1992 Nissan Atlas
Stock Number: 4709
The Nissan Atlas is known worldwide as a workhorse, however, they are rarely ever seen stateside. The configuration is mindblowing, with dual rear tires, a cavernous quad cab, and five-speed manual transmission. It would make for a stellar marketing vehicle or unique work truck that will surely turn a couple of heads. This 1992 is powered by an efficient four-cylinder gas engine sending power to the rear wheels. As a work truck; the body does have its fair share of scuffs, dings, and dents as to be expected, along with some corrosion of the pickup bed that we wanted to note. Best of all, this freshly serviced rig is offered with a mere 31K verified miles which is frankly unheard of!
The cabin is in wonderful shape and the condition is consistent with a vehicle with this type of miles. The cab is capable of holding six people and boasts a clear, unobstructed view of the road ahead. The cab-over design also lends itself to easier parking as the exterior dimensions aren't humongous. The gray color pallet chosen for the interior is easy on the eyes, and the durable vinyl seats lack any major imperfections such as rips, stains, or tears. The front bench has an integrated pass-through and built-in clipboard in case you'll need to scribble some important info down while on the move. The dash is in good shape and lacks any distortion or cracking. There are a few small holes where an accessory had been mounted and since removed, but they are hardly noticeable. The dash also has a set of pull out cupholders and a useful glovebox. Factory A/C controls are simple to use and work as they should. The OEM audio is even still functional in the event you wanted to tune out some road noise. The door cards and headliner are still intact and have no glaring damage that we can see. Instead of carpet Nissan opted to line the floor with vinyl so dirt and messes can be cleaned up quickly. The windows, mirrors, and locks are manually operated and are one less electronic item that can fail. If you would like to roll down the windows and it's a bit wet outside, chrome OEM rain guards are installed and do wonders. Rear privacy tint was also added in Japan to keep interior temps down and prying eyes away from the cabin. Behind the passenger compartment is a good-sized bed. Measuring 5'3" X 6'10" the tailgate and sides and be folded down for additional capacity and to make loading less stressful.
The Atlas came with diesel and gasoline options that varied in size and displacement. Our Atlas features the larger of the two four-bangers and it comes in at a whopping 2.0L. Benefitting from a fresh oil and filter service, and a new 12V battery she starts up immediately with a quick twist of the key. The engine idles and revs smoothly and is connected to a five-speed gearbox. The ratios make the car tolerable on the highway and city, and the gearbox shifts as it should. It lacks any grinds or resistance and gear changes are seamless. The dual rear wheels translate the power to the ground and the Atlas feels good even at American interstate speeds. The suspension can handle large potholes without breaking a sweat and the brakes are surprisingly grabby for a truck. All six tires have been replaced and they provide plenty of grip even in inclement weather. They also do a good job of quieting down the ride over the original Japanese rubber.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.