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Thoughts on 2008 Nissan Primera petrol?

How economical is a 1.6-litre petrol 2008 Nissan Primera and how reliable would such a car be?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Seán Mc Groarty (Donegal) - Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:08


Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe

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Hi Sean,

The last-generation Primera was generally speaking not as solidly built nor as reliable as earlier models, but it’s still a cut above average for its age, and should be solid enough as long as it comes with a full service history. That 1.6-litre will struggle with the weight of the car, though, so don’t expect to get much better than 35-40mpg out of it in daily driving, and check to see if it’s been used as a taxi in the past, as many were.

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