29th Jul 2007, 07:09

I'm a 25 year old female who searched far and wide for my first brand new car. I found the Nissan Tiida the best car for the price of AUD 21,000.00.

Compared to the 2006 Corolla and the Honda Civic, the ride is absolutely smoother and it can absorb bumps on the road better than the two. The lowest priced in the range, the ST, has cruise control and 2 front airbags as standard equipment. The audio system is superb as well, and I didn't expect that from a Nissan!!!

However, the things I don't like are the wind-up windows and the lap-only seat belt at the middle rear seat. Power windows are optional in the ST, but standard in the more expensive in the range, ST-L. I guess I'd have to get power windows later on, then. But despite that, I've had no regrets. It's a very fuel efficient, nice looking, dependable small car for a reasonable price.

8th Feb 2008, 18:21

I don't understand the comment about the "Japanese Built car". It sounds like a fetish comment.

Nissan has a very good quality in all their factories. The Tiidas sold in Europe and in the USA are made in Mexico and are very well built. The factory in Mexico, since many years ago (decades) export a wide range of models too many countries. Many cars that have given Nissan its good name worldwide and receive very good quality / dependability/ reliability / assembly critics are made in factories from all over the world, and most specifically the ones in Mexico, as these are the ones where many cars sold in the USA are made.

If Nissan couldn't maintain a high standard in all their factories, it would be a crappy brand, like many others in the market.

5th Jun 2009, 18:47

I have purchased one, and in less than two years I am having transmission problems.