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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-18, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Location: Belgium, near Gent
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New to the Navara scène

Hello,

It's introducing time for me.
I joined this forum because I'm buying a 2018 Navara next week.

I already own a 2011 x-trail with 145000km.

The purpose of acquiring the navara is to have a second car and ultimately take over the x-trail's job as main car.

It has to function as a commuting car, family car for 3 and as a towing car for a 1700kg caravan.

Currently tax law in Belgium is better for pickups than for cars and with all this diesel stuff I would like to acquire a euro 6 engine.
It's also helping that i found a 2018 model at -20%.

So I found enough excuses to buy a new car without my wife beating me to death.
Although now she is looking at me with that special look all day long now.
And it's not that fun one.

I'll do a seperate post about the car.

And as you might have guessed already.
I'm not UK based but live just across the channel in Belgium.

A this point I already used this forum extensively for research purposes.

More questions?
I'm just some clicks away.




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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-18, 10:13 AM
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Which speck of Nav have you opted for? yet?
When you get it, will you be planning an pay modifications?
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-18, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
Into 3rd gear and pulling like a train!
 
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It's not about me here but about the Navara

THE NAVARA

Yep, finally got myself a Navara.

It has been an adventure to choose a pickup.
I think most of us are not as brand linked anymore like we used to be.

And there are a lot of good pickups out there.
But which was was good for me?

Liked the ranger for the luxury
Disliked for price and unknown reliability and Ford service.

Liked the hilux because aftermarket possibilities, reliability, second hand value.
Disliked price, engine output and front of car.

Liked L200 for AWD, price, reliability and engine.
Do not really dislike because if above.

Liked Navara for engine output, rear suspension, looks, current own car Nissan x trail reliability.
Disliked for price.

Main story: really liked AWD and price of L200.

But I go to a small Nissan business garage with my X trail with excellent service and went for the Nissan to continue going there.

Unfortunately my garage could not deliver a Navara at the same price conditions as another one. We talk about 4000 euro of difference.

I ended up with a 2018 Tekna, 190BHP, AT, premium leather pack, towing ready, ready to drive in the shop.

Asked for the following accessories:
Plastic bedliner, tailgate assist, rubber floor mats

Still undecided about a webasto preheater.
(Budgetary and common sense reasons about value for money)

Alpha hardtop is on the wishlist for later.
(Budgetary reasons)

Color: black and silver was in stock but I chose the latter for cleaning ease.


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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-18, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
Into 3rd gear and pulling like a train!
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Belgium, near Gent
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THE NAVARA

Yep, finally got myself a Navara.

It has been an adventure to choose a pickup.
I think most of us are not brand linked anymore like we used to be.

And there are a lot of good pickups out there.
But which was was good for me?

Liked the ranger for the luxury
Disliked for price and unknown reliability and Ford service.

Liked the hilux because aftermarket possibilities, reliability, second hand value.
Disliked price, engine output and front of car.

Liked L200 for AWD, price, reliability and engine.
Do not really dislike because of above.

Liked Navara for engine output, rear suspension, looks, currently owned car Nissan x trail reliability.
Disliked for price.

Main story: really liked AWD and price of L200.

But I go to a small Nissan business garage with my X trail with excellent service and went for the Nissan to continue going there.

Unfortunately my garage could not deliver a Navara at the same price conditions as another one. We talk about 4000 euro of difference. And that's quite a big amount of money for me.

At this point I was getting attached to the idea of driving a Navara.
I ended up at the unknown dealer with a 2018 Tekna, 190BHP, AT, premium leather pack, towing ready, awaiting to be driven in the shop.

Asked for the following accessories:
Plastic bedliner, tailgate assist, rubber floor mats

Still undecided about a webasto preheater.
(Budgetary and common sense reasons about value for money)

Alpha hardtop is on the wishlist for later.
(Budgetary reasons)

Color: black and silver was in stock but I chose the latter for cleaning ease.


Pictures are to follow.

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-08-18, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Into 3rd gear and pulling like a train!
 
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Spotted the car for the first time today.

Nothing fancy, just A Navara.
Hopefully I can call it MY Navara after tomorrow.

Depending on my partial loan at the bank and tax refund at the end of the year modding will begin.


So there will be an update on the subject soon.

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-08-18, 07:02 AM
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
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Location: West Sussex
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Welcome.

Great choice... I wanted the silver. It looks great and the chrome details don’t look out of place and cheap as they do on the darker colours. I nearly went new like you as colour is important to me but a used one came up with all the extras I wanted already on it so it made financial sense to go for it.

Hope you enjoy yours. I’m sure you will.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-08-18, 08:45 AM
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
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wow! what a journey!
welcome along
The truck looks fantastic!
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-08-18, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Gone is the money.

Today i paid and set everything in motion. Now my hands are tied and I'm left to the mercy of the dealership.
They have to make the full 13pins connection instead of 13pins but only 7 active, install plastic bedliner, and i did go for a webasto thermo 5 evo+ preheater.

Next on the 'when i got money list':

-Winter tyres and rims (not yet decided which ones)
- Decent tyres: 265/60/18 Yokohama Geolandar G015
- Alpha hardtop (found a secondhand, not yet been used nissan toolbox, not bought yet, as an option to lock some stuff away in the time between)
- bed divider

Dreamlist:
- all the nice/good stuff that i wouldn't need but would make the Navara a world conqueror.


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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-18, 08:55 PM
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Hello and look farward to seeing you modding process

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