I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
Join Date: Apr 2010
New NP300 3.5 month report
Hello all hope your all well, I have as you know reluctantly let my D40 go cos of the rear chassis being non existent and got one of these NP300 things, shiny and new and seemingly fraught with problems - albeit small ones but I wouldn't have expected any from a brand new motor, I'm fifty and she's the first new pickup I've ever owned so I was kinda excited but also annoyed about my D40 - any way this is a copy of the email I sent Nissan a couple of weeks ago, she's booked in for Tuesday coming.
1 – media and audio system has crashed four times now, the screen freezes and the whole system becomes non functional,unable to change the radio station or do anything, after a while it seems to shut down and re-boot and start again.
2 – the revs are very slow to drop between gears sometimes hardly dropping at all, she ticks over ok but if you want a quick getaway it sounds as though your not taking your foot of the throttle at all between gear changes giving you an uncomfortable ride.
3-the rubber weather strip - no matter how many times i push it back it comes back out and taps on the top of the screen over the drivers side.
4 – the handbrake seems to have a very large rake, 8/9 clicks which i feel gives excessive brake pedal travel, if you pump the pedal a couple of times the travel is reduced – i have been told that the handbrake needs adjusting ?
5 – extreme turbo lag, living in Brighton the speed limit is largely 20 MPH so i am in 1st and 2nd gear a lot – you can plant your foot through the floor to get a reaction out of the pick up but at low speed it is absolutely gutless until the revs pick up then she flies - not impressive at all!
6 – the rear speakers have stopped working properly, they are very quiet even when you put the fade on rear max they are 90% quieter than the front ones,maybe its something to do with item 1
the media system has crashed a further three times now, the steering controls are non functional when this happens
P.S I've been using this site for a long time now - how do I make a donation please cheers
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