30th Sep 2003, 13:01
Nice one mate, how much is all this setting you back.
And whats the approx 0-60. Will it beat my Civic VTi...7.0sec.
1st Sep 2005, 06:53
My only question...Why?? Why have you added all that stuff.. on an Almera!?
I have a Nissan Almera SLX 1998 which has the exact same engine etc and is in the same state of tune as the SRi. It is a family hatchback and no amount of sticking on bits of go faster hardware will change that. I'd be surprised if with that lot on it goes any faster than the standard 112mph (though I admit the speedo will show 120 if you thrash it, but how accurate is that?
Sure, the Almera is an entertaining and quite sporty ride, but no way is it the hot hatch you seem to suggest - By the way if the manufacturers claims for the percentage increases in performance for each of the boy racer toys you have attached were true, your car would manage a 0-60 time of about 3.6 seconds (instead of the real, rather leisurely 10 seconds) and a top speed of 190 (instead of 107) Don't get me wrong - I think the Almera is a good car- reliability second to none and performance okay for the time, and really low insurance, but get real.
20th Aug 2006, 04:01
I just bought an Almera, I also just crashed an Almera... I am currently fixing an Almera and would like to purchase some strut braces, where would I get them from?
10th Sep 2006, 11:45
What a load of rubbish some people speak. I have an almera sri that I've tuned myself. Its pulls very well through all the gears and the lightened flywheel has got the 0-60 down to 8.3 seconds.
13th Sep 2006, 03:49
You're much better off getting the GTi model (143 fly bhp) as standard, with a standard 0-60 of 7.9 and 0-100 of 23 seconds.
I've mildly tuned my GTi and it is producing 134 hp at the wheels (158 fly bhp) and it performs noticeably better than standard. 15.6 second 1/4 mile, 0-60 in 7.4, 0-100 in 18 seconds and an indicated top speed of 142 (closer to 135 in real life). Still enough to embarrass newer and more expensive machines, yet is fairly cheap and very reliable!
16th May 2009, 16:53
I recently purchased a 1997 P reg Almera SRi. I love her. She'll do 40mph in first and 60 in second. First gear is REALLY useful for pulling out in to 40mph roads from standstill if its busy. Boot it to 40 at 7000rpm and change. Quite nippy for it's size. Mine has GTi alloys and a K&N panel filter also. Be careful with the 57i K&N induction kits though as with the GA16DE engine (and 14) they suffer from heat soak.
The interior is lush I think, with the GTi interior and awesome comfy sports seats. There's lots of room (I'm 6"2) and the space of the pedals is a plus, especially after driving my cousins Saxo VTR. The power steering is wonderfully easy in town yet still gives you a feel for what the cars doing at speed. Handles pretty well for it's size, although could do with better suspension to unleash the potential of the Toyo Proxes t1r's mine came with.
£675 on 56,000 miles with full history until 45,000. What a deal!
One more thing. I dislike the look of the 5 door because it looks estate like and unattractive. However, my 5 door is in black, and it improves the looks to no end, perhaps due to the doors and handles and what not merging in to the colour.