1992 Nissan Primera Reviews

1992 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 SR20DE from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 SR20DE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 206

Summary:

Great bargain car with loads of room and decent performance

Faults:

The following were all the case when I bought it:

Oil is leaking from a few places.

Weak window motors.

Clutch bearing whines.

Clutch has issues with reverse on occasion.

Since I owned it (mainly due to rough driving on rally-esque roads)

Engine mount slight crack.

Exhaust bracket worn.

General Comments:

Great performance / economy balance.

150bhp is enough for most blasts, but obviously not an M3 slayer. The engine can take a lot more though, and the handling is pretty good.

Although it may screech in corners it sticks to the roads like glue.

It has plenty of pull if you need it and can be revved hard (7500rpm limit). Holds its own against many cars and has run with friends' Civic Type-Rs before (though not keeping up for the most part - those cars are something else, but still keeps pulling towards its limit of 138mph - not that I've tried)

Leathers are comfortable though slightly worn, but it is a 14 year old car. Boot space is vast, legroom is brilliant even for my 6ft 2 frame. Can't complain with the interior and controls aside from lack of cup-holders ;)

Cheap to pick up and insure (£600 and £1100 respectively - 23 0yrs NCB, 3 points)

Note: Mine was labelled "SE" by the dealership (as well as the 2.0 eGT badge) -it is the dealer principle model with all the added extras and I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2006

18th Apr 2007, 05:18

Hi, I am the original poster of the review.

Done 7k since I got it in Sept 06 and it's still fun.

Fuel pump has gone it seems, but this was probably due to happen on a 15 yr old car getting ragged every time she's driven, with 98-99 RON fueling!

Walbro uprated fuel pump coming soon to replace that.

Still love her, still enjoy her and wouldn't sell her unless I left the country.

1992 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

I may just have found my ideal car!!!

Faults:

Bodywork beginning to look a little tired.

Slight engine knock on startup.

General Comments:

Having only just acquired the car, I can only provide first impressions.

I am pleasantly surprised at the performance of this car. It's seriously quick. It handles like new even though it's 11 years old this year.

The general condition is excellent with the interior wearing extremely well - what's more ALL the electric toys work!

The seats are supportive and comfortable.

This car is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2003

1992 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 injection, 16 valves from Lithuania

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 injection, 16 valves Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired178400 kilometres
Most recent distance181200 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Rather comfortable, sporty, trustable. Perfect. Too cheap

Faults:

Valve cover gasket blew-leakage of oil, alternator problems, little scraps all over the body-suspension is rather hard, new battery needed, but thank god that's all for now except rather big consumption-about 10 liters per 100 km during winter time.

General Comments:

Perfect car for so less money. I've got all electric windows, mirrors and sunroof. Good sittings, handling. That's absolutely real driver's car. Everything is in a right place, easy reached and understandable. Perfect steering power, it becomes harder due to higher speed. I love it. Now only I need is good stereo, no more repairing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2003

5th Jun 2006, 04:08

It's nice to see review from Lithuania :)

I own 97 Primera GT, and if I would get 10l/100 km in the summer I would be happy. Now I get around 12l (in Vilnius), mostly due to driving from one traffic light to another. Different story is on the open road - 140-150km/h is less than 9 litres. If you complain about stiff suspension and high consumption (which actually is not high) I think you got wrong car, because this is more of a drivers car, not economical family car.

1992 Nissan Primera 2.0 DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 kilometres
Most recent distance64000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Cefiro

Summary:

A nice car plenty of power

Faults:

The car is a Japanese import and the tyres had bad tread wear causing excessive noise.

General Comments:

This is very nice car and handles very well.

However the ride on rough roads can be quite harsh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 12 reviews