Nissan Pickups with TD23 lump. What can you tell me?
Long time since I've been here and the first thing I do is post in the 4 wheeler section!! How things change!
Anyway, this is not actually about an overlanding choice... yet...
I actually want a sturdy, rough and ready run-around for Estonia in anticipation of a lot of forest driving and lugging stuff around.
I also don't want to spend a lot and this is harder given local prices.
One candidate has sprung up: a Nissan pick-up. I believe the model comes under different names: Pickup, Hardbody, etc.
It is 2 door, 5 seat with a big open base at the back. It is 55kW (75bhp) diesel, RW-drive, probably making this the TD23 powered model. I believe it to be a 1990 model.
I just want something I can chuck tool, materials, camping gear and dogs in the back of and not worry too much about.
I want something that will keep on ticking.
It has to cope with cold (-20C to -30C max, typically about -10C)
Diesel is relatively economical but, this being a 2.3L, I don't expect it to do better than out 1.3 petrol car.
I am not very knowlwedgable about car mechanics but I can probably do the basics.
Is this a safe-ish bet in terms of reliability?
Are there any known weaknesses to look for, even if relatively reliable?
Worth a punt?
Any experiences, tips and pointers very welcome!!
Adventure: it's an experience, not a style!
(so ride what you like, but ride it somewhere new!)
Last edited by Warthog; 16 Oct 2012 at 19:53.