Nissan Primera | Auto Express

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Nissan Primera

When I last reported on the of our long-term Primera in October 726), the odometer was barely three figures and we were in the stages of getting to know other. Now, with over 6,000 miles its tyres, we#039;re going – and while our relationship has had its and lows, the car has yet to let me down.

Excessive consumption, interior wear and sluggish when pulling

When I last reported on the of our long-term Primera in October 726), the odometer was barely three figures and we were in the stages of getting to know other. Now, with over 6,000 miles its tyres, we’re going – and while our relationship has had its and lows, the car has yet to let me down.

First the good news. The engine and gearbox have loosened up and the two seem to gel together better than they did Although it still feels as the wheels are stuck to the road treacle when you try to pull from traffic lights, the seems a lot stronger, while cruising is as relaxing as it gets.

The real hassle is explaining to that the high-revving engine are due to the CVT gearbox rather than my own with the clutch. Perhaps I start taking the press with me on every journey and it around before we set off.

The Primera’s immense practicality has come in very handy on a of occasions. As I’m Auto staff snapper, the boot is always full to the brim, and it’s a bit on the shallow side, and unloading has proved very so far. I’ve also impressed with the way in which the seat mechanism works. pull a lever and hey presto a perfectly flat load There’s no need to fiddle with seat cushions or

Rival manufacturers should note.

Nissan Primera

Another plus has been the sat-nav system, has converted even the most GPS critics. It’s a standard-fit on our T-Spec model and I can safely say the best device I’ve so far.

Key to its appeal is the ‘birdview’ which gives a 3D map of the road It’s superb for plotting and has already sliced 15 minutes off one of my journeys. Any system that can do is worth its weight in gold.

Downsides? Well, my biggest to date concerns the fuel – which is dreadful. At I put it down to a tight engine and and the fact that there enough miles on the clock. But as has passed, it’s dawned on me this particular Primera has an thirst for unleaded.

With an of 23.9mpg, the Nissan is easily the fuel-efficient long-termer I’ve and although my Air Miles account at the BP garage has benefited enormously this, stopping every day for a tankful of unleaded is inconvenient and

Indeed, when I shot our Porsche Boxster, Honda and Lotus Elise group my Primera actually recorded the average fuel figure of the If anyone else out there has particular engine and gearbox let me know if you’re experiencing the problems. There’s also a mark hanging over the of the cabin fixtures.

Although fixed the rear interior soon after the last was published, the driver’s seat has an odd imprint in it already. Given I’m not one of the Auto Express and that the car has covered only miles, I suspect that the foam isn’t up to the job. I hope I haven’t fallen it by the time the estate goes later this year.

Four months of Primera has certainly been an interesting – if not always for the right As a long distance cruiser, I no complaints about it at all. those fuel bills that you may need a supercar to keep the Nissan running.

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