Nissan Dualis 2012 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Nissan Dualis 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Can you recommend an SUV for my family?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Sep 2016

Both are well suited to everyday use around town. They're comfortable, fuel-efficient and safe. The Dualis is a little cheaper than the Sportage, but I would definitely go for the Sportage. I would expect them to have a similar resale value when it comes time to sell, but the reputation of the Sportage for quality and reliability would make it easier to move on.

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Nissan Dualis 2012: Are these gearbox issues normal?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Sep 2016

I’m not surprised at the clutch requiring replacement in that time, but I am surprised at the gearbox problem. I would contact Nissan directly and ask for some assistance with the cost of repairs.

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What SUV should I buy for $22,000?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Dec 2014

The CX-5 is the better vehicle, but the Hyundai is likely to be cheaper and with much longer to run on the factory warranty.

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Holden Captiva: Better than a Nissan Qashqai?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Sep 2014

I wouldn't recommend the Captiva but the Dualis gets The Tick and is good value. 

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Nissan Dualis: Clutch is slipping

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Mar 2012

Nissan told us that the clutch in your car showed normal, even wear, but the issue of clutch wear is a tricky one. Clutches are not covered by the warranty, which is fair enough given that they do wear out, but I think owners are entitled to expect the clutch to last a reasonable time and distance before requiring replacement. Having worn out in 38,000 km of normal driving without any towing is unacceptable in my view, and something Nissan, and every other carmaker, should be addressing. In this case it's Nissan that is affected, but it happens with other makes and models. Perhaps, given the overwhelming popularity of automatic transmissions, and the diminishing demand for manuals, they simply don't care. Think about having a heavy-duty clutch installed, that way you should get a decent run out of it before you next need to replace the clutch.

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