Good Afternoon everybody!
I have been through most of the topics regarding new ZD30CRD already as silent member/reader but finally registered as I have some questions myself
Currently I call a Land Cruiser 100 VX 4.2TD my own but will switch to a new Patrol quite soon. The thing is that I am going to move to a far eastern country in August and until recently 70 series Land Cruisers and Nissan Patrol have been on my shortlist. To cut a long story short I have to make desicions now what Patrol model to take.
I have the chance to order from Nissan Japan ex-factory through Nissan-Aid - Patrol Models
Following 2016 models are available:
Patrol ZD30CRD STD
Patrol ZD30CRD GL
Patrol ZD30CRD GRX
Patrol TB48 GRX
but I could also get the Patrol with the "old" TD42 (non-turbo
) in all the mentioned grades.
Last week I could test drive a Y61ZD30CRD and I was surprised about the "power" - as I have heard a lot of complaints before. On the other hand I also had the Mercedes G 300 Professional (also a TD 3.0) for a drive - which is powerwise in a different league.
Anyway - I had a Land Cruiser 76 with the donkey 4.2 engine before - so I am used to that kind of travelling.
I was just wondering how the TD42 (non-turbo) behaves compared to the ZD30CRD or maybe even compared to the 1HZ from Toyota. Comparable to a Land Cruiser HZJ105?
Would you prefer the TD42 over the ZD30CRD if you could choose a 2016 model?
I appreciate the feedback!!! Of course I will keep you up to date.