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.
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
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?