Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Nissan Almera saloon?
Nissan, like most Japanese manufacturers, enjoys a well earned reputation for reliability. So, you can expect an Almera to run and run.
Pretty much all you need to check is that the appropriate recall work has been done. There haven't been too many, but there was a major one that affected the petrol engines and it's important that this work was carried out. Issued on January 29 2002 and affecting cars built between March 2000 and the end of July 2001, it concerned the crankshaft and camshaft. If not rectified, it could cause engines to stall and, in the worst-case scenario, prevent them from restarting.