1997 Nissan Primera SLX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Technically a good car but it doesn't feel as good as it should

Faults:

Rattle from the dash.

Wing mirror cracked one week after purchase in freezing weather.

Vibration on steering.

General Comments:

A reliable car.

Quite fast but it is better for fast cruising than low speed acceleration due to the wide gear spacing on lower gears.

Very hard suspension which is good for handling but not so good on bumpy roads and over speed humps.

Seats could be more comfortable.

Good equipment spec.

I think this would be a good car to buy secondhand particularly if you like to drive fast. It seems to compare well against other cars of the same price, but I never liked it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd September, 2000

1997 Nissan Primera Si 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A sporty badge for a non sporty car

General Comments:

Too slow, would prefer my next car to be an SRI for the extra power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2000

1997 Nissan Primera GX 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Knocks the spots off a Mondeo!

Faults:

Radio cassette replaced under 3 year warranty. Various trim noises from dashboard. Sometimes difficult to select reverse gear, and third gear crunches when selected from cold.

General Comments:

Generally a very well put together car. Economical on fuel, never drops below 35mpg. Very free revving engine, and excellent handling, a much better car than the Mondeo it has replaced!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2000

1997 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A great car (Not recommended for 'boy racers')

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A few rattles, but considering the reliability of the car these are insignificant.

A wolf in sheep's clothing, drives well around town, but reach the magic 3,700 RPM & Whooooooosh..........

I cannot recommend the Nissan dealer in Guildford though.... Bad bad attitude towards aftersales service!!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2000

1997 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Faults:

30,000 miles (16,000 by me).

Nothing.

General Comments:

Quick, very quick, holds the road well, good supportive seats, 5 door has lots of space for 'the kitchen sink', comfortable, but bland.

The mirror plastic housing vibrates ANNOYINGLY as does something else in the front console but it never does it when I am looking for it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd January, 2000

1997 Nissan Primera GX 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Faults:

Fuel tank vapour leak recall.

Reverse gear crunches, dealer claims this is feature! i.e. no syncromesh on reverse.

Squeaking wiper blade arm (Needed bearing lube).

Fuel gauge failure.

General Comments:

Generally a good car but spoilt by irritating minor problems and disinterested dealer response.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th November, 1999

1997 Nissan Primera GX Plus 2.0 from Croatia

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

This is the 14th Nissan in my family now. Also my 4th Primera-Bluebird.

These are great cars and if they can run on the Croatian roads then they can run anywhere. I dream about the 2.0GT or if I get lucky (win a Lotto) then a Skyline!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 1999

1997 Nissan Primera GX 1.6 petrol from Turkey

Faults:

Tank was changed upon recall from the company.

General Comments:

I was very satisfied in general, so that I bought another Primera with enriched accessories (still 1.6) last week.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

1997 Nissan Primera Si 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Faults:

Nothing so far.

Petrol tank replaced on recall.

General Comments:

Handling is brilliant.

Next time I'd buy the SRi to get a 2 litre engine to do it justice.

Handles at least as well as any other car I've had including 309GTi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998