- Navara NP300 4x4 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Absolute crap and a death trap
On the 4th January I purchased a brand new vehicle from MacArthur Nissan. I was advised from the sales manager I could option up my vehicle as I was after a particular model (black edition) and they could do it better. The company sells 5 to 10 of these month as per conversation. From day one the car has had a vibration in the rear when travelling over 100km. From 4th January to today I have only had the vehicle for 2 weeks in my possession and paying full finance. They have put several different tires, wheels and tried to repair it but it stil...l has a vibration. I have had the sales manager & also master technician out with me in the care and they both confirmed the vibration. With the the last test drive the master technician also confirmed that is a fault in that particular model across the board. It can be quiet dangerous as the back tray vibrates continuously. Spoke with [name removed] at Nissan Australia and pretty much told bad luck - it’s standard
Never buy another Nissan period. Oil leak after 1000 km service ...Ticking sound when accelerating
Owe Nissan D40 before beautiful car doing 230000 km not a lot of problems.
Decide to upgrade to Np 300, beautiful interior but the drive is terrible.. Ticking sound when accelerating in gear 1 and 2 with loss of power. Oil started leaking after 1000km services. Took it back but oil leak again after 2 days then they change a holes and that fix the problems. Mention to them about the Ticking sound and a drumming noise from the back, was told no fault and normal Diesel engine sound. Very disappointed with Nissan.
Will never buy another Nissan period.
The right ute for me
As far as dual cab utes go, I found the the NP300 Navara ST-X the best for my purposes. My previous ute was a Colorado LT and my Navara is far superior. I've had the ute for 12 months now and clocked up just over 12,000km without any significant fault. A number of people have asked me is I still like it and the answer is always "yes, very much".
The coil sprung rear end is brilliant for my purposes. The Navara has the most comfortable unladen ride of its class in my opinion (I test drove Hilux, Ranger, Triton and had a Colorado). Many review...s criticise this suspension setup as it suffers under a heavy load so tradies may need a leaf sprung ute, but for weekend warriors such as myself I think it does the job very, very nicely. I haven't found the load-carrying or towing to be any sort of problem (although I have installed a two inch lift), and I tow a 17' inboard ski boat on tandem trailer or an old, heavy Jayco Dove wind-up camper with the tub full of stuff. In fact, the twin turbo and seven speed 'box mean the Navara tows much better than the more powerful Colorado. I found the Colorado was always searching through gears and revving its guts out whenever I towed; it always wanted to be in the highest gear possible and had no bottom end torque, which means it was constantly kicking down. The Navara just handles it better - the torque comes on much earlier and the gearbox has tighter ratios and a better map; it just always seems to be in the right gear. The interior is comfortably the best in class. Everything is easy to use, read and reach. The infotainment screen, whilst being a full touch screen, has physical function buttons, volume and scrolling dials. If you've every had a touch screen without buttons or dials you'll know how infuriating it is to constantly hit the wrong virtual button. The only thing missing is an outside temperature display, which is a bit weird considering it has dual zone climate control. Adjustable lumbar support makes the Navara one of the most comfortable utes for me (the Colorado was hell). I find it quiet, and I'm a person who is particularly prone to being annoyed by noise. The steering is a little dead as the ratio is pretty slow, however the Navara handles well enough and lets you forget how big it really is (which is actually a little smaller than other utes, but that was a positive for me). It certainly has the best behaved back-end in it's class; it won't skip around on bumps like the leaf sprung utes will. Gearbox is smooth and seven gears is not too many. Excellent fuel economy, especially when towing. The only beef I have is the front side window weather shields have come un-stuck, but that's an easy fix with some good double sided tape. Nissan build an excellent vehicle, however the dealer experiences have been poor. I suppose I only have to see those muppets once a year, whereas I have a good ute every day.
- Navara NP300 4x4 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Have have had so many problems starting with rear Main seal.. navigator and cluster turning of and freezing up and nissan will not help me after taking it back to a dealer suttons chullora which has the worst service department. Wouldnt ever buy a nissan again.. ford service is no1 compared to nissan.. Shame on you nissan and you don't give a crap.. Class action needs to start.
