What's the used Nissan Primera saloon like?
It's often overlooked, but a used Nissan Primera makes a fine low-cost family car, provided you can live with the bland styling and aren't interested in impressing the neighbours.
You can fit a couple of six-footers in the back of this saloon, and it has split-folding rear seats, although the hatchback version is ultimately even more practical. Up front, there's no shortage of space, most people will find the driving position comfortable and the dull-looking dashboard is easy to negotiate.
It's all well built and the quality of materials is a cut above the contemporary Ford Mondeo's. You get a decent amount of kit, too.
So the Primera is very family friendly - and the driver will like it. It's an involving drive and the petrol engines rev willingly. However, the diesel is short of refinement, the ride is firm and, on a motorway trip, it gets on your nerves.