2003 Nissan Patrol Reviews

2003 Nissan Patrol ST 3.1 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1 turbo diesel Manual
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired49 kilometres
Most recent distance69000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Patrol

Summary:

Good value for money overall

Faults:

The internal 'grey' lining on top of the glove box and internal door handles started to scratch and peel away the first month we bought the car.

The seat belt does not automatically retreat like it should.

When a baby seat is attached in the back, there is little room in the front seat, and the seat cannot be pushed back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2007

2003 Nissan Patrol ST 3.0 TD from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 TD Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Patrol

Summary:

The Patrol is a great on and off-road 4x4 and is a bargain especially the 3.0 TD

Faults:

When the car was first delivered the steering wheel would constantly wobble at speeds above 80km/h. The problem was traced back to the tyre dealership where we had a set of BF Goodrich Mud Terrains fitted, they had mistakenly used a sedan wheel balancer instead of the heavy duty one required for the 4x4.

The rear large door is difficult to close and after consulting the dealer they said that it was normal and that we should just slam it shut. This is difficult to understand as the cabin doors are so easy to open and shut.

General Comments:

The Patrol is a very comfortable vehicle with great on road behavior and exceptional off-road capabilities.

The fuel consumption of the 3 liter Turbo is amazing, compared to friends with Land Cruisers we find ourselves at the gas station a lot less, with figures of 11-12l/100km on the highway and an ever so slight increase to 14-15l/100km around town we are amazed again by theses figures for such a large vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2004

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews