Had the car for about a month now after purchasing the ex-demo vehicle from a main Nissan dealer So far no faults to report.
Completed a family holiday in Wales with 3 kids and a dog plus the Wife. Coped very well with all that was asked of it. Good handling and the 2.2 136 diesel has very good performance. The 6 speed gearbox takes some getting used to, but the power range for 5th and 6th is excellent. Seats were very comfortable and driving position is good, most controls can be accessed from the steering wheel and the Nissan digital interface built into the centre of the dash. Very handy if a little tricky using the joystick when driving.
Returned about 43 miles per gallon (Imperial not US) whilst driving during the week and 47 miles per gallon on the trip home (lots of motorway cruising) Very impressed with this return.
The SVE has a few extras thrown in, leather and suede seats, alloy wheels, electric tilt and slide sunroof and some electronic stability systems for the car. The Nissan bird view SatNav system is also included which is excellent, a must have if you can afford it. One minor thing about the sunroof, it can be tricky to return to the shut position. It seems to switch between the tilt/slide function too quick for my liking and can be difficult to stop on its closed position before it tries to open up in the alternate setting.
The reason for picking the Tino was due to the fact that it can take 3 kids car seats in the back comfortably. The only gripe I can think of is that the centre seat does not slide forward, only the outer 2. A minor issue. Boot space is quite good, surprising actually. Took a large 3 wheeler pushchair, 2 suitcases and a travel cot plus other odds and ends. Rear parcel shelf folds both ways which is handy for access. Lots of hideaway trays and storage locations makes it very convenient. Oh and it has a colour rear view camera which was a major selling point for the kids!
Very pleased with the purchase so far.