Is it manual or auto? Manual have weak clutch but with those miles if its cheap enough get it bought cause itl be ok even it needs clutch it wont be that expensive. Did they not recall navaras while back for rusty chassis breakin?Looking for new truck (well, new to me) found 2012 navara with sub 30k miles, looks like it’s spent it’s life in town.
What’s experience of these trucks?
its quite far away and not been to look at it yet
I wouldn’t bother. My local salvage yard has row after row of those things parked up having been condemned for chassis rust. Must be hundreds of them lined up. And lorries queued up waiting to unload more of them!
The chassis was made of very poor quality steel that quickly flaked away into big holes in the sidewalls. They cracked open in front of the rear springs. It doesn't help that they stamped so many holes on the chassis at very wet and dirty areas that it looked liked Swiss cheese, letting all the crap in to rust from the inside out.have they changed the chassis design since these problems?
knew there’d been recalls, was that just to inspect and condemn?
The chassis was made of very poor quality steel that quickly flaked away into big holes in the sidewalls. They cracked open in front of the rear springs. It doesn't help that they stamped so many holes on the chassis at very wet and dirty areas that it looked liked Swiss cheese, letting all the crap in to rust from the inside out.
The current chassis, even though it is coil sprung, looks very much like the old one. Full of unnecessary holes. They have added a little channel iron gusset underneath, just in front of the rear wheels, but unless they have changed to a better grade of steel along the way, I can't see Nissan setting any standards for long chassis life any time soon.
I can see that you are very tempted by the vehicle. If so, make very sure that the chassis is near perfect and that Nissan haven't put a time limit on any compensation. I believe they have, so be very aware that you may be left with a nice looking lump of scrap in the not too distant future.
Buy a Hi lux more cost effective in the long run
Just sold my nissan for export with 200000 miles on it ,they had a problem with chassis ,many scrapped but not allThanks, was hoping you’d chip in. Maybe Nissan not the one for me, want something to last well into 6 figures
what brand would you recommend? Budget is in the low teens, ideally sub 50k mileage. Not overly fussy about brands, but want something reasonably comfortable and reliable. Had a 2010 ranger that did 145,000 which I like but it wasn’t the comfiest.
I don’t thrash my vehicle (normally), unfussed by manual or auto. Do about 15k/yr, majority short trips with a fair bit off road.
Have wondered about merc Gl things as they seem a lot of car 2nd hand compared to pickup prices but think spares/repairs would bite me. Plus pickup tray is handy.
I got mine back ok. just remember to empty everything out. They went through every nook and cranny in mine lost about 25 quid and a pack of batteriesMines going for an inspection next week, reakon Il get it back?