Wont ever buy another nissan!
The interior is nice and comfortable and looks like a nice ute, but that is where it stops. Rear main seal went at 19000km. fuel economy isnt as great as advertised. Driver seat back keeps dropping back. 2 12v plugs have not been working. Head unit screen sometimes doesnt come on and the nav is all out of whack. I wouldnt recommend this car to anyone.
16 months on
After originally owning a D40 st-x I can say that this current st-x has lived up to it's description. I drive 190 klms min each day to and from work along a mountain range of 30 minuted drive and 170+ corners and consistently i get 7.4-7.6 l/100 that's far better than the older D40 at 11l/average. The car has driven well/ performed as required and yes will eat more fuel when towing or carrying a heavier load. but the good of the vehicle out weighs the fuel towing figures. Great comfortable seating in the front, easy access to most things, and s...o far 50,000 out of the tyres which i never did in the D40. The suspension can get a bit bouncy on rougher roads but is fine on normal highway driving, all in all a satisfying car and that's what i was after. A vehicle i can use for all occasions and it does get dirty in the back and tows. Hope you find a car that makes satisfied.. we did November 22nd 2017 Update: Navara Just keeps getting better The NP 300 is my second Nissan Navara ST-X and without a doubt is even better than my last. The Navara is now 18 months old and 60,000klms on the clock. No warranty items so far and great maintenance from the Nissan dealer. The areas that drew me back to the Navara when last purchasing were the differences Nissan had put into the vehicle against it's competitors, Coil rear end for smoother ride / powerful but sooo fuel efficient twin turbo engine Average of 7.5 litres per 100 klms and i drive approx 140klms round trip each day and most of that is winding hills/ extremely comfortable seats with seat heaters that are a godsend on winter mornings for your back. Most people are weekend warriors taking their Families away for camping, 4wdriving and this vehicle has no problems in helping you enjoy the weekend. We have had to tow my 9x5 trailer full of dirt or rocks or towing my golf cart trailer all with a matter of ease. Every car is new and special but do yourself a favor and test drive a Nissan Navara
Great car and great service
I tested all the competing utes and drive a new Hilux ute for work. This is a great car - and super convenient for carrying the kids stuff around.
During my first 6 months I had some minor gremlins - including the fuel filler nozzle and the lining on the drop down tailgate. Both times - easily and quickly repaired by Nissan
Same faults as it seems everyone with an NP300 has
The same as most I love the drive of the NP300, however I can't understand why the same faults keep appearing, If a fault occurs fix it and make changes to the next batch of cars. It seems Nissan do not give a toss and keep sending out with faults. I have had the oil leak on inter-cooler pipe, now I have the leak in the tub coming from underneath, the lack of inner guard and the lack of proper sealing. This is the fault that I find inexcusable as these vehicles are sold as a lifestyle vehicle which means most will fit canopies, myself an ARB Tango hard lid. What you don't expect is to get water in from underneath. This is my first Nissan and will be my one and only.
With a bit more grunt-perfection
Love the Ute and more so the feel of the interior. Mine is an stx bought new tapped with how the Ute drives and travels however could use a bit more oomph from standing start. Nissan fuel consumption is complete and utter crap. I live in the country and all my ks are country me where I set cruise at 100 and leave it. I get 9.5 ltrs per hundred. Not the 6.5 claimed by Nissan. with 7 gears that could be better. Other than that when the vehicle is parked it makes a what sounds like a fuel pump noise that lasts for about 5 sec. But does this roughly every 15-20 minutes for the duration of it being parked. Both locked and unlocked. Otherwise very happy with the Ute. I actually love it so far. And I can be pretty picky...
Couple of glitches but overall Good car.
Driving and power of the twin turbo engine are amazing.
Handling is very good
Nice and comfortable ute.
Very dissapointed that Nissan missed putting ambient temperature sensor in the car, yet did not hear any excuses for that glitch.
