A very good 4X2 Dual Cab Utility
My 2016 Nissan Navara NP300 RX D23 dual cab utility has been so far, a very reliable and frugal vehicle to operate. I bought it in January of 2020 from East Coast Commercials for around $27,000 which included a three year warranty. It had 63,000 km on the odometer. I get around 10 km/L around town and much better fuel economy on the highway. The ride is excellent because of the long wheelbase and because the rear suspension has coils. I use it mainly for driving around Brisbane and more recently, the Gold Coast. If you want to carry heavy loa...ds then look perhaps to a utility with a leaf-sprung rear suspension. I had no intention of going off-road so a 4X2 for my purposes was perfect. Vehicle weight and servicing costs are reduced (4X2 compared to 4X4) and the possibility of purchasing a vehicle that had been on the beach or abused off-road is nullified. If storage space is important to you, then you get far more storage space with a dual cab ute when compared to an SUV. A light truck is built to a tougher standard than the car-like SUVs. I purchased an aluminium hard lid from EGR Group, Salisbury, Qld for $1,200, and had TJR install it for me. I can lock things up in the tray and rearward visibility is not impacted as it would be with a full size canopy. The hard lid decreases road noise and vibration in the cab and reduces fuel consumption because of the improvement in wind flow over the vehicle (less turbulence in the tray). The vehicle has a seven speed automatic that works seamlessly and flawlessly and was designed for a much larger displacement engine. You will never break it. I installed a Mongoose car alarm and the Engine Watchdog ($200 to purchase, $450 to install - see South Side Cylinder Heads, MacGregor, Brisbane) which monitors engine temp, transmission temp and oil pressure. If any of the parameters are exceeded, you will get an audible warning. The installer of the Engine Watchdog told me that it costs $10,000 - $15,000 to rebuild a diesel if it blows up due to overheating. So pay attention to your servicing! The D23 diesel engine was developed by Renault and it is a motor that powers half the vehicles on French roads. It is an excellent diesel engine with low emissions. It smells like fresh-baked bread when you walk around the back! The Nissan comes with cruise, up and down steering wheel adjustment and adjustable mirrors (remote). Steering is a little agricultural but you get used to it if you're a bloke. I also installed a Kenwood head unit and a reverse camera so I get a view of where I'm reversing (safety - it is a long vehicle!) and the Kenwood enables Google Android Auto app to operate when I plug my phone into the USB port. The Nissan Navara NP300 D23 RX is an excellent vehicle that gives you the driver (and occupants) a lot of protection and a lot of reliable motoring pleasure.
Purchased in January 2020 at East Coast Commercials, Acacia Ridge for $27,000.00.
100000km All the trouble starts
Had my NP 300 since new, haven't had any issues except a bit sloppy in the rear end when loaded which air bags fixed. Just clocked 100000 km and engine malfunction light came on throttle body had stripped the gears so new throttle body, then engine malfunction light comes on again back to the mechanic he tells me there is excess oil in the intercooler hose. So advice from the mechanic time to sell it before it blows up. So
Purchased in October 2016.
Lost trust in this D23 Navara
Bought new May 2019.Stood 7 months at dealer with diff (x5), turbo, brake booster, climate control and key fob problems. Dealer repurchased from me at 9000kms. Bought a Toyota HiLux instead even though Navara has more features and better ride and fuel consumption.
Purchased in May 2019 for $30,000.00.
- Navara NP300 4x4 SL (2015-2021)
Don’t Trust Nissan No Customer Service-auto issues
We purchased a new 2017 SL Navara and a xtrail at the same time. Spent 80k on cars. Nissan made us feel special with the purchases and even gave us gifts.
However after a month we notice the Navara was hard to get out of park randomly. When it released from park it sounded like the auto had just fallen out or you have hit something. A loud metal clunk.
