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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For It has a decent mix of on- and off-road abilities

Against It lacks image and its reliability is questionable

Verdict It's a decent enough family workhorse, but hardly outstanding

Go for… 2.7 TDi SE 5dr

Avoid… 2.4 S 3dr

Nissan Terrano 4x4
  • 1. It's not as reliable as other Nissans - the suspension is the weakest point, but check the engine and electrics, too
  • 2. It has a reasonable blend of on- and off-road ability, and makes a decent tow car
  • 3. The 2.7-litre diesel is the best engine. The 2.4-litre petrol is underpowered, and the 3.0-litre diesel too expensive
  • 4. It’s best to avoid the most basic models (LX and, from July ’96, S). Go for an SE instead
  • 5. Three-door versions are available, but give them a miss - the five-door is more spacious and smoother-riding
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