2001 Nissan Almera Sport 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland


Do not follow the crowd, get the Sport brilliant performer


The only problems I have had is a slight burning smell from the passenger side air vents, and to have the dials replaced due to a fault fuel gauge. Apart from these the car has been faultless, I am very impressed so far. As I am a high mileage driver reliability is very important.

General Comments:

The car may not have the best image of many cars on the road, but with the Sport plus it stands out that bit more. The car is quick for its size and easily out accelerates some of hot hatches. It is a good overall performer, the cabin is comfortable yet sporty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2002

2001 Nissan Almera SE 1.5 from UK and Ireland


An excellent, well developed car which should meet most needs


There is a rattle from the small storage pocket to the right of the steering wheel. It only occurs on cold mornings and can't be fixed...

Other than that, it's been completely reliable and hasn't missed a beat.

General Comments:

It's very comfortable, very enjoyable to drive with good handling and stability.

Passengers comment on how comfortable it is.

Its only fault is that a lot of heat seems to leak in to the passenger compartment from the engine bay which makes it uncomfortable in warmer weather. Air conditioning would help.

The central locking is a bit noisy.

The carpet in the front foot wells gives the impression of being a little too large for the car - it feels as though it was lifted and not replaced properly.

The engine could do with a little more power.

Apart from these issues it's a very good car - I'm very happy with it and would buy another one without hesitation. It feels like a car built by people who enjoy driving and who have taken the time to make the driving environment more comfortable and pleasant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2002

14th May 2004, 03:03

Interesting review - but I thought the Almera SE (and S) from this year all had air-con? Most of the ones advertised (and all the ones I've inspected) seem to have it.

BTW, it's not the engine that needs more power - it has plenty, but the car weighs in around 1.2 Tons!

Compared with (eg) an ancient Maestro at around 0.8 Tons we can see why it feels so sluggish in comparison. A problem not exclusive to Nissan - the Golf, Focus, etc, are similarly obese. I blame the parents! <grin>

Drive safely - 'Flymo'

2001 Nissan Almera Activ 1.5 from UK and Ireland


Looks nice and handles well


Too soon to tell, but I'm impressed with the stowage, plenty of little places to hide things. I love the curry hook, no more madras stained carpets!

One problem is the cassette in the player rattles when not in use, a wee bit annoying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2001