1997 Nissan Almera GTi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Excellent and very underrated car
A gearbox spring needed replacing after 38,000 miles.
An excellent very underrated car. The engine is very flexible with good power across the rev range, particularly after 5000 RPM when it really takes off!
The handling is outstanding, very little body, excellent feedback through the well-balanced steering. The brakes also have great feedback and are very effective.
The interior is not as bad as people make out, the dials are superb and the cabin well laid out. The materials are harder than those in say a Golf, but it has better handling and performance which is much more desirable!
Some are not keen on the way the car looks, but I have found it attracts more praise than criticism. I also find it to be an attractive and subtlety styled car with good proportions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2002