We have had Nissans in our family for years (My dad bought his first Datsun 120y 6 weeks after I was born and is now on his 5th Micra, 32 years later), so when the time came to replace my Volvo 850 last August I started looking for a Primera. Not quite sure how I ended up with this, but it had the right spec, mileage and was the right price, so I bought my 2001 1.4 CVT Auto. It is a great little car, very cheap to run, but in this set up, not that economical. Day to day commuting averages around 38mog and on a run I can get it over 40, but my dad is averaging 52.5 in his 05 plate 1.2, so I am a little disappointed. You do however, need to drive it pretty hard to extract any performance out of it so this might affect MPG figures. Still well put together, with only a few creaks and rattles! Has decent spec (mines got air con, electric windows, plippable locking and power steering) and the stereo is quite good. In truth though, it no longer practical for me now, our family is growing and I need something bigger. I have just got a new job with the offer of a lease car so I may take it and get a Berlingo.
Rob Laycock, Cambridgeshire, March 4th 2008