Used Nissan Almera Tino MPV 2000 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

2000 - 2005 review
Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05)
  • Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05)
  • Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05)
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What's the used Nissan Almera Tino estate like?

Based on the Almera hatchback, the Nissan Almera Tino is a high-roofed compact people-carrier with seating for five. It's certainly one of the better vehicles in its class to drive. Fuss-free, and with very little body roll through the corners, it feels very light on its feet, although that agilty disappears when you load it up with passengers and luggage.

The heavier engine in diesel models also slightly upsets the otherwise fine handling. It has strong mid-range acceleration, which makes for an easy drive, but isn't so good at lower revs. By comparison, the petrols need to be worked harder, and can become quite noisy at higher revs.

The cabin is different from the basic Almera's, with a dashboard that's dominated by bulbous shapes, but it's well laid out. There's plenty of handy storage dotted about, and three adults can get reasonably comfy. Boot space is good, but the way the rear suspension eats into the space limits its practicality.