Usually reliable, economical and surprisingly quick vehicle
Up until tonight on my way home from work I have had absolutely nothing go wrong with this car in the 3 years I have had it.
However, tonight I was travelling at about 50km per hour (3rd gear) when I noticed a loss of power when I went to accelerate a little, the car then stalled. Luckily I was able to pull over safely. I was unable to re-start the car. I called for Roadside assist and they have now notified me it is the Nissan fault that was just announced as a "recall".
Apart from my little "incident" tonight. The car has previously been 100% reliable. Standard servicing has all it has needed until now.
I managed to get 75,000km out of the factory (Dunlop) tyres, which is not bad considering I do at least 70% is city driving.
It's quick off the line and I love the clutch (compared to other cars that I have had).
I get on average of 550 km per 45 litres of fuel, that's city driving only. Up to 650 or more on highway driving.
I find that the car runs more smoothly, has better performance and better fuel economy when run on premium unleaded.
I find that the Ti model looks better in the interior than the lower models and was well worth paying a little extra.
I've also driven this car long distance (e.g. 800+ kms in a day) and have found it very comfortable, both as a driver and a passenger.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2003