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.
Not as off road tough as they advertise
2018 St-x, vehicle was towing a 13ft hybrid camper van. Van weight was approximately 2t with the gear it had in it and the ball load was measured at 185kgs loaded.
The van was towed through a soft sand section of around 50 meters and then another 5kms of hard packed sand. After pulling up to enter a campsite, it was noticed that the chassis had bent.
When returned to the Nissan dealer and inspected, their decision was that they would not cover it under warranty due to it being off road.
I’m sure everyone has seen the tv ads with Ute being loaded with slabs of concrete, off road tracks etc. just beware, you may not be covered
The best by far!
Done nearly 60k in just over 3 years. Extremely comfortable and tows like a demon. Would another tomorrow if the finances allowed. No real issues and mine is a May 15 build so one of the very first. Wife absolutely loves it.
Purchased in December 2015 at Parry Nissan Townsville .
Worst car ever!
Rubbish car rubbish service no warranty back up Blackburn Nissan only want your money then shaft you and make excuses ignore calls. !! Avoid like plague as an ex mechanic the reliability of the vehicle is very poor not to mention cheap thin paint that chips at the gust of wind let alone stones.
Great ute at an affordable price
This is my second np300 stx there are a usless 4x4 standard. However a excellent daily drive. At 51k driveway there great value considering 3 years later got 38k for mine and only paid 45k
I think at the end of the day you lose 7k over 3 years is too bad and done 60000kms.
VIBRATION ISSUE - 2017 NAVARA ST-X
Purchased new in Jan 2018, vibration from the very first day, thinking it was tyre pressure or being new it will disappear as it wears in. Appears at low speeds & constant through to higher speeds, first reported at 2,300k now 8,500, had it to them 3 occasions they balanced it, changed drive shaft, swapped rims & tyres from another Navara but problem persists. It’s with them now for approx 3 weeks & not resolved as yet SO FRUSTRATING. Can feel vibration in seats & body ITS TERRIBLE hate driving it. Apparently it’s a production issue which Nissan will never admit to & WHY WOULD THEY. I have read many post / forums & it is a common issue - recommend if your considering purchase then think again, do not DONT BUY.
30000 on the clock and no problems yet
I upgraded from a Nissan D40. I liked the exterior styling, and the SUV style interior. Certainly an improvement over the D40 interior. I hated the factory suspension, it was way to soft, and the front end bounced when going over bumps. I've been told it has been changed in later models. I put after market suspension on it and it's fantastic now, it handles better than the D40 and other utes I drive for work. If you are thinking of buying an early version of the NP300 you might want to consider that.
It has great fuel consumption, I can...
What a bucket of crap
Buyer beware of car and company. I recently bought an upgraded Nissan Navara from a dealership (dealership upgrades) and the thing is a danger on the road. Vibrates, loud and just unpleasant. Nissan Australia want nothing to do with it, Dealership wants nothing to do with it - there blaming each other and you won’t get anywhere. If you want to buy a 50+ vibrator - go for it.
Don't Be Fooled by the Marketing
The NISSAN ST-X NP300 (YS23DDTT) has been singularly the worst experience in a new motor vehicle I have ever had. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have have had some 12 new vehicles ranging from Landcruiser's, Hilux's, Commodores and now my second Nissan.
All have been fit for purpose with the exception of the latest purchase of the NISSAN ST-X NP300.
The Good: I find it comfortable to drive and easy wash and clean.
The Bad: From new the vehicle exhibited a vibration through the steering wheel at 80-100klm. Returned to dealersh...
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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!
|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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