2011 Nissan Tiida ST 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand


Not a reliable car


I bought a 3 years old Nissan Tiida with very low mileage from one of the major European car dealers in Auckland, and I am frustrated with the quality of this car. Within 21 days, I lost $2,500 to trade it in to the same dealer because it kept coming up with some problems such as backdoor plastic panel and airbag.

My Honda Civic had been running 15 years with few troubles.

General Comments:

Powerful, smooth running.

Not a very good looking car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd October, 2014

2nd Oct 2014, 22:39

It's very hard to compare a Nissan Tiida/Versa to a Honda Civic. Here in the States the Versa/Tiida goes for about $11,000-14,000 base price. You can load it up as high as you want. It's a very basic car, and I mean basic. The Honda Civic is a more expensive car here in the States. The base price is about $19,000 to 29,000 dollars fully loaded.

Also if you have an older Honda Civic, hold on to it for dear life. Those little cars are very well built. Better built than the new Civics. It's the kind of car you can pass down to the kids in the family... and with luck... to their kids. It's that well built.

22nd Oct 2014, 20:17

In NZ, buying new is not that common, and as far as the second hand market goes - the Nissan Tiida/Versa and Honda Civic are in the same price range. So it's always a smart choice to get a Civic or a Corolla over Nissan. I do agree with the Civic comments. Old ones have very good build quality, but have poor safety, but otherwise they can be used with no ending as long as they're maintained right.

Many thanks.