2005 Nissan Almera SX 1.5L petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Great all round car, I love it :-)

Faults:

A few problems, but more the drivers fault than the cars.

- Clutch went at 35000 kilometers

- Brake pads at 30000 kilometers

That's all really, but as I said, I used to rest my foot on the clutch, and I paid 300 euro for the part and labour.

General Comments:

Great car, I love it, it's light on the road, it has good mileage to the gallon. I find it very spacious and comfortable. Nissan have always been a good all round car, and the Almera keeps up the standard.

I would say buy one, it's worth it.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2009

2005 Nissan Almera SVE 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A fine all round car for little cost..

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is my Second Almera, and my 5th Nissan...

I find the engine more than OK for my needs If I could use a manual gear box I would no doubt be better off.

If I had my way I would have a CVT auto box rather then a 4/5 speed stepped box.

I do like the dash set up e. g stereo/sat nav/Air con, all in one.

As for all the bells and beeps (very cleaver).

After a long run I feel quite fresh I would say it's quite comfortable.

With lots of grip, and reasonable R&H.

I do love the way this car comes to a STOP...

But one thing I HATE is the headlights,

No range, not as bright as they need to be.

On my last Almera a did change the bulbs witch did the job.

However the new model with revised front and rear light's, changing the bulbs has made no difference, (must be the design of the whole unit).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2006

6th Jan 2007, 11:16

I had the headlight units replaced under warranty on my Almera, after being stopped by the police for driving on sidelights (when the headlights were on!).

I was told by the dealer that heat had distorted the reflectors within the headlight units.

The replacement was 18 months ago, when the car was 2 years old, they have been OK since.

2005 Nissan Almera SE 1.5L petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

If I had the money I'd get a VW Golf

Faults:

1. Rear seat legroom is pathetic even when short people occupy both front & rear seats.

2. With a child seat in place, either one large adult or two small children can sit in the rear seat.

3.The engine is very noisy & thrashy after 4000 rpm.

4. Plastics are of the low cost variety with lots of rattling and hard surfaces.

5. Cup holders are useless - taller soft drink bottles tip over.

General Comments:

1. Excellent fuel economy. Even after driving at 80 MPH+ on the M1 for more than 3 hours, I got 44 MPG.

2. Excellent "toe-heel" position when rowing through the gears.

3. Excellent A/C & heating system with an AUTO setting.

4. Fronts seats can accommodate very tall individuals, but shorter persons (like me) had trouble finding just the right spot.

5. A great around town car with superb low-end torque, low-RPM smoothness but slightly notchy gear change.

Nissan has always been famous for "above-average" engines and this car was no exception. Fit & finish is where they saved money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2005

10th Oct 2006, 09:58

Agree in general with this review, except for the fact that I regularly, and comfortably, fit 5 people in the car for long journeys. Never had any problems with leg room, and most of my mates are over 6'!!!