I really wasn't sure where to post this as it's a bit of a mish mash of stuff
So I've owned my Navara NP300 for a little over 3 weeks now and I must say it's absolutely brilliant. Already been on one camping trip and it just consumed all the camping gear we needed with a ton of room to spare. Mine benefits from a Pegasus4x4 canopy with side windows and central locking which is just ace.
My previous car was a 2016 Nissan Pulsar Tekna which was a fabulous small family car - a much under estimated vehicle. Owned from new and sold with a little over 14k on the clock .... I don't drive much.
First impressions of the Navara were .... wow, it's huge!! It's a bit bouncy around the corners, the gearbox / gearchange isn't quite as slick as the Pulsar, pulling out at junctions / onto roundabouts takes a little more time and thought. You get a great view sat up high, it's a very leisurely drive ... can't exactly make a quick getaway in it. It's an altogether different driving experience for sure.
I can't really say much about fuel consumption just yet - been a mixture of long and short journeys and it's showing 37mpg at the moment.
I've read plenty of threads on here about all sorts but was interested about the chassis and rust - mine doesn't seem to bad. But I did notice the amount of areas where mud and crud can collect so spent an hour washing this out with a hose pipe - rear mudflaps, up in the rear wheel arches etc. Can't imagine wet / damp mud sat there for months will do it any good.
I plan on changing oil / oil filter asap just because two years seems a long time between services, but got rained off last weekend. One thing I wasn't sure on is what kind of bolt head is used for the oil drain plug, am sure I saw a YouTube video and it wasn't a standard socket? Anyone help me please?
If I can I might take a look at the brake discs / pads, mines a 2016.5 Navara with 25k on the clock and not sure how long these should really last for. Obviously it all depends on driving I suppose.
The only thing I don't like so far is having to leave it on the drive, I've always put my car in the garage as I don't need a car for work. But at a bit over 5m in length it's just a bit to big ... oh well, there's worse things I suppose.
Overall, very happy with my new vehicle