2005 Nissan Almera SX from UK and Ireland


This is why people years ago had a name for their car, because it looked after you


Nothing, not a thing!

General Comments:

This car has brought the joy of driving back to me. I thought I was getting old and had lost some of my driving skills, but this car drives the way I used to drive thirty years ago, with great visibility and super responses.

The petrol gauge is painted on - or at least it seems often to be the case. Garage stops every second week, it's a peach of a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2018

19th Aug 2018, 15:16

I tend to agree. Cars from about 2000 - 2005 were the last of the best 1990s technology. Then things got too complex after about 2006, certainly with modern diesel cars. General repair and running costs doubled.

Myself I have a 2011 Nissan Juke. Not the worst car in the world, but reliable? No contest compared to cars I've had before, it's been pretty bad (and expensive). To be honest, my dad had more reliable cars in the 80s. Everyone I know that has a car built in the last 10 years or so wants to go back to their 90s cars. Hold on to older cars as long as you can if you want trouble free simple motoring!

2005 Nissan Almera Hatchback 1.5 from Cyprus


It's very reliable


From the day that I bought the car, the only problem was with the clutch, and this had to do with the previous owner of the car. From day one until today, no other problems. A very good car.

General Comments:

I think that the car is very good! I only do its services, change the tires, and that's all; everything is perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2016

2005 Nissan Almera S 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Very reliable and dependable. Very pleased with it


Air Con has failed. Was recharged, but a leak was then detected. Would be costly to repair, so I am choosing to leave it.

No other faults or problems. Everything works fine.

General Comments:

This car pulls very well, and hills do not present a problem. The handling is very acceptable for this type of car.

The seats are very comfortable, with good lumbar support.

The driver's side window and passenger window rattle when open, which is irritating, but more things are pleasing than not. The suspension is noisy over certain surfaces, but settles at speed, and is then not an issue.

The cabin is a pleasant place to be in my view, with useful features.

It starts first time in all weathers, and is totally reliable and dependable. Performed very well during last Winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2013

2005 Nissan Almera S 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Bullet-proof reliable



General Comments:

Totally reliable; not even blown a bulb in 52K miles.

Pokey 1.8L engine with 36 MPG.

Excellent brakes, and fairly quiet on Hankook tyres, but the suspension is always busy at low speeds and on poor roads, which can be tiring, but it's a good cruiser otherwise.

Comfortable seats for longer distances, and a decent sized boot.

It may look a bit bland, but it's a very under-rated car in my opinion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2012

20th Sep 2015, 19:58

Now at 79,000 miles and approaching my 8th year of ownership. Repairs total £22.80 to date. Still not blown a bulb.

A rattle has developed in the B pillar, which I am unable to fix (annoying).

Otherwise all good.

2005 Nissan Almera SX 1.5 from UK and Ireland


A great 'little' car!


Cat' converter replaced at 3,600 under guarantee.

Rear discs seriously pitted and replaced at 25,000.

Front discs badly pitted and due to be replaced.

(I believe the deterioration of the front and rear discs was due mainly to the car having been being stored outside on the manufacturer's car park for many months before I purchased it.) Unfortunately the dealers would not replace these under guarantee.

To date the car is returning a genuine 40 - 45 mpg overall while driving within the law.

General Comments:

Having down sized from a 2 ltr Ford, I was quite surprised to find that when needed this motor can really move, providing you are prepared to use the revs.

The ride quality is firm but comfortable, with good road holding qualities.

The heating controls take a little getting used to.

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

Review Date: 19th November, 2010