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#21 Kilgar

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 02:49 AM

I don’t need the 4x4 very much in this part of the world, but it sure is nice to have when you do need it.
No custom tuning or anything like that. The original owner just did basic maintenance and oil changes. I have about 50,000km (30,000 miles) on it.
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#22 Kilgar

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:19 AM

Thought I would post the response I got from Quigley back in October in regards to their conversions.
“ I am being told we can work some NV builds into the schedule starting in March.
All of our NV delays were from circumstances beyond our control.
Now we are waiting on final testing, on the new adapter, for the single speed transfer case for V-8 models. We will be back up & running on Nissans in March, accepting new V-8 orders in Nov-Dec. “
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#23 andy_george

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:35 AM

There always are trade offs. Nissan Corp seems to be putting all their resources into everything except NVs.


Very true. But I believe it’s just because we are an enthusiastic group of owners in a class that has historically gotten much less attention than the majority of automotive catergories. Ford and GM also left full size vans alone after they had a formula they seemed happy with, even with the considerable flaws. Lots of buyers stay loyal to their brand for the most part, and there aren’t the sales numbers to justify costly new models every 4-5 years like pickups.
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#24 andy_george

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:45 AM

Also, since this is a thread about MPG’s, since I just changed the oil in our 2018 CRV, I have quick thought. Yeah, the NV mileage sucks. Most trucks with conventional drivetrains have abysmal mileage compared to anything loaded with tech or fuel saving gizmos. But unlike our CRV, there’s no belly pan with 9 screws to remove to access the oil drain and filter, no wheel removal required like the upcoming Ford Ranger, and no $25 cartidge filter like our Ford Super Duty. Everything about the NV is pretty simple and straightforward, as a real commercial vehicle should be. To me that’s more valuable than some more mileage.
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#25 Cort Johnson

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

Yes GM does have active fuel management but my 2010 4.8L does not!  It's been around since 2010. 

 

The Vortec 4800 L20 makes more power and features variable valve timing. The system adjusts both intake and exhaust timing, but does not come with Active Fuel Management. The L20 has a cast iron block and power output is 260–302 hp (194–225 kW) while torque is 295–305 lb⋅ft (400–414 N⋅m). The Vortec 4800 base engines were dropped from the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon in favor of the 5300 with Active Fuel Management.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ck_engine#4.8_L

 

 

 

I've had this van for 3 years now- it's got `140K and has been very reliable - I love it. They keep updating the engine/tranny but the body hasn't changed for decades. It think it may be setting a record! 

 

I'm 6'6" to and am okay getting in and out but there's no doubt that things have changed a lot and the van is in need of some serious updating - which I hear is not going to happen for at least three years. 

 

I strongly considered the NV - I liked the ride, I liked the seats, I liked the engine, I like the thought that went into it...I was worried about the cargo space and the prices were a little high for me and the GMC/Chevy's were abundant and more affordable. I didn't realize until later that a high top NV has about the same amount of cargo spaces as and extended Chevy/GMC van. (Who knew?) If I found a high-top in my price range I could have ended up with an NV. 

 

I plan on driving this for another 4 years or so and then seeing what's up. I read that Nissan is disappointed at the sales of the van. I sincerely hope they keep with it. 

 

It and the Chevy/GMC are the only two vans that really have what I want for a lot of off-road travel - decent clearance, tough ladder frame chassis, big enough tires (love those 17"er's on the biggest Nissans),and reliable. 

 

The downside conpared to the Transit (low clearance, small tires) and Promaster (reliability problems I've heard) is low MPG and less space. I was in a Promaster the other day and couldn't believe how much room there was. 


Edited by Cort Johnson, 15 January 2019 - 10:49 AM.

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#26 radin2son

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

MPG more than likely is viewed differently between private/trades owners and fleet owners, where keeping NVs on the road for 200-500k is paramount.

Periodically, we consider a 4x4 conversion. Poor mpg is not a deterrent. Kilgar says it best. “It sure is nice to have when you do need it.”
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#27 Cort Johnson

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 02:57 PM

For me keeping the speed down on the highway is absolutely critical for MPG. I keep it from 60-65. Even pushing it hard, though, I just can't imagine that 9-10 mpg makes sense.  That means you must be getting 7 or 8 mpg in the city...


Edited by Cort Johnson, 15 January 2019 - 02:58 PM.


#28 GrooveChampion

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:26 PM

So far I’ve never seen my mileage dip much below 10 mpg. Of course that could be because my commute is about half and half city/highway conditions, so I never see full city mileage. Although my commute is only about 5 miles each way and in the mountains so the engine might never get to go into a nice steady state, so it is all “city” miles even when half of it is at 55 mpg with no traffic lights. I will be interested in seeing my mileage next time that I fill up with all the time in 4x4 due to the 40”+ of snow that we have had.

Regarding the interior of the Chevy Express, maybe they changed the interior between your 2010 and the 2017 that I test drove. It just felt like the engine in the cab crowded the driver space. My right knee was jammed against the center console and my left shoulder was smashed against the door frame. Then the cargo pocket on the door stuck out super far. I cut my leg but good on it when I tried to hop out. I’ve been getting in and out of trucks and vans for decades. I shouldn’t have to think about how to do it so I don’t injure myself. The second that I got into the NV, I knew that I had found the van for me. Super comfortable. This was a van that I could drive every day and not hate.
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#29 Cort Johnson

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Posted Yesterday, 06:14 AM

There's no doubt the Nissan is the more comfortable vehicle..








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