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I have a Nissan Largo Highway Star import, it is a 1997 model 2.4 petrol, 8 seater MPV.
It is a good workhorse very practical and good reliable runner, has all the toys from factory a/c Climate control, remote rear c/c and a/c, electric folding mirrors good for the tight lanes around Devon, one touch drivers elec window pass elec window, elec sunroof and rear moon roofs, the seats fold out to a double bed so if you get stuck out in the snow or break down at least you can rest up, good for one night out camps, lots room for the kids and luggage if you plan a little trip, it is a super big utility vehicle that returns a good 27 to 30 urban if you drive correctly, it has a 3 speed auto box with o/d fitted factory fitted body kit and rear roof spoiler and a reversing mirror on the rear hatch showing you the lower rear on parking. plenty of cup holders for kids drinks rear storage rear 12 volt power point, floor storage hide away, the engine is mid mounted with the spare wheel under the bonnet, If you have a family or just need to haul the dogs about maybe you are a surfer dude, this would be a cheaper option than the VW and more comforts with in the cab, overall a very usable daily vehicle that you can use for lots of things with ease. Also it has a snow mode and power mode, these are snow, this put the gearbox in second for the better drive off in snow to stop the skid and slip, the power, this will hold the revs higher through the changes of the gears to give ultimate performance on the motorways, so what else can i say, this is my second one now the last one was diesel,
It's been over 8 years since I imported this vehicle (2008). The van is now quite heavily modified now with cameras, radios, lights, horns, exhaust, filters, cameras and several other bits. I don't tend to do much unless the car is worth it, which I think says a lot about the elgrand.
Fitted with a 3.3l V6 170bhp petrol engine, fuel economy is not a word used in the same sentence (15-20mpg).
When i imported this car it was only the 4th petrol Elgrand in the UK, now Elgrands are everywhere. Why Nissans have never brought their decent vehicles over to the UK I'll never know. I have a Nissan Cedric, Elgrand and a xtrail, Nissan makes some brilliant cars but don't import them which is a shame.
Reliability wise the elgrand is fantastic, I have been through the normal, new exhaust, battery and due to UK roads, new shocks and springs. Also the E50 model 1997-2002 has dreadful brakes, discs (from the xtrail) on the front and pathfinder rear drums, none of which is adequate to stop nearly 3 tons from 112mph. So I have been through several sets of pads, shoes and 1 set of new front discs. Other than the brakes this vehicle is amazing, fast, comfortable and reliable. I have toyed with the idea of replacing it with the next models the E51 or E52 but they have the VQ engine (Mines a VG) and the VQ has many problems, coil pack failures, ECU and they're also fitted with Pre-cat manifolds which disintegrate and blow the engine, so I think I might just stick with my 19yr old juicy but fun van for now.