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Just wanted to say hi. Great to see a forum on the NV200.
I bought mine back in Nov 2013 when I was still living in Sacramento CA.
Its been a great work van and I have had fun upfitting it.
Really like averaging 24mpg in town and 31 hwy.
Im in Kalispell Montana now and loving it.
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Toyo eclipse 205/55/16. American Racing 16x7 rims.
I had a few options for rims that I liked but at $80 a piece on sale compared to double that for others for a work vehicle I went this route.
Much nicer than stock but not overly stylish.
I've posted other pics on site. Spare tire carrier needed a little mod to fit bigger tire.
 

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Welcome Demp. You are doing better than I on fuel economy. My average is 23.6 mpg mostly highway with some limited city driving. And driven sensibably.
 

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Would you buy a second NV 200 van If you need it? I ask because I'm thinking of buying a NV 200 but I'm not a big nissan fan .
 

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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.
 

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Absolutely. Mines an SV with Nav system and the rack/shelving system.
It's Excellent for my business and if it was one foot longer in the back cargo it would be prefect for that occasional big windshield.
The new styled Transit is supposed to offer a "longer" version
but the price of either Transit compared to an equally equipped NV makes the NV an easy pick. Easy $5-6k less when I purchased.
Nissan has got the kinks worked out of CVT Trans and while the 2.0 4cyl is on the small side it's plenty up to task around town and highway. Highly recommend the tire size combo I did. Major handling improvement.
My van loaded up with appx 1000lbs of extra weight,tools including a the racking, myself etc still does 0-60 in under 16 seconds.
I'll be adding Cat-back exhaust in next week or so and that should pep it up a bit.
 

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No. Factory rims are 15 x 5.5". These are 16". I got the rims on sale for less than $100 each. Do to waste time replacing stock size tires as you will be limited due to stock rim width. I highly recommend going up to the 16x7 rim with this tire combo. Major improvement in ride and handling. Save up and do it right once. The Toyo eclipse is a 60k mile rated tire.
 
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