1998 Nissan Primera SX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Just add fuel
Electric window regulator failed on the driver's side.
Surely one of the most reliable and complete cars ever produced, I bought my Primera from a second hand dealer for 400 pounds, with a patchy service history but a lengthy MOT.
I used it everyday to transport myself, furniture, other people, rubbish to the tip and various other tasks, and it performed faultlessly and in relative comfort. The spec was fairly basic, but everything worked bar the electric window regulator, which I later discovered was one of the very few problems on the P11 Primera. Fuel economy was about 40 MPG with gentle driving, although it was a necessity to change down for long or steep hills.
The car was has a logical, well laid out dashboard and all the controls are easy to reach. Boot space was very impressive considering the car isn't particularly large. Rear legroom was also good according to any passengers sat in the back. The only downside I found on the Primera was the turning circle; I see other people have mentioned this. But the overriding memory of my time with the Primera was just how reliable it was. I would still be driving it now, but for the cost of replacing the rear brakes (discs, pads and calipers), so it was with much regret that it had to go, replaced by a Kia Shuma (see the appropriate review).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2015