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Old 16 August 2006, 09:12   #1
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Does anyone know of the new engine type that is about to be launched and when is it?
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Old 16 August 2006, 09:20   #2
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Does anyone know of the new engine type that is about to be launched and when is it?
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The New type is out now if it is the one I am thinking of, I have the Car Derived version of it, Nissan Pathfinder. Brilliant tow vehicles, towed Carly's boat to Brittany and back no problems 2600kg all in, plus towed our twin axle caravan from Cornwall, again no problems at all.
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Old 16 August 2006, 10:28   #3
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Thanks Richard,
I was looking at one yesterday and the dealer let it slip that a different engine option was coming out, then clamed right up and wouldn't discuss it any further.
I've since found out that he was talking about the Euro IV engine that is due in October.
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Hi

I've had one since sept 05 and had
new transfer box
prop shaft
half shafts
door locks that don't always still waiting for the next replacement


mpg 27-30 ish and with my little Avon 22-24


but on the up side I think its about sorted now & very little tax till April then only about 120 month and all of the toys to play with


It has the 174 hp engine which is fine 20,000 miles on the first set of tyres
loads of space in the back and the back seats fold up & down for even more



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Nissan navara

Ive had mine for aprox 8 weeks now and cant fault it, great tow vehicle very quiet, only thing i wish i had done is gone for a manual rather than an auto, although it easy driving mpg isnt to bad considering the size of the vehicle and to many toys to list!!! Towing is superb as well as long distance motorway driving!! only downside is when theres no weight in the back its a little bumpy but ive got used to it, the fold up seats are great can cram the dogs in the back with no crap on the seats.....
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Old 17 August 2006, 04:56   #6
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only thing i wish i had done is gone for a manual rather than an auto,
Why? I was going to go for the Auto . I test drove the new L200 with an auto box and it was a pure dog, far to much revving before any action to the point of being a bit unpredictable at junctions.
I hoped the Narvara would better, so I am very keen to know why?
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No reasons at all just a personal preference, best auto ive ever had, just me im used to manuals and my other cars are manual..... Alot of people have driven my navara and think the auto box is superb and very smooth.... Has all the gadgets.

Although some twat who collected my marquee this morning decided that he didnt like the look of the front bumber so decided it would look better with a huge crack and white scrapes along it....

All in all fantastic, Nissan dealers were great when i went to test drive gave me the car for a whole day, sat nav is superb, only annoying thing is the controls on the steering wheel arnt backlit so at nite u have to guess wat your pressing but thats half the fun of a new car!! Passenger seats great tilts forward to make a flat surface superb for working on the laptop!!
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by the way also hated the new l200, what an awful car the navara is sooooooooooooooooooo much better and well worth the extra couple of quid, found the l200 extremly slugish and very basic to drive, the only nice thing was the rear window that opened......
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We've had ours for almost a year now and seriously can't fault it. Tows superbly (although admittedly, with our 4.2m we are a little "over trucked" at the moment...)

Word of warning though - avoid the ladder racks (that come as an optional extra) if you're planning on getting some form of aluminum/tonneau/rolling cover at a later date. The fixing plate for holding these racks onto the load bed is quite big and once removed (i.e. to allow fitting of tonneau etc), leaves a different coloured section on the side of the truck. Nissan have some up with some sort of makeshift pvc black patches to cover the marks, but they're not wonderful.
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Old 18 August 2006, 09:24   #10
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Thanks for all the replies, I think this will be the one.....for now anyway.
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