I own a 1999 GU 4.5. I get about 420-460 main tank,and about 150-180 sub tank. If you get 550-600km all up, it's about right either way. Haven't run out of fuel trying to test it... but I love the power. The 4.5's horses make up the difference in fuel economy. I'm sitting on 90-100ks with the car loaded but no towing.

1999 Nissan Patrol 260 high roof short bed 2.7 turbo diesel from Portugal


A good off-road, a bit out dated


On the delivery, I've noticed some minor defaults, such as bolts, plastic caps, mirrors and the attachment of the body to the frame. All of these problems were solved by the dealer fast and at no costs.

The air conditioner "died" at 5.000 km, after that, and for almost three years have been repaired and recharged with gas by several dealers. The last time, in September of 2002, finally worked out.

At 90.000 km the bolts of the fuel pump went loose and I've almost lost it.

Vacuum pump at 110.000 km. This result on a damaged servo pump as well.

The head lights commuter had to be replaced three times.

The wipers broke at 120.000 km.

Actually the driver's seat is wearing badly and the rust is attacking the body, mainly the back doors.

General Comments:

The car is a bit out dated, since it was first produced in the late 70's (160 versions). The 260 was built in Spain, and this late versions didn't have the quality of the early 90's ones.

The car has a good performance off-road, with only two problems. It's a little low and the long rear, specially with the spare wheel beneath is a handicap.

This engine, 2.7 turbo diesel (100 hp), is the best suited for this car, not as powerful as the 3.0 petrol or the 6 cylinder turbo diesel, but much faster than the diesel atmospherics 2.8 (4 or 6 cylinder) and much more economical.

The handling is fair, just beware of wet pavements.

The maintenance can't be ignored, as there are many things to be checked, adjusted and lubricated.

The comfort is quite bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

23rd Oct 2005, 18:36


I have a problem and I need someones help. I own a Nissan Patrol 1998, 2.8 Turbo Diesel inter cooler Engine. The Diesel Pump failed and I can't find a site that sells it on line. Can anybody send me a link to an on-line store that sells this?

My email is griverahn@gmail.com.

Thank you very much.

Gabriel Rivera

Miami Fl.