Nissan Primera

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The origin of the Nissan Primera is a bit complicated because in the past, the Japanese company cars sold in Europe had different names to those sold elsewhere. 

  • Nissan Primera Hatchback (02-06)
  • Nissan Primera Estate (99-02)
  • Nissan Primera Hatchback (99-02)
  • Nissan Primera Saloon (99-02)
  • Nissan Primera Hatchback (96-99)

The origin of the Nissan Primera is a bit complicated because in the past, the Japanese company cars sold in Europe had different names to those sold elsewhere. 

Basically, the first model sold over here was a replacement for the Bluebird that was based on a Pulsar. You could have a hatchback, a saloon or an estate, as well as petrol and diesel engines. 

The second generation came along in 1996 and picked up where the old one left off. It was a nice thing to drive although slightly let down by forgettable styling. You got a range of engines again with a 2.0-litre, 150bhp range topper in the GT version. 

By the time the third generation was released in 1999, the Primera had built a solid fanbase among fleet buyers and those out for a second hand bargain. It was sold in hatchback, saloon and estate as before, with a gentle adaptation of the previous car’s looks.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Nissan Primera Estate 2002 - 2006

3.5 out of 5
Nissan Primera Estate 2002 - 2006

New price range:
£16,445 - £21,715

Used price range:
£247 - £1,800

Comfortable and well equipped
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Nissan Primera Hatchback 2002 - 2006

3.5 out of 5
Nissan Primera Hatchback 2002 - 2006

New price range:
£12,645 - £20,615

Used price range:
£234 - £1,730

Styling, interior, equipment.
Front seats lack support, engines could be better.

Nissan Primera Hatchback 1996 - 1999

3 out of 5
Nissan Primera Hatchback 1996 - 1999

New price range:
£13,350 - £19,645

Used price range:
£269 - £919

Reliability; does everything well
Looks lack distinction

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