2012 Nissan Dualis – are you selling
Condition report – The car has no spare key, sunroof, leather or Sat Nav. chipped paint across the bonnet and drivers door . It needs a detail inside and out.
Odometer shows – 122918 kms, engine size 5, Manual transmission, seats 5, doors 5, FWD, Petrol engine.
It was bought in Sydney 2761
Paid $4,750 cash for the car
The Dualis was created, and named, for serving as a family-friendly hatchback as well as it’s dual purpose as a small sized SUV four-wheel-drive. This unique vehicle mash-up was essentially the first of it’s own category here in Australia and ranked up some healthy sales in each of it’s sections.
While it has more ground clearance than most hatchbacks and handles off-roading relatively well, it doesn’t quite have the height of typical four-wheel drive. Interestingly enough, most of the actual sales made in Australia were for two-wheel-drives, indicative of the intention for most buyers. That said, some do opt for the 4WD to cross more rugged terrain in the Aussie bush. If you’re into that, allow for a good few days to get parts imported if something goes wrong. As long as the issue isn’t with the standard fit safety equipment, most mechanics should be able to do a sufficient job at repairing a Dualis. Otherwise, there are dealerships in many areas of the country as Nissan has been driving the Aussie roads for over half a century.
While this particular Nissan was made in a UK factory as opposed to the original Japanese factories, the quality appears to be on par and still decently reliable, compared to other Nissan models.
The 2012 Nissan Dualis is fitted with a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine with option for a 6-speed manual transmission or Continuously Variable Automatic transmission that has an option for manually operated ratios.
When dealing with a used vehicle, whether buying or selling a Nissan Dualis, the transmission and gear changing is one of the first things to look for. Any excessive noise, roughness, or stickiness on shifting should be inspected by someone experienced in transmission issues.
While the Dualis is marketed as somewhat of an off-road vehicle, the 2012 and later versions, especially two-wheel-drives, aren’t really designed for too much wear and tear. If the exterior looks pretty dinged up, you’ll want to make sure the car has a regular service history and proper detailing.
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