Nissan Urvan Review

1984 Nissan Urvan SGL 1.9 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.9 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon




It has a massive blind spot, which made reversing very difficult. It was backed into many objects over the time I had it.

The clutch went at 150 Kay's.

Brakes where rebuilt at 200 Kay's.

Rusted badly in the doors and floor (in the end).

General Comments:

I bought this car as it had nine seats and it could carry my seven children. I bought it new in the mid 80s.

In hindsight, it was a tinny gutless car, but it did the job. My kids (and me!) slowly wrecked it over 26 years.

It was essentially a delivery van with seats in it. It steered well, and it had decent pick up.

Parts where very hard to get. Even when it was reasonably new. It can't have been a big seller.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2011

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review