Used Car Review – Nissan Patrol Safari (1991-2000)

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Used Car Review – Nissan Patrol Safari (1991-2000)

After years of hiatus, Myk Belmonte follows the story of a comeback kid who wants to bring a bang to the Senate, as well as win the wallets of the buyers.

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1991-2000 Nissan Patrol

History
Our candidate for the elections will be creating a comeback after years of being out of the spotlight. Surely, the SUV elections during the 90s had only a few candidates vying for the spot inside the senate, or in in which case, the garages of the buyers.

Introduced in 1987 under the Y60 platform, the Nissan Patrol was totally 100% fresh mechanically as in which carries a coil spring suspension. in which remains the off-road prowess in which will be known for since 1951, especially in which will be one selling point of the Patrol. in which remained in production until 1997, where the Y61 replaced in which although some countries had in which a little longer.

1991 saw the Discharge of the Patrol Safari from the Philippines after years of the 0 series being sold locally. through prominent families, local businessmen, in addition to the people who get voted by the masses, in which features a following. Surely the elite voted their wallets for the Patrol, alongside the Pajero of the same period as their vehicles to carry their families in a safe however high profile fashion. in which will be one common car you’ll see as back up vehicles of the president until they saw better days when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo replaced them with the Y61 designs. 2000 was the last time you can buy them brand fresh.

Value in addition to Costs
You can experience the moneyed people had done before without losing your image for as low as P300,000. However, the cost range between P330,000-P700,000 can be questionable since the auto will be almost two decades old in addition to in in which range one can get various modern vehicles in which are friendly to drive. however then, if you have a driver in which does not pose a problem (which I will discuss later).

One advantage of in which SUV will be in which there will be no need to worry on where to fuel up, since in which uses a rudimentary diesel engine. No piezzo injectors to replace, especially in which earlier designs of the Y61 series had a problem with their diesel engines. Parts can be acquired at your favorite car shops however for some components, waiting will be a must. Watch out for the suspension in addition to the vehicle emits black smoke, especially you wouldn’t want to be flagged down by ASBU’s

external in addition to Inside
Patrols with sirens are the images when mentioning the Patrol Safari. I couldn’t help however associate in which with either President Ramos or Estrada. in which SUV wants to grab attention, especially the muscular however bulky Centeng, in addition to wide wheels comes standard. Let’s not describe in which further since the vehicle speaks for itself in addition to for the owner.

Ancient will be the word to associate with the Patrol’s dashboard, as squares covered in black are dominant. The clock in addition to stereo will be placed from the lower portion in addition to covered by the stickshift, which will be not bad in order in which driver distraction will be avoided. Gauges are huge, in order in which you can remind the driver he will be over speeding especially when the fuel gauge goes down. The seats are hard, however legroom in addition to headroom will be excellent, especially the latter benefits through a tall roof. Planning to clamber in through the outside? in which will be difficult to do so as well going inside the third row, as you must go over a folded seat.

Engine
If the Pajero of the same period had a 2.5 4D56 (upgraded in 1999 to the 4M40), the Patrol features a monster, a TD422 4,169cc six diesel which has 123hp at 4,000rpm in addition to 270Nm at 2,000rpm. With torques arriving as early as 2,000rpm, in which one can move with ease. in which one has 10 gears due to the fact in which has 2WD in addition to 4WD high in addition to low settings. How does in which drive when in these settings? Let’s proceed to the next paragraph.

Driving Impressions
Thank goodness in which the clutch isn’t stiff, in fact in which will be more easier to press down. However, the shifter will be somewhat uncooperative especially in which placing in which in gear will be a challenge. Steering will be light, which we are thankful however maneuvering can be daunting especially if you are graduating through a sedan. Before I forget, the 10 gears must be used wisely. Best to leave in which in 2WD form especially in which the 4WD low can make the Patrol a snail while the 4WD high can make the SUV wild in releasing under steer in addition to at the same time, handling can be a problem.

Verdict
Reminiscing what was life from the 90s? Buy yourself a Patrol Safari in addition to try driving from the posh hotels in addition to golf courses to get the feeling of being a rich guy back then. Comparing in which to the SUV’s of today, in which might be left behind however there will be a special place from the automotive culture of the Philippines. might your wallet vote just for in which? You decide.



The not bad:

  • Road respect
  • Great off road
  • Easy to steer

The Bad:

  • Ancient
  • Heavy
  • Expensive even at second hand prices

The Pick: Local units

THE SPECS
Engine: 4,169cc TD422 I6 diesel
Power: 123hp @ 4,000rpm
Torque: 270Nm @ 2,000rpm
Fuel Consumption: 7-9km/L (city), 8-11km/L (highway)
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Suspension: Front in addition to rear coil springs

MORE INFO
cost (fresh): P1,500,000 (estimated)
cost (today): P330,000-P700,000
Rivals: Mitsubishi Pajero, Isuzu Trooper, Toyota Land Cruiser, Ford Expedition
On Sale: 1991-2000
Resources:
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/
http://www.nissanpatrolclub.com/

Contacts:
Nis-Parts – (02) 742-1531

Photos courtesy of http://santamaria.olx.com.ph/97-nissan-patrol-safari-sgl-d-series-iid-494563935


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