1999 Nissan Primera Reviews - Page 5 of 7

1999 Nissan Primera SE 16v 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

The more I drive it the more I like it!

Faults:

Leaky fuel tank, requiring 3 trips to the dealer.

General Comments:

The estate is versatile and the reversible tray in the boot is a great feature. Wipe-clean leather seats are great for careless kids too.

Although it only has 135BHP the engine is very rewarding when you hit 4,000 revs and it delivers its power with a howl that you wouldn't expect from a family estate car. I think the acceleration has also surprised a few other drivers in the last few months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

1999 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

A brilliant car for non boy racers

Faults:

Not really had car long, but seems to be in really good condition.

Gear stick can vibrate when engaging clutch and at certain RPMS.

General Comments:

I have to admit I am a bit of a Primera freak its our 3rd one and loved every one of them. I really like the look of this car it has full leather seats and air con and is really good to drive. the chassis feels really tight and steering very accurate with loads of feel. I had two of the previous models P10 2.0eGT. This model seems to be easier to drive, but slightly slower, but not much, although it is a lot better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

1999 Nissan Primera GT SVP 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Top machine! Absolute wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

Paint peeling from alloy wheels.

Creaking from driver's seat.

Poor performance from air conditioning.

General Comments:

Crisp, clean, vice-free handling. The first car I've owned that's had more bottle than me!

Unusually for a front wheel drive, the rear tends to break away first. Cool! A front wheel drive with the characteristics of a rear wheel drive!

Excellent economy from a performance saloon (40+ miles per gallon).

Great styling, although the front suspension could be lowered by 40mm or so.

Stunning performance from the 155 horsepower power unit, sending this silverfish to an indicated 152 MPH (actual speed 140 by Global Positioning System speedo).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2002

12th Jan 2005, 16:54

Here's an update...

It's now 2005, I still have the car and it still performs and handles like new, despite the 70,000 miles on the clock. There's now a small amount of tin-worm around the inside bottom of the driver's door and behind the front bumper on the offside wing. The only failure has been with the windscreen wipers.

To be honest I can't see me changing this car until it falls apart... If you see a good one for sale, Buy it, keep it and love it. And PLEASE don't Chav it up!

24th Jan 2008, 19:27

Here we are in 2008 and I still have the car. 103,000 miles on the clock and it hasn't missed a beat. Still drives like new!

1999 Nissan Primera GT SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired24500 miles
Most recent distance25500 miles
Previous carNissan Almera

Summary:

This car is everything I always thought it would be, and then some,

Faults:

There is an annoying rattle on the rear view mirror, although the car has six months of warranty left, so i`ll try to get Nissan to change it.

There are a few rust spots, one is in a rear door weel, so it can`t be a stone chip, (Nissan`s excuse for the others).

Wear on the leather seats.

Not enough adjustment on the passenger seat.

General Comments:

I have clocked a 0-60 in 7.7 seconds, just a little behind my cousin`s 106 gti.

I would have like the aluminium console trim around the dash too, I think this would have stood out a little more.

I can`t believe this car only has one air bag, that is really tight.

Personally, I believe that the best feature about the car, is the assured handling, I have scared a few passengers, but I myself have felt totally in control and safe. The special ed. has 205 16 tyres and i`m sure that this make a big difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2002

1999 Nissan Primera GT 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

What pleasure for the pounds

Faults:

Doors do not open easily, they all are stiff.

General Comments:

Great handling - try it on a track day! But that comes at the expense of a very hard ride, especially at low speeds.

The standard performance is very good, but it could safely handle more power.

Overall a good value for money performance car that will surprise many more expensive cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 19 reviews