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PostSubject: Re: Ssangyong Rexton - Different but practical   Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Nissan Juke,

A lot of car for the money, unigue and individual styling which will either be liked or disliked, not that frugal when compared to other similar vehicles, but reliable and cheap to run; petrol engines best as 1.5 diesel slightly sluggish and quite noisy, and not worth the extra premium over the much more refined petrol units, and for the savings you can buy a lot of fuel.
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PostSubject: Re: Ssangyong Rexton - Different but practical   Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:31 pm

Surprised to hear that of a Nissan Diesel. Thought their units were good, or does that only apply to 4.2 litre TD lumps in Patrols?

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PostSubject: Re: Ssangyong Rexton - Different but practical   Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:56 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
does that only apply to 4.2 litre TD lumps in Patrols?

Nope. Nissan have done some very good oil burners.

IMO the 2.5 turbo diesel intercooled, 133bhp lump they put in the Nissan Navara D22 was brilliant.
I thought the patrol 3.0tdi engine they had in the y61 Patrol and Last model of the Terrano II was excellent.
The latest 3.0 V6 in the Navara is nothing short of becoming a towing Icon as long as its more reliable than the previous models engines.
I even liked the 4.5 petrol version that came in the GU Patrol/safari 1998 onward, for a petrol lump it pulled very well IMO.



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PostSubject: Re: Ssangyong Rexton - Different but practical   Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:50 am

Nissan diesel lumps are generally good, reliable units. This said they are often quite low powered with low BHP/litre outputs and not as refined as many other comparable units are due to their main world markets. Nissan are one of the manufacturers who sell large quantities of diesel lumps in many third world countries, and more remote countries, and design them more for rugged durability, reliability, and ease of repair; rather than outright performance or silky smoothness which we often see in European markets.
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PostSubject: Re: Ssangyong Rexton - Different but practical   Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:57 am

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Nissan diesel lumps are generally good, reliable units. This said they are often quite low powered with low BHP/litre outputs and not as refined as many other comparable units are due to their main world markets. Nissan are one of the manufacturers who sell large quantities of diesel lumps in many third world countries, and more remote countries, and design them more for rugged durability, reliability, and ease of repair; rather than outright performance or silky smoothness which we often see in European markets.

Id agree with that. The Nissan I have driven the most is the D22 Navara. This 2.5tdi was 133bhp at the time it was quite a high output for a pickup but still when compared to other full sized trucks it seemed lower. But IMO Nissan does matt their transmissions and gear ratio's well to suit their engine outputs. My Dad used a D22 as a Caravan Tow vehicle for years to replace a 2.8 Shogun and although the bhp levels were not high it had no problem keeping up with motorway traffic. Good oil burners IMO.

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PostSubject: Re: Ssangyong Rexton - Different but practical   Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:34 am

Toyota also do pretty much the same as reliability is more important in most of their markets also.
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