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Nissan Patrol and Pathfinder models are more economical to run than their closest rivals

RUNNING cost research conducted by the RACV shows that the Nissan Patrol and Pathfinder models tested are the most economical in their class.

The Nissan Pathfinder Ti is the most economical vehicle of the three medium
four-wheel drives tested, with a weekly average running cost of only $233.79
per week.

Compared with the Toyota Prado and Mitsubishi Pajero models tested, the
Pathfinder Ti is between $18 and $23 per week cheaper to operate.

In the large four-wheel drive category the Nissan Patrol ST 3.0-litre diesel and Patrol ST 4.8-litre petrol came first and second respectively, ahead of the Toyota LandCruiser petrol and diesel models.

The popular Patrol 3.0-litre turbo-diesel was easily the least expensive large
four-wheel drive to operate with a weekly cost of just $228.40 – its nearest
Toyota rival cost over $40 per week more to run.

Surprisingly, running costs for the Patrol 3.0-litre were lower than all the
medium four-wheel drives assessed, as well as large sedans like the V8
powered Holden Statesman and Ford Fairlane Ghia.

In producing the results, the RACV based its total average costs per week on
the most likely usage scenarios.

All calculations were made on the assumption that privately owned vehicles
are operated for five years and travel an average annual distance of
15,000kms.

According to Nissan national marketing manager, Philip Brook, the Patrol and Pathfinder offer excellent value and the RACV’s survey provides solid
evidence of this.

“The RACV’s results support our belief that we not only sell great four-wheel
drive vehicles, but they are amongst the most economical to own as well,”
said Mr Brook.
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What a load of S--- . They never get the economy stated on the windscreen when new . The price of servicing and parts are very inflated compared to what you can get out in the open market . Do they think we are stupid and believe all their propaganda
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What a load of S--- . They never get the economy stated on the windscreen when new . Do they think we are stupid and believe all their propaganda
Point one: There is not a vehicle in Australia that will get windscreen sticker economy figures in the real world. They are not meant to. It is a comparitive test to say what one vehicle will do against the other in a set laboratory test. It is/was never intended to give you real world economy figures. That is an almost impossible thing to do given all the variables.

Point two: It is advertising. All advertising is propaganda. If you don't like propaganda don't watch/read ads.

Point three: Nissan are only using the RACV (independant) vehicle running cost figures in their advertising. Anyone who comes out best in an indepndant test will use that test (after they pay a usage fee) to advertise their product.
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the average consumption sticker on our VE SSV was 14.5lt per 100 actual is 12.4on a long trip it gets around 9.8 ltr per 100 that is out of a 6ltr V8.....so they dont always tell the truth.
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Have to totaly disagree with point one Nizzbits. When I had my 06 Hyundai sonata V6 sticker was 10.2L/100km, around 8.2Highway and no more than 12l/100km in the City Leadfooted. maybe around 11ish lightfooted.
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Have to totaly disagree with point one Nizzbits. When I had my 06 Hyundai sonata V6 sticker was 10.2L/100km, around 8.2Highway and no more than 12l/100km in the City Leadfooted. maybe around 11ish lightfooted.
Voids,

Similar to your Sonata, the consumption of my Patrol sometimes beats the stated consumption and the rest of the time is higher. Recent consumption checks have shown a range between 10.5 and 12.5 Litres per 100km.

My figures and yours only confirms Nizzbits first point. Fuel consumption is not a fixed thing. It varies according to loads of things.

Regarding the inital post. This is great. I have used it as propaganda by forwarding it to my wife to make her think i have made a brilliant choice of vehicle. Hopefully she now is thinking that this vehicle is reasonably economical and this will help persuade her to aggree to the next major mod sooner.


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Similar to your Sonata, the consumption of my Patrol sometimes beats the stated consumption and the rest of the time is higher. Recent consumption checks have shown a range between 10.5 and 12.5 Litres per 100km.

My figures and yours only confirms Nizzbits first point. Fuel consumption is not a fixed thing. It varies according to loads of things.

Regarding the inital post. This is great. I have used it as propaganda by forwarding it to my wife to make her think i have made a brilliant choice of vehicle. Hopefully she now is thinking that this vehicle is reasonably economical and this will help persuade her to aggree to the next major mod sooner.


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Have to totaly disagree with point one Nizzbits. When I had my 06 Hyundai sonata V6 sticker was 10.2L/100km, around 8.2Highway and no more than 12l/100km in the City Leadfooted. maybe around 11ish lightfooted.
G'day Voids,
I get what you are saying.
Ok I was not meaning to say it is not possible to get near the figure (depending on your driving style and a bunch of other variables) but my point is that is not the intention of the sticker. in reality you can probably get double the figure if you drive slowly and roll enough.
What I am saying is the purpose of the sticker is to compare like to like. Lab figure vs lab figure, vehicle vs vehicle as opposed to lab figure vs reality. No manufacturer will try to tell you that is what you will get in the real world as they just don't know the reality (or care) really.
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I like my nissan. and i like the prices i pay for servicing. If i ever feel i'm paying too much i ring my mate who has a landcruiser and ask him how much he pays for his services. When i hang up i'm smiling again!
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my horse is cheaper to run than my patrol ,but he hates pulling the caravan.
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My bosses work car is cheaper for me to drive, but that's because he pays for fuel.

I don't even watch TV anymore too many ads, only way is to DL things that I actually want to watch, pretty pointless post, but I think it fits in, in an abstract way.
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Have you seen how few kms you get out of expensive sandshoes these days?
No. I tend to drive instead.


Im too cheap to spend big on shoes anyway. (steel caps excepted)
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"Patrol and Pathfinder models are more economical to run than their closest rivals"

"All calculations were made on the assumption that privately owned vehicles
are operated for five years and travel an average annual distance of
15,000kms."


This isnt very clear. Did these running costs include the purchase price? as the Purchase price of a vehicle isnt exactly its running costs.

If you include the purchase price of a Pathfinder compared with a Prado, and Patrol v Landcrusher, then the running costs will be a lot cheaper.
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I catch the bus to work and only use my Patrol to have fun on weekends. really i dont care how much it costs to run, or diesel prices as im too busy enjoying this big wide land of ours. I guess if i had to drive it like i used to drive my previous few cars (X-Trails) it would be another kettle of fish.. 35-40,000km per year just driving to work.. at least a tank a week of fuel, now im more concerned about a tank of fuel going off in the tank before i use it!

I dont agree with dealer servicing so much with this car as i can learn to do most of it myself thanks to this forum! New cars are a bit different i guess..

smac, you heading into the world of patrols?
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smac, you heading into the world of patrols?
eventually. the misses likes the pathy, but i gotta get her to sit in and drive a patrol, otherwise, i will get a pathy then a few years later get a patrol (hopefully)
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my wife loves driving the Patrol, get her into that seat any way you need to. easier to drive than most people think.
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yeah we used to have a Rangie, and that was very easy to drive. only issue is she is short, so she doesnt like haveing to climb up into it
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I was lokoing at a pathfinder too but there is soo much more fun to be had in a Patrol
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