Nissan Prairie Review from Sweden

1987 Nissan Prairie 1.5 gasoline

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired310000 kilometres
Most recent distance370000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Prairie


Space and economy


Parking brake.

Got jammed when used uphill. I had to lift it and hammer it out of the jam. The wire had developed a hook, but it got straightened out with some grease and frequent usage.

General Comments:

Spacious and practical.

Goes at least 150 km on 10l of gas.

Very handicapped and rheumatic friendly.

Take out the back seat and you can practically move your home with it.

Expensive spare parts, and used parts are hard to come by. But then again, there is not much that can break on this simple and slim van-like station wagon.

The slide-doors are very useful, but can collect ice in freezing conditions, which makes them hard to open.

The door locks need frequent greasing during winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2009

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review