26th Jan 2003, 14:10

Almera S.E. 1800 auto. new Dec 2002. Remote central locking key extremely hard to operate. It requires someone with very small fingers and the strength of superman to use. The key has an upper and lower area. Upper area has to be blipped once to open drivers door and twice to open all doors. Lower half will lock all doors. Due to the small areas you cannot use enough pressure to operate and standing with shopping, umbrella and keys needing two thumbs to operate is not my idea of progress. I wish I'd never given up my Clio.

19th Mar 2003, 09:23

I have driven 3 different Almera's made between 200-2003 and all have free play in the throttle pedal. It's a fault that Nissan need to take action about.

20th May 2003, 05:38

I have been using this remote locking key for six months without any problems. The double-click feature is not very usable in areas where security is not a problem so it should configurable. If you have to use extreme force with buttons or nails then there is something wrong with the key...



26th May 2003, 11:40

My almera has the same key fob, And I have had no trouble with it. The reason you press once, is for anti-hijack. Stops someone jumping into the passenger side and forcing you to drive off. My car has been great, and I would happily buy another. It cannot be faulted on reliability, unlike ford.

28th Jun 2003, 05:24

I have had an almera twister from new and it has been a gem, no problems whatsoever, economical, reliable and all in all a good medium size family car. the Aircon is a boon

The key is OK however the soleniod is noisy when activated, but I will not let this detract from what is a very good car.

8th Oct 2003, 02:22

I have an August 2002 Almera 1.8s auto that I am generally very happy with. My only problems are a squeaky front passenger seat and a throttle pedal that sometimes can stick in the 'off' position making the car undriveable. I have to, in this case, turn off the engine and tap the pedal hard several times to free it. My dealer says this a common fault... has anyone else had this problem?

22nd Oct 2003, 17:30

I have a Almera 1.8 sports+. I also had a problem with free play in the throttle cable, the dealership sorted out the problem and now all is fine. I also have a squeaky passenger seat. Having owned a primera 2.0 eGT that was ageing I decided to purchase the almera, as I did not like the look of the new primera. It has taken me a long time to settle into the almera, but I am getting to like it a bit.

25th Jan 2004, 14:31

I wrote the original review, the car is now nearly 2 years old and has covered 40,000 miles. Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far, it continues to be reliable and economical. This has been my first Nissan and is without doubt the best car I have owned, however I do think that the service interval times (every 9000 miles) are too short, but my experiences of the Nissan dealerships have been excellent.

Yes, this car does have a poor image, but my Golf owning friend now concedes that he would prefer my Nissan to his stylish yet unreliable and expensive Volkswagen.

9th Jul 2004, 02:02

Just had to send my 1.5 Almera back to the dealer to have a sticky accelerator fixed. The dealer said something about supermarket petrol causing a shellac-like coating which made it sticky, which cleaning it fixed. I've never put supermarket petrol in it, and as it came back with the slack taken out of the throttle too, I wonder if it's really another problem with the Almera? Hmmmm...

Does anybody else have a noisy blower fan? I can hear mine over the noise of the engine, when it's set to 1, and the quality of the noise also changes when changing speed or direction! Is this common? The dealer says it's the same in other Almeras he checked.

14th Jun 2005, 14:34

I have purchased an almera s 1.5, four years old with 50,000 miles on clock. After three weeks it developed a loud noise from the front, sounds like a bearing humming away, gets louder as you slow to a stop. The dealer's top mechanic says he has never heard a noise like this before, they will not commit to identify this noise. Has anyone else experienced a similar noise.

27th Jun 2006, 14:33

I had the throttle problem on a Nissan Almera S Auto 2000 Reg, I just poured two bottles of red x into the tank after filling a couple of times problem has gone, I think it is caused by the build up of deposits in the throttle body by lower grade supermarket fuel. The accelerator problem can be fixed very easily, look under the bonnet, locate the throttle body and you will find the throttle cable is very loose or has a lot of play in it, there is an adjustment screw on the cable support just tighten it up to take up the slack, but be prepared to take off like a rocket at junctions when you have done this. Works for me.

9th Apr 2011, 10:11

I bought new an Almera 1500 in March 2001, having previously owned a Primera diesel.

The Almera has now done 60000 miles, and all I have done is replace brake pads once, had an ignition switch and windscreen wipers renewed, and had the car serviced every year.

The car was MOT'd a week ago, and required a new offside coil spring fitted and new brake pads.

I can't speak too highly of this car. I am now 85 years old, and will not be replacing it.