8th Oct 2006, 15:16

Yeah, diesels don't tend to give very good 0-60 times due to turbo lag, but as soon as that turbo starts spinning you get a really good kick of acceleration. I reckon if you compared 20-60 times you would get some really interesting results.

9th Oct 2006, 03:40

The gtis all about how you drive it. it can be very fast and also quite slow. a bit of a vtec engine. good car.

17th May 2007, 00:13

I have a Nissan prim-era 96 model. The car though starts very well, it takes a while for the car to move well after it has started. Most often it runs well after the speedometer has reached the 60 kph. Any speed below 60, you find the car not moving at all irrespective of the pressure exerted on the accelerator. Any advice as to how to address this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.

8th Jul 2007, 06:43

I have a 1998 GT. Excellent car, fun and practical.

A word of warning; you cannot judge a cars speed using the speedo - my car is standard, however using satnav on a dual carriageway I noticed that to reach an absolute 70mph the cars speedo had to read 79mph! I have standard wheels and tire sizes, so it must be a built in margin of error.

20th Aug 2007, 05:54

Nissans are all underpowered as standard, I've spent years reading about very cheap engine mods, timing changes, air intakes. Their retarded timing plays a big part in the low end performance.

Used to have 2.0SLX and yes, under 3500 it was slow, but drop her into the next gear down and crack the egg under the accelerator - WOOMPH!

Currently have a 1.6 thanks to an idiot in a stolen 4x4 wiping the SLX out, same deal... drop a gear and fly, the gear ratios are long for a reason ;)

Primeras are very much an acquired taste, I'm headed out to pick up a GT this week, loving everything about the car makes low end power a minor problem - crank up the timing a little, replace the air filter, or better still, whack in a new cone filter and air intake, look after the engine, plenty of cuddles, the right amount of new oil, keep the fluids at the right level, change things at the right time, and these cars will last longer than your good looks ;)

And hey - if the worst comes to the worst, and you find the whole primera thing intolerable, call me!! I know loads of people who want a GT!

21st Oct 2007, 12:52

My 97 GT also has a bad judder from the steering over 70 mph, and it's not due to wheel balance. Do any of you know whether its top or bottom arms causing this? All in all, it's a good all round car, but I'm considering changing it for a pug 406 2.0 executive turbo - maybe a bad move?

25th Oct 2007, 17:22

Hello I'm thinking of buying a Primera GT very soon and I've been thinking of getting it chipped?? Could I, and if I can't, how could I make her go faster? I'm getting a new cone air filter and maybe a new exhaust if it makes any difference.

I've seen a Primera GT Turbo :O

Now how easy or hard would it be to stick a turbo on one :) Thanks a lot.

30th Oct 2007, 18:06

I would presume you would get the turbo wiring ecu etc from a nissan s14 breaker.

8th Dec 2007, 15:00

I have a Primera 1.6L si. I have been looking everywere for a gt body kit to put on it. Do any of you know where I can get one?


25th Dec 2007, 16:52

I've had my '99 GT for about 21 months now and its been great. I also had had the broken drive-shaft problem (broke while trying to pull out of a car-park onto a main road! : (This seems to be a common fault with these Primeras.

I think it's an excellent car and if you drive sensibly, its quite fuel efficient as well (I managed 50mpg on the M25 once!)

Unfortunately I'll have to sell it in a few months time to buy a 6/7 seater : (

19th Jan 2008, 13:30

I've had a 1997 GT since 2000. It has now done 86000 miles and has been a great car to drive. I have had plenty of fast cars and the Primera is pretty good, especially in third gear acceleration. Fuel consumption is pretty good and reliability has been excellent; plus, my sons' friends all think it's a cool car. I've given many hot hatch or sporty BMW a fright which is incredibly pleasing. All in all a great car.

23rd Jan 2008, 11:53

Picking up a 99 (t) GT on saturday from a dealer has 97k on clock.. read all the comments and not sure what to make of it all, but ill make my own choice. any comments on what to look out for (problem wise)?

11th Mar 2008, 14:59

Hey I owned a P11 GT LE on a V plate and I raced a Focus ST170 at Crail and beat it off the line and beat it down the quarter.

I sold it, being a fool wanting something with rear wheel drive. Wish I never, so if anybody has a GT LE preferably in silver that you ain't wanting any more, email me

alexsmart21@hotmail.com thanks

24th Mar 2008, 15:49

For everyone wanting ideas/suggestions on power, handling, etc. Can I direct you to the website www.npoc.co.uk? This is the Nissan Primera Owners Club, and is a fountain of knowledge for all things Primera!

1st Apr 2008, 06:13

Hi there. Well I am from New Zealand and have got a 1997 Primera UK GT. I absolutely love it. Have owned it for just over 2 years and have travelled all over NZ in it. The speedo is in Kilometres and reads 175,000km (approx 109,000miles). I have done about 45,000 miles in the past 2 years and it has never broken down. All I have had to replace is brake pads, and changed the oil and filter every 5000 Miles. Absolutely fantastic car, Pretty good on gas. Has a heap of power especially for a standard 2.0L AUTOMATIC :-) Looks great with its stock side kits and rear spoiler and I have added a set of Bronze coloured 17inch mags which sharpened up the look nicely.

I can honestly say there is nothing I dislike about my GT and if something was to happen to it I wouldn't hesitate to get another the same.

30th Apr 2008, 10:10

Hey.. have a t plate 1999 gt... just hit the 100k mark... seems a little dead to me recently.

Any ideas?... its completly standard.

31st May 2008, 17:13

Hi everyone,

I own a Nissan Primera GT p11 1999 on a V plate limited edition nordic blue colour, which I have heard only 100 were made. I picked it up from Sunderland after seeing it on eBay. Went the weekend before the auction was due to end as I was looking for this colour for a long time. I didn't know they had changed the wheels to 16 inch wheels to a different design, which look better than the old crappy designed 15 inch ones before that year. The main reason for these changes was due to Nissan winning the BTCC in the 1998 season, which they were most jubilant about and decided to mark the celebration with these limited edition colours.

Anyway, after owning the car since Aug 2007 I have had very few problems. 100 percent reliability. Just had a few costs at MOT time. I.e brake pipes corroded, CV joint, track rod. Remember the car had 104k on the clock and 101k when I bought it. I later changed the oil on time.

Just recently had to change the upper suspension mounting on the rear left. Had cracked and suspension was noisy and rattly. Anyway I got it changed today after ordering it from Nissan directly, as I could not get the part from a normal spare parts dealer. Anyway the suspension is excellent now.

I don't want to bore you, but I would like to keep this car for the remainder of its life, and I will try and ensure that it stays in good nick. I am getting the back box changed for a stainless steel one next week. I am happy with it as I know the parts going on it are normal wear and tear parts. The mileage currently on it is 110k.

It is also a pleasure to drive. I can't complain much about it. I am thinking of buying the r34 GTR one day, and driving that mainly and driving the Primera now and then i.e keeping it garaged. I hope it will be rare one day.