We called Nissan and they booked it in to be checked. They advised us after having the car for the a day that nothing was wrong with it and we were not parking the car correctly. They also ad...vised us that they wouldn’t charge us for this. We thought oh ok maybe we are in the wrong so we became OCD with the order in which we parked the car. We also obtained a work car so it didn’t get driven as much. When we did drive it randomly it would still do it. We reported it again. They had the car and said it didn’t fault for them again.
Purchased at Nissan Petrie for $42,000.00.
60 000 ks hasnt missed a beat.
Use the car every second day. Off roading casually not too much. Drives well and no issues. Except x2 of rear main seals that were covered by warranty. Its a manual and pulls good.
Purchased for $58,000.00.
Test drive all competitors.
Perfect for bush. No issues yet with 122k on clock. Steering wheel horn is a pain though. Easily bumped. I saw many reviews on all 4x4s and all where Inaccurate. The 4 coils in the bush leave the competition behind in comfort and flex. If I want to carry heavy loads how easy is it to upgrade coils to bi rated for flex and load, I mean trains use coils so they can carry the heaviest load of any wheeled machine, it's got me buggered why they still use leaf in the day and age. The power to fuel usage must be one of the best if not the best in the ...world, I mean 2 ton of vehicle having that much go and using so little fuel. I cant believe I was thinking hilux before testing them. Also 20k oil change how goods that! Although I'll do it every 10. And yes the engineers have done there home work, this motor has been around for some time now outside of Australia and has proven itself, yes I did my homework too. But on a last note I would say the best and favorite vehicle I have ever owned and awesome in the bush..apart from that bloody horn its spot on. Well done Nissan
Purchased in October 2016.
Best ute I've owned
Purchased the 2018 D23 last year, I previously owned a Navara 4x4 D22 that I purchased new in 2010
The D23 Navara is miles ahead of the D22, Comfort, safety, performance and fuel economy.
I have 2016 Stx navara ,in whivh I bought from nissan .it came with 20" wheels &they supplied brand new monsta AT grippers .I have vibration throughout my steering & cabin at around 80km -110 km .They have balanced wheels on vehicle ,and said it's better but not 100% . Well I'm not impressed with the results .can anyone please help
Purchased in February 2020 at Nissan for $30,000.00.
Oil Leak Rear end
Car drives fine upgraded the suspension to pedders suspension. (Due to Front Bull bar nosediving) x2 warranty claims on read end seal covered. 2nd time around the oil leaked on rear end brake shoes which also had to get replaced at same time. (Due to safety precautions) I don't get how new cars with 40 000 ks have leaking issues... They seem to not make cars as they use too.. other than that can't fault it. Drives well on road and off road. Fuel no where near what they advertise though is not good advertising information when is not possible.
Purchased in September 2015 at Nepean Motor Group for $62,000.00.
Love the Nav
Ok, so I bought a 2016 model nav and I can't believe how good it is for the price. It's the 7 speed auto .. what can I say it is decent.. driving economy is decent for an auto.. I get 6.5 to 7 on the highway and 7.8 to 8.5 in town.. mainly driving from Cleveland to Rocklea.. which i get around 650km to 700km in town .. this is with aircon on.. may be less without. (Please note I'm granny driving around)
Only draw back is the noisy common rail.. in my car anyways when I'm at speed and remove my foot from the accelerator.. the fuel rail pressur...e increases from cruising at 8k to10k psi to 18k to 19k psi .. this is when the rattle happens .. when the car slows below 40km the pressure is relieve by the return and all is well in the world.. I have noticed that aircon will exacerbate the sound.. I use liqui moly boost and around 100ml to 200ml low ash mineral 2 stroke to combat this issue.. which works well to soften the old girls rawr.. apparently in the configuration my engine is in it out complies with euro emission .. which could explain all the noisy aspects of the engine. But all in all its a beauty of ute. Tows my boat and ski no worries, i mainly sand drive towing my ski about .. nice coat of lanox under the car.. no problems at all with the Nav. Things you need to jump on top of straightaway though.. pre fuel filter at 10 microns and oil catch can with either a baffle or better yet filter.. needs to be installed .. this is really for longevity for any diesel.. there's also has an issue of hose placement.. radiator hose that's near the ac pulley on the bottom right hand side(facing the car) screen this flexes it rubs against it.. use steel cable ties to secure this to the chassis or in my case where my bullbar mounts to. You don't need to have its pressed tightly away.. just enough to hold it away when it's at operational temperature. Otherwise bye bye ute..
