When life gives you a lemon….sell it.
I had a secondhand 2008 D22 as my daily driver. The first 20k km it ran ok. Then with 180k on the clock…2x turbos,gearbox,diff,top end rebuild before 200k. Total lemon.
Purchased in April 2015 for $13,000.
Good soild ute
Me and my partner both had d22s hers a 01 nav 365xxxkm never missed a beat still going but was involved in a crash and chassis was bent so was pulled off the road
Mine is a 2005 d22 370xxxkm on it so far still going strong tows pretty much every day it's been all over the county been the best ute I have ever had
We brought a 2014 model a few months ago to replace my partners car having two really good d22s went for a third. But what a mistake we have had a few issues with its timing chain and a few other issues a we brought to tow the floa...t but having 2 horse on it really struggles to get going end up using my old 3l witch doesn't have a problem the 2.5 is very heavy on fuel just get 300km to a tank with the float and we get about 500 to 550 km with the old 3l
Built for purpose
Use it 4 times per week as a run-around-ute. It is not designed to be a luxury vehicle but a genuine no-nonsense do anything, go anywhere, reliable, blokes ute. Big tip, after 150k , get it serviced every 5k, mine now has 250k still going strong. Took it around Oz 6 months ago, no worries. Fuel consumption can get a bit much (12.5l / 100k in back blocks). Had a catch-can fitted recently, has dropped av fuel consumption back to 10.5l/100k. Have bullbar, snorkel, rear camera, buckets, alloy tray with slide-on camper. Have looked at trading in but will keep for a bit longer and give to a grandchild. Too good to trade and most newies are too technical.
Purchased for $25,000.
Old school reliability
Purchased my new D22 Navara back in February 2010 10 years on still have it still love it a very basic Spartan type of a ute never had a single issue with it Navara is comfortable drives well and good on fuel on paper power figures are poor compared to modern vehicles but it goes a lot better than the 3 L in the previous model they were absolutely gutless. build quality fit and finish is acceptable for a commercial vehicle I'm a qualified spray painter buy trade and there's no such thing as a perfect fit and finish on any vehicle out there the ...later model D22 started to get very average on fit and finish due to such a long run of this vehicle they're dies must have been worn out making panels for these vehicles.a lot of aftermarket accessories has improved power considerably example snorkel exhaust larger intercooler and in the last 2 years fitted I drive throttle controller made a massive difference from the terrible turbo lag from standard only issue I've had with this vehicle is airbag recall on the passenger side the useless dealer Gary cricks in Noosa cracked the top section of dash when they fitted the new airbag and never told me 6 weeks on still waiting to hear from them on replacing the damaged part that they caused after 10 years of reliability on this Navara have considered updating to a newer vehicle but really don't know what to buy when you look at reviews on all dual cabs and the amount of problems they all have don't know whether it's worth buying a new vehicle if you can find a D22 with low kilometres would recommend to buy to anyone very basic reliable vehicle
Purchased in February 2010 at Cricks Noosa for $36,000.
Not happy with d22
Not real happy with navs its my own fault really bought n 03 bent chassis ...bought an 09 chassis cracked front to back ...wont be buying a 3rd so sad
Not a god buy thought it was
Bought a Nissan navara of a dealer had it 8 mths the radiator blew I was driving along stopped it cooked the motor now Im up for a 7,000 motor I pd 10,000 for car unbeilable I had it service like they said I very dissapointed I was on a low income saved the money thats what I get for my trouble I thought I was getting a good car but no now I have to scrap it or pay loads of money
Purchased in May 2019.
Good o'l faithful
I have 03 Navara cab chassis turbo diesel 3ltr 4WD. Bought this 3rd hand late 2017.
I do courier work 200km every day.
Done some off roading last year in 2018 in the outback during a 8000km trip over 3 weeks. Never missed a beat.
Service twice a year.
Never had any problems.
This car has never failed me. Great off road and a great work horse during the week. Motor starts first time every time and still pulls hard.
Replaced the clutch soon after purchase and replaced battery early 2019.
Other than that i keep oil fresh and coolant levels up and the beast just keeps on going.
One of the last of the original Japanese made Navaras. Love my nifty Nav.
Purchased in October 2017 at Private for $7,000.
Very reliable ute ...
Own my 2004 D22 For 10 years now ,done 400.000 km ,and never missed a beat.Not most comfortable ,but keeps going ,tows the boat ,take me to work ,always long hot miles . service it myself every 10km,with good 15-50 semi or fully synthetic oil. Change diff /gear box & transfer case .
