Best ute I have had
Had it 6 months 20000k Great to tow heavy loads lots of power. Seems the same as my wildtrack but better fuel economy. Rear coils make a true difference in the feel of the overall ride. Suggest to upgrade the suspension as any pick up on the market needs. IRON MAN foam cell pros feel reall nice plus HD springs 2" lift is worth it for sure. Quiet engine but gets louder under load still quieter than my other trucks. Interior is nice. Tech works better than the rest really enjoy the comp functionality. Fuel economy is really good even with all the...extra weight I carry 700k + still can get 8l per 100k easy if you try city driving. 12LP 100K towing 2 ton highway. Anyone who complains that it says 5L is kidding. All manufactures are the same. Suggestions. Safari snorkle. ▪ 2" lift ▪ Dissapointments : steering needs a bit of work. Child seat mounts are bad if you need them. Everything else is good. Fuel tank says 80L but the warning light goes on with 20 to go and says there is only 10 left. But it is a deseil so I like that I won't run out. Digital speedo option would be nice. Overall much nicer than my 2015 Wildtrack. Really happy. think I will get a few more for work.
Navara NP300 Dual Cab - 1000klm impression
To anyone interested in buying the new NP300, these are my thoughts after 2 weeks of ownership and 1000klms on the clock. I test drove all the new dual cab utes on the market in 2015 but kept coming back to the Navara NP300. Below is a list of the likes and dislikes, for me!
Great looks and interior, great motor (twin turbo great so far), plenty of power if you need it - as good as the Ford Ranger. Auto trans is smooth and quiet. Good fuel economy so far, instruments read av of 7.6 (mostly highway) but reality at the pump says 8.2 ltrs/...
Don't buy a navara
We traded in the family car, (mrs mn triton) December last year for this bucket of bolts. Never been loaded, never towed, never been off-road. At 9500 kms, this is a list of what's gone wrong;
Left control arm bent. Rear axle seal gone. Water in reverse camera. Won't start on a hot day. Sixth gear won't engage over 80km. Ute back slopes 10mm to the right. Brake fluid leak in rear. Nissan has corrected all except the ute back, they claim its within the tolerance. Car still pulls to the left. We traded it in this morning for a new triton. Mrs refused to get back in it. Very poorly built car.
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Awesome UTE - great balance of quality car and utability
OK people - frank and fearless update as of March 2017.
I'm DELIGHTED. 31000 kilometers and smooth sailing all the way. One awesome UTE.
HOWEVER, still a bit niggled that there's no out-side temperature gauge, but I hear Nissan have sorted that with the latest model AND honestly, I had the made for Navara Nissan Sports Canopy installed when I purchased and have had issue after issue...poor window lock down / up system and most recently an annoying leak...mmmmm.
Still - I stand by my initial review and love my UTE.
Dec 2016 Review
Loving my new car, the new NP 300 is best in class
I picked my new STX a couple of days before Christmas, I took it for a run down the road to Sydney from Brisbane and really fell in love with it. I previously had the D40 STX with every possible upgrade and added a heap of additional things like leather seats. So when Nissan bought out the new NP300 with almost every possible feature as a standard I was taken with it from the moment I saw it. However I still felt the need to compare against all other cars in the class as the category has experienced considerable upgrades across most brands over...the past few years. I was bored by the all new Hilux which just seems the same as the old, I liked the Ford Ranger Wild Track however it lacked many of the inclusions the NP300 included plus I was turns off by people in the industry telling me about their electrical problems, I liked the BT 50 to but again was told they are experiencing issues by their own service guys, the Amerock became the other major contender but was over priced for what it is. I was able to pick up the STX from Nissan Ipswich for $47k which left a $30k difference that I couldn't justify. I've read the other comments in these reviews and agree an external temp would be a fantastic addition, also approach light would be fantastic and tie down rails in the floor like the old STX would be good. Having said that they have added so many additional features like leather seats, climate control, sunroof, improved tail gate, improved stereo, rear coils but most importantly a sensational drive with the new engine and gear box. So really these are more important than my above wish list. I can say I would highly recommend it as I believe it's best in class!
As a former D22 2003 3.0 ST-R and D40 2007 Spanish ST-X owner we followed the brand and purchased a new NP300 ST-X.
Have read many reviews on all Navara models and must say we never had any issues th D22 was sold with 315000km on the clock with original clutch. The D40 was sold with 170000km with blown turbo was my own fault drove in to deep water ruining the air filter ( no snorkel )then getting dust in eating the fins of the turbo. But with blown turbo it still got me with camper trailer of Frazier island and home ( given it was a slow drive...
|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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