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Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05) review

(2000 - 2005)
Nissan Almera Tino MPV (00 - 05)
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What used Nissan Almera Tino estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Nissan Almera Tino estate?

Compact MPVs from mainstream car makers are designed to be practical transport for the family, and usually aren't expensive to run. The Tino is no different.

Its diesel engines provide the best fuel economy, with both the 110 and 134bhp models delivering well over 40mpg. By comparison the 1.8 petrol unit's figure is an acceptable 37mpg, but the 2.0-litre is thirsty, returning just 30mpg.

Official spare parts are well priced and readily available if you have an accident or need a replacement, and servicing the car is a straightforward task for a main dealer or independent garage.

Reliability shouldn't be a problem, either. The Tino once came best in class in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey. It's reckoned to be an even more trustworthy prospect than the standard Almera hatchback, which is thoroughly impressive in its own right.