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    Navara st-x 450 ?

    Hi all
    Looking at a 2011 Navara st-x 450, auto, 134000kms. just had a full engine rebuild.
    Whats the good, bad, ugly ?
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    Dunno about the 450 as we didnt have any at the time, but about 5 years ago I worked at a nissan wreckers and I wouldnt touch it.

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    134000kms. just had a full engine rebuild.
    Probably says it all.

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    There's Facebook page full of them snapped in half. Aparantl y don't like going off road with any sort of load on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevereadyfreddy View Post
    134000kms. just had a full engine rebuild.
    Probably says it all.
    Got a 15 at work that needs a new one too

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    Some are fine and some are absolute lemons, ive had 2 D40 Navara's and weve also had them at the work. My 2011 STX450 was great, it was an auto 4x4, heaps of grunt, handled well and went good enough off road for what it was and i had no complaints, i unfortunately wrote it off after a night shift and the side curtain airbags saved my life so the safety of them is great.
    I then replaced it with a 2008 STX, I bought that one with 165,000kms on the clock and drive it from CHCH to AKL to bring her home, proceeded to do 118kms in it per day until i sold it at 234,000kms, The 4x4 system in that had a problem, after a hard day on the sand trying to recover someones Ford Courier, it went into a 2WD limp mode, after shutting it off for around an hour it worked in 4x4 again but was never the same, clunked when engaging low range etc, didnt give me much confidence.
    Then we had 3 of them at work as Dog wagons, and they were shite, engines needed rebuilding, clutches didnt last 2 seconds, wellside had pressure fractures from the steel boxes etc..
    The chassis snapping thing is either from gross overloading or UK imports that have driven on salted roads for a portion of there life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevereadyfreddy View Post
    134000kms. just had a full engine rebuild.
    Probably says it all.
    Sounds like a Mitsi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    Sounds like a Mitsi!
    Don't say that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnt View Post
    The chassis snapping thing is either from gross overloading or UK imports that have driven on salted roads for a portion of there life.
    They also cracked/broke where the front suspension mounts were welded to the chassis.
    Nissan claimed it was from having bullbars fitted. I've seen many broken and 99% didn't have bullbars, all were NZ new as well. Nissan didn't do themselves any favours by denying it and blaming owners.
    The ZD30 engine was a Renault design/made item and was as good as a soggy biscuit for dunking. Timing chain tensioners were a huge problem among other issues.
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    Why is it you never see a good review for a modern 4wd ute?
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    Because they are a shit load more complicated these days and the accountants still say make them cheaper so something has to give.
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    Given the new Mercedes ute is based on a navara I wonder how that is going to fare?
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    Cheers guys !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Why is it you never see a good review for a modern 4wd ute?
    My guess would be high power output per displacement, combined with emmission controls that recirculate exhaust and run the engine lean (hot). People probably have higher expectations than in the past regarding reliability as well, despite increased power and complication.

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    Output gets higher displacement gets lower . Turbo diesels these days are to highly strung

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