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Old 11-30-2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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Nissan NV1500/2500 Vs E150/250


Time for a new work van. Currently have a E250 but now that the Nissan's have been out a while, does anyone have one that they care to share their experience with it? They look a bit nicer than the Ford E series.

I've looked at all of the cargo vans on the market and I don't need a tall height one or anything real fancy. I found a NV1500 for $15K, no shelving in the back so I need to add them.

So tell me if you have the Nissan how you like it.
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Re: Nissan NV1500/2500 Vs E150/250


I don't own either, but the NV is based on the Titan, it's a pickup truck with a van body on it. So it's rugged, heavy, gas sucking, good towing capacity...but has all that wasted space from the big nose on it.

Why not the transit?

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I don't own either, but the NV is based on the Titan, it's a pickup truck with a van body on it. So it's rugged, heavy, gas sucking, good towing capacity...but has all that wasted space from the big nose on it.

Why not the transit?
I'm not finding a used transit in my area that is what I am looking for. I want the slider side door w/no glass and no glass on the back doors. I agree on the front end looks of the Nissan but it is different for sure.

In my E250 now I have two sets of shelves on the drivers side and a single set on the passenger side. I would want the same config on the new van. I can find the E250's and the Chevy 2500 all day long around me but not many of the Transits. Maybe that is a sign of it being a great van, not sure.
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I have a 2012 NV 1500. Bought it in 2016, and so far I really like it. The big nose means you don't have than annoying doghouse there in the front. I can slide in 12 ft lumber and close the doors completely. Mine currently is at about 150k, and they only things I have done are brakes and tires.
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I have a 2012 NV 1500. Bought it in 2016, and so far I really like it. The big nose means you don't have than annoying doghouse there in the front. I can slide in 12 ft lumber and close the doors completely. Mine currently is at about 150k, and they only things I have done are brakes and tires.
Warren I drove one when they first came out and the hood out here seemed odd ?, but every one tells me they are gas hogs ?.

To the OP Transit, Promaster, or sprinter.
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Warren I drove one when they first came out and the hood out here seemed odd ?, but every one tells me they are gas hogs ?.

To the OP Transit, Promaster, or sprinter.
It is a bit of a hog compared to other newer vans, but it has decent power. I get about 16 mpg. I just have the 1/2 ton, and was concerned that at times I might overload it and have it struggle, but it does ok. Has 8 lug wheels, which seems unusual for a 1/2 ton. I also like that it has pre threaded holes for shelving attachment, full swing out magnetic rear doors, and is pretty comfortable to drive. It does take a bit of getting used to the front end, but getting rid of the doghouse and having the extra room is worth the effort.
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I have a 2012 NV 1500. Bought it in 2016, and so far I really like it. The big nose means you don't have than annoying doghouse there in the front. I can slide in 12 ft lumber and close the doors completely. Mine currently is at about 150k, and they only things I have done are brakes and tires.
I have the medium transit and I can fit a few 14s, lots of 12s, or stack 10s up to the ceiling.

But your 16MPG gas hog doesn't sound bad at all. I get 15 in the transit, but comparing MPG isn't never that useful because it's all about how and where you drive. I can get 19 or 20 on the right trip.

The power is amazing though, and it barely squats with 3000 pounds.
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Went and looked at a 2013 Chevy Express 2500 today. Problem was that they don't want to budge on the price at all. I figured being towards the end of the year they might cut some sort of a deal. Drove the van and then he started talking numbers and I told him what I was looking for on the price which was a few grand off of the listed price, he can't do it, so I walked. Interesting to see if maybe during the week he reaches out to me to talk.

BTW, anyone know of a decent place to look into a commercial loan for this purchase? I've got excellent credit so it should be easy to get a loan.
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Went and looked at a 2013 Chevy Express 2500 today. Problem was that they don't want to budge on the price at all. I figured being towards the end of the year they might cut some sort of a deal. Drove the van and then he started talking numbers and I told him what I was looking for on the price which was a few grand off of the listed price, he can't do it, so I walked. Interesting to see if maybe during the week he reaches out to me to talk.

