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There was a time when a pick - up was suited to the building site and were built accordingly. Almost over night they became the choice of company car for many due to the attractive pricing of the commercial vehicle tax rate, and as a result chrome finishes and luxury interiors began to emerge on pick - ups in place of sturdy and rugged design. The pendulum has swung again towards the centre, and many pick - up manufacturers aim to give the best of both worlds, as typified in the Nissan Navara Diesel D/Cab Pick - up.
Pick - ups do tend to be sturdy workhorse beasts even if the interior is carpeted and often the school run is its intended use. For a more conventional pick - up load, the Nissan Navara 2.5 diesel engine gives a drive 190 bhp and a torque of 450Nm at 2000 revs. This pulling power rivals Land Rover, and is highly impressive especially as the 31.4 mpg beats the Land Rover on fuel consumption too.
The Nissan Navara has a payload of 1110kg which is similar to many panel vans. Like all pick - ups it feels the bumps and lumps of urban roads, and its bouncy drive can be a little unsettling. Nissan have done a fair job however of keeping the suspension in check and when compared to other pick - ups, the Nissan Navara's drive is as smooth as any other.
As the Nissan Navara is designed to take the children to school as well as the materials to the building site, it has by commercial vehicle standards a luxury interior. The 6 multi - changer CD stereo can be accessed via the controls on the steering column. The Nissan Navara comes with ABS, EBD, brake assist and ESP traction control. All good for off road drives as well as negotiating busy urban streets. Both a driver and passenger airbags have been fitted together with side impact airbags, which is unusual in many commercial vehicles. Just to round it off curtain airbags have been fitted too. Electric windows complete the luxury.
The Nissan Navara represents a good attempt and design at providing a crossover of a practical commercial vehicle and the comfort and drive of a standard saloon. If the nature of the role of the pick - up is to take loads off road and to take little Tommy to school, then it is difficult to think of a better model than the Nissan Navara.
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A nice vehicle, ideal for work and family.
It's a MONSTER!
Very pleased, excellent vehicles.
So far nice vehicle.
For value for money. The Nissan is great with all the accessory included.
Value for money.
Great motor really. Just what I needed for my 10 stone dogs comfort.
Very good for what I need
Excellant, comfortable and very much what I expected.
Great truck very comfortable very pleased.
Bit juicy on the fuel but overall a great truck and a very comfortable drive.
I've only had my Navara for a week but initial impressions are even better than I'd hoped for. Considering it's still very much a pick-up truck, the quality of the interior is great with easy to clean surfaces and it's an extremely comfortable place to be - even the Mrs likes it! The Auto box is nice and smooth and the low down power delivery is perfect for a truck of its size - Very happy!
Perfect, had earlier models, great improvement.
Does everything and if not more than I expected.
Good vehicle, ideal for our requirements.
Ideally suited for my business.
I'm pleased with what you've done for me with this vehicle.
Great work vehicle. It's so comfy I would even use it as a personal vehicle! Only had it a week or so but so far no complaints.
Excellent value for money.
Great, an improvement over the old Navara.
At this early stage it seems to meet our needs and is a far improved version of the old Navara.
Alot better than the old model, auto gearbox is excellent, back suspension is excellent, drives very good and feels very plush inside though I would have preferred two front electric seats, rain sensitive wipers and rear central arm rest.
Great vehicle to drive.
So far so good!!
It's ok for what I need but it looks as though Nissan have cut a few corners with the Np300. For example there is no outside temp sensor/auto wipers or passenger electric seat also the drivers seat base is very uncomfortable after a short time spent in it. The dash and door cards are very hard plastic and cheap looking but the ride is very good for a pick up truck. Overall I am happy with it and will learn to live with the niggles I have as the truck looks awesome and drives well.
Too early to say but so far we are very impressed.
Delighted but not sure if it will be as economical as they say.
As good as any 4x4 car with the added bonus of the carrying load.
Extremely pleased and, in my opinion, a much better finished and more comfortable vehicle than my previous vehicle which was a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior.
Exactly as expected from a pickup truck, more comfortable than expected and a great specification. For some reason it doesn't like reversing in 4 WD mode. The fuel economy is no where near the specified average of 33 Mpg, more like 24 Mpg on a good run, 18 Mpg in town, and this is with no load. The back cab is very practical- the way the seats fold up or down and the space is good. Does feel like a very solid build truck.
Great vehicle. As my nine year old keeps telling me ''it's a tank!'' which apparently is a good thing. I love it. It drives like as large vehicle but once you get used to that, fine. The extras on it are fantastic.
Perfect for what I need it for. Comfy but practical. Drives beautifully.
Awesome vehicle. Easy to get a pallet in the back. The high spec interior makes driving with goods a lot more comfortable.
Excellent commercial pick up
Truck was a replacement for previous Navara, did look at all others on the market but nothing seemed to compare. I just hope the new model due out, lives up to the D40 of present.
It's a great truck. Bit bouncy when unloaded, but it's exactly what you would expect.
Perfect for my dual purpose needs.
I am very happy with the pickup. It is perfect for my work and family requirements.
This is by far the best pickup on the market! I was given a Warrior as a temp for a week and it was agricultural compared to the road manners of the Navara . Look no further.
Very nice vehicle and nice to drive.
Excellent vehicle for work and pleasure. But early to tell reliability and performance standards, but for now very happy.
Everything was good, although the interior is very basic and I wish I had included the sat nav.
Good solid motor, plenty of space all round and good performance.
It's a very expensive pick up truck. I can't give a full review, as we have only had the vehicle for two days.
Very happy with my new Nissan.
Good all round pickup. Pity the tow capacity is not 3.5tons.
It is a superb piece of machinery. Quality is evident all over it, it goes well and handles well. Brakes could do with a little more bite for when it's fully loaded, but generally okay. Smooth, comfortable, great equipment, great driving position... Great vehicle!
I previously had a 2001 Navara. This new model is such an improvement in all areas, especially in styling. The flame red paintwork makes it look fantastic. I am one very happy bunny. Many thanks.
Too early to say, only driven for 60 miles. Looks good though. Nice quality.
Excellant, even the wife likes it!
Love it. Perfect for my needs as a dual role vehicle.
Its a great vehicle. Its the first "new" pickuptruck that I have ever had and its a big thing for me.
Good all round truck
Now the 3rd Navara we have had. Surprised how spec differs from truck to truck. Last Navara was Tekna Connect and had higher spec than this model. Disappointed with lack of Sunroof and a few other refinements as I assumed all Tekna models had the same highest spec.
Really happy with it, could of done with a little more space in the flat back area for what I need it for but thats something and nothing, great pick up thanks
Good vehicle , good value for money , mpg not great but really practical .
Its the first Navara I have had and it is everything and more than I wanted.
Very nice. It has a car like drive and handles all that we can throw at it :-)