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Does anyone know the story behind discontinuing the entire NV line in the United States? Is it world wide? The NV 200 is the best product in its class and sells itself here in the U.S.
 

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Does anyone know the story behind discontinuing the entire NV line in the United States? Is it world wide? The NV 200 is the best product in its class and sells itself here in the U.S.
Here in the UK they only make the e-NV200, manufactures are slowly phasing out diesel engines.
 

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From my perspective in Canada, the City Express and NV200 vans were a complete failure.
That's why they just didn't sell very many and are giving up on them.

Our company foolishly had about 20 of them and dumped them all after about 2 years. I hope the idiot who made the decision to go with them was fired.

Horrifically underpowered, the weak CVT trans, the van is too small, poor handling when loaded, the small tires, small brakes.

The guys hated to drive them, extremely poor fuel economy when loaded, too small of a fuel tank and poor driveability when loaded.

I don't recall and can't think of anything good about them.
 

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From my perspective in Canada, the City Express and NV200 vans were a complete failure.
That's why they just didn't sell very many and are giving up on them.

Our company foolishly had about 20 of them and dumped them all after about 2 years. I hope the idiot who made the decision to go with them was fired.

Horrifically underpowered, the weak CVT trans, the van is too small, poor handling when loaded, the small tires, small brakes.

The guys hated to drive them, extremely poor fuel economy when loaded, too small of a fuel tank and poor driveability when loaded.

I don't recall and can't think of anything good about them.
About the fuel economy...what MPG were you seeing? I am looking for a small cargo van to convert to an RV [very simple conversion], and after driving the Ford Transit Connect and the NV200, it seems like the NV200 may be my better choice.
 

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From my perspective in Canada, the City Express and NV200 vans were a complete failure.
That's why they just didn't sell very many and are giving up on them.

Our company foolishly had about 20 of them and dumped them all after about 2 years. I hope the idiot who made the decision to go with them was fired.

Horrifically underpowered, the weak CVT trans, the van is too small, poor handling when loaded, the small tires, small brakes.

The guys hated to drive them, extremely poor fuel economy when loaded, too small of a fuel tank and poor driveability when loaded.

I don't recall and can't think of anything good about them.
My experience has been the complete opposite. I've had my 2013 for seven years. I have the van loaded to near weight capacity. I did change the tires to Continental after about 6K miles, and it handles great, has more than enough power, and gets almost 25mpg around town, fully loaded. Zero problems since I bought it. Load in/out height is great, and cargo access is excellent.
 

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From my perspective in Canada, the City Express and NV200 vans were a complete failure.
That's why they just didn't sell very many and are giving up on them.

Our company foolishly had about 20 of them and dumped them all after about 2 years. I hope the idiot who made the decision to go with them was fired.

Horrifically underpowered, the weak CVT trans, the van is too small, poor handling when loaded, the small tires, small brakes.

The guys hated to drive them, extremely poor fuel economy when loaded, too small of a fuel tank and poor driveability when loaded.

I don't recall and can't think of anything good about them.
I have a 2021 NV200 that I bought a little over a month ago. I do 99% of my driving on city streets. I am getting about 23.2MPG.
 

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Does anyone know the story behind discontinuing the entire NV line in the United States? Is it world wide? The NV 200 is the best product in its class and sells itself here in the U.S.
BTW, last week I got a price quote of $24,100 out-the-door from a nearby dealer for a new 2021 NV200 S, I called back this week to take the deal - he said things have changed and now the price is $25,518. So price went up $1,400 in a few days. The car market is a mess now, prices are peaking - but if I wait, it could just get worst. I hate spending more for a van, especially since I am not totally happy about it [no adjustable steering column, small wheels, smaller cargo area than Transit & Promaster]. I just can find the van that I want.
 

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We "foolishly" have a fleet of these things. They are kinda junky but overall the drivetrains are holding up well. Our highest mileage one is over 300,000kms(though the cvt was replaced due to losing all the fluid and burning it up), 275,000kms on the next highest with all original drivetrain.
I've changed a bunch of wheel bearings and brakes, they eat tires, heater motors are common to fail. Rear sliding door handles are junk.
They're cheaper than the other options out there. I wouldn't want to drive one of these all day but lots of people do and don't whine about it. Maybe we just have less whiny drivers? I wouldn't buy a Ford because Ford.
 

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We "foolishly" have a fleet of these things. They are kinda junky but overall the drivetrains are holding up well. Our highest mileage one is over 300,000kms(though the cvt was replaced due to losing all the fluid and burning it up), 275,000kms on the next highest with all original drivetrain.
I've changed a bunch of wheel bearings and brakes, they eat tires, heater motors are common to fail. Rear sliding door handles are junk.
They're cheaper than the other options out there. I wouldn't want to drive one of these all day but lots of people do and don't whine about it. Maybe we just have less whiny drivers? I wouldn't buy a Ford because Ford.
I take it back. These things really are kinda junky, especially for what they cost. Overall I haven't had to replace any major drivetrain components(other than a cvt that was ran dry) but I don't think they're a well built vehicle. But these days what is? Has anyone dealt with the little promaster vans or transits?
 

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I take it back. These things really are kinda junky, especially for what they cost. Overall I haven't had to replace any major drivetrain components(other than a cvt that was ran dry) but I don't think they're a well built vehicle. But these days what is? Has anyone dealt with the little promaster vans or transits?
In the United States, the NV200 sold is best in class. For 7 years running, it has been independently judged as having the lowest initial cost and the lowest cost of ownership over a 5 year period. It has a 5 year or 100,000 mile comprehensive warranty. Nissan provide contractors with huge rebates (i.e. ~ $4,500). It holds 30 of the market. No complaints form any owners. I will lose $6,000,00 in annual revenue without the NVs.
 

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In the United States, the NV200 sold is best in class. For 7 years running, it has been independently judged as having the lowest initial cost and the lowest cost of ownership over a 5 year period. It has a 5 year or 100,000 mile comprehensive warranty. Nissan provide contractors with huge rebates (i.e. ~ $4,500). It holds 30 of the market. No complaints form any owners. I will lose $6,000,00 in annual revenue without the NVs.

^^ Lol, all that and they couldn't give them away in Canada and the US and discontinued them!
 

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Mine is a 2019 purchased in February 2019. It has 34,476 miles and has been terrific. The only problem was a door latch which was fixed never to trouble again. I have always had economical vehicles to find it powerful enough. It cruises at 70 mph on cruise no problem.
 
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