Nissan Navara pickup (2004-2015): owner reviews

“The Nissan Navara’s blend of power, carrying capacity and equipment makes it one of Britain’s favourite pickup trucks”

Carbuyer Rating

1.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

75%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 8reviews
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Common Problems

  • Other (4 cases)
  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine (3 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Cost of OEM parts

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

outlaw, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Tekna 2.5 manual twin cab

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
Sold my nissan pickup 18 months ago to buy an all singing all dancing range rover sport ... BAD MOVE .... My nissan was cheaper to run cheaper to service and a hundred times more reliable !! So I sold the sport two days ago and I've decided to buy another Navara but the V6 this time . It's got every comfort that the range rover had and for a fraction of the price . My old Nissan never gave me an ounce of trouble and I abused it every day for years . I miss my old pickup but I know I'm gonna love the new one :)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
Robust mechanics. Had two Navaras over past seven years, driving up to 30,000 miles pa. sole issue has been a fuel valve failure on current vehicle after 95,000 miles.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Very fuel hungry. Tyres expensive (>Ł650 a set), but they last 48,000 miles. Servicing quite costly, but alleviated slightly by 18,000 mile service interval.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32.7

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30.1
Review
In the first year, one service, no problems , starts every time, never failed.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel not so good but comparable to other vehicles of it's size. Still on first set of tyres and brakes. Only parts used are a seized lock on the Truckman top.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
The car is relaible but when it does breakdown Nisssan spares prices are astronomic.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

18000 miles or two years between servicing is excellant.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Outlaw

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
The best vehicle I've owned. It's not a sporty-handling car and anyone who expects that will be disappointed, but as a load-lugging truck, that's also comfortable to drive on the motorway one end of the country to the other, it can't be beaten. I can't agree with the review calling it thirsty - I average 33mpg and it'll do 38-39mpg on long hauls if driven economically.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Aventura, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Like it a lot

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Rally Raid, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Does exactly what i expected.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

17
Review
There was a wheezing noise coming from the engine one day, then all of a sudden the engine went a bit funny. I stopped to get a mechanic to look at it and he told me the turbo has blown and was sucking oil out of the engine. Now I've got to look for a reasonable place to get it fixed.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Perfect until the engine and turbo went
Performance

3 out of 5

Does a good job
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Loves a bit of diesel whether it's loaded or unloaded

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

3.0V6 Outlaw

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Review
Having done 50000 with full service history 2 of six bigs ends gone. Nissan only offer half engine at £6500+ Vat and fitting costs. Currently have complaint in with Nissan UK but don't hold out much hope. All avenues to obtaining shells have come to no result so at present I have £10000 of scrap. Last year oil intercooler went costing £1000 I have owned 2 Navara and 1 Nissan tipper over the last 10years so even loyalty means nothing. Result is new model Ford Ranger ordered for February

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
It would have been a five but the transmission shaft strangely gave out recently...
Running Cost

4 out of 5

As expected

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Long Way Down Expedition, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very poor. Nissan customer sales appalling. Wessex nissan appalling.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.5 Tenka double cab automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
We work in construction and forestry and this is my 2nd D40 Navara double cab in a row, for me it does something of everything and it does them pretty well. I also tow trailers quite often so the vehicle is given a good testing all round. I find the vehicle is comfortable, roomy and very practical, even towing the maximum weight the fuel consumption rarely goes lower than 26mpg, as for road holding mine goes around corners like its on rails but I guess you have to have the right tyres and know how to drive a big 4x4 properly. I would buy another one in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Very reliable.
Performance

5 out of 5

Impressive.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

For our business very good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Review
very new so not much experience but some fault lights on the dashboard related to the ESP, says I am turning it off but its incorrect
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Ok for the type of vehicle it is, again new so only fuel so far

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

teckna, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is my second now navarra i have not found anything else that has the same specification for the price

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

tekna, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.5 TDCi, Aventura, 6-speed Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
I bought my Navara late 2013, with 150,000 miles on the clock but looks and drives perfectly. As with any used car, you're potentially "buying someone else's problems" so to speak, which unfortunately on this occasion was the case. I had to replace both rear axle bearings within the first few weeks of driving the vehicle, due to the stress it causes to the drivetrain. Luckily, parts for the D40 Navara ARE CHEAP, despite the expensive Japanese spare part trails you hear of people going on (I got two rear axle bearing kits for less than £100, and helped fit them at the garage, works perfectly). If you look on eBay for parts, they are cheap, depending on what it is naturally? I mean if you're look for a breakers yard full axle, you're looking at £700 with delivery, but a new interior door lining? You're talking £40, easy, which for the size of the car isn't bad at all really? As a drivers car, this feels like a truly indestructible machine. I have driven mine in all sorts of conditions, off road, steep slopes, sand dunes and pretty much the length of the UK. Considering my Navara was previously owned by a building company, it has been pretty well worn in, but I picked up loads of replacement interior parts (gear knobs, door handles, switches etc.) and it looks as good as new! I could go on, but honestly this car did not disappoint me at all, it was a great buy and make sure you check out the Navar forums, which are pretty dated now, but have loads of useful information on them! Summary: Great car, can be cheap to maintain (if you know where to look), can be hefty on diesel round town, great off road, great all rounder for a pickup.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Cold starts they can struggle, but make sure you leave them to idle, and use the on-board engine heating system and it should work like a dream. For God's sake, don't race the engine when its cold!
Performance

4 out of 5

Whether it's new or used, the engines are great. If you keep them well serviced, clean and pristine, these cars will work a lifetime. Mine's the 2.5TD and has plenty of umph, but I would envy the Outlaw model drivers out there.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

It's not cheap, but mine can do about 30 mpg combined, depending on how i'm driving it of course.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Aventura

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
I bought the Navara Aventura from new because it was the best looking of all the pick-ups at the time and the most powerful. Running around town I usually got about 28-29 mpg, and on longer trips including motorways up to 38 mpg regularly. Pick-up from a standing start was abysmal but it was a truck after all and I got used to it. Servicing was not cheap but affordable, but spare parts were very expensive. On the down side at 160,000 miles and eight years I suffered a complete gearbox failure, a leak had developed in the gearbox and allowed 70% of the fluid to leak out unnoticed causing the gearbox to cook beyond repair. On further investigation both radiators were badly corroded and the auto fluid one completely blocked. For the want of a simple fluid level indicator on the box all would have been saved. After only eight years it was a financial write-off. Having said all that I would still seriously consider buying another one.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
LOTS OF FAULTS THAT DON'T SEEM TO BE RECTIFIABLE DESPITE NUMEROUS TRIPS BACK TO THE DEALER

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
Many annoying little problems and bad dealer aftercare. Problems from new still not fixed.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

No more than expected.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Never had a problem.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No proplems, just keep up to services and do more than regular oil chanages.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Aventura, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
An awesome, practical man-truck!!! :o)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic, in my opinion best in class

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

platinum, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A very practical car but spoiled by the poor fuel economy.

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