1992 Nissan Primera Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1992 Nissan Primera T4 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A superb drivers car

General Comments:

This car handles superbly, very stable under hard braking, comparatively stiff suspension setup gives superb feedback and predictability through corners, although it can be a bit harsh in city driving conditions.

Engine is strong and pulls well, in-gear acceleration (particularly above 3000 revs) is excellent. It will go off the clock (180Km/h in mine) with ease and gets there pretty quick too!

My car was imported from Japan, so I am suspicious about the odometer reading, however the car is in such excellent condition, it is most likely true.

The T4 is 4WD, so from a standing start the initial acceleration isn't as good as some other models, but the overall handling more than makes up for it. The T4 also has Recaro trim on the seats and door panels, plus more supportive seats than the other models.

Very comfortable on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2002

1992 Nissan Primera SLX 1.6 from Finland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired266000 kilometres
Most recent distance301000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

Great design and Good value for money

Faults:

Rearmost exhaust muffler broke down pretty soon.

The alternator died after a month.

Due to the age there is some (still very little) rust in the underbody.

Performance could be better, but there is a decent power available at lower RPM.

General Comments:

This car is an exceptionally beautiful one and it is in good condition both inside and outside.

Cared for, lowered 45mm,195/50/15 tyres, Gray metal shine colour, darkened, etc.

I like this car and I will be very sad to give it away when the day comes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

1992 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

An excellent driver's car

Faults:

This was our second Primera 2.0eGT. The first one we bought was new, but had been stolen three years later. Therefore we bought a second hand Primera 2.0eGT. This one used to belong to a car hire company and I was suspicious of it having been a stolen recovered due to the different keys for the boot and ignition, but it was clear on the HPI check.

Due to the history of the car it did suffer from some problems such as a bent wishbone and the CV joints had to be replaced. Also the driver's side electric window mechanism had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car is a serious driver's car. It has an excellent driving position. Although it looks bland it is definitely a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Only problems with it are that the engine revs so high that there is no torque at low revs, which make it a bit annoying to drive at times. It would have been better if the steering wheel was smaller and had a lower turns lock to lock ratio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2001

28th Aug 2001, 07:41

You have supplied the answer to a question I have been wanting answered for a while now. I drive a humble Primera P10 SRi and have always thought that the steering wheel was too big and that the steering rack was too slow. I was hoping that the eGT would have had a smaller steering wheel and a quicker rack, but alas, it seems not to be the case.

How do you find the steering "feel" through corners and in a straight line? I find the straight line a little dead but it loads up nicely in the quicker turns... Do the wider tyres make a difference?

One last question, how noisy is the engine on the eGT? I find the SRi to be fairly obtrusive with a lot of road noise - I can live with it though.

13th Jan 2003, 03:51

Hey, I find your views on the steering wheel bizarre. I'm a very big guy, and I am fortunate enough to own a P10 2.0 eGT. It was a very exciting purchase, because these cars are very rarely seen in New Zealand. I find that the steering is a little unresponsive, and it was mostly due to wear on a spider gear in my case; a quick transplant, and it was fine.

The biggest problem I've had with my car is a miss on idle. No one can figure it out. If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it. I've changed the crank angle sensor and coil, and other ignition parts, but no good.

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