Used Nissan Primera Estate 2002 - 2006 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Advice for buyers

2002 - 2006 review
Nissan Primera Estate (02 - 06)
  • Nissan Primera Estate (02 - 06)
  • Nissan Primera Estate (02 - 06)
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Nissan Primera estate?

We've heard reports of clutches and turbos causing problems on the 2.2 dCi diesel, and owners also highlight faults with the suspension - a weak area on the previous generation of Primera, too.

Clutch and turbo trouble should be easy to spot on a test drive. As for the suspension, listen for clonks and knocks; be suspicious if there is uneven tyre wear and ensure the car tracks straight, corners tidily and remains firmly consistent over bumps.

Otherwise, the Primera has a reputation for being solidly screwed together. Check all of the electrical kit because, again, that was a problem on the previous Primera, according to claims made by customers of Warranty Direct.

Finally, give the bodywork a close examination. There are no protective rubber side strips, which leaves the bodywork vulnerable to picking up dings in car parks.


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