Written on: 14/07/2013 by derek71 (1 review written)
i have a 2001 gu patrol.I let the tires down to 20 psi or less and nothing down the beach or sand dunes stops it.Does a little over 900km to both tanks. Mind you i have chip and 3inch exhaust.Over all very happy :) (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
I owned a Y61 model (Patrol 3.0dit) for 10 years and I dont really understand how all this people can tell so much rubbish about such strong-powerfull-stopless real 4x4.
I sold it @ 250.000km for 12.500 euros, and belive me I HAVE DONE 3 SEVICES ONLY!!!! driven always on highwy at 150km/h and country road with lots of bumps, plus the off road, across rivers, 1meter of mud, sand ICE and so on...
UNDERSTUD!!! I changed oil and filters 3 TIMES in 10 years of heavy duty stress.
NEVER HAD A... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2010
Patrol 3.0l GR has been less reliable than my old Disco - flywheel gone spending more time in garage than anywhere- can't get parts. Bought it to cope with winters in N E Scoland but not sure if it can as spent more time in garage. Have borrowed a Peugot 206 and this works better than the Patrol. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2010 by HughCB (1 review written)
Nissan Patrol 3litre GR turbo diesel. The only vehicle I have ever owned where the exhaust system outlasted the fuel tank (three and a half years) the exhaust system is still going strong. Diesel fuel pump does not like frosty north of Scotland winters - re built for £2,000.00p. Spare parts very expensive - £300 plus for brake calipers. Sway bar/ antil roll bar £1,300. Nissan UK worse than useless - does Nissan Japan realise just how poor the dealership service really is???? Any... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
my nissan patrol 3 litre gr, just blown 2 cylinders,and the others don't look too clever,so i'm still paying for a car that is doing the wrong kind of off roading,at least the landrover discovery we have just plods on,and is older,me thinks won't be buying japanese anymore. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2009 by oliverparr (1 review written)
We have owned a Nissan 3.0 turbo diesel for 8 years . Its on its 3rd engine and only done 92000 miles . Nissan UK have been useless and deny that there is a design fault with the engine . I really don't understand why these vehicles get reviews stating there bullet proof.My advice is avoid like the plague and buy a Toyota or Land Rover instead . (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009
Purchased used Nissan Patrol 30k miles, chosen for claimed reliability and lower priced than equivalent 4x4's. I actually quite liked it and it was civilised on road, however it did prove unreliable with various electrical problems. It was only average off road and build quality was poor compared to some of it's rivals, indeed the front foot wells sufferred serious corrosion and some panels were flimsy and dented easily. I now own a Land rover Defender, and quite frankly it is far superior... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009
Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 turbo diesel will blow piston and turbo before it reaches 200,000 kms. this is a very common problem. the motor will cost you a minimum $12,000. nissan are obviously very aware of this problem (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by wadifox
i used in the middle east and afghanistan. the work horse of the world. 350,000 KMH's and all i replaced on my 1998 Y61 Nissan Patrol super safari was the tyres and the battery.
tyre wear on the front outta edge, lower bushes on the front trail arm wear out quick when it lives in the desert . but its all simple to fix and costs peanuts.
the euro version 2.8 is under powered unlike the middle east version 4.5 and 4.8 petrol engines.
im on my 3rd patrol and its part of my life and i love... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008 by DOG111
An alround amazing motor. Like driving an all terrain leather arm chair!, but built like a sherman tank. solid.
Written on: 20/12/2007
The Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 is a nice size, has a good reliable 6 cylinder diesel engine, and in my opinion is great value for money. The performance is great, same with practicality and same on reliability. (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2007 by Stuart Herron (2 reviews written)
Since my review given in Aug 2006 have just suffered engine failure, Nissan Patrol is 2001 model, with 3 ltr T/D ony 75,200 miles and very regularly serviced (every 6,000 miles), Just being checked as I write this, but not happy that this so-called tough engine is not!
I preferred the 4.2 ltd Diesel 6 cylinder. Anyone else had problems with the 3 ltd T/D ?? (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2007 by terrygoltz (1 review written)
The Nissan Patrol 3.0 has more power than the 4.2. It tows a 20ft caravan very well. Good to drive and the auto is excellent around town. Also for towing. Would have another one. So far at 90,000 there are no problems showing up. Runs like new. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2007 by TP6040 (1 review written)
Don't buy a Nissan Patrol - you are asking for some very expensive trouble in the near future. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2006 by theshooter (16 reviews written)
Timeless looks, built to last. Might be clumsy around town buy 100% reliable. Had a trooper, reliable, and tough, but seats tilted foward, 4x4 system out of the ark. Had Land Rover, Discovery & Range Rover, auto boxes all went wrong, costly repair, head gasket on disco, landy great off road, but too basic, all overated status symbol. Patrol great off road, could drive through a house, tow a tank, loads of grunt. Despite weight, still get 30mpg. Fulfills all my shooting requirments, its not... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2006 by bigal3464 (1 review written)
Have used the Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 as a tow unit for 21 foot caravan all over Australia. I had minor problem with air intake sensor and got excellent support from Nissan. It's a bit cumbersome in city, however, I could not recommend enough! I have heard horror stories but friends with same unit had similar experience to mine, so I do recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2006 by Stuart Herron (2 reviews written)
My 4x4s get used for their purpose of working, and whilst regularly serviced they are not 'pampered'!!
