Nissan Elgrand E51

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2008 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Black Leather Edition

Hello Ben,

We have had our E51 for a couple of weeks and I am impressed with the condition of the vehicle. Both interior and exterior are in excellent condition and it hard to believe it has 70k on the clock! Thank you for your high standards and service in sourcing us a vehicle.

- Brendan C Melbourne, Australia 2008 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Black Leather Edition


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Nissan Elgrand (E51 series)

Released in 2002 the E51 Elgrand instantly became one of Japan's most popular people movers, the roomy interior with luxury options, power features and a look way too stylish for a mere van, the E51 well deserves its fame.

The unique front styling and headlights make for an aerodynamic shape and two engine variants are available, the larger being a 3.5L VQ35DE engine with 177kW (240hp), this engine being a detuned variant of the high output VQ35DE variants found in the V35 Skyline and 350Z. There is also a 2.5L VQ25DE version with 137kW (185hp) that gets better fuel economy. Available are both a RWD and 4WD option with 5 speed tiptronic auto. The Elgrand is a luxurious 5 door with twin sliding doors and a rear opening tail gate (there is also a rarer single sliding door version) with seating for 7 or 8 people with extremely versatile seating arrangements possible.

Standard or optional features include:

ABS brakes Electronic Brake Distribution
Dual airbags Leather interior
Dual sunroofs 8 inch front display screen and 9 inch rear screen with remote control
steering wheel mounted controls Dual zone climate control
Single or dual power sliding doors Smart key (meaning you only need the key in your pocket to open doors or start the car).
Heated seats Captain's chairs
Wood grain interior trim Xenon headlights
8 speaker BOSE sound system with optional 9th subwoofer Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) which alters the headlight pattern while cornering
Reversing camera, side camera and up to 4 cameras on later models Power curtains
Radar cruise control Stability control


Elgrands can have a variety of options so although a feature might not be standard on a particular model they may none the less be quite common, and indeed lower spec models can be optioned to a higher degree of luxury than a basic higher spec model.

Base model with Xenon headlights and power door optional (standard on all other models), smart key optional This model is allowed for import
Xenon headlights, CD player and power door standard. The only model in the line up to also come with a 4 door version with a sliding door on the left side only. This model is allowed for import
Hihgway Star
Sportier version with 17 inch wheels and body kit. Power door standard, part leather/part velour interior trim standard (in dark grey or tan). This model is allowed for import
Factory screen and reversing camera standard, front power seat standard. This model is allowed for import
Top spec luxury model with dual sunroofs and leather seats as standard. The only 7 seater model (all others 8 seater). This model is allowed for import
Rider by Autech
Produced by Nissan's third party tuning partner Autech, featured 17 inch wheels, body kit and chrome front grille, plus other minor changes. This model is allowed for import
Rider S by Autech
Rider body kit and other features, but with lower spec sound system and without leather seats. This model is allowed for import


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