Nothing done to it other than tear &wear(brake pads/tyres ) .Cheap to run. only fault engine light comes on when push engine past 3000rpm ,but Nissan can t find fault ,neither can independent mechanic. bit small for space ,but had an unbelievable run .made in Spain ,has the Legendary 3.0l Renault motor.
Purchased in March 2009 at private.
Reliable 3.2 diesel
Bought very cheap with the seller spending $3000 on the suspension springs . I was hesitant to buy one for so many years . The 3.2 is not as slow as what has been said , has a good amount of pick up but what can you expect? I see lots of people push these to a turbo but i will leave it stock .
The only problem is the instrument cluster , temp gauge works and rev counter at certain rpm abover 1300 . This is because of a resistor behind the panel , fixing this very soon . Turning circle is very good for a truck this size , heater / aircon perfect , no rust except for a small amount of surface in the rear tub . Not yet been off road but soon , im not a hard core offroader so this will just take me to the back beach ect.
Purchased in June 2019.
She’s a beauty with a long life!
Bought my Nissan Navara d22 new in 2014. Done 112 000kms in that time (it’s now 2019) and it hasn’t missed a beat. The brakes are yet to be replaced with what I would expect a long way to go. The clutch is beautiful not a problem. It obviously doesn’t have the power of a new v6 Amarok nor the lack of power as a 1993 triton or hilux May have. When needed it has the power you need and around town it’s a pleasure to drive. If you are into 4wding, touring, camping or even just hauling gear in the back or on a medium to small trailer then you won’t ...be disappointed (even a first time car buyer, if you have the money because they do hold their value). I personally bought it for 4wding, loading up the back and touring, and it’s done just that with ease and comfort. Space wise you wouldn’t be able to fit three grown men in the back comfortably but you could easily fit three kids or teenagers in there with room to spare. The accessories are endless ranging from aftermarket to genuine and if serviced well can last as long as you want. I’m extremely happy with mine and if your looking for one make sure it’s well looked after first and you’ll love it and never want to sell it!
Great car, purchased new, I knew from the test drive back seat was cramped and power was low, but 6 years later, drives like the day I bought it, I think it will last another 10 years, only changed, oil, filters and tyres... Easy to service and work on, low tech, just the way I like it. Well built solid workhorse and weekend warrior.
Cheap and nasty
Over the last 20 years I’ve had 3 Navaras and 5 Hilux’s as my work utes so I have a bit of background
The D22 was my first Navana and by far the worse and also the cheapest
It look good with the alloy wheels and colour match bars , but it rides very rough the seating position is terrible and the cabin noise is high
I did 100k in the car and had no problems! So it it’s reliable and got the job done , but I would buy another !
Power is low, but fuel economy is good
At the time I got a great deal from Nissan as it was the old model , but my resale was just as poor .
If money is tight then this car could work for you
Nissan Navara is the best vehicle to buy. But the passenger area is less spacious
I have a Nissan Navara D22 2006, ST-R 3L. I bought it in Melbourne & drove to Cairns. Then I drove it to Brisbane. From Brisbane, I came to Esperance in WA. Each time I had a trailer with it. I bought it in 2016 and it is now 2018. In between, I have driven almost 30000kms. I regularly service the car by myself. change oil in every 5000kms. always use Penrite oil. Have change diesel filter a few times. This is the best vehicle to buy.
Amazing 4wd !!!
I have taken this to the cape and all over the beach side. The only thing I have had to upgrade is my suspension and tyres. Honestly love this car. Brings joy to my family plenty of space for work and fun on the weekends!!!
Great fuel economy as well!! 9litres to 100k's.
Very nice car to drive, interior could be a bit nicer but overall nice, good price to run but have a lot of problems with the paint chipping and the clutch playing up, very good sized tub looks great with ladder rack and after market bull bar over all would really recommended
Questions & Answers
Hi guys would a 2001 nissan navara d22 bullbar of a single cab 4x4 to a dualcab fit on a 2012 model nissan navara d22
my navara feels like its missing jerky when cold and some times when warm i was told it could be the pollution gear being clagged up
I have d22 3lt nissan navara 2006 , I've noticed a nocking sound on driver side ! sum believe it's the injectors and but then goes way it's more when on load !! Then after driving it for around 10min then stop at traffic lights the revs jump up engine light comes on a lot of smoke out the exhaust then back to normal sometimes the engine light stays on !!! When turning it off then back on the lights gone then it's the same all over again !! Can any what's happening
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||3 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L|
|Max Power||98kW @ 3600rpm|
|Max Torque||304Nm @ 2000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 1997|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2014|
|Replaced by||Nissan Navara NP300 / D23|
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