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Nissan Primera Hatchback (96 - 02) review

(1996 - 2002)
Nissan Primera Hatchback (96 - 02)
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What used Nissan Primera hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Nissan Primera hatchback?

No second mortgage required here. The Primera is very cheap to buy these days, especially given the way it drives, handles family life and just keeps on going.

Warranty Direct says Nissans are among the cheapest cars to fix, and scheduled servicing will be easy on the wallet, too. Reckon to pay about the same as you would for most other mainstream family cars, such as the Vauxhall Vectra. Take it to a good independent garage, rather than a franchised dealer, and you can expect to shave a quarter off the labour bill, according to Warranty Direct.

Other running costs are equally tame. The 1.6 and 1.8 petrols are capable of 38-39mpg, the 2.0 petrols 32-36mpg and the diesel around 42mpg.