Stoping and braking there is a noise coming from the back of the ute, nissan tells me it is gear box kicking in neutral and it is very noisy.
Very good on fuel but fuel gauge is not very accurate.
Overall its good reliable car with couple of glitches
This car has been the biggest disappointment. Reoccurring engine oil leaks that are that bad, I no longer park it on my driveway. It's been returned to Nissan three times over the last six months. It still leaks. Also had a rear axle seal go before 10 000 kms, which was fixed. Fast paced continuous clicking sound coming from steering column when turning (which I'm yet to report to Nissan) Rear suspension already noticeably sagging which make sense because any sort of weight in the back and it becomes scary to drive. (most I've ever had in it wa...s approx 300kg). Fuel consumption is nothing like what was claimed. Towing a 1 tonne trailer almost doubles it. Fuel reading and distance to go nowhere near the mark. As for its off road ability.... it has none. It's nothing more than a sand buggy. In hindsight I'm not even sure why Nissan built this car. It's a ute that can't carry a load, a 4wd that can't go anywhere and there are better priced more comfortable cars that don't leak as much oil.
- Navara NP300 4x4 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Excellent But has backward steps . .
Excellent Drive, our upgrade from the ST to the ST-X spending almost $20,000 more only to find NISSAN have removed the exterior temp display, removed one of the glove boxes, shrunk the size of the sunglasses holder, removed most of the tie down strap points & channels in the tub, changed the split rear seat to a single fold up, removed the ability to type Lat and Longitude co ordinates directly into the GPS. No DVD player.
Paint finish appears better, a thicker layer, time will tell.
Sat Navigation useless
Nice and quiet to drive tows my 2 ton boat with ease. Could be designed better fuel/trip not enough info time delay on windows would be a good idea. Can not get voice recognition to work The sat navigation is absolutely useless, sends me the long way and even the wrong way and even unit gets lost. took service/manager for drive in a demo and theirs was the same and he was even confused spoken to other drivers and theirs are the same. still waiting for a reply from the dealership and that was nearly 4 weeks ago. if they cant fix the sat Naviga...tion I don't want the car as need the navigation for a long trip in the future. I have added this part as I have more information since my post. Nissan dealer said it can not be fixed " it is what it is" . So I have contacted customer care to report my problems that every Navarra has and they have informed me that there is a new card that should fix the problem. Then I asked what if it doesn't and their response was that they would replace the unit out of a completely different car here's the good part because they know there is a problem with the Navarra sat Nav and they are trying to work it out. So why are they still selling the cars and not telling the prospective customers about this and hope that they don't notice the problem. So if you have a Navarra take it be and complain and don't just put up with it. As I have spoken to another owner and he told me he just uses his phone now but I told him he shouldn't be and that he should complain as the more that does the better. May 8th, 2017 Update: Customer Service Sat Nav on the Nissan NP300 STX is useless the mapping is from the horse and cart days just about yet Customer Care virtually say it's only my opinion even though a Nissan service manager says there is something wrong with the mapping. Go figure makes no sense. One thinks something wrong and Customer Care says only my opinion. Well it's not just my opinion its ever STX owner's opinion.
Great quality and features for a ute
Now 20,000 km's on, I have been completely happy and have no regrets with my purchase. Only 1 warranty issue replaced a noisy clutch fan. Pluses, I love the quality of the interior and look of the vehicle, plenty of standard features, seats are great , easy to get in & out of, quiet for a ute, the ride, transmission & brakes excellent , also very economical. Minuses, no outside temperature, no digital speedo & steering a bit heavy ( not big issues really) I feel the Navara suits our needs completely.
