Which used Nissan Terrano II 4x4 should I buy?
Originally, the choice of engine was simply between a 2.4-litre petrol and a 2.7-litre turbodiesel, and it remained that way until April 2002, when a 3.0-litre turbodiesel was added.
The best engine is the stronger TDi version of the 2.7-litre engine, introduced in July 1996 and perfectly suited to the Terrano's workhorse nature. The 2.4 petrol is cheaper to buy, but it just doesn't have the pulling power of the 2.7, whereas the 3.0-litre comes only with the upper trims and remains very expensive.
Again, bearing in mind the car's no-nonsense character, we think it works best as a five-door. Not only does it give you more space inside, it also rides more comfortably.
It's best to avoid the most basic models (LX and, from July '96, S) and look for an SE, introduced in '96. SVE is the most lavish, with leather upholstery, but it's not worth the expense.
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