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The famous "General off-road", or what good is a Nissan patrol?

Production of the legendary Japanese SUV dates back to 1951, when the factory nissan has released the first model designed for the needs of the army and police. Has since been replaced more than one generation of the car, and the number of actual fans model already tens of thousands of people. Let's try to understand the reasons for this popularity, acquainted with the real experience of many owners patrol.

Good old patrol

So, one of the most popular generations of nissan patrol model is gr, released in 1988. Externally, the car is an almost rectangle, but for these brutal features of it and fell in love with the drivers. One must note that the true patrol – this SUV in the classic sense of the word, but because the car is not suitable for those who are looking for a high level of comfort, a smooth ride and actually plans to use ‘iron horse" exclusively in urban areas. Based on this, you need to understand that neither his appearance nor the interior patrol 1988 remarkable was not. All motorists who have ever driven this car to confirm this thesis:

Beauty, according to owner reviews, modest but spacious. No problems with free accommodation inside does not occur even among passengers in the largest sizes. But still most of the opinions on patrol for its handling characteristics.

 Nissan patrol 1988 and 1997.

Patrol gr fourth generation (namely it was on account) was offered with two engines to choose from:

Among our countrymen the most widely diesel. First of all, it was connected with the fact that this engine had lower fuel consumption (11-12 liters against 15 gasoline; diesel fuel in those days cost cheaper). Diesel engine brilliantly proved from the point of view of reliability. According to the drivers, the motor worked long and trouble-free even in the most severe conditions. Yes, and problems with the start he has not occurred, unless it was flooded with low-quality fuel.

Wide use today patrol 1988 received in various jeep-trial, as well as lovers of hunting and fishing, because of its powerful suspension with helical springs are capable of, as they say motorists, to do the impossible. The only advice from drivers: if you wish Nissan patrol buy exclusively for off-road use, then stop your choice on the three-door version.

The fifth generation

In 1997 at the Frankfurt motor show was shown a new patrol gr. Changes are already evident at first sight: the car has completely changed its appearance. According to motorists, the new appearance of the patrol even better conveys the true off-road nature of the machine. By the way, in 2001, was the restyling of the car, with the result that he got an updated bumper with integrated foglights, new chrome trim grille and some small fixes.

 Nissan patrol 1997-2001.

Inside from the previous generation there was only a wheel with four spokes. But he, according to those owners who are familiar with the two generations at once, began to be much closer to the driver, and it is possible to adjust the angle. In principle, speak Russian motorists, beauty patrol fifth generation performed no worse than the beauty of any normal passenger car: very comfortable and attractive instrument panel, center armrest, neat door panel. Trim raises no objections, on the contrary, can be heard only good opinions. This involves a simple configuration, and more expensive, including leather seat upholstery. Place inside a new patrol pretty much all passengers can be accommodated without any problems, and things can be easily placed in a huge 2287-litre Luggage compartment.

Possible units for Nissan Patrol:

All engines are combined with either a 5-speed mechanics or 6-speed automatic transmission. And again spread we got exactly the diesel engines for the above mentioned qualities.

As for off-road abilities of the car, then here it becomes obvious, on the basis of nicknames, which patrol received from drivers: General off-road. And indeed, equal to, essentially, no.

As they say owners, this feature allowed the “General” calmly to conquer off-road due to the larger coupling of wheels with the surface. The car, as before, has a strong spar frame, spring suspension. You can also include a full drive straight during the movement. All this helped to earn patrol’at such high rank among motorists. No emergency problems during the operation of these models does not occur, except for one: the first cars (1998) can suffer "diseases" engine, if the previous owner did not provide proper care. The rest of the patrol undemanding and requires only ordinary care, like any other car.

 Nissan patrol 2001-2010.


Presentation of the latest version of patrol took place in Abu Dhabi in 2010. Witnesses to this event noted that in General terms to formulate the concept of a new car:

The changes affected the internal and external design and technical characteristics of the car. The SUV has significantly changed in appearance: form it became more smooth, no sharp transitions. This gave the car of swiftness and ease. For this reason, many motorists say that the new generation of disappointed them, as the car became more urban than off-road.

Nissan has increased considerably in size, instead of continuous bridges acquired independent spring suspension, retained a frame body structure. But the frame and its elements have changed, for example, the structure of power in aperture rear doors, now closed on the load-bearing structure of the body. Such changes were necessary, as they allow to reduce the vibration level and to create a zone of plastic deformation, is very important for passive vehicle safety.

Motor patrol 2010 only gasoline by volume of 5.6 l It is a 400-strong. As for fuel consumption, it is 14.5 liters in the combined cycle, while riding in the city – 20.6 liters. The addition is automatic 7-band transmission, speed modes are switched manually. Russian buyers of the last generation, not so much because the new Nissan patrol price exceeds 3,000,000 rubles, and features former might not have survived. Therefore, our drivers are advised to purchase patrol the previous, fifth generation.

 Nissan patrol 2010. in N. C.

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