1993 Nissan Primera TE 2.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Love my car
Very little. I've just had starter motor brushes replaced, & over the years, belts, air filters, brake pads, upper suspension arm, one door window regulator, rear sway bar regulators, CV boot. All simple maintenance really.
This is a girl's perspective. I've owned my Primera for 17 years. I bought it because I needed a car which could travel reasonable distances without too much driver stress. It needed to handle well on corners and have sufficient torque between 80 & 130KPH (to overtake on shorter straights). I wanted a sunroof (to let the heat out after it had been parked - and just because I love the openness of having a sunroof). I wanted it to look sexy and have a good sized boot for luggage. I also wanted fuel economy, driver safety and any little luxuries I could afford to make me feel spoiled.
OK, I'm a good owner and always get my oil changes, polish it, and keep it in garage when not in use. This car has been fabulous on all counts. I had a tow bar fitted before I picked it up. I get 34MPG 8.31L/100KM. I LOVE the herbs waiting there to use when I need to overtake, & the overdrive button is wonderful for slowing into corners or easing on gas use & I can still use the gears if needed. This car is great for open road driving & cornering.
I noted other reviews mentioning rust - no sign of rust with mine.
If I wanted to get niggly, it has a disappointing turning circle, the Recaro seats are a bit hard - I've solved this with feather cushions (stop laughing - comfort is a serious business!), the power steering gives very little road feel making for some hairy times trying to stick to a wet or icy road, stereo speakers it came with - just awful. Overall though I've not found anything under $55,000 I'd be willing to replace it with. I love my car.
Prior to this, I've owned a Lotus Elan, a Daimler, an Alpha Sud, a Toyota Corolla etc. This car has been my favourite all-rounder.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st August, 2015