Nissan Primera Estate (02-06) - Review

Review by Ben Wall on
Last Updated: 04 Mar 2014
3.5
Despite more unconventional styling than previous generations of Primera, this model still projects an unexciting image. If you want sexy, Nissan would clearly rather steer you towards a 350Z coupe.

Nissan Primera Estate (02-06)
Comfortable and well equipped
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New price range:

£16,595 - £21,850

Used price range:

£436 - £1,711

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Despite more unconventional styling than previous generations of Primera, this model still projects an unexciting image. If you want sexy, Nissan would clearly rather steer you towards a 350Z coupe. But that doesn't make it a bad car. Far from it in fact, for it fulfils most of its duties very effectively being spacious, well equipped and reliable. It also strikes a reasonable balance between being satisfying to drive and comfortable to ride in and gets a respectable safety score for its age. The estate is arguably the best version, being more practical and the styling seems to work better with the estate back end. From 2006, a 1.8 petrol engine was the sole engine choice available, as Nissan moved towards offering a wider range of models, rather than lots of model variants.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 IT has loads of room in it, both in terms of the leg room and boot space, The rear seats fold up well to allow for additional room.  

4 out of 5

Andrew Gardner ,   03 Feb 2012    ... read more

 The amount of space in side,especialy with the rear seats folded down  

5 out of 5

Eddie Bone ,   12 Mar 2007    ... read more

 Having three German Shepherd dogs, I would have to say that the most practical thing about the car is the size of the boot ... it's huge.  

4 out of 5

Shaun McKittrick ,   31 Jan 2007    ... read more

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