What do you think of the Mercedes X-class pickup truck? It’s based on Nissan Navara platform. Is it worth buying?
It depends on what you’re going to use it for.
If you’re in the market for a car with the practicality of a pickup, then it isn’t a bad buy.
But I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re looking for a reliable workhorse to do some heavy lifting with.
For starters, I’m not quite sure on the reliability of the newer Nissans. I know the older ones were bulletproof, but I have heard quite some negative reviews about the new ones when it comes to reliability.
Secondly, you might find the 2.3L dual-turbo Diesel engine underpowered if you want to tow something like a horsebox or if you want to carry something heavy in the loading bay.
Thirdly, with the new Navara, Nissan has ditched the classic rear leaf suspension and has opted for an SUV-like coil suspension. While this may result in greater comfort on road, it can be a bit jittery off road, and isn’t practical for towing heavy loads.
If you want a reliable workhorse, I would go with one of these:
Mercedes Benz Actros ^
Jokes aside though, if you want a proper workhorse I recommend you pass the X-Class and go for the more reputable, established makes instead.
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