Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

The range was updated in October 2002 and Almera got a the N-Form dash similar to the Primera’s (apart from the entry-level S grade). It works in the larger Nissan, but is a bit confusing on Almera and looks out of place. Driver’s seat is comfortable and adjustable, steering wheel adjusts for height. Dash looks old fashioned and there is too much ugly black plastic.

Taller passengers will moan about rear legroom and rough ride over bumps when fully laden. Seats are comfy front and rear and up to trips over 100 miles. Engine noise is audible at all speeds, some road rumble.