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My name is Simon and we just bought a Nissan NV200 with the 2.0l gas engine. I wish they offered the diesel engine in the US, but for now, this will work out for us. I am an electrical contractor that runs a Sprinter van. I saw this NV at the local auto show this weekend and thought it was too cute to pass up! We made an offer at the Nuisance, I mean, Nissan dealer, threw it in the business name, and here I am!
I am a regular poster at my British car forum and Sprinter forum. I also own a very excellently restored Triumph TR6 that is my baby.
Looking forward to learning more about this little van and doing some upgrades like adding driving lights in the bumper as the US market does not seem to get those :(
 

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This is my other van pulling my TR6 to an event.





Here, we drove the car from Arizona to Niagara Falls, Ca in 2012.







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Very cool car (the TR6, that is ;) )

In your view, how does the NV200 compare to the Sprinter? Any interesting insights?

The Sprinter van is in a league of its own. The surroundings are quality and solidly built. The driving dynamics of it are a bit more truck like with a bit of plushness.
The Nissan is much more nimble and precise while being peppier at lower speeds. Both vans have their place. Honestly, I thought the NV was a cute little bugger and had to get it! I've seen it at the local auto show on Saturday and by Monday it was in my garage!

I am working on installing a thin plywood floor followed by a thin commercial grade grey carpet before it goes in for steel shelving. I will post pics of the conversion soon :)
 

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Welcome Simon, in the UK the sprinter is a powerful old beast, I have seen them come passed me on the motorway at 100mph+ Not bad for an old merc diesel!

Welcome aboard and nice TR by the way.... enjoy the NV and the forum.

David
 

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Thanks guys for the warm welcome!

The US market Sprinters are limited to 82 MPH. I had a tune done to mine which brought up the specs to 330ft lbs of torque at the wheels with a bump in HP to 180. They were able to remove the speed limiter and on the Dyno the van achieved a max speed of 109MPH. I love the Sprinter. It's a great van and is my primary business vehicle. The Nissan is our secondary business van but might make it to the top spot depending on the types of jobs we get. i.e. service calls/troubleshooting/estimating.
 
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