What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Primera is a practical and reliable estate. It's striking to look at, too

Against What some call striking, others call ugly. The car's ride is too firm for many people.

Verdict It's as satisfying to own as it is to drive

Go for… The 2.0 petrol

Avoid… The diesels

Nissan Primera Estate
  • 1. Clutches and turbos cause problems on the 2.2 dCi diesel
  • 2. Every engine is keen and smooth, but the steering is too light
  • 3. SE trim is the best one to buy, with alloy wheels, electric rear windows and a better hi-fi
  • 4. Prices aren’t too steep, although you’ll pay a lot more for a diesel version
  • 5. The handling is tidy, but around town the ride can be a little too firm for some
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