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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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16 reader reviews for Nissan Terrano 4x4.
  • 2.7 TDi S 3dr

    Colin Bailey , . Date: 28/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was after a 4x4 to use during the winter months as my AMG Mercedes CLK was practically unusable in the snow and ice we seem to get now. I owned a couple of Terrano LWB models many years ago so had some experience with them. This time I was after a 2000 model year SWB model with low millage and, looking through the Autotrader turned up a 2000 (W) ex Coastguard 2.7TD SWB car with just 28,000 on the clock with FDSH, tow bar and roof rails...perfect.

    I have had this car 2 years now and it has pretty well become my everyday car due to the ease of driving it and it's practicality, the Merc only comes out on a Sunday now.

    The Terrano has performed faultlessly, starts first time every time, I get about 30-35 mpg and only pay £270 for road tax.

    Its not a quick car but does handle pretty well for a tall offroader, has plenty of room in the back and has proved perfect for getting me to various mountain bike trails in and around Wales. I have used it for camping, trips to the tip, picking up building materials etc

    I'm looking to trade it in soon for something a little bigger and have been looking at a Discovery 3 or a Nissan Pathfinder, trouble is they don't look to be as reliable as my Terrano.

    I would deff recommend the Terrano to anybody looking for a cheap, capable and reliable 4x4, the SWB model is easy to drive and park and has plenty of usable space in the boot. They are fantastic in the snow and ice and can tow anything with ease.

    Overall a fantastic car

  • 3.0 Di SVE 5dr

    peter howell , yorkshire . Date: 26/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    this car is great,ive had it for just 6 months but sadly have to get rid due to finances.great on the motorway, off road and pulls like tractor with a turbo charger .i had 1.5 tons of wheat on the back towing through mud and it still came out looking like a pimps car.full of extras and the fastest 4x4 ive driven 10 times better than the old 2.7 98 se i had before it but both as reliable.got to say one bad thing ,the heated seats are not great but who cares its sexual.

  • 2.7 TDi SE+ 5dr

    Ed Lam , Liddlesex . Date: 10/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought my Terrano 2.7 SE+ Auto in 2001 with 12 miles on the clock. Right from day one, the car was pulling to the left. Nissan dealer told me all Terranos are like that, they simply follow the camber of the road because they got big wobbly tyres. I wrote to Nissan UK, and to be fair, they had someone called me back within a week and offered to check the car again by a Nissan dealer of my choice. Still couldn't rectify the fault so now I just live with it.At 6k miles, the speedometer got stuck at 70 mph, whether the car was on the motorway or at a stand still. ATHe speedo unit was replaced.At around the same time, had a broken oil seal from the drive shaft.Had that fixed under warranty. In 2005, the exhaust broke into 2 bits (the car had never gone off road) and costed me £350 to have a new rear section replaced. 2 years ago, the ABS sensor on one of the front wheels had a fault. Another expensive trip to the dealer - £450 this time. Having said all that, the Terrano is a good work horse, we have 2 growing boys, a very energetic westie and 4 bikes. I also used the car to carry all the building materials over a period of 6 months when we built an extension. Will I buy another Nissan? Don't know but I know there are worse cars out there.............

  • 2.7 TDi SE 5dr

    stephen cochrane Date: 17/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 2005 LWB 2.7TD SE. Water has leaked in to the boot since it was a year old, numerous attempts to put it right. Electrical issues, poor build quality (cheap) and not very nice to drive on the road. Poor service from Nissan Customer service and dealers, would not buy Nissan again.

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