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Old 09-05-2003, 01:49   #1 (permalink)
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Nissan Ute?

Today, I pulled up behind a ute I thought was an XF. Went to overtake it, pull alongside, and see a "nissan" badge on the side. The front looked like it had the same grill as an XF, but black and with no ford badge.

Now this may be a stupid question, but when were xf utes badged as nissans, because this is the first I have seen. Any differences mechanically between the two?
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Old 09-05-2003, 02:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Nissan Ute?

I read somewhere that nissan released a few as there own. Much like the ford mavrik (nissan patrol) and ford corsair (nissan pintara).

As far as i know there is nothing mechanically different, but ill wait to see what others say :)
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Re: Nissan Ute?

I've seen one too. Are you in Perth ?
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Yes and they had a 3 letter code for it.... XFN! Completely original....

Nissan know better now! I want them to bring that 5.6 litre V8 pickup the Titan
http://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/Fu...,24367,00.html

Also the new Pathfinder Armada with the same engine wouldnt be bad, but its kind of ugly
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Re: Nissan Ute?

Nissan badged the XF as their own, back in the days of the Lexcen et al. I'm suprised it's taken this long to see one, you see them around occassionally here.

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Old 09-05-2003, 02:40   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Nissan Ute?

The guy that runs the local garage has an XFN. I laughed when I first saw it, nothing but an XF
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Re: Nissan Ute?

There was also an NXD....have a guess which model that one was based on....lol

I've seen a few of em.
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Re: Nissan Ute?

I see them all the time, one of the supervisers i used to work for had one.
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Yeah my cousin's bf has a Nissan XF. Is it just me or where they all white (with "NISSAN on the tailgate, and a black grille)?

He's also got a $900 EA wagon, which he uses to tow his TC demolition derby machine around! Lucky bugger...

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Old 09-05-2003, 07:40   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Nissan Ute?

i look at them.. and laugh and think.... WHY?!?

I could never understand why two car makers would use the SAME EXACT CAR and just wack their names on it to compete against eachother. seems rather pointless, oh well i suppose there is a real reason for it
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