Basic, reliable, and economical car suited for the city and surrounds
Nothing yet. Apart from replacing oil filter which was due. Considerably improved the fuel economy after the change.
Compared to other cars I have owned the steering is very light and easy especially in comparison to European cars. So good for elderly or beginner drivers.
Interior looks much better than it is. A lot of plastic and other cheap materials are used. Seats are nice and comfortable, although the back seats are better for 2 kids as not much leg room.
This model is quite sporty looking inside and out with a little bull bar on the front.
Brakes are good compared to other 1.5 litre Japanese sedans and hatchbacks I have driven.
Body roll around corners not bad although I would choose one with alloy wheels and wider tyres (mine doesn't have either).
Quite good acceleration especially when it get up near 100 km/hr.
Apparently likes thinner oils (5W or 10W) and regular oil changes because of the chain cambelt (no need to change cambelt every 100K - a great feature of some Nissans like this).
Noise from the road and muffler worse than average.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2006