BTW, anyone know of a decent place to look into a commercial loan for this purchase? I've got excellent credit so it should be easy to get a loan.
Car places are bound to vary a lot in what makes them want to sell, but I suspect that the end of the month is when they usually start to sweat. Good call to walk away. Being pre-approved with your bank is a really good thing.
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Went and looked at a 2013 Chevy Express 2500 today. Problem was that they don't want to budge on the price at all. I figured being towards the end of the year they might cut some sort of a deal. Drove the van and then he started talking numbers and I told him what I was looking for on the price which was a few grand off of the listed price, he can't do it, so I walked. Interesting to see if maybe during the week he reaches out to me to talk.

BTW, anyone know of a decent place to look into a commercial loan for this purchase? I've got excellent credit so it should be easy to get a loan.
I don't know how it works in your area but here banks don't hand out car loans directly to consumers, only dealerships. If you go to a bank you can get a personal load, business loan or HELOC. The HELOC is the only one at a not brutal interest rate.

Used cars always have horrible financing rates because that's where the money is...and they appeal to those who can't get financing on a new vehicle.

IMHO, buy used if you want a deal and have the cash.

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I don't know how it works in your area but here banks don't hand out car loans directly to consumers, only dealerships. If you go to a bank you can get a personal load, business loan or HELOC. The HELOC is the only one at a not brutal interest rate.

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Yes we can walk into a bank or credit union and get a car loan. You can also refinance a car loan from somewhere else thru your bank. Ontario must do things differently than the US.
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Used cargo vans are a hot item especially if they are in decent condition. So it doesn't surprise me the dealer won't budge.

You should be able to go to your bank where you do business and get a loan.
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I have the medium transit and I can fit a few 14s, lots of 12s, or stack 10s up to the ceiling.

But your 16MPG gas hog doesn't sound bad at all. I get 15 in the transit, but comparing MPG isn't never that useful because it's all about how and where you drive. I can get 19 or 20 on the right trip.

The power is amazing though, and it barely squats with 3000 pounds.
Sprinter EXT and Promaster EXT can both fit 16s inside
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Yes we can walk into a bank or credit union and get a car loan. You can also refinance a car loan from somewhere else thru your bank. Ontario must do things differently than the US.
Yeah here you have to do to a 3rd party finance company to get a vehicle loan... Even if they just arrange it with the bank then after that you deal directly with the bank.... It's weird.

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Sprinter EXT and Promaster EXT can both fit 16s inside
EXT Transit can only fit a few between the seats. It's 28" longer than my long wheelbase non-ext Transit. It's a pain if I need to haul trim, but it's already a pain to park this thing in the city. So I'm looking at racks for the few times I want to haul longer stuff.
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EXT Transit can only fit a few between the seats. It's 28" longer than my long wheelbase non-ext Transit. It's a pain if I need to haul trim, but it's already a pain to park this thing in the city. So I'm looking at racks for the few times I want to haul longer stuff.


Yea isnít that stupid parking brake lever In between the seats on the transits? IDK why they didnít put that somewhere else


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Yea isnít that stupid parking brake lever In between the seats on the transits? IDK why they didnít put that somewhere else


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I heard they moved it on the new ones.
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I heard they moved it on the new ones.


I know a lot in the rv conversion community hated that because they like to make the seats swivel seats and the parking brake was an issue...

Hopefully ford listened and fixed it


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It's a pain if I need to haul trim, but it's already a pain to park this thing in the city. So I'm looking at racks for the few times I want to haul longer stuff.
Pretty much why I use full size racks to haul 16' items, rarely use it for ladders. I'm leaning towards a 2019 mid height Transit but how do I get stuff on and off the roof? I have a 2013 E250 still like new, refrained from buying a Transit when I bought it in 2014. The Euro look still hasn't grown on me but I want a lower step height, preferably a higher interior and don't want any repairs as my E250 ages, I'm done playing mechanic.
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Pretty much why I use full size racks to haul 16' items, rarely use it for ladders. I'm leaning towards a 2019 mid height Transit but how do I get stuff on and off the roof? I have a 2013 E250 still like new, refrained from buying a Transit when I bought it in 2014. The Euro look still hasn't grown on me but I want a lower step height, preferably a higher interior and don't want any repairs as my E250 ages, I'm done playing mechanic.
I'm planning on getting a ladder with the rack. Only way as far as I can tell. I don't really care about the looks, being able to basically stand up inside while I gather my tools is great. I haul a lot of tools and still have room in the side door for a 40x48 pallet and in the rear door a skinnier pallet.

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