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Old 18 March 2010, 13:29   #1
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L200 verses Navara

I am looking to purchase for work either an L200 or Navara, neither unfortunately will be the latest shape.

Will be used for towing, chucking floats in to the back of, ropes and generally tools etc hence looking for a pick-up as supposed another 4x4 type vehicle, so at the end of the day if needs be can hose it out. Budget is circa £6/7k

Does anyone have anything positive or negative to say about either vehicle from past experience. For looks I prefer the L200. Cheers

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Old 18 March 2010, 14:01   #2
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I am looking to purchase for work either an L200 or Navara, neither unfortunately will be the latest shape.

Will be used for towing, chucking floats in to the back of, ropes and generally tools etc hence looking for a pick-up as supposed another 4x4 type vehicle, so at the end of the day if needs be can hose it out. Budget is circa £6/7k

Does anyone have anything positive or negative to say about either vehicle from past experience. For looks I prefer the L200. Cheers

Pictures below are purely for showing the model looking at, load covers etc can be added or removed at a later date.
I had a Navara pick up from new for 3 years the only complaint I have with them is there very light on the back.
and even lighter in the snow.
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l200 check for any sign of hesitation either on starting or when running, sounds like a slight misfire occasionally, its the pump on the way out, a fairly common fault and an expensive fix at about £1500
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I had a Navara pick up from new for 3 years the only complaint I have with them is there very light on the back.
and even lighter in the snow.
Have a look here the nav in the pic is a d22 some had big problems with the engine

www.Nissan-navara.net
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Have a look here the nav in the pic is a d22 some had big problems with the engine

www.Nissan-navara.net
Interesting you say that cos quite a few ads say re-engined generally around 70k-90k mile mark, also re-engined generally by Nissan dealers so also wonder if done as a warranty issue? even perhaps if out of manufacturers warranty.
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Any particular reason a crewcab Hilux wouldn't do the job?
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Any particular reason a crewcab Hilux wouldn't do the job?
No just haven't seen any in my budget that's all, the only ones around are single cab and the double cabs seem to have been to the moon and back :-)
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There's one knocking round by us painted matt black with chrome wheels. Looks quite....evil!
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Whilst an X5 would be great :-) it would get trashed :-( thank you mate :-)
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Interesting you say that cos quite a few ads say re-engined generally around 70k-90k mile mark, also re-engined generally by Nissan dealers so also wonder if done as a warranty issue? even perhaps if out of manufacturers warranty.
Yes there are some with issues if you look on the site or ask about it they will tell you
also some cowboys fixing them
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If the Navara uses the same 2.2dci as the Primera, be very wary.. The problems posted on the net, (mainly the Primera Owners club,) indicate they probably won't go over 100k with-out something major going wrong.. (Clutch, Dual Mass, Turbo, Engine, Electrics, etc..) If you do look for a Navara, a post '04 2.2dci diesel is regarded as slightly more reliable than the pre '04..

Although, having stood on a slip in France whilst an un-named member here recovered their Extreme, The clutch on a Nissan can take quite a lot before the smell of burning starts to linger in the morning air..
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Although, having stood on a slip in France whilst an un-named member here recovered their Extreme, The clutch on a Nissan can take quite a lot before the smell of burning starts to linger in the morning air..
LOL uh huh that would be the clutch then on my Nissan Pathfinder when I lent it to.............. carl!!!
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Have found two Ford Rangers so going to see these tomorrow, hopefully strike a deal on one of them
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Have found two Ford Rangers so going to see these tomorrow, hopefully strike a deal on one of them
I had a good nose over one the other day-I have to say I'm quite impressed with them too. Proper 2 stick 4x4 rather than electronics.

However, there's a few interesting stories about them burning out clutches on some of the review sites. Can't work out if it's net whingers though.
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Bought this in the end today

Toyota Surf 3.0 turbo diesel
80k miles
Full history, 9 months mot, 7 months tax, cambelt change 6k miles ago
£3,500
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Nice. It's basically a Hilux with bells on, innit? Should check all the boxes. What is the towing limit?
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Toyota Surf 3.0 turbo diesel
Nice one. I've been trying to kill one of these for the last three years but it won't die.

Mine had 80000miles on it when I bought it. It's still got 80000 miles on it cus the speedo is broke.
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Nice one. I've been trying to kill one of these for the last three years but it won't die.

Mine had 80000miles on it when I bought it. It's still got 80000 miles on it cus the speedo is broke.
Oil change every 8 weeks or 000 miles then?
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Oil change? The man I bought it off said change it at 85000. I haven't reached that yet.

Anyway, a bit of quicksilver 2 stroke oil in the diesel every now and again works wonders.
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