Very reliable car (touch wood), good acceleration. Fuel consumption is average.
The 1.6 SLX is a rare for Nissan multi point injection, chain driven (no cam belt to change), twin cam 16v giving over 100 bhp. I have surprised a few people at the lights with mine. The new Almeras would not pull you out of bed.
When I first got it, it was like driving on oil with the standard 175 Dunlops. I binned them and fitted 185 Goodyear Eagle NCT's and it handles excellently in the wet.
Unusually for a FWD, if it does go, only the back end slides.
Only buy Japanese built Nissans. I had a British built 2.0 Primera after 3 Sunnys and found the build quality very shabby, both cams knackered after 27,000 miles, luckily under warranty. Flogged it after 12 months and bought the SLX Sunny.
The front seats are very comfy. Full electrics. Rear legroom only good for children, I am flogging mine as my family has since expanded and I am going for a QX.
A lot of motoring magazines call Nissans boring. Is it because you never have to lift the bonnet to work on them?