1995 Nissan Serena Reviews

1995 Nissan Serena LX 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Slow, but reliable and practical a bit of a tortoise and the hare affair I really miss the thing

Faults:

Prop shaft cracked twice.

Rust bubbles showing.

Battery gave up unexpectedly.

Hinges broke on back seats making them awkward to fold away.

General Comments:

Really uncomfortable and rattly almost as bad as sitting in a van.

Slow take off and slow top speed.

Noisy ride.

No legroom in the back seats.

Awkward seating position in the middle row.

Great all round visibility due to big mirrors and high ride position.

Looks more like a house-brick than a car.

High fuel consumption considering the complete lack of power.

Spare parts expensive.

Most reliable car I've ever owned. Never failed to start or get me home except in self inflicted circumstances.

Handling is poor. A light drizzle made any surface feel like ice.

Seats are basic.

Huge space in the back when seats are folded down making it very versatile.

8 seats instead of the usual 7 in a people carrier and didn't handle any worse when fully loaded although I doubt it could've handled worst.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st May, 2005

1995 Nissan Serena DLX 2.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carSuzuki swift

Summary:

Poor mans mpv...you deserve what you get!

Faults:

Rear exhaust box is a problem, front brake disc fell out when fully worn down, drive-shaft has just given up the ghost finding it hard to source second hand one. New price an exorbitant £600.

General Comments:

Parts are expensive... would put me off buying one again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2002

1995 Nissan Serena GTR 2.3 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.3 diesel Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance60001 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A super bus

Faults:

The rear screen was smashed in Newcastle.

General Comments:

This to car provided comfortable cheap transport to a family of six whilst maintaining reasonable performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2001

1995 Nissan Serena dLX 2.3 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.3 diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

New exhaust and starter motor after 3 years, but I suppose this is normal.

General Comments:

Although this car will never win any style awards it is a good solid reliable car for the growing family. Seats 8 comfortably and still has luggage space. Still in my opinion the best planned people carrier with reference to seat layout, fold-away seat (as opposed to removable ones) and sliding doors. Also still about the only affordable MPV for the normal man in the street.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 1998

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews