I love the Patrol...on safari in Botswana a few years ago Mrs Elephant and I rented one, and it was magnificent. In fact I firmly believe it to be the best vehicle OFF ROAD that there is, and it won't break down like a Rangie would. In an interesting footnote, we had a little trouble with the authorities when leaving the country...they thought we were native elephants trying to leave illegally, and we had to undergo a humiliating EAR MEASUREMENT TEST before we were allowed to go.
Shame that Nissan no longer import the Patrol, but I understand that it's too huge, too hard to produce cheaply in RHD and nobody in the UK buys them anyway. They don't drive all that well on tarmac either, but on the rough stuff they are unbeatable.As for the tusks, I had them sawn off years ago to deter ivory poachers.