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Postby Volkmann77 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 am

Hey guys looking to buy a fixer upper Nissan Patrol and possibly use as a daily driver since my work commute is so short. Does anybody else do that? Will a Patrol go at least 60mph?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:43 am

Welcome to 60Patrol! :text-welcomewave: Here, there are no stupid questions so don't hesitate to ask.

How much are you wanting to spend? How much work are you willing to put into it? A Patrol in good running condition can do 60 MPH, but that is about the max it will comfortably do. Pushing it beyond that will significantly shorten the lifespan of the engine.
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Postby Volkmann77 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:47 am

I am hoping to spend less than 4k on a complete Patrol that doesn't have to be running. I plan on keeping it forever and have mechanics I work with that can potentially help me bring it back to life.
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Postby r1lark » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:50 pm

Welcome! Glad to see yet another North Carolinian on the forum. :clap:
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Postby Volkmann77 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:12 am

Thanks for the nice welcome. Happy to be in North Carolina. I was a Texas transplant and have been here a couple months now. Hoping to secure my Nissan Patrol here soon and gain more knowledge of the vehicle thru the forum. My wife is actually on board with the purchase. :D
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Postby mad4hws » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am

that was my original plan with the Minion Missile. till want to get there, but it is taking longer than I had thought.
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Postby Volkmann77 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:24 pm

My lease is up on my current car in July 2019. I am hoping I can get a Patrol secured and running before then. Nervous about limited parts availability.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Anything that you'd need to get it running and reliable can be found through this forum.
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Postby Volkmann77 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:27 pm

Thanks! I am looking forward to the ownership experience.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:37 am

Just be sure to do your research before you buy. Its possible to get into something that needs a lot more than it seems at first glance. You can always ask here or in PM if there's one you're interested in.
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