2001 Nissan Almera Sport 1.8 from UK and Ireland
An all round excellent car
Has one very slightly binding rear disk brake.
Nothing else has gone wrong with the car.
Almeras are very under rated cars. People who have not owned or driven one don't know what they are talking about, they also think that they are dull, which they are not. Good points are, excellent reliability, well designed mechanically and aesthetically, excellent handling the sport version has harder suspension, brakes and ABS are very good in all types of weather, men and women often give me good comments on it. Now the bad points, I don't like the pattern on the seats, one of the rear disc brakes has a slight overheating problem this might be because of binding or the disc is warped, when I looked at the brake caliper and bench tested it worked fine no binding so I do not know how to fix it, might be disc warped, also the engine although good on fuel and emissions does not suit the sport badge as it's no pocket rocket, but does 100mph with ease.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2005
8th Feb 2009, 16:27
The rear brake problem is the only fault I have had, and 1 tyre because of a nail. You will find the problem is the caliper not the disc, it works fine sometimes, then it will stick for no reason. Just does not screw back in some times. The only fix is a new caliper or just keep replacing the pads every 10000 miles.
Great little car - done 22000 miles in six months, good all rounder (rear pads £15).