December 6th 2018 Update: Still loving th...e Navara I was a bit worried after taking delivery of the Navara, had a couple of small warranty issues at the first service , but were fixed quickly also there seemed to be a lot of negative reports with the ute. I have now travelled 76,000km and have not experienced the issue of others. This vehicle is a very comfortable for a ute. The motor is very nippy after installing an idrive throttle controller, but it alway had good pulling power before that. The ride and lack of tyre noise on bitumen is excellent. I have never needed to drive the 4x4 low but have travelled a couple of thousand k’s in 4x4 high on dirt with no issues at all. I have not experienced the suspension issues of some others, but have never put more 300 kg in the tub, I do easily tow a 5 Meter Alloy boat on the freeway with no problems. Economy is fantastic at an average of 8.9L/ 100 k ( have kept an actual usage record since new). The 7 speed transmission is very good. The interior is well set out, pleasant and very functional. The engine is a little noisey up to 60kph under hard acceleration but after 3rd gear it quiten’s right down, but you have to remember it is a diesel. I do use premium diesel regularly and add a can of Moly cote to the tank after every 5000 k’s and have noticed a decrease in engine noise. The ute still feels solid , tight with no rattles. We love travelling in the Nissan ute It’s been totally reliable, we feel safe and relaxed. The lastest series has some great improvements that I would like in my ute. Can’t wait for next year.
My 3rd Navara, but 1st NP300 & last. Test drove 4 versions (all auto's), only to find drivers foot rest not fitted after delivery. Turns out Nissan in their wisdom don't think it's needed for a manual, try resting your left leg on a 400k plus point to point drive non stop. Told I should have brought an auto after contacting Nissan, but I'm not a lazy driver, come on Nissan, listen to your buyers & not your overseas mates, this is Australia. Otherwise truck is good @ 1280klm.
9/9/16, Just had Nissan Cust Serv on phone, bad luck if your phone ca...
Massive upgrade from D40
Hello all, My purchase (NP 300 2016) STX.
Well this is my third Navara...Brilliant car to drive, very smooth ride compared to D40, Alot more bells/whistles.
My opinion on it...But superficial...
1. Still need to get onto keeping the power on after engine is off, to close elec windows.
2.Over head sunglass pocket to small...can not fit sunglass's in as fit easy in D40.
3. After lifting rear seat.. the floor is not flat like D40... this was very handy for tools etc.
4. Bad large horn area pad...as when turning you honk the horn!!...Bad design.
Things I love that they did...
1. Massive difference in the weight of the tailgate...Yeah...Easy loading everytime.
2. Black rims..as does not show brake dust.
3. Loving the car!
I love the car this np300 have a 22ft Jayco Heritage 2.5ton & it tows effortlessly, just had 10000 klm oil change don't iike 20000 klm to long I think, my guy at ultra tune tells me I have an oil weep from the rear main any one else come across this, other little issues seem to be common with fuel & so on but all in all I like this vehicle
rear tub leaking
I have an issue with leaking as well. I had a canopy and drawers fitted before I picked up the vehicle. First time I drove it in the rain the trays were soaked to the point where you could slap your hand on the carpet and it would splash water. I took it back to the dealer who told me that the trays were not Nissan (TJM) and that if I wanted them to look at the leaking then I would have to remove the trays first as the problem was most likely incompetent installation of the trays causing damage. When I had a close look myself I discovered that ...at the front of the tub there are holes, or more accurately two holes and a slot, manufactured into the tub forward of the rear wheel at the very top of the wheel arch, put a torch on the rear wheel point up and forward and you can see the light when you are inside the tub, when driving the water was spraying up off the tyres and coming straight into the tub. Took it back to the dealer who told me that it was my problem. I used expander foam and silastic to seal the holes. I suggest you check these out as well as it will certainly allow dust in to the back. February 17th 2017 Update: Good vehicle but it could be better The vehicle is a pleasure to drive, Seats are very comfortable front and back, especially the heated seats in winter, the leg room in the back is good. I regularly carry 2 to 3 good sized blokes in the back without any bitching. The leather seats get a hammering but they are standing up better than any other vehicle I have ever had. Engine is superb. Very quite with lots of power, tows extremely well. Gearbox ratios suit my driving style well, you get the feeling 1st is a bit low until you are towing, then you really appreciate