Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coventry and the Limousin
Agreed, but the unique point with the D40 is that it was a good 4 years ahead of the competition. If you, like me, were shopping for a pickup in 06 nothing else came close in terms of power, handling, ride and interior.
Not just comparing with other pickups, the Range Rover 3 litre diesel produced the same power with much worse mpg and slower 0-60 too.
Likewise, comparing with normal cars, the Navara specs made the (more expensive) Mondeo look pretty pathetic.
Long and short of this ramble is that the D40 was cutting edge at its release and well priced.
Cutting edge technology and keen pricing means things go wrong. If you want reliable buy old tech.