This car is best described as a wolf in sheep's clothing
There is a slight click from the clutch pedal upon release. This is a well documented fault of the Almera and requires a new pedal box.
Windscreen washer arms have become corroded.
The combination of a strut brace in the front and a anti-roll bar in the back makes this car feel as stiff as a steel. This combined with Nissan setting the car up at the Nurberg Ring in Germany makes for a splendid handling car.
But don't even think about eating your lunch whilst sitting in the front as it will soon be on your lap!
My car has a real hunger for tyres - and they are expensive too. Bridgestone Potenza'z are the optimum tyre choice, but a tad dear at £100 each!
Performance is strong, hold it in each gear and you got yourself a real flyer, but there is still room for improvement! I still wonder why Nissan never made a a Almera GTIR - with a turbo charger bolted onto the engine! I suppose I can only dream!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2003