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.