1998 Nissan Primera Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1998 Nissan Primera SRi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4300 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 214

Summary:

Vastly underrated, a fine drivers car

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

You've got to drive one to believe it, in terms of handling nothing in its class compares.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2000

1998 Nissan Primera SLX Estate 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Great to drive, reliable and fun when pushed

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Handles like a dream, goes like a rocket over 4000 revs. Comfortable, unlike previously owned Vauxhall that made my back ache.

Shame it's not prettier - hey it's Japanese!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2000

1998 Nissan Primera SI 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Rattly front windows fixed by dealer by lubricating runner wires in door frame.

General Comments:

Very under-rated car. Great handling and build quality although petrol consumption could be a bit better.

I would definitely recommend one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 1999

1998 Nissan Primera SLX 2.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles

Summary:

Excellent reliablity, performance and handling. A very good buy indeed

Faults:

Nothing. Car has only covered 12000 miles but runs great so far. Will post again in a year or two's time....

Update 22/8/2000:

Nothing at all - but changed the gearbox oil to a fully-synthetic 75W90S (ELF) to improve 1-2 gearshift on cold mornings.

General Comments:

Outstanding build quality and warranty. No creaks or rattles of any kind. Head and shoulders above the Ford Mondeo. Excellent ride and handling. Good supplying dealer (Hartwell Nissan, Chester). Only drawback is excessive road noise on coarse surfaces and unadventurous interior and exterior styling.

Update 22/8/2000:

Car is still as good as new. Had 18,000 mile service a few weeks ago; good and reasonably priced service from the dealer.

Excellent and reliable car with very good handling - ideal family saloon. Rather boring styling is its only drawback.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 1999

15th Feb 2003, 15:49

Update February 2003.

Still got this car - now at 26000 miles. Stands on the drive in all weathers and is used by my wife everyday to get to work.

Still as good as the day we bought it. Nothing gone wrong, nothing replaced. Still on original brakes, tyres etc. etc. What can I say? Would buy another in an instant!

1998 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Door opening difficult in hot weather due to something in the mechanism sticking. Some rattles.

General Comments:

A superb machine and excellent value both for initial outlay and fuel economy. Brilliant handling and responsive engine makes it a joy to drive and many hundreds of miles in the cockpit are a prospect I relish. Seats and ergonomics also excellent. Slightly ugly 5 door is very practical car for all purposes. 8 seater flat packed Ikea dining suite goes in the back no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

1998 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My dealer is rubbish and spoils what would otherwise be an excellent package.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 1999

1998 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

N/A.

General Comments:

Not hugely fast, but excellent handling makes it entertaining to drive. Excellent specification including A/C, CD autochanger, electric sunroof, makes this car excellent value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 1998

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 39 reviews