1995 Nissan Primera DLX diesel from UK and Ireland
Gutless money drain
Dodgy lights, a consistent problem - gets through a lot of bulbs - intermittent problem proving difficult to fix.
Otherwise 100% reliable.
The original gutless wonder, 6 gear changes every time the road points even slightly up, three down three back up again. It has the acceleration of a dead hippo. Drive it on the motorway or not at all.
The handling is simply outstanding, however. It needs to be believe me.
The worst seats and driving position/pedal location I've ever experienced, despite multi-adjustable driver's seat. My osteopath's bill has increased exponentially.
Depreciation is terrifying - I paid £6000 for this car two years ago, it's now worth £2000. I make that £80 a week depreciation. Buy a VW.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2001
4th Dec 2002, 17:21
Hi I'm Rob.
I used a Primera 2.0 Dlx 'N' reg for 4 years on the Taxis. I travelled a total of 286'000 miles in the car and agree the power is absolutely terrible! However I notice your previous car was a ZX Furio - Which is a high powered sports car. Therefore I think you are being a bit harsh. Find it difficult to understand the price difference between purchase and re-sale over 2 years. Sounds like you may have paid too much in the first place. If you still like the idea of Primera ownership I would suggest a 2.0 petrol version as they really are good.
All the best.
28th Aug 2007, 01:13
You outta 39 other owners of a primera 1995 dislike it, hmmmmmmmmm seems very strange to me.
25th Feb 2010, 17:37
I have a 96 P reg 2.0d LX. It's a car that puts a smile on my face. It's not that slow and is brilliant on diesel, cost me £300, and corners like it's on rails. A brilliant tool.
6th May 2011, 15:09
We have also a Nissan Primera 2.0 dLX. We bought it today for €950,-. Also today, we discovered that the dynamo doesn't load the battery at all... (on the day we have bought the car...). We would drive the car to the back of the house, but the car won't start. The engine was just warm, so we could push the car on... (not very easy, but...), also the lights are duff. So what I think is that the car is terrible, annoying, and difficult to fix.