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Nissan Almera Hatchback 2.2 dCi Pulse (136ps) 3d (2004/04)

Nissan Almera Hatchback 2.2 dCi Pulse (136ps) 3d (2004/04) - Owner Review

The only good things i have to say are that the boot space is good and its fast

Review submitted by
Ross Trousdale on

Nissan Almera Hatchback (00-06)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm practical and sensible

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Its fairly anonymous

Would you buy this car again and why?
NEVER NEVER NEVER. See the list of faults

What are you likely to buy next?
I have bought a Seat Ibiza Sport Coupe

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
November 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
ok deal as they took my cat D Rover 25 as p/x

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Price, Size, supposed reliability and performance

What was the dealer like?
Fine and friendly

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Wayward handling and grip. Fast though

What's it like to park?
easy enough

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Well where do I start? 9 months was as long as i could stand driving the most unreliable car i have ever owned before trading it in. It refused to start twice last winter when our 14 year old Rover 400 burst into life at a moments notice. Even after replacing the earth strap, glow plugs and battery it was still reluctant and frequently threatened to stall when it did start. it also needed the worn Suction Control Valve on the fuel pump replaced which is a design fault Nissan are well aware of but are also only too happy to charge you £420 to replace. It also suffered a broken spring which also ruined the tyre, a stuck caliper, rattly brakes, condensation in the headlights and rust. Couple all this hassle and expense with uncomfortable seats, poor quality radio and speakers.

What's most practical about your car?
The only good things i have to say are that the boot space is good and its fast

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The cup holders are quite novel in that they 'grasp' your drink.

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