For Sale: Great condition Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 with rooftop tent and camping kit. Selling in Chile in December.

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#1 Thu, 10/06/2016 - 09:02

For Sale: Great condition Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 with rooftop tent and camping kit. Selling in Chile in December.

UPDATE 25th October.  We have just had the car serviced by the Nissan main dealer in La Paz and as well as full major service we have had the brakes replaced and new suspension bushes fitted.  The car is like new!!

For sale: the perfect vehicle for your South American road trip.  We are selling our Chilean registered 4x4 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5 V6 (150,000km) with Ironman Rooftop Tent, plus all the camping equipment you would ever need.  

Our story:

We did lots of research to choose the most suitable car for our trip.  It had to be able to handle the famous rough South American roads as well as be comfortable for the longer stretches of highways between major towns and cities.  We wanted the flexibility of a roof top tent which is the best invention ever for a trip like this.  It takes 5 minutes to put up the tent and all the sleeping stuff stays in the tent when you put it back down so it makes it so easy to park the car and pop up the tent in the most amazing places and camp quickly and safely.

So after lots of research and enquiries we found a cool Dutch couple who were selling their Nissan Pathfinder car after making exactly the same trip that we were planning - driving through Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.  

It is a solid 4x4 vehicle that can handle all of the stunningly beautiful and very different environments you will encounter.  It has taken us safely over beaches, dirt roads, steep high altitude passes and we have camped overnight at 4,000m in the rooftop tent.  What an experience! 

The split differential gearbox means that on good roads the 2-wheel drive option gives a comfortable ride at speed, whilst off-road the 4-wheel drive means you can handle any surface safely and confidently. 

In this car you will be able to drive and stay overnight in the most amazing places that are not available to other tourists.

Before we set off on our trip we had the car inspected by the Nissan garage in Santiago and purchased brand new equipment for the trip which is listed below.  

We will be selling the vehicle at the beginning of December 2016 in Chile.  We are doing this to make the paperwork and transfer of ownership the easiest and most straightforward.  

If you are interested in buying the car around this time in Ecuador or Peru this could be looked into.

The car has been extremely well looked after and oaside from regula maintenance and new tires, brake pads and windscreens, there has not been a single issue with the motor or the electronics. It has been an absolute gem of a vehicle and has more than lived up to its reputation and high expectations.

The car is equipped with a rooftop tent, which we have slept in during our trip mostly in the wild or in various spectacular remote campsites. This has been an incredibly efficient and comfortable way to camp around the continent, as the tent is equipped with a mattress and is made from extremely durable materials. This has allowed us to set up camp comfortably and quickly almost anywhere the car can be parked. The tent has easily dealt with thunderstorms and severe winds, it never once leaked water inside during rains. 

We wish to sell the 4x4 car with the rooftop tent plus all of the camping equipment as a package and have set an asking price of €8500 euro or equivalant in $USD/£GB

We can help you if needed with the paperwork.

Contact: If you have any questions, or want to do a bid, feel free to contact us.  We can also send more photos if needed.

Email: seanbirrane AT me DOT com
whatsapp/call +44 7484 803237

Rooftop tent: Description The Ironman 4x4 Roof Top Tent provides the ultimate in ease and convenience when traveling. Unfolding in minutes, a rooftoptent provides sleeping quarters off the ground, protected from the elements. Spacious and comfortable, all bedding can remain inside the tent during the journey, freeing up vital storage space in the vehicle, and allowing the tent to be quickly and easily packed away. The rooftop tent is in a good condition with a new cover added in September.

Specifications Nissan Pathfinder 4x4
Nissan Pathfinder, 2005.  150,000km as at 6th October 2016.  Approximately 10,000 more Km will be added by the time we sell.
6 cylinder (V6) 3.5L engine
Car takes unleaded gasoline
4 Wheel Drive with 4H , N and 4L options 4 speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive 5 doors 5 seats 3 12V DC power outlets, one is located in the boot
Cruise control with steering wheel controls, Safety Drive and Passenger airbags


4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Alarm (included panic button on the key).- Anti-theft steering wheel bar.

Full-size steel spare wheel/tire + tools

Safety kit included (2 triangles, fire extinguisher, fluorescent jacket, first aid kit).

Lights Illuminated locking glove box Dome lights Front reading lights, Front and rear cupholder
Sound speakers sound system AM/FM Radio with an extra bluetooth, USB port and auxilliary slot (for example: you can listen on the speakers your spotify from your smartphone)
Central Locking, Power with 2 stage unlock door locks Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, Rear child safety door locks Include.
The car has 3 12V adapters in the front and one in the rear. USB mount with 12V charger,
Camping accessories:
Petrol tank 20L and 25L
Spare tyre
Hammer, Tools set, Triangle, reflector, Medical Kit Fire, extinguisher,
2 x foldaway stools 2 x foldaway tables
1 x luxe cooking set (4 pans) 6 knifes, 6 forks, 6 spoons and 6 thee spoons 2 glases
2 big boxes
Luxe griddle/ fire pit
2x stoves camping gas
- 4 x new tyres, non have been punctured or had any issues, currently have 20,000km on them.
- System wide inspection by the mechanic (April and June 2016)
- New windscreens for the front window (June 2016)
- New brake pads (June 2016)
- Roof Modifications In order to ensure the stability of the vehicle the vehicle has the best roof rack on the market. Thule bars, this system remain stable while driving and will ensure that the rooftoptent will not become dislodged.

Plus an IPhone 4 set up for South America.  All you need is to buy a SIM card.

New purchases in October 2016:

2x sleeping bags and pillows, Spare key (very critical!), Steering wheel security device, Rechargable emergency battery power pack which inflates tires, jump starts a flat battery and has external charging points.  Spare oil filter, air filter, headlight bulbs.  Tow rope.  Engine coolant.  Engine oil.  Rechargeable camping lantern.  Portable camping shower.  Crockery and cutlery. Storage cases

Ongoing Maintenance:
Oil changed every 1,000km (if needed). Balanced the wheels and have a big inspection at the mechanic at 140.000km (June 2016). 

Required Documents:
Permiso de Circulacion - This document shows that the Chilean street taxes for the vehicles have been paid.
Revision Tecnica - Every Chilean car must complete a once yearly technical roadworthiness test. The month this needs to be done will depend on the month of registration of the vehicle.
Seguro Obligatorio - Compulsory Third Party Insurance for your vehicle which has a validity of one year. This is the equivalent of compulsory third party insurance.
Certificado de Emisiones Contaminantes - This form details the emissions that the car emits and its environmental impact. It is obtained simultaneously with the revision tecnica.

Expiry Dates
Permiso de Circulacion - valid until 31-03-2017
Revision Tecnica - valid until August 2017
Certificado de Emisiones Contaminantes - valid until August 2017
Seguro Obligatorio - valid until 31-03-2017

We can help with the process of transfer of ownership for the buyer.  We will also gladly give you our advice tips on where to go, what to do, what to expect at border crossings, administration requirements for the vehicle and maybe hook you up with some of our friends we have met on our travels who have been great giving us local knowledge. 

Nissan Pathfinder
rooftop tent
rooftop tent camping 4x4

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:17

Steel available?