I have had several other 4x4s: Troopers, Range Rover, 110 Landrover, Shogun, Discoveries! The Patrols have been the best so far. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2006 by ivan rayne (1 review written)
The Nissan Patrol GR is a great 4x4 comfortable safe and reliable. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2006 by lightbug (1 review written)
Comment by lightbug
I have a new Nissan Patrol since Jul 04 and it is powerful!
159hp I think
It has no engine problems if it did I am sure they wouldn't have full warranty for THREE YEARS It has a beautiful ride you feel safe being in it because its one of the biggest 4x4 on the road and the engine does 30mpg+
A+++++++LOVE IT (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2005 by MMourat (1 review written)
The company doesn't always repair it but they know the problem. I don't understand the people that they continue to buy the Nissan Patrol GR 3.0. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2005 by davephoto1 (1 review written)
Well, my Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 has had three clutches, Two replacement engines and one turbo.
I am not very happy as Nissan admitted to Turbo and Oil problems on all 3.0 litre engines.
I drove Landrover Discovery's before, and over in 6 years 3 different cars never broke down.
Although the Nissan Patrol DOES give me the best drive by far, when it is well. (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2005 by nipper
The first 18 months with my Nissan Patrol GR were fine without too many problems. Then it started... We live in the Czech Republic, and when driving home from a skiing holiday in Austria in 2004, the engine lost power and thick blue smoke belched out. This was due to 2 pistons having blown a hole in them. It was impossible to get spare pistons in the whole of Europe, and we tried everywhere. We eventually got 2 nearly new pistons from Germany (from a crashed Patrol). The car was off the road... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2005 by AirPedro
I love the sound of the diesel engine, my wife and I call it "the song of the diesel." The turbo can be handy when trying to pass other vehicles on our narrow twisty roads. It won't win any drag races, but I didn't buy it for that. I used to own a Trooper which I really liked, but the first time I crawled under the Patrol I was blown away at the sturdiness of the underpinnings. This is one stout machine. It handles great and soaks up the bumps in the road with aplomb. I love this machine. (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2005 by waldo (1 review written)
I have driven loads of 4x4's and this Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 is my favourite for off-road handling.
Much bigger than a Land Rover Defender or Disco also far more comfortable and reliable.
Although often compared to the Shogun they are completely different vehicles, buy the Shogun to drive the kids to school and tow a caravan, buy a Patrol if you need a vehicle that can work off road, it is nearly as good on the road (Different suspension set up). Patrol is better than diesel Land Cruisers,... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2005 by John Patten (1 review written)
I took delivery of a new Patrol 5 weeks ago. Driving home it was obvious that there was a serious problem with the engine. It took from 5 to 20 seconds to move off from stationary. I was nearly involved in a serious accident when crossing a main road. The car has now been back with the dealer for 4 weeks. By their own admission they do not know what is wrong with it. More worrying is that Nissan seem totally disinterested. I have asked for a refund but been refused. My advise - DON`T... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2004 by shockingmoment (3 reviews written)
Compared to the Disco' we had - the Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 4x4 is so much more comfortable, reliable, smooth, quieter!, rock steady and loads more space. Don't know why we didn't change sooner. Cruise along at 80 all day!
Leather seats are v. comfy. Lots of gadgets (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2004 by pshuttleworth (1 review written)
My final choice was between a Patrol and a Shogun. The Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 won as it is more of a straightforward 4x4 thouroughbred - showing in its offroad capability and towing capacity (3500kg) - required in this case for towing boats.
Performance from a standstill is not great but moving accelaration is surprisingly good - and at low revs. Top speed is 106mph - not the 99mph stated in the brochure.
Great value for money - the SVE has loads of extras including leather upholstery,... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2003 by kenny birch (1 review written)
Engine management gave problems on my nissan patrol gr 3.0 from 10000 to 27000 miles--misfire, stopping, clouds of smoke, bad fuel consumption
Footbrake pedal started going to the floor at 26000 miles. This car has been in the garage over 20 times, often for more than a week at a time-brake fault never cured-At 29000 miles (2 Years old ), it was garage tested, MOT tested, RAC tested and POLICE tested, and failed all with defective footbrake and handbrake-has been off the road for 13... (read more)
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