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.
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.
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.
Great ute but
NP300, only complaint is the paint finish is much too thin and chips far too easily, 2nd Nissan in the last 4 years and both have had the same problem, thought it was a one off, obviously not
Purchased in March 2019 at Albany Nissan.
Warning warning warning, navara has vibration issue. Nissan Australia and dealers fully aware of the problems but choose to ignore it. Do not buy 1. I would take a Great Wall over it, at least then you would be dealing with a company that cares!
Purchased in February 2019.
Rubbish.. buy a ldv
This car should not be allowed on our roads. It is unsafe on any road. It should be rated as 100kg payload. Which would be just the driver.
Reliabity is a separate issue. 3rd set of injectors, 3rd drivers seat, half a dash .. it really is a disgrace.
Purchased in July 2017 at Nissan Dealers for $50,000.00.
1st leak was the Transfer Case , end result was replace half of the Transfer Case.
2nd leak was found during a service , where one of the rear axles was leaking.
3rd leak which i have just found is coming from the top of the motor somewhere. I had the Nissan car assit come out ( which is the racv ) and he thought it maybe the turbo.
It has done 70000 klm and has been a good ute , but back to Nissan we go .
Best economy I have had.
I always had Falcons before but this np300 is the most economical car I have had. My best economy was from Langwarrin to Korumburra and back, I did 6.3 litres per 100 km over about 160 km.
Driving mostly around Langwarrin and Frankston, I average less than 10 litres per 100 km and that's short trips to bowls and school trips for my granddaughter.
I've only just reached 20,000 km in 2 years.
We bought the ST NTec 2015/16 np300 , done so far 13,60 km's only thing I can think that I am not happy with is the high beam, yes they are bright but only let down to me is they don't shine far enough forward , easy fix with spotlights or something, apart from that , comfort and ride which I need with bad back is good. Fuel wise ( diesel) very happy with from day 1. Living in a hilly area average around 8.1L/100 km's towing a camper we averaged 8.6 give or take loaded we had about 1 ton. Straight highway in a flatter area we ran at 7.1 L over ...a 265km each way trip. So no complaints there. The car has started first go every go as a new car should. Our family aren't exactly tall people nor are we the skinniest kids ranging from 22 down to 15 and plenty of leg room front and back. The glove box,, well I guess that's how they got there name as is all you can fit, cup holders if you can't find 1 then you have to much rubbish in the car. We have the sat Nav in the car , our house has been here over 25 years and it don't show the addresses on a new ca?? But Nissan have offered a free map update so hope that fixes it. Maybe the ride height could be a little higher out of the factory apart from little things like that , don't regret the purchase. February 19th 2019 Update: Np300 Just a follow up.. had our Nissan navara np300 think it a d23 .. 2015/16 st Ntec 2 years just had 40,000 km service still running perfect.. Loving the fuel economy from it. Moved my daughter towing a loaded trailer give or take 200km,s rough guess Trailer and weight in car came to just under 1 ton ( give or take useing a 750 max trailer )some of the distance was around town, fuel economy went from normal 7.8/100 to 7.9/100 still comfy.. no regrets
Purchased in December 2016 for $52,000.00.
Have done about 6000km's and am very pleased with the car.
Extremely comfortable to drive especially on highway and has effortless acceleration. Have had fuel economy to 6.4l/100km freeway/highway trip. Consistently sits at 7.5l/100km for mixed driving (both from car calculation). Getting about 200km /tank more than previous car Triton diesel using identical amount of fuel. Yes the fuel gauge comes on a bit early but hasnt caused me any issues.
A few little niggling things
1. Think air con on/ off switch would be better located at temperatur...
LOVING MY NP300
Have had my np300 for 2wks and im really impressed, I wasn't sure about a diesel car after having xr6 turbo but it has plenty of torque and it suits me as I am a gardner and tow every day.
Fuel has been around 9.5l/km towing around town compared to my xr6 which was 18.9l/km. I find it rides even better with load on, don't even notice tralier.
Build quality seems very good, no squeaks or rattles...doors seal well no wind noise and tyres are quiet.
Radio is good and i like the nissan connect app, but would be great if more than 1 app ava...
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L Twin Turbo-Diesel|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Pick Up|
|Maximum Payload||1,056 kg|
|Ground Clearance||226 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||226 mm|
|Release date||May 2015|
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