3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Nissan Patrol (98-09) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £21,345 - £32,825
Used price £2,190 - £10,670
Used monthly cost From £55 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £280 - £600
Insurance group 36 - 40 How much is it to insure?


Superb off-road ability, huge road presence, ideal workhorse, practically indestructible


Unrefined on-road, heavy steering, spongy brakes, dated inside, noisy engine

Nissan Patrol rivals

Written by David Ross on

No-nonsense 4x4 vehicles are becoming increasingly rare. Most buyers want the looks and practicality of offroaders rather than their ability on tough terrain. This isn't the case with the Patrol though - it's a go-anywhere, near indestructible vehicle that's designed to be driven through the harshest of environments. The long-running series of three and five-door models has evolved gradually (three-door models were dropped from the current line-up in early 2003).

Early versions were utilitarian, although this generation - launched in 1998 - is more comfortable. It's very poor on the road though with vague steering, unresponsive brakes and a spongy ride. The Patrol was revised in 2004 with a new body, upgraded interior and more standard equipment.

Nissan Patrol rivals