1997 Nissan Serena GLX 2.3 diesel from UK and Ireland
An uphill challenge...literally
Interior noise is outrageous, fortunately this is drowned out by the shrieking noise that comes from the heater motor. Radio works great, especially handy for counteracting the previously mentioned noise. Drivers door won't shut properly unless you slam it hard enough to put your wing mirror out of whack. Windscreen wipers work intermittently, often not when you need them most, when its raining.
I'm inclined to agree with Jeremy Clarkson when he stated that the Serena was the slowest car in Britain. Going uphill is excruciating at best, I would consider getting out and walking as I would get to my destination quicker, the problem is I would have to pay someone to drive it back home and I would likely have to pay A lot of money...yes, its that slow! You can tell your desperate when you actually envy the stunning acceleration of the 2CV rocketing away beside you. On the plus side you can virtually fit your entire house in this little wonder and it will start every time, whether you want it to or not.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th March, 2005