1993 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0i 16v petrol from UK and Ireland


A truly brilliant all round driving car


The only things ever replaced on the car were the ball joint behind the front driver's side brake disc and a driver's side drive shaft, this needed to be replaced through ignorance (spinning on a wet surface at just over 90 mph in 2ND GEAR!!!)

Apart from that everything else on the car has been there since I bought the car 2 and a half years ago.

General Comments:

Brillant car, since lowering the suspension 50mm all round the handling and cornering is unbelieveable. The car itself is like a wolf is sheep's clothing, people normally think a Primera nothing racy or fancy, but this car can and has given Subaru Imprezas and an Evo a run for their money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2000

20th Feb 2001, 08:28

Your Primera eGT beat's or gives Impreza's/Evo's a hard time, and then you wake up. A Nissan Primera, against a Impreza, and an Evo, no chance mate, I raced my mates Primera eGT in my 86 Corolla GT Twin Cam 16 and he couldn't get away, don't fancy my chances against an Impreza or an Evo.

26th Mar 2001, 07:55

A Corolla twin cam keeping up with an eGT yeah right, Surely you couldn't have got over 80 m.p.h. My Astra Sri was faster than a Corolla GTI and my eGT is quicker than that above 80 m.p.h. I am also sure you couldn't keep up with a Primera through corners with a decent driver behind the wheel as the handling of these cars is phenomenol. I have wiped the smile of several Cavalier GSI owners faces with mine. I agree I couldn't see one beating an EVO though, well at least it doesn't look as stupid as one so that is one thing I suppose.

4th Apr 2001, 15:27

You wanna try driving a Nissan 200SX 1.8Turbo, 0 -60 in 6.5 seconds, blows em all out of the water!

5th Jun 2002, 01:22

I've got a Subaru Turbo and a Primera eGT. Performance wise, the Primera doesn't stand a chance. Having driven 200sx's too, I would agree that they would stamp all over it. Still handles very well though.

21st Aug 2002, 08:35

Finally people who appreciate the joys of the eGT. I recently came by one and as I was in search of a new car at the time I thought I would give it a shot. It has given me nothing but joy leaving Lexus IS200's and Mark 3 and 4 Golf

GTI's in my wake.

This car is beautifully understated, but does anyone know where I can get factory made engine mods as I have tried NISMO, but all they seem to do supply Skylines and 200sx's.

1993 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


One of the best combinations you'll ever find in terms of practicality, reliability, and economy


Intermittent loss of power with no reaction on pressing the accelerator - easily remedied with replacement of the distributor cap and HT leads (cost less than £80). Apart from this I have enjoyed three years of trouble free motoring.

General Comments:

Probably the greatest accolade I can give the GT is the fact that I have just bought another one!! My older eGT has given me countless hours of enjoyment and the car's performance has surprised many a boy racer in his 'hot hatch'. (I also surprised a friend in his Pug Mi16 which he thought was a Ferrari in disguise!)

But it is not just the performance of the car - with a baby and two dogs (one an oversized greyhound), most people would think that a Volvo 850 would be the only car to satisfy my requirements. The big boot of my hatchback means my dogs can happily snooze away the miles although admittedly, if we are spending more than a weekend away, the roofbox is required to fit in all of the luggage.

Economy is excellent, although hard acceleration does make a noticeable diffence. Reliability has been superb even though I have never submitted my car to a Nissan dealer for servicing.

Hey, even my wife likes the car and she originally wanted a Mondeo estate - yuk!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2000

4th May 2001, 07:48

I've just bought the Mrs a 1993 Primera 2.0 eGT. It's done 50,000 miles, full service history and it's minted!

I've had several MkII Golf GTIs, one of which she smashed, well a lorry managed to modify the rear end. This resulted in us looking for something quite quickly. Seeing this Primera, brought a smile to my face, as it sat in a garage waiting to be awakened :-)

The small wheels didn't really set the car off, however, I was impressed by the amount of extras in the car. Didn't really have a good drive of it at the time, as the dealer had only left around 50p of fuel in it.

We bought it and she loves it. I drive a 2.3 V5 Toledo which has plenty of grunt for me at the moment. We've only had the Primera a couple of days and I felt myself gagging to have a go without the Mrs in the passenger seat. It was great, revs like hell, sits on the road with very little body movement and sticks to the corners like glue!

Need to persuade the Mrs that she doesn't need it this weekend :-)

Bad points are, didn't get one earlier, Mrs has a faster car than me now, insurance is quite high, wheels should really be 15 or 16 inch.

Are all Primera eGTs 150 BHP? Even a 1993?