Car reviews - Nissan - Patrol - ST 3.0 TDi 5-dr wagon
New turbo-diesel power helps to deliver a much more convincing Patrol
29 Mar 2001
By P TIBBLES
A NEW, high-tech turbo diesel for Nissan's Patrol makes the big 4WD an even more formidable contender at the top end of the off-road market. The new engine produces more torque than any other powerplant in the Patrol range and out powers the much larger - and still available - 4.2-litre turbo diesel. The new engine sits very comfortably with the solid, rugged nature of the Patrol but its (relatively) small capacity requires some extra attention from the driver to keep it within its power band.
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Nissan Patrol GQReleased: February 1988
Ended: January 1998
Family Tree: Patrol
The coil-sprung GQ Patrol established Nissan as a manufacturer of tough full-size 4WDs. Following the leaf-spring MQ version of the mid-1980s the GQ was effective on and off road. Engines ranged from 3.0-litre and 4.2-litre petrol to a 4.2-litre diesel and a 2.8-litre turbo diesel.
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