Expert - a utilitarian version of the second-generation Avenir station wagon W11 - appeared at a good time for him. The main competitor - Toyota - had a model of the early 90s, obviously smaller in production. And then it was replaced by even more compact cars. Yes, and Nissan "Expert" was the last passenger-and-freight "car" in class D. What this model did not have was a variety of motors. Only a weak atmospheric diesel and a 1.8-liter gasoline unit. Moreover, the "mechanics" relied only on the engine running on heavy fuel. But at the same time, both versions offered all-wheel drive performance.
Inside, everything is within the genre. Simple materials, basic equipment in the form of electric drives, central locking, air conditioning and primitive "music", often radio. In the trunk, however, there is still a lining, the back seat has a fabric, not a dermatine upholstery. After all, the class obliges. In addition to the equipment listed, Expert could be equipped with roof rails, tinted windows, a rear fog lamp, a winter package - all these functions were offered as options. There was also a top version of the VX-G, where there was even a remote key, and four speakers were attached to the standard cassette radio instead of one or two of the usual versions.
Engines Nissan Expert - in-line four-cylinder, type DOHC. The petrol QG18DE delivers a maximum of 125 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 161 Nm of torque (at 4400 rpm). With the YD22DD diesel engine, 79 “horses” are located under the hood of the station wagon (maximum power at 4000 rpm), and the torque indicator is 157 Nm (at 2000 rpm). The gasoline engine was equipped only with an automatic 4-speed gearbox, the drive - front or full. The diesel version offered front-wheel drive with 5MKPP and 4AKPP, in the latter case, all-wheel drive was also possible. With a fuel tank volume of 60 liters, Nissan Expert was able to run on one liter of fuel (at a flow rate of 10-15) up to 12.2-13.6 kilometers in gasoline and up to 14.6-18.8 km in diesel.
The Nissan Expert W11 station wagon has a MacPherson strut front independent suspension. The rear suspension of the front-wheel drive models is semi-dependent (torsion beam), while the all-wheel drive models are independent, multi-link. All models have power steering, ventilated disc brakes at the front and rear drum brakes. The standard tires for the station wagon were cargo tires 165R14-6PRLT front and rear. The car had the same body dimensions as the Nissan Avenir. Length 4650 mm, width 1695 mm, height 1470 mm. Compared with one of the competitors - the popular Toyota Caldina, which was produced in the same years, then with almost the same height and width of the body, Expert is almost 80 mm longer. He has 40 mm more wheelbase - 2620 mm. Accordingly, the segment and the stock of space for rear passengers, and the amount of luggage among similar station wagons is almost a record - 2.4 cubic meters. m. with the sofa folded. Regardless of the configuration, the 1999-2002 Nissan Expert W11 was equipped with a standard driver's airbag, offered three-point belts for the front and rear seats (central rear - two-point), and stiffeners in the doors. For an extra charge, an anti-lock braking system and a passenger airbag were installed.
Nissan Expert actually became the continuation of the line of utility model Avenir Cargo (1990-1998). The car has a reliable stiff suspension and a large, easy-to-use luggage compartment, although the commercial model itself is very modest in terms of comfort. The engines are unpretentious and quite reliable, but the ground clearance is small, and the body does not hurt a good anti-corrosion treatment.