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Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05) review

(2000 - 2005)
Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05)
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What should I look for in a used Nissan Almera Tino estate?

Overall, the Tino is a very reliable car, but we have heard of examples developing faulty airbag warning lights and a sticking clutch.

Three specific recalls have also affected the Tino. There was a problem on pre-2002 cars with the rear seatbelt buckles, and also with stalling caused by malfunctioning engine management sensors. Check down the side of the front chairs, too. A section of the seat covering is prone to coming loose, which could leave a sharp metal edge dangerously exposed.

That said, in terms of the materials used, the quality of the interior on the Tino is a definite step up from the Almera's. However, as with any family car, avoid examples with a tatty cabin caused by excessive abuse from children. Families can also mean dogs, so check out the boot for excessive wear and any lingering canine smells.

What are the most common problems with a used Nissan Almera Tino estate?

Is a used Nissan Almera Tino estate reliable?