1992 Nissan Primera Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Nissan Primera SLX 2.0 from Spain

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance63000 kilometres

Summary:

A fine car that could have a better handling

General Comments:

This is a fine car. I was just surprised with the car's handling. I was expecting much better handling from this Nissan Primera. I guess that is the low point for it.

The performance is fine, but nothing amazingly brilliant, and this car doesn't know the meaning of "fuel economy" it seems to me...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

4th Apr 2008, 09:01

2.0 SLX is the intermediate specs of a great car, like the P10. Extraordinary car, superb reliability, and powerful engine.

1992 Nissan Primera LX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Ultra-reliable and serious value for money

Faults:

Knocking in the front suspension.

Alternator replaced.

Back shocks.

General Comments:

Beautiful car to drive - even with almost 120,000 on the clock.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2000

1992 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carFord XR2

Summary:

Fast, reliable and discreet

Faults:

2 outer CV joints needed replacing - approx £80 each for non OE parts, easy to fit apart from removal and refitting of ABS ring to new joints.

Handbrake cable snapped - rear RH cable required, £50 for part from dealership.

2 rear dampers required.

General Comments:

Oil changed every 6000 miles - no oil consumed between changes.

Car has a high mileage but doesn't show it.

Very firm suspension allows little body roll - excellent on smooth roads, however can become slightly skittish when driven quickly on bumpy country roads.

Engine needs to be revved to make the most of the performance. Similar performance to most normal 2.0 litre cars until 6000rpm. 6000 - 7500 is where the engine really pulls. 70mph achievable in 2nd!

Paid £2000 for the car and very pleased with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2000

1992 Nissan Primera LX 1.6 Carburettor from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Carburettor Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

Better than anything else for the same money

Faults:

The garage I bought it from (not dealership) incorrectly tightened the auxillary drive belts breaking (over a distance of 15k) the alternator. The water pump also died. My carb is getting hesitant (a well known flaw), and I need a new radiator (too much 'tailgating' has led to stones removing most of the fins).

General Comments:

The car's been excellent. Handles like a go kart, and it's the fastest 1.6 I've ever seen.

Prices for spare parts are stupidly high and is my only real problem with Nissan. The spares prices need to be halved.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2000

1992 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

CV joints.

Discs & pads wear out fast.

General Comments:

Excellent car to drive. Handles great.

Top car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

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