2004 Nissan Almera Reviews

2004 Nissan Almera S 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

A costly car due to the timing chain defect

Faults:

Timing chain: twice. This defect is very costly. The first time it cost me £500, and the second time Nissan quoted me £1500-£1700 to fix their own problem.

Headlamps

Fuel sensor.

General Comments:

Large boot.

A lot of space.

However I wouldn't recommend it due to the timing chain defect.

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

Review Date: 20th December, 2010

2004 Nissan Almera SE 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70500 miles
Most recent distance83441 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Reliable and economical to run

Faults:

It's had a clutch and 4 tyres, but what do expect at 80K?

General Comments:

Like others, the car does everything perfectly well. The whole driving experience is uneventful and humdrum, but that's what I need right now, so it fits the bill perfectly.

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

Review Date: 8th November, 2006

2004 Nissan Almera SE 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance14800 miles
Previous carPeugeot 305

Summary:

Excellent car, amazing value. Vey easy to live with: no excitement, which is just what I wanted!

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I was looking for a reliable, easy-to-drive car, available at a good price second-hand. The Almera meets those criteria brilliantly.

It's fast and easy to drive, with very secure and predictable handling, and no vices. The brakes are powerful but progressive.

The interior is roomy and the seats are comfortable: firm, but supportive.

The driving position is good: very adjustable, with a clear view, and all controls well-placed.

The computer-controlled audio and ventilation system is quite complicated and I had to read the manual carefully to understand it ... but now that I have figured out, I find it excellent. The steering-wheel controls for the info and audio system are are a very useful bonus.

The only downsides so far are that the ride is a bit harsh on bumpy roads at low speeds, and rear visibility is a little limited.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

2004 Nissan Almera SE 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance6500 miles
Previous carCitroen Xsara

Summary:

Car o.k. nothing special, length of time for parts makes it a liability when things go wrong

Faults:

Wiper motor. Very slow parts delivery, over 3 weeks, have been informed by repairer that this happens a lot with Nissans.

Will not get Nissan again.

General Comments:

Not as high spec as previous vehicle, a bit insubstantial as far as interior finish and construction.

Handling o.k.

Funny angle for petrol filling.

Reasonably comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd March, 2005

2004 Nissan Almera SE 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance2700 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 25

Summary:

Seriously underrated - smart, but no head turner

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Faster than I thought.

Handling is very precise, but a bit spongy if you push it.

Quiet and seriously well equipped - still getting used to the multitude of controls though.

Comfortable on a long trip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2004

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 5 reviews