1994 Nissan Primera Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1994 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A very disappointing car - vastly overrated

Faults:

Suspension knocking - upper link replaced, this is a very common fault.

Engine is useless below 2500rpm with terrible jerkiness - a nightmare in traffic.

Build quality not very good with internal rattles, especially if you have the sun roof cover open, this rattles very badly so I haven't had the roof open since ownership.

General Comments:

The dealers are worse than useless.

The car goes like a pig until 3000rpm, then it's OK.

The power steering is far too light making the car feel unsafe and vague, especially in the wet when no warning is given as to when it might break away.

The ride is awful, the Mi16 handles better with a much better ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th August, 2001

28th Aug 2007, 16:08

I own one of these, and find it's fine at low revs and in traffic. Has it been properly serviced? Check the distributer, and HT leads and plugs.

14th Jul 2010, 15:41

Maybe it was a badly maintained car? I am very very happy with it. I owned two Primera.

1994 Nissan Primera L 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired122 miles
Most recent distance123 miles
Previous carToyota Carina E

Summary:

An excellent family hatchback

Faults:

None yet, but I know that a drive shaft will be required soon as I can hear it tapping on sharp cornering.

General Comments:

This car is so reliable, just like the Toyota's. I have added LPG and it runs like a dream. It is so quiet on gas and returns excellent consumption. I covered 180 miles on £10 of gas the other week. Most of that was running around town. The tank is fitted in the rear and this still leaves lots of room for luggage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2001

1994 Nissan Primera SLX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Drives and looks like new when it's old!

Faults:

Front roll bar drop links, 1 hour, £12 each.

Heater ballast resistor. Re-soldered.

General Comments:

Reliable and comfortable.

Enjoyable to drive with fine handling and very good power delivery.

37mpg in rural areas, 41 on the motorway.

Tyre noise can be a problem at speed with most tyres, but I have found Continental Premium Contacts to be quiet and very grippy wet/dry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2001

1994 Nissan Primera SLX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Best handling family saloon I have driven

Faults:

Various suspension links.

Heater blower ballast.

General Comments:

Apart from usual suspension problems, very reliable. Fuel consumption heavier than 2-litre Cavalier, but still up to 37 mpg. Excellent handling and ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2000

1994 Nissan Primera eGT 2.0 150 BHP petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 2.0 150 BHP petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Knocking from front suspension. (Apparently something to do with anti-roll bar)

Poxy horn.

General Comments:

Revvy engine but doesn't go like a train.

Handling fine but a bit clumsy if pushed.

Alloys only 14 inch - they look tiny on such a big car.

Naff exhaust note in standard form.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 1998

23rd Sep 2005, 11:07

The Knocking noise you mention is probable the front suspension top links (very common)

54524 2F010 & 54525 2F010 about £80 from your dealer.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews