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Old 02-19-2021, 12:33 PM   #1
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Hi, that's my first post here so hello!
I'm looking for my first car. D21 are cheaper old square pickups available in Poland so I think about them. It would be my daily car and i would like to use it as camper too. All versions available here are king cabs with manual transmission and diesel engine or 2.4 gas with LPG. I was thinking about diesel but last time government want to make a law that only electric or LPG powered cars can go to the centers of big cities. I'm living in the small city and that isn't big problem for me. But it can cose problems in the future. What can you advise me?
Sorry for my english, I hope so you understand me.
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to infamous Nissan! If you find one you like and can afford, buy it. If the government changes the laws in the future you can deal with it then. You will get a few years of use out of it before it becomes a problem.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:40 PM   #3
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Greeting and welcome. Totally understandable English, no problems.

Yes, get what suits you best for now. You'll then have a chassis that can be modified to electric, if/when you want to pursue this. I think it would be an interesting experiment to have a D21 converted to electric... (Although I have issues with electric cars of today, wife has a Honda Hybrid that I hate, so don't git me started) We got the room and carrying capacity.


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Old 02-19-2021, 11:26 PM   #4
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I'm grouchy and think going electric for everyone is a very stupid idea. Here in the states we have no way to support electric vehicles on our electric infrastructure. States such as california have enough issues just keeping the lights on let alone the draw of million more vehicles trying to charge off the grid. The US is also freaking huge! A day trip just can't be done in an electric car here. You'll be stranded for hours as it charges.



For now, in your shoes, I would just get what suits me best. I wish we got diesel D21s over here.



Unfortunately most of us cannot comment on what might happen in Poland since we are in the US.
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Welcome to the forum. I agree with the others here. If you do not need to go to big cities much, then buy what you want. If you think you may go to big cities, and that law might cause a problem, then go with the 2.4. Both engines are reliable if maintained wel.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:19 AM   #6
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Hi, that's my first post here so hello!
I'm looking for my first car. D21 are cheaper old square pickups available in Poland so I think about them. It would be my daily car and i would like to use it as camper too. All versions available here are king cabs with manual transmission and diesel engine or 2.4 gas with LPG. I was thinking about diesel but last time government want to make a law that only electric or LPG powered cars can go to the centers of big cities. I'm living in the small city and that isn't big problem for me. But it can cose problems in the future. What can you advise me?
Sorry for my english, I hope so you understand me.
Hi! Your English is just fine. Better than my Polish, sir.

I had a Nissan diesel truck once a long time ago. They are very reliable. LPG is also good. Here in the USA we call it propane, but it's the same thing. Little less horsepower, but burns very clean.

I would go with the diesel, if I had a choice.
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Welcome!

My choice would be a King Cab, manual transmission and a diesel engine. 4-wheel drive too. If you can get it.
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