The foot-brake has developed some play which seems to vary with the speed of the car (more play at slower speeds).
The plastic interior door handle on the driver door frequently comes loose, and on one occasion separated completely. A firm down-ward nudge will put it back into place, but to have to do this is irritating.
The rear parking sensor likes to beep even where there is nothing behind. This may be a calibration issue.
The drinks holder is basically two plastic rings which pop out just below the ashtray. It sounds good, but realistically can only be used if nothing is kept on the plastic surface just beneath. A better option would be to reshape the storage tray in the doors, as in the Micra Twister.
The front sun visors should be seen as for decorative purposes rather than for functionality - they are deep, but much too narrow.
The turning circle is large.
I cover a lot of motorway miles, and find the Almera to be very comfortable.
The driver seat has adjustments for the lower back and lower thigh, as well as the standard recline, so it is impossible to be uncomfortable!
Although the 1.5 engine seems to struggle a little at times, it is easily able to keep up with the speed of traffic on the motorway.
The engine is very quiet, but there is a bit of wind whistle when going faster than about 45mph.
Road noise might be a problem for some.
Transmission between the gears is smooth, and the clutch is very light.
With a size 8 foot, I find the pedal spacings between the gas and brake, and brake and clutch, to be adequate, but can envisage that there may be problems for larger feet.
Like the Nissan Bluebird, there is a plate to the left of the clutch which make it comfortable to cruise.
However, this is a bit too close to the clutch pedal.
The boot is not as large as you'd expect, but will easily carry a weeks shopping for a family of four.