Nissan Platina Review from Dominican Republic

2003 Nissan Platina 1.6

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance30600 kilometres
Previous carNissan Platina

Summary:

Runs excellent, while is started

Faults:

This car has difficulties starting, sometimes.

It takes minutes for starting when it fails, but when starts, runs excellent.

Very secure, good safety system.

General Comments:

It should be check by expert mechanics, and is hard to solve the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2005

15th Oct 2007, 11:27

Where can I find Automatic Transmission for a 2005 Platina.

Help_________________ Please help call Billy 956-459-8449.

14th May 2008, 20:47

I bought my Nissan Platina 2003 in 2004. In one week the gas came out of the air conditioning. It had the first year problems with starting. It stood still after fifteen meters from my house. The coils made this happen. And a car hit me from the left. I lost count the times the Nissan Platina left me standing beside the road.

The aircon broke down in 2007 (evaporator). I had to have the coils changed more than twice in four years. First was a gift by the garage, they changed two of them. I paid more than 1100 guilders (about 550 dollars). I had to put a lot of gas for the aircon.

WHY DO NISSAN does not show any understanding? It is a RENAULT CLIO, but why with so much trouble???

I like the car when it drives, and a whole year with NO problems. WHEN WHEN

Tine Bombeeck from curacao Dutch Antilles.

11th Nov 2008, 15:12

I am the second owner of the car it's a Nissan Platina 2003. I have a big issue with my starter and I can't really find it, and it costs a lot of money in Haiti to get that. What else can I do to solve that issue? I wanna drive my car as I like it.

Could somebody help me find that starter and the automatic transmission please?

My email address is eazyface@gmail.com.

12th Sep 2010, 15:36

Where can I find a transmission computer for an automatic Nissan Platina 2003???

22nd Nov 2010, 14:58

Well just bought a 32,000 KM (20K Miles), 2003 Platina, runs like a charm at first. The dealer gave it the 40K mandatory timing belt change and checkup for free. Only thing I think they forgot to change is the spark plug coils; those have about the same life expectancy as the timing belt, they replaced it for free of course. They also replaced the A/C condenser..

What I still want to fix is the way way low RPMs while idle at mid engine temp. The tachometer says around 400RPMs, which I think it's too low, this causes some rattling while idle, could the engine control computer be re-programmed to up the RPMs?

Yes, spends bit less gas at those low RPMs, but it's too much rattling.

3rd Jan 2011, 12:03

I just got the news about my Platina 2003. They say the timing belt need to be changed at 60000 and I have 72000.

Please let me know if everyone thinks this is correct.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review