Nissan Wingroad Reviews

2008 Nissan Wingroad ST-L 1.8 petrol CVT from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol CVT Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance66500 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Watching paint dry would be an action movie compared to this car

General Comments:

Good stuff:

Very spacious inside considering the external dimensions.

Very versatile interior, lots of storage compartments, movable back bench, good space below seats.

Good driving position, easy to see out the back.

The NZ ST-L model had a good level of features for this type of wagon (keyless entry and start, good air con).

Bad stuff:

Boring, this car is a workhorse, people will chuckle if you admit to buying one.

Handling, my child's push pedal trike handles corners and acceleration better. Not sure what Nissan did here, but this car has serious problems with wheel spin from a standing start (and not in a good - yeah, I have so much V8 power, look at me kind of way) particularly in the wet. Also it does not like corners.

I found the seats quite average and uncomfortable.

Anyone considering this car should make sure to take it for a test drive in the wet and compare it to other vehicles in this category (Toyota Corolla Wagon).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd February, 2013

30th Jan 2014, 02:59

Funny, I was looking to try and find why my Wingroad has the worst traction in the wet of any car I have ever owned (and I have owned a lot of rubbish old cars). It's nice to read that I can actually blame the tool.

2007 Nissan Wingroad 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Cefiro

Summary:

Great

General Comments:

The 1.8L version of the Wingroad is quite zippy for a station wagon. Has two sport modes if you like. A set of Tiptronic paddles behind the steering wheel + and automatic sport mode. When either of these are engaged, it's like a rocket. Especially considering it's a CVT.

As per all Nissan's, it's well built and will run forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2012

2002 Nissan Wingroad 1.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Boring but reliable

Faults:

No mechanical faults, just very boring to drive with no grunt.

General Comments:

If you want a very reliable wagon that is cheap to run, the Wingroad is great.

The car lacks any power at all, and revs very high with any movement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2012

24th Jan 2014, 16:39

Any work done since this review?

1998 Nissan Wingroad JS 4WD 1.5 N/A from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 N/A Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired34500 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres

Summary:

Best first car or reliable run around you could possibly get

General Comments:

This was the first car I've bought, and it's easily been the most reliable. Nothing has needed to be replaced (besides a set of tyres) or repaired. Engine seems very bullet proof. Clutch is great, gearbox doesn't crunch. Very cheap to run (gas and maintenance). Will get 7L/100km on highway and 8-9L/100km in town and traffic.

Can't expect much from a 1.5 in a station wagon, but it's definitely not a POS, and I can trash it all I like. Have had four people in it with snowboard gear getting up a mountain no sweat, and on an icy road.

If you can find one with low k's and are not too fussed about needing a fast car, I would really recommend one of these.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2011

2004 Nissan Wingroad 1.5 QG15DE from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 QG15DE Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance127000 kilometres

Summary:

Great little runabout

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is a Wingroad, (aka an AD).

Great little run about wagon, economy on the open road is fantastic. Being a 1500cc engine, it's no performance car, but gets around quite happily.

It is a small wagon, so don't expect a heap of room - rear seats are a bit squishy for tall passengers. We manage to squeeze ourselves, 2 kids with car seats and the dog in with room to spare for the shopping.

Came with a GPS/TV unit, but is of no use to us in NZ.

Factory CD stereo is reasonable.

We will have this car for probably another 2 years, before upgrading to something a bit larger or getting a 2nd car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2010

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews