1998 Nissan Almera GTi 2.0 Injection from UK and Ireland
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
26th Apr 2003, 06:04
They did, only an import though - Nissan Pulsar GTiR. Uses an uprated engine of the S14 200sx (SR20DET) that has around 280bhp and a 0-60 of 5 seconds or so. :)
6th Jun 2004, 15:47
That's true, but not in an Almera the N14 was a Pulsar.
11th Jul 2009, 03:59
In the Almera n15 in japan it was still called a Pulsar. You are looking for a Pulsar VZ-R, which has 200 bhp. Kicks ass. 0-60 in 6.7 seconds based a bit on their rally car by autech. Look for the VZR-n1. They also did a 175 bhp standard VZR.- sports seats, everything of GTI but more. Limited slip differential and real go cart handling. And the VZR was also did in a 5 door for family owners. A proper sports car.