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Hi All, I`m thinking on changing my loved 3.5 NL SWB for an 3.2 NS SWB because of fuel economy and supposedly reliability (just because of lower mileage)

Well, question for the ones that have had both models, which cargo space is bigger?, I love the SWB but cargo space is the bad point (need NASA software for stowing camping gear for two without losing rear visibility ) looking at some NS Pajeros I feel cargo space is even smaller than on the NL, is it true or just optical effect?

ANy other thoughts on making this change?

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Hi All, I`m thinking on changing my loved 3.5 NL SWB for an 3.2 NS SWB because of fuel economy and supposedly reliability (just because of lower mileage)

Well, question for the ones that have had both models, which cargo space is bigger?, I love the SWB but cargo space is the bad point (need NASA software for stowing camping gear for two without losing rear visibility ) looking at some NS Pajeros I feel cargo space is even smaller than on the NL, is it true or just optical effect?

ANy other thoughts on making this change?

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I feel your pain. I gave up on the theory of retaining rear visibility - that's why I have two outside mirrors.

I love the offroad abilities of the shorty, but the space limitations are a bit of a nuisance. I've done multi-week off-road trips with two, but it took some planning to design a storage system, and packing is a bit like a chinese puzzle - everything needs to be put in the right place in the right sequence, or it simply doesn't go in.

I'd love another shorty for driving offroad, but I expect my next Paj will be long wheelbase, just so I can be lazy.

From what I've seen, the NS shorty appears to have much more space behind the rear seats. I'd guess that with the rear seats forward it has almost as much space as my Gen 2 with the rear seats out.

But it would be nice if a couple of members could post some pics.
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Packing large amounts of gear into cars is a bit of an art at times.

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Not sure, but i think that the NS/NT paj has the floor lower, due to the fact that it does not have a chassis.
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it looks that we all have the same problems trying to fit everything inside...

Nobody has had both models as to have a first person comparison?

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