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Old 06-28-2019, 02:09 AM   #1
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Question Any opinions of recent sprinters versus Nissan NV 2500 (or thereabouts)?

My mechanic did some research and suggested that I'd be better off getting a Nissan, given lower repair/parts costs over time. (I did the math re cost v mileage, and concluded that the sprinter's lower fuel costs quickly offset the difference in cost, but that didn't factor in differences in repair costs.)

I like driving the sprinter better, and it seems to have a bit more room?
But have heard that the Nissan is easier to convert to a camper because of the vertical side walls...

Any thoughts of observations (re costs or other factors to consider) from those who are familiar with both would be greatly appreciated- thanks :-)
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:15 AM   #2
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I’d get a transit over a Nissan
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You know, I drove a transit a couple of years ago, and the seat just didn't work for me :-(
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You know, I drove a transit a couple of years ago, and the seat just didn't work for me :-(
I donít like the transit cockpit and ergonomics much in my limited experience driving them. Thatís just IMHO and all that.....people that like them like them.

Maybe look into a promaster?

Not that many people convert Nissan in comparison to transit, PM and sprinter...unsubstantiated guess: itís really ugly and Nissans in general arenít that popular like Toyotas.
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Default Re: Any opinions of recent sprinters versus Nissan NV 2500 (or thereabouts)?

Thanks Onefin (does that make you a shark?)

I did consider the promaster, but it has a pretty dismal reputation as far as needing a lot of repair and not holding up well over time. That new vw that was introduced in europe recently looks pretty sweet- but I don;t think I want to wait for them to maybe bring it over here.

I agree- the nissan is kinda an ugly duckling
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Thanks Onefin (does that make you a shark?)

I did consider the promaster, but it has a pretty dismal reputation as far as needing a lot of repair and not holding up well over time.

I agree- the nissan is kinda an ugly duckling
Yeah, skip the Promaster. Too many problems.

I think the NV is worth considering. It's ugly, but so is the Promaster; Transit too in some configurations. Given the problems I've seen on the Transit forums, it seems like the NV's might be a little better sorted. I'm sure the Transits will get there with time, like the NV.
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Default Re: Any opinions of recent sprinters versus Nissan NV 2500 (or thereabouts)?

My brother-in-law rented a Transit and I gave it a cursory inspection, and found a leak in the anti-freeze reservoir, areas not painted common to rear door hinges and cockpit was way more confining.

I would never buy a post 1969 American automobile, and totally agree with your mechanic. Buy the Nissan.
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I would never buy a post 1969 American automobile, and totally agree with your mechanic. Buy the Nissan.
I would never buy a malaise-era American automobile.

And the Nissan NV is built in Mississippi...which I think is in America.
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I would never buy a malaise-era American automobile.

And the Nissan NV is built in Mississippi...which I think is in America.
Although made in America still Japanese. Ha ha ha.
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I would never buy a malaise-era American automobile.
Grasshopper, seek to make youn life less complex and be comfortable with malaise. Do not follow millennials on a never-ending pursuit to quench an insatiable thirst for stimulation and instant gratification.

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