2001 Nissan Primera 4-door 1.8 1.8 petrol, 115 HP
Good daily beater, watch for the engine
Seat heaters don't always work.
CAUTION: Some of the 1.8 petrol engines from these series have too rough cylinder rings and use a lot of oil (1 liter / 1000 km). I've had this confirmed from a garage. Unfortunately there's no quick way of discovering this as the engine is clean and no smoke comes from exhaust.
I've picked this one up on December 08 for about 4k EUR.
The car has 4 airbags, 6 speakers, seat heaters, automatic climate control.
The performance is OK when you're alone in the car, but a full car will need some revving.
The interior is very roomy - more than enough space for four people and a large boot.
The fuel consumption could be lower, but with a light foot on mixed roads you could get 8-8,5 l /100km.
The only real negative is the engine with it's oil consumption. Considering this risk and performance, I'd suggest going with 2.0 if you're at least a little of a dynamic driver.
Otherwise a good daily beater.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2009
I bought a 1.8 p11 144 2001 a couple of months ago (March 2010). It felt nice at first but...
Mass air flow meter went. O.E. replacement euro 360 then...
Inside of front discs badly pitted + pads, euro 230 and now..
Ball joints and wishbone worn, will cost euro 300ish.
Afraid to wonder what next?
I initially paid 2000 for it, but looks more like 3000 now.
The nightmare continues... Tune in next week.