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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Nissan Primera Hatchback (96-99) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £13,350 - £19,645
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £280
Insurance group 17 - 28 How much is it to insure?


Reliability; does everything well


Looks lack distinction

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The second-generation Primera carried on where the old model left off, which means comprehensive abilities and good value. The way it performed on the road was polished to the point where it was one of the nicest cars in its class to drive. The stylists didn't get too involved in its development and as such its bland design makes it easy to overlook.

But it is a very credible alternative to the Mondeo and Vectra and as a former fleet favourite can be picked up cheaply.

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