With my 2months of Nissan Ownership, my answer is a surprisingly enthusiastic “yes.” A more conventional passenger minivan wouldnot carry some of the things I carry around. Nor would a SUV or one of the so called crossover vehicles. And I didn’t want the added expense of a fullsized van. This left me with the choiceof the Ford Transient or the Nissan NV200. I just didn’t like the styling of the Ford Transient. So I bought the Nissan by process ofelimination.
I like theride quality and the creature comfort features. The styling is growing on me. Iwas surprised that it was rated to carry 1500 pounds. But I am not without complaint. The four cylinder engine isunderpowered. At interstate speeds, itis working hard. Thus, no overdrive gearin the transmission. I would havepreferred a diesel engine and a manual conventional transmission. The mileage is a minor disappointment. I’m at 23.6 mpg average. The one comment everyone is making is thetires look like compact “spares.” Yes,they are visually just too small.
So the finalverdict is still out. The negatives I havelisted are not a deal breaker. It carriesthe things I want. And I am quitecomfortable driving the vehicle. I livein south Louisiana with it’s occasional heavy rains that flood streets. I like having a high water vehicle and onethat can carry a lot stuff in the case of a hurricane evacuation. My Toyota Prius and Chevy Corvette don’t makethe cut on this issue.