2000 Nissan Primera SE 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
One of Nissan's best
This car was leased to me for only a couple of years a long while back, but I managed to clock up a decent mileage in it. Nothing went wrong as expected with a nearly new car. Knew someone who had one long term (over 10 years) and nothing major went wrong other than general maintenance like oil changes and so on.
The 2000 model Primera was a slight update from the long running famous 90's model that was well known to be a good handling car, and this one was just as sharp to drive. Excellent road holding, and the 2.0 engine gave good performance while doing nearly 40 MPG.
Very comfortable to be in; the ride was slightly firm if I'm being really picky, but that was my only complaint. Light blue with alloy wheels and a good spec (electric windows, etc) on this Active model. One good looking car and when you still see some about to day it's hard to believe they are around 15 years old; still seems very modern and fresh.
In conclusion I would have another Primera in a heartbeat, but they did not make this one for long and updated it in 2002 I think to an all new model that was a drastic change cosmetically, which I did not like, but was apparently also a decent car. Would love another even today, Nissan should make the Primera again with a throwback to the 90s styling cues. The family saloon/hatchback is still going strong, so why did they discontinue the Primera back in 2006? Come on Nissan, make another!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2016
31st Oct 2016, 20:35
Just a quick note on my review, it was the SE spec not Activ (it was quite a while ago I had this car!) The 2.0 engine was not available on Activ spec if I recall. Mind you, it doesn't really matter, both are good engines and very similar in performance and interior options, really the only Primeras to avoid are the basic 1.6 S models.