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Old 11 July 2013, 10:29   #11
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I have had a Navara for the past 6 years but would swap it in a heartbeat for the Isuzu D-Max. Very impressive beast. Check it out before you sign up for the Nissan.

No experience of the Amarok.
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Old 11 July 2013, 13:03   #12
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I've used a company called centralukvehicleleasing.co.uk for about six years


They get standard deals and also manufacturers distressed stock. My biz partner just got a mercedes s 350 cdi AMG on a 20000 mile contract for a little over 600 per month!! Unbelievable deal. I had an xc90 on 30000 per annum for 330 per month, we've got little Citroen c1s for 70'per month.

I know they do commercials too and if you have an open mind with regards the vehicle but feel like youre cheating the system they might find you something good
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Old 11 July 2013, 13:19   #13
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I would avoid the Navara at all costs. I had a brand new one on a lease with Nissan Finance. In the 9 months I had it, it got recovered by the RAC no fewer than 11 times and had countless other trips to the garage. While it has having work done, they offered me a Nissan Note as a replacement! In the end, I handed the keys back and started a battle with Nissan to get my money back. I won through the small claims court in the end.

Since then I have had 3 x Disco 3/4s on contract hire. Over 250,000 miles between them virtually all towing and not one breakdown. When they have been into the garage for maintenance, I have been given another equivelent vehicle with towbar to keep me on the road.
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Old 11 July 2013, 14:18   #14
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A comment on the old ranger not being good at towing made me remember when we ran a promo event using rangers in 2008 or 2009. We were asked to devise an exercise to help them understand how self employed people use pick ups. By the end of day two we'd burnt out five clutches towing - wait for it- empty trailers!!!!

The client asked us to change the whole plan so we didn't blow up any more clutches!!!
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Old 11 July 2013, 14:54   #15
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I think i am correct in saying when you have a tow-bar fitted to a Navara at a main dealer they used to change the clutch and flywheel at the same time to one that should have been fitted in the first place?
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I think i am correct in saying when you have a tow-bar fitted to a Navara at a main dealer they used to change the clutch and flywheel at the same time to one that should have been fitted in the first place?
Thats shocking

Well my new shape 2009 Ssangyong Rexton commercial has been pretty good for reliabilty .. looks good too and is very comfortable for a works 4x4 ,... depreciation is its biggest enemy, but it costs half of a disco commercial to start with .. but I wont keep em longer than 4 years anyway and it wasnt in the op's list .

However my old dealer for those motors now does Isuzu ... and I am informed the D max (double cab) is now rated to pull 3.5 tonnes

If you ask me .. I'd be very nervous about pulling 3.5 tonne in a pick up having towed many a different thing over the years but there you go
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If you ask me .. I'd be very nervous about pulling 3.5 tonne in a pick up having towed many a different thing over the years but there you go
Bit light on the rear end, the tail could start to wag the dog do you think?
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I own a nav and have had the ranger and amarok on demo. The ranger I had for a week, the VW for a day. VW a little Dissapointing on power and the ford gear change was horrible. Liked the VW build and liked the size and look of the ranger. However I still have my nav because I preferred it to both. Drives better, than both in my opinion. Looking a newer one now or maybe the new Isuzu huntsman.
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Bit light on the rear end, the tail could start to wag the dog do you think?
Umm yeah ... .. also ... try a swift stop at a roundabout when a driver changes their mind and doesent exit at the junction they indicated as you join the roundabout ..
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I own a nav and have had the ranger and amarok on demo. The ranger I had for a week, the VW for a day. VW a little Dissapointing on power and the ford gear change was horrible. Liked the VW build and liked the size and look of the ranger. However I still have my nav because I preferred it to both. Drives better, than both in my opinion. Looking a newer one now or maybe the new Isuzu huntsman.
What kind of faults have you experienced since ownership ?

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