Is the Nissan NV200 a good base for a camper conversion?

I’m looking for some advice before buying a Nissan NV200 to convert to a camper. I am looking for vans with a tailgate. There are suddenly a lot of 2016 available, I’m assuming as the three-year warranty has ended and there is nothing younger than this. Is it worth waiting to see if a newer one becomes available or would you say that this is a reasonable age? How do I decide between the various ones available as I understand low mileage is not necessarily always the best deal - do I go with the best dealer warranty?

Asked on 8 October 2019 by Lucy Brewer

Answered by Dan Powell
There's no reason to shun older or higher mileage Nissan NV200 vans. If anything, they will be in better mechanical condition than those that have been used for repeated short runs from cold.

Aim to buy the van that's in the best condition and has a comprehensive service history. Ideally, it should have a folder full of receipts that trace its history back to the original dealer. Check the quality of the gearshift, the five-speed gearbox is - like the engine - car derived, so if it’s been abused or frequently hauled at maximum capacity it might fail.

For more information see our Nissan NV200 review and used buying guide, here:
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