I went from a VW Golf to the nissan almera. Would i go back to a golf? NO WAY! This is now my 2nd almera which has now got 30,000 on the clock and hasn't had any work done yet, my other one i had 3 years and put 83,000 on it faultless, the best value car out. Its east to drive gets the job done with lots of toys to play with. I like them that much 3 other family memebrs have since bought one and we all think they are great. Bet buy is 1.5 SE, lots of kit for a good price. Buy one and you will love it!!!
I've had two of these now. oh dear. Nissan used to make dull but unbreakable cars. Now dull and entirely breakable - Renaults influence. They seem to have infiltrated Nissans "customer service" department too. Both cars needed new timing chains ( which, remember should last a cars lifetime/150k miles) - one at 22k, the other lasted to 40k miles. Both 3 yrs old. This is so common Nissan machanics diagnose it without a diagnostic! best bit is they then quote £1000 to repair! but it's not a common fault, so no recall. Our dealer had only done 5 the week my car went in. Avoid like the plague.
purchased car 4 months old with only 1,800 miles on the clock with a full 3 year warrenty.small teething problem with rear disks after 4 months.now after warrenty has run out 8 months and with only 35,400 miles on the clock gearbox has collapased.wife was driving car so was not sure what was wrong,called my local mechanic as he was around.car was taken to his place only thinking the clucth was problem only to discover a bearing in the gearbox had shattered causing it to cut through the gearbox housing spaying oil onto clutch.I phoned the dealership he said sorry warrenty has run out nothing he could do ?have written to Nissan UK had a nice letter to take car to nearest garage.In the mean time sourced a second hand one for £400 as new one was £1,300 plus vat.Having paid £8000 for car was pleased till now customer back up is rubbish would not buy any nissan if you paid me seems usuall saying never heard of this on any nissan gearbox is the get out clause.my brother in law was told the same about his timing chain on his 3 door car also,makes you wonder.woner how many other makes of car this problem occures on anyone else suffered same problem would welcome some feedback as have contacted watchdog on bbc tv .
Atrocious! We have two of these cars one 3dr and one 5dr both of which have required timing chain replaced at 36,000 miles and 3 years old and 42,000 and 4 years old respectively. The repair at Nissan dealership was priced at £1100 making both cars uneconomical to repair. Not happy at having to potentially scrap a 3/4 year old car. Would not go near Nissan ever again. Also if you do have a problem Nissan customer service are as atrocious as their vehicles.
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