2003 Nissan Primera Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2003 Nissan Primera Acenta 5-D 2.0 petrol from Sweden

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance6200 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 9-3

Summary:

Nissan Primera Acenta 5-D, perfect family car!

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

I purchased Nissan Primera 5 months ago and I have been relatively satisfied so far. The model is got was 2 litre petrol. The Primera is extremely comfortable. This car has the best driving position of the lot. Overall though, the car's fuel consumption is quite high, but feels extremely quiet and smooth even at high speeds. So if you want to enjoy your driving, buy one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2004

16th Feb 2004, 09:14

Yes the 2.0 litre is a thirsty car in town, but as you say, it's so quiet and is a relaxed cruiser. I hear the 1.8 is more frugal, but a lot slower, how about diesel?

2003 Nissan Primera SE 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156

Summary:

Style and Reliability

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This has proved to be by far the most reliable car I have ever owned. 9000 miles without a single fault of any description. This is a novelty after the appalling reliabililty of the Alfa 156 which preceded it.

It is not the quickest 1.8 engine around, but is far from sluggish. It cruises at motorway speed very comfortably. The engine is smooth and very quiet. Engine noise only becomes noticeable when accelerating rapidly in low gear.

The car is packed with electronic gadgets including rain sensitive wipers, a reversing camera, a trip computer, automatic climate control and a CD Player.

The seats are a little firm, but can be adjusted to suit almost anyone.

The car is very modern and stylish looking. These are not words normally associated with Nissans!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2003

18th Oct 2005, 07:20

I agree, I also own a Nissan Prim era SE 1.8 and I'm equally impressed, lots of toys for very little money, would buy again.

2003 Nissan Primera T-Spec 2.0 petrol M-CVT from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol M-CVT Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired142 miles
Most recent distance1385 miles
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Outstanding, well specified, excellent value for money

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

After driving a Primera SE+ for the last three years, and being highly impressed, I thought it would be difficult to find a better car. Nissan have more than bettered the last version with this new model.

There are quite a number of noticeable improvements over the last model. The car is a lot quieter, which is a definite improvement. Larger wheels also make for better handling and a smoother ride. The M-CVT gearbox is so smooth, the only thing that makes you aware of gear changes is watching the revs fall on the rev counter. The seats on the new model are more comfortable, with both front seats now electrically adjusted, rather than just the driver's side.

How come Nissan can fit so many gadgets on this car as standard, that are only options on other makes? Admittedly, this is the 'top of the range' model, but it comes with DVD Satellite Navigation, Fully Automatic Climate Control, Xenon headlamps, headlamp washers, electro-chromatic rear view mirror, and intelligent cruise control all as standard.

I could keep writing about this car for a long time, but suffice to say it has turned out to be an excellent choice for my next three years' driving. Oh - and I like the new shape too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2003

6th Sep 2006, 07:40

Hi, just reading your review.. I am just wondering what the "CVT" gearbox is like to drive.. I can't drive manuals.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 18 reviews