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Nissan Almera

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Nissan Almera

The Nissan Almera has a precise and light steering and strong engines



Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
1.5 Di 82 hp 4.9 l/100km Diesel 14.5 s 168 km/h
1.5 90 hp 6.7 l/100km Petrol 13.8 s 173 km/h
1.5 16V 98 hp 6.6 l/100km Petrol 13.1 s 185 km/h
2.2 D 110 hp 5.7 l/100km Diesel 11.5 s 187 km/h
1.8 114 hp 7.5 l/100km Petrol 11.1 s 185 km/h
1.8 16V 116 hp 7.5 l/100km Petrol 10.8 s 180 km/h
2.2 dCi 136 hp 6.3 l/100km Diesel 9.2 s 200 km/h

Body type Hatchback
Number of doors 3/5
Number of seats 5
Engine position Front
Driven wheels Front
Length 4 425 mm
Width 1 695 mm
Height 1 445 mm
Wheelbase 2 535 mm
Ground clearance 140 mm
Weight (normal) 1 170 kg
Weight (max) 1 710 kg
Boot space (min) 355 l
Boot space (max) 1 020 l
Fuel capacity 60 l

 

   The Nissan Almera was produced since 2000. The Almera is available as a sedan or hatchback. In 2003 it was face-lifted and received a retuned suspension, new engines and upgraded interior. Production of this car ended in 2006. It was replaced with Nissan Tiida.

   The 1.5-liter both petrol and diesel engines are more suited to drive around town. They are nippy, but only if revved hard. The 1.8-liter petrol and 2.2-liter diesel are more suited for a relaxing motorway cruising at a steady speed. The 2.2-liter turbodiesel is a good choice, with a good fuel economy and lots of pulling power. Unfortunately none of the Almera's is fast enough to be a hot hatch.

   The Nissan Almera has a precise and light steering, but the retuned suspension is hard and driving on the imperfect roads definitely won't entertain you. But it is considered to have one of the best handling in it's class.

   The 1.5-liter engines are noisy when revved hard. Furthermore cabin's isolation is bad enough to hear all the road and wind noises.

   The Almera is inexpensive to buy comparing with it's rivals. Furthermore for that price you get a rock solid build quality and reliability. It's fuel economy and servicing costs are on the good side, but residual values are poor.

   Inside the cabin you won't find any luxury, but everything is well built to last. A large color or monochrome or color display screen controls all the car's functions such as the trip computer, CD player or climate control. Unfortunately for the same price it's rivals offer more.

   The accommodation level is below average. Interior is reasonably comfortable for the driver and front passenger. The rear legroom is poor, but the Nissan Almera still has a large boot.

   All Almera's are completed with just a twin front airbags as standard. Side airbags and ABS come with the more expensive models only. Deadlocks and remote central locking are standard on all models.

   It is worth mentioning that the air-conditioner is standard on all Almera's. Furthermore it comes with electric front windows and CD player. The SE model adds a parking senseor, rear electric windows and climate control. The SVE comes with alloy wheels and electric sunroof.

 

   Advantages: Good fun to drive, with precise and light steering, strong engines, and top-rate reliability. Well equipped.

   Disadvantages: There's a lot more noise from the engines, wind and road than in many rivals. Poor rear legroom.

   Verdict: Competent, but not a class leader. 

   Also consider: Renault Megane, Toyota Corolla.

 

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