2004 Nissan Patrol Reviews

2004 Nissan Patrol Safari VTC 4.8 from United Arab Emirates

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission VTC 4.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres

Summary:

The VTC 4800 engine is a monster

Faults:

A/C motor.

Rear differential.

Radiator.

General Comments:

The car is totally reliable. The only maintenance was from heavy usage (wear & tear).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2008

26th Oct 2010, 08:18

Is it good on fuel? Or does it chug a lot?

2004 Nissan Patrol LX tdi 4.0 from Guatemala

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance15500 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Rodeo

Summary:

It's an excellent suv. I love it

Faults:

The only problem with this car is that due to its size the engine tends to be quite underpowered, sluggish as most SUV, but once it gets going, nothing will stop it.

General Comments:

It is a monster on and off road, very comfortable and reliable, low mileage yes, but luxury, safety and comfort pays for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2006

18th Mar 2007, 22:45

Well, after driving it a bit in real harsh terrains, I have found something going wrong with it, and it's that the rear door tends to crack because of the weight of the spare tire. Nissan should pay attention to this detail. Apart from that, the vehicle is still a beauty.

23rd Jun 2007, 12:43

Me again. The vehicle is now 40,000km and already has shown some problems:

- noisy front axle, no one seems to know reason or source

- ABS activates at 60 km/hr or below in bad roads, not allowing vehicle to stop.

- noisy steering bar

- shimming after 80kph, has been aligned, but shimming insists.

Overall, the vehicle is good, but I am convinced now that the body is way to heavy for the chassis. A friend of mine has one just the same and has already broken the chassis, although he drives like a madman on any road, but still, vehicle should be tougher than that.

I am somehow disappointed now, since the reputation of the legendary Patrol is now being seriously affected by these luxurious, but fragile vehicles.

1st Jul 2007, 05:33

I had a similar problem with a 1998 Patrol. I had new tyres fitted and many wheel balances, but the problem did not go away until I was under the car changing the oil, when I noticed a large nut. I think it was on the end of what is called the panard rod. After I tightened it, there were no more shaking problems. I hope this helps.

Paul Petersen. Email petosplace@hotmail.com.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews