What's the used Nissan Primera like?
The Nissan Primera estate is often overlooked, but as a second-hand car it makes a lot of sense because it feels fresher for longer compared with many of its rivals.
It's very well screwed together and is mechanically refined. All the engines rev keenly and smoothly, and the controls work with a light, easy precision - although the steering is overly light.
Steering aside, you'll enjoy the Primera's taut, tidy handling and it soaks up bumps pretty well at speed. However, around town the ride is a little too firm.
The dashboard, like the styling, may take a little getting used to. The instruments are in a binnacle on top of the centre of the dash - easy to read, but out of your natural line of vision. Still, the car is comfortable, roomy and well equipped, and the luggage bay is an adequate size.