2000 Nissan Almera SE 1.5 from UK and Ireland


Reliable, sensible vehicle



General Comments:

This is the fourth Nissan that I've had since I started driving, and they were all very, very reliable. Comfort and appeal may not be great, but reliability is exceptional.

I am not sure that reliability is the same with cars that share the same platform with Renault. Be aware!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2014

2000 Nissan Almera 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland


Rear brake caliper - replaced after 2 years driving with a faulty caliper.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

Japanese reliability – the car is not fast or comfortable to drive like other vehicles in the same category, but its outstanding reliability puts it up there on the top of the table.

I generally change vehicles every year, which means that I had tried lots of cars, from the unreliable temperamental Peugeot to the more prestige BMW’s that use cheap spare parts, and Nissan has always proven to be a gem. Easy to maintain and very reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2013

2000 Nissan Almera QX Comfort 1.5 from Portugal


It's a Japanese car, nothing else


The performance is not the best, have to shift a gear down sometimes when the road rises.

The suspension was changed at 225000km.

Starter motor had to be lubricated.

General Comments:

Good reliable car, with good consumption averages, and it's good looking. I like the dashboard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th July, 2009

2000 Nissan Almera Sport 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Fun, different, reliable


Slight misfire - remedied for free and instantly by the dealer.

Brake calliper was seizing a bit, dealer resolved this at service.

Other than general replacements of belts and bulbs nothing else.

General Comments:

Almeras get a slating in the press. But then you never know exactly why. They say it's not as "dynamic" as others. Well what does that mean?

So I ignored all that nonsense and bought a used 3 door Almera Sport and it's terrific. Despite being a "Young Male Driver" I chose it for reliability, good NCAP score and value (up to £1k cheaper than alternatives). And I've not been disappointed.

The reliability is superb, starts every time first time and it's fun to drive (always more fun to drive a car when you know it won't break down). OK, it says Sport on the bootlid, but it's not that fast. However the 1.8 is nippy, easily cruises at motorway speeds and for its size it's not bad on fuel.

An Almera is different and for me it looks great. Admittedly some Almeras look a bit dowdy in certain colours and trims. But the Sport's got a little roof spoiler, smart wheels and that. Shallow, I know! But so much better than the ubiquitous Focus.

Brilliant seats, up there with Volvo seats for me and the dash is an ergonomic dream. The reports say it's "plasticky". Yep it is, but all the buttons work and aren't falling to bits. And if I was bothered about the look of the dashboard then I would be very sad.

To sum up, don't believe the reports, if you are not swayed by image, but want a reliable comfortable small family car the Almera fits the bill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2006

29th Aug 2006, 11:40

Totally agree with you. Great reliable cars.

2000 Nissan Almera SE 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Reliable, good-to-drive car, but thirsty in traffic


Brake caliper seized (96000 miles)

That's it.

General Comments:

Not a hot hatch, but the occasions when more power is needed are few and far between. Road-holding excellent.

Comfortable seats.

Wind, road and engine noise present on motorway, but far from intrusive.

33mpg in town/traffic, 37-40 on motorway.

Interior better than Nissans of yore, but still too much plastic.

6-CD changer very neatly into console: no extra unit in boot or under seat. Slow to change discs though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2005

2000 Nissan Almera Comfort Hatchback 1.8 from Sweden


A reliable all-in-one car


Engine air mass flow meter at 11300km. Engine MIL came on every now and then.

Rusty trunk lid around the window.

General Comments:

Even though it is a 1.8 liter engine it is rather quick.

The suspension is sportive.

It is reliable and comfy.

It looks really good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2005