Nissan Elgrand Problems

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

Nissan Elgrand: Is it reliable?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Mar 2019

The Elgrand is quite reliable and at 100,000 km or so verified by the auction house should give you good service for some time to come.

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What is the towing capacity of the 2000 Nissan Elgrand?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Sep 2017

No one seems to be prepared to say what the maximum towing capacity of the Elgrand is; the best we could find is that the tow bar available for the Elgrand is rated at a maximum towing load of 1400 kg. That effectively limits the towing capacity of the vehicle to 1400 kg.

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Why is Elgrand unavailable in Australia?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Jul 2016

Nissan told us that "like a number of overseas models, Nissan Australia has studied the possibility of introducing the Elgrand people-mover but, at present, local market demand for this model and its overall business case are insufficient to make the Elgrand a full-volume-compliance model in our brand's local vehicle range. It should be noted that the government requirements, processes and overall costs for a small local second-hand car importer to bring some used vehicles from Japan are different to those for an official full-volume vehicle importer like Nissan Australia."

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Buying a grey import Elgrand

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jun 2015

Buying a grey import is always a gamble. As a car it's decent enough, but I would want to know whom it is I'm dealing with when I'm buying one. I would ask who imported the car, what is its history before it was imported, when it was imported, does the dealer support it with spare parts and servicing.

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Grey homework

Answered by CarsGuide 14 May 2009

BUYING a grey import requires a lot of homework before you commit. You need to start by checking the bona fides of the so-called dealer and how long he has been in business, how long he has been importing this vehicle, if he stocks spares, how he takes care of customers after they've bought a car from him. Talk to other people who have dealt with him and perhaps even bought one of the Nissan vans from him in the past. If he ticks all of the boxes on that check, do your homework on the vehicle itself. It's important to understand that you know virtually nothing about the history of the vehicle and you won't be able to take it to your nearest Nissan dealer to have it serviced and to buy spares. If you do your homework and satisfy yourself the person you are dealing with is reliable, you can buy with confidence. On the other hand, you can buy a van such as a VW Transporter 4Motion that will do exactly what you want without the potential problems of buying a grey import.

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