Nissan NV200 as a bike van?
I’d want to know how closely or distantly related the NV200 is to the old Vanette. If its just a restyle then the vanette was truly awful – slow, uncomfortable, noisy and very thirsty for such a small van. The MPV version was pretty much the slowest car money could buyPosted 6 years ago
I’ve found the Dispatch to be just like driving and parking a Picasso. It is certainly wider than a Connect, berlingo and NV200 etc.
Citroen reckons on 39.2mpg combined.
I think the fuel tank holds 80 litres (although I’d have to check the handbook) and I’ve got just over 400 miles on half a tank.
I do drive like I’ve got Miss Daisy sat beside me though.
I’ve already made the mistake of buying a van that was too small. I have had a kangoo which was really reliable and cheap to run, but there wasn’t enough room in it; especially if you want to get changed or sleep in it.
The NV200 is a completely different van to the Nissan Delivery / Vanette.Posted 6 years agosteffybhoyMember
I currently use a 2010 NV200 1.5 dieselPosted 6 years ago
It’s quite nippy for a 1.5 engine.
We also have a bench seat(with fitted seatbelts seats 3) which can be fitted/removed in under 5 minutes, though it is quite heavy. The bench seat is available as an add-on for £875.
The van has been very reliable, pulls a bike trailer(holds 20bikes) no bother.
It’s a good effort from nissan totally new with no input from renault unreliability.
That’s the other thing, I would like to be able to throw a double air bed in the back and use it as an impromptu camper every now and then – would you say it’d be big enough for that?
I like the fact that it’s meant to return 53mpg… I guess I want the smallest van I can get away with that would sleep two people, but also carry a few bikes/kayaks when required…Posted 6 years ago
How often would you use the combi seats and also do you want to sleep two people and carry a few bikes/kayaks whilst the extra seats are in place?
If you need to leave the extra seats in place, I reckon you would need something much bigger, like a MWB Transit or LWB Trafic/Vivaro.
Combi vans from any manufacturer are also usually much more expensive than the van version as well.Posted 6 years agoBig DaveMember
I was looking at getting a van recently but to get a decent one with lowish mileage the prices were just silly. I suspect the lower speed limits for most vans would get to be irritating too.
I decided the best option was to go for a car variant of a van (in this case a Fiat Qubo and much cheaper than the comparable Citroen and Peugeot van variants). It is big enough for me and my bike and the rear seats come out completely. From what you say above it sounds like you only need space for you and your bike for most of the trips you’ll be doing. Why not just hire a van when needed?Posted 6 years ago
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