A 1.6 and 1.8 petrol, with no diesel (although one may be offered sometime in 2005). Both offer lively, if a little coarse, performance. The best engine is the 1.6 - the 1.8 isn't significantly faster to justify the drop in fuel economy.
Nubira is set-up for comfort with cushy suspension that's comfortable over most surfaces. But take corners a bit too quickly and you'll find very little front-end grip and a lot of bodyroll. The steering is light enough for easy parking, but offers little feedback. The gearchange is very clunky.
A decent driving position with plenty of adjustment and a simple, logically laid-out dashboard. Steering adjusts for height in the SX and height in the CDX.
A spacious rear with comfortable seats and lots of legroom. Enough room for three over short distances, or four for longer trips.