Purchased in December 2019 at John Hughes Car Sales for $35,000.00.
Really nice to drive
Bought new, 2018 ST model. Now at 43000km. Haven't missed a beat so far.
Taking this on soft sand beach, the torque it produces is astonishing. Auto gearbox keeps revs well below 1500rpm ploughing through the sand. The ride comfort is the best I have felt in any ute so far. Service intervals every 24000km. Works out cheaper to service than my wife's Honda Jazz!
Watch for Oil Leaks!
I have had my 2017 NP300 RX 4x4 work vehicle since 2017 and it has now travelled 80,000km, 80% highway, 20% offroad. The NP300 is a comfortable and quiet ute on the road, and is economical. However, it is not what you call tough offroad or reliable. I have looked after the vehicle and it has been serviced by Nissan since new. Issues I have had include :
- Oil sump leaking oil (wife not happy with driveway) - Fixed by Nissan under warranty
- Fuel filler cap stopped opening
- Oil leak between engine and gearbox (approx 70,000km's) - Nissan needed...
Nissan fobbing off older NP300's
Vehicle returned from dealer, no fault found for worn rack mount bushes, but only 200 metres on odometer after drop off to pick up! Obviously no road test. Told they have had 3 NP300's in from my wheel aligner, same fault. Okay, truck 6 weeks out of warranty, but problem not picked up at final service, not at 60,000 k's either yet. Vehicle serviced at required intervals by dealers, I change the oil every 5,000 k's & filter every 10k.
If they give the series 2, 3, & 4 5 year warranty, are they making money from the early model in repairs?
Regards, Old John.
Purchased in July 2016.
Nissan could do better
50 kms . Rust on chassie welds . Nissan says this is acceptable. Thats their view , i have my view and this is not acceptable.
200kms - diff whining between 90-100 km p/h . Lets see what nissan dose about this.
1000kms, major oil leak out of front timing cover . Major job to repair. Is being repaired under warranty. Not happy having half of my front end removed to repair. Poor for a new car.
Nissans new vehicle letter states" we care".
Not with my dealer. They are full of crap!
This car has done 1300kms. Poor quality.
I am a long term nissan owner. Pintara in 87 . 3 x maximas. A32 , j31 , j32 . 2 x patrols gq and gu. First navara. Not happy.
Purchased in July 2019 for $47,000.00.
Used in North-Midlands WA as an agronomy vehicle, commuter, boat launching and getting thrashed on gravel day-to-day. Everything holds up great even towing a 4 Tonne boat to the ramp, or towing a large trailer carting sheep. Has plenty of power to overtake on highways, just drop down a gear and let the twin turbo's do the rest. Has clocked over 200,00 k's on mainly gravel roads doing 120km/h or on farms on rough paddocks.
Very comfortable for trips to Perth (3 Hrs) and has all the fruit you would expect in a modern vehicle.
Will be buying again.
Purchased in July 2016 for $55,000.00.
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||16" Alloy||16" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Seats||2 to 4||4 to 5||5|
|Fuel Consumption||6.6 L/100km||7 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel|
|Max Power||120kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm||140kW @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||403Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual and Extra||Dual|
|Maximum Payload||1,279 kg||995 kg||979 kg|
|Ground Clearance||219 mm||226 mm||226 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||219 mm||226 mm||226 mm|
|Release date||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015||May 2015|
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