Nissan navara d40, bad idea??


My 08 Ranger has just snapped in half behind the cab and I’m hunting for another pick up. There’s a 2009 navara for sale locally and it’s in my price range, just wanted to see what the verdict is on these? I know they’re prone to snapping in half as well but the chassis looks fairly tidy on this one. Other option is a hilux but they’re more money for less towing capacity. Thanks


I’m not sure it’s had the inspection. Just a bit worried that if I managed to snap the ranger it doesn’t bode well with a Nissan! I’m often carrying dumpy bags of feed around etc


Good vehicles IMO, liked mine. Whilst they are prone to snapping, I wouldn’t be put off a tidy one checked over well.

As you have experienced, others also snap, its not a problem confined to Nissan, although they do seem to have a much greater failure rate than others. That said there are many on the road older than 08 still doing a job.

i would look for a slightly later model, as post facelift they seemed to be better on fuel and i think were more powerful.

At 10+ years old, buying a used pickup can be a bit of a lottery.


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On my 2nd first one sold at nearly 170,000 miles chassis ok. Current one just over 100,000 and been in for recall. (Not snapped) IMHO they are the best value for money pick up on the market. Maybe I have been lucky but have had no issues with any of mine.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...