A brutish looking 4x4
Turbo breather pipe split at 149,000 km - $50 repair.
Brake pads front/rear at 140,000 km - $85 repair.
The biggest difference I see in the Patrol compared to the Pajero or Landcruiser is the harsh ride. The Patrol also is sluggish in the city, but handles very well out bush (which is what it is designed for). That said, it is nice to cruise around the city high up off the road.
The looks are pretty mean, and the interior is huge with lots of room for seven passengers. The air conditioner will blow you away, and driver's seat comfort is excellent for very tall drivers.
That said, I do have my concerns regarding engine longevity, as many Patrols around this era suddenly detonated, due to poor craftsmanship and shonky specifications for the oil level in the crankcase.
I have not made any modifications to my Patrol, as I figure it has gotten to 150,000 km without any issues so far. Cross my fingers on that one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2012