it, especially up hill, off road in 4WD. The sun roof is worth its weight in gold, on hot days I leave it popped at the back with the rear internal window open and the car stays at ambient temperature. After a days work 4 to 5 sweaty smelly blokes can be hard to take in the confines of a car but with the sun roof popped you don't notice it. The air conditioning really works well and cools the car quickly even with the sun roof popped. After 32000K the fuel average is 7.6L/100k, this includes city / country general driving, towing both trailers (regularly) and caravan 2000k aprox trip and off road use. A mate has the same vehicle in auto and is running at 10.1 after similar use. We went on holiday together towing our caravans (same make and model of Van) and his comment was the auto did not know what gear it wanted to be in and kept constantly changing up and down gears. He has the same issue towing his work trailer around Sydney. He was up around 18L/100k on the trip while my manual was at 9.2. Both wives and all the kids had no problems with space or comfort. Downsides, Suspension had to be replaced at 6000k. It is way to soft to carry a fitted canopy, draws, tools and regular passengers, If you are a tradie like me then you need to factor in a suspension upgrade ($1870) within the first 6 months. GPS is years out off date, for example the hunter expressway was opened 4 years ago and the map shows you driving through paddocks. Makes navigating around new suburbs really hard. The rest of the software is good, especially the blue tooth. The 12V power outlets are good and get a lot of use, especially the one in the back which runs a car fridge round the clock. Steering is positive and the turning circle good for a 4WD. Rear tub leaks badly through manufactured holes put there for some unknown reason, it was OK after sealing which I had to do myself as Nissan refused. If you are going to get trays fitted then seal the holes first as its a absolute pain in the you know where to do it afterwards. Not suited for heavy off road use as the tow bar drags and gets caught up and the large bonnet seriously restricts you vision when approach obstacles. The ground clearance under the vehicle was OK just the towbar let it down. I took the opportunity to raise the vehicle when I did the suspension and it has fixed some of the issues with the towbar off road but increased the problem with the bonnet. For medium type stuff it went well. It eats up soft sand due to the power of the motor. On dirt roads it is very stable and mud is not a problem provided you have the skills required to drive in it. On Balance I really like the Navarra, My wife prefers to drive it over her Commodore. The only real issue is the GPS and its a disgrace that Nissan sell a 2016 vehicle with what must be 2012 vintage software. The suspension was disappointing but given the gear I carry not unexpected. My mate is selling his as he has had enough of the automatic gearbox. He says it is OK empty but as soon as you load it up it cant seem to work out what gear it should be in leaving it either revving its head off our bogging down. I will be keeping mine.
Looking good so far
10,000k on the clock and no drama's so far. I had a 2011 STX D40 for 5 years before I brought the NP300 STX and the NP300 beats it hands down on looks and comfort. Can't tell you about overall reliability as it is still new but I'm hoping it's as good as the D40 as I didn't have 1 fault in 5 years but I did service it every 10,000
Better overall finish and looks than the D40
Great driving lights
Seats are better and offer more comfort for short and long drives
Better suspension - I have upgraded to 2" Old Man Emu lift kit as I have a bull bar and winch
Sat Nav in STX - Software is 3 years old but it still works well
Better noise protection in cab ...
- Navara NP300 4x4 ST-X (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
NP300 Navara ST-X Daul cab Sat Nav out of date Mapping software install on new NP300 st-x ,2015
NP300 ST-X 2015 Brisbane owner ,Not happy ,Only 4 weeks of ownership
When buying a brand new NP300 ST-X plated 2015 with sat nav ! Cost over $52,000 on-roads , I found out today 9/6/2016 the sat nav mapping is over four years old ,At first I thought this may have been a over site on Nissan's behalf. Boy was I wrong , Nissan Australia doesn't want to know about unless you pay and The Brisbane dealership wants you pay extra for the privilege of having software that should have been already installed before delivery , Please be aware,...
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Seats||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||7 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|
|Cab Options||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||971 kg|
|Ground Clearance||228 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||228 mm|
|Release date||May 2015|
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