Used Nissan Primera Hatchback (2002 - 2006) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 04 Mar 2014
Nissan rethinking the ideal medium-sector model? And succeeding? Implausible just a few years ago, but the Japanese company has designed eye-catching bodies and matched them up with stylish and innovative interiors to create one of the sector leaders. It's also pleasant to drive and well-specified; even base models get climate control.

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

Everything about the Primera is average, and that includes running costs. It's just the right side of economical, and won't break the bank, particularly the 48mpg diesel. Residuals may disappoint, however.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,232 - £1,463 *


£1,077 - £1,077 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

18,000 miles (major), 9000 miles (minor).


Mechanical three years, bodywork six years.

Road tax (12 months)

£195.00 - £330.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Primera performs reasonably on the eco front. With an average of 188 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are fairly standard for a medium-sized hatchback. The range is not particularly economical, averaging 36 mpg.

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