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2006 (06) Nissan Primera1.8i Flare 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

6" colour centre display monitorColour rear view camera
Cruise controlDoor ajar warning lamp
Headlamp on warning buzzerInterior fuel flap release
Low fuel warning lightN-FORM graphics
Plug and go intergrated hands freephone operationSpeed sensitive power steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersCD Tuner
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side sill spoilerDriver's side wide angle mirror
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/driver anti-trapFront fog lights
Halogen headlightsHigh mounted rear brake light
Manual headlamp level controlRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wiperRoof aerial

Interior Features

3 rear headrests60/40 split folding rear seat with ISOFIX
Aluminium kick plateAmbient velour upholstery
Card and pen holderCentre console box with lid
Climate control air conditioningCoat hooks on both sides
Coin BoxDoor pockets
Driver and passenger front seat pocketsDriver sunglasses holder
Driver's footrestDust/pollen filters
Front and rear ashtrays/front cigar lighterFront and rear cupholders x 2
Front armrestFront door step lamp
Height adjustable head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lock and damped opening
Illuminated passenger vanity mirrorInterior light with delay
Leather steering wheelMap reading lamp
Passenger side and 2 rear grab handlesPersonal Lamp
Rear armrestRear Luggage Lamp
Security indicator lampTilt and lumbar adjustable front seats
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel 

Safety

'Childproof' rear door locks3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR
ABS, brake assist and EBDDriver/front passenger airbag
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersFront side/curtain airbags
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzerTwin cyclone horns

Security

Anti hijack featureImmobiliser
Keyless entryLocking wheel nuts
Perimetric alarmRemote central door locking
Superlocking 

Trim

Chrome rings to instrument dialsSatin chrome door + dash trims

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsFull size spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.64CO2 (g/km)177
HC0.05Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.01Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1769Compression Ratio9.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)38.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)46.3EC Urban (mpg)29.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power115
Based On ID23071Coin Descriptioni
Coin SeriesFlareInsurance Group 19
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EInsurance Group 2E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.4EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.1
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.1Engine Power - BHP116
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5600Engine Torque - LBS.FT120
Engine Torque - MKG16.6Engine Torque - NM163
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed117

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size Spare205/60 R16 STEEL
Wheel Type16" ALLOYS 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1482Length4567
Wheelbase1518Width1760
Width (including mirrors)1998 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)62Gross Vehicle Weight1810
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)460Max. Loading Weight504
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked675Minimum Kerbweight1306
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.18
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Nissan Primera

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

Nissan banished any residual memories of the dull but worthy third generation Primera in the striking shape of the fourth generation car, introduced in 2002. With a number of technological breakthroughs for the medium range class, the Primera was rapidly hailed as the car that could dethrone the all-conquering Mondeo. Unfortunately, the pace of progress meant that it didn't turn out that way for the likeable Nissan, but with residual values hardly stratospheric, it's possible to land this interesting car at surprisingly affordable price.

History

Before this fourth generation car, the Primera was notable for two things. Mainstream models were beloved by cabbies and few others whereas the GT version offered a great sports package but was blessed with a face only its mother could love. February 2002 saw an all-new Primera radically alter our preconceptions about middleweight Nissans. With a sleek, bulbous body shape and an interior that heralded a new family design for the Japanese company, the Primera instantly made all its rivals look a little old-fashioned. The diesel engine initially offered was a 124bhp turbodiesel that was a little long in the tooth, but Nissan soon saw fit to replace this unit with a 136bhp common-rail dCi diesel engine. A factory-warranted 1.8-litre LPG version was also introduced at the tail end of 2002. Changes brought in during the spring of 2004 saw the Primera's exterior styling unaltered but various modifications to the interior and boosted equipment levels made the car a more desirable proposition. Rear parking cameras and satellite navigation on all bar the entry level models made the Primera one of the best equipped cars in its class. By the early part of 2006, the Primera range had been slimmed down to one engine - the 1.8-litre petrol - and three trim levels in preparation for the axe. It still looked decent value for money with all that equipment included. By the early part of 2007, the Primera had disappeared from the pricelists.

What You Get

This Primera was styled in a Munich design studio and whereas the Nissan culture was previously to dilute the more radical excesses of the initial sketches to the point of timidity, the board okayed the Primera design with no changes. So let's start with the basics. There were hatch, saloon and estate models offered in S, SX, SE, SVE or T-spec levels of trim. Though priced a little higher than Primera customers had paid in the past, Nissan was quick to point out that the car was safer, more comfortable and better refined, as well as being significantly better equipped than its rivals. Forget all that though: it's the styling that caused most comment. The exterior lines are pleasantly swoopy with a very European feel to them. Designed to look like a "proper driver's car", the Primera scores in that crucial first few seconds of acquaintance. The rear three-quarter view has that high-haunched look of the original Skoda Octavia, the curves, bevels and planes being very well judged. Even the corporate Nissan nose manages to avoid looking like something that's melted in the sun, instead integrating between bumper and bonnet without that suspicion of afterthought that permeates many earlier Nissan efforts. Underneath, the bodywork is a stretched and reinforced version of the Almera platform, and although the Primera has a decent road presence, the evidence of the tape measure shows it to be a good few inches shy of equivalent generation Passat and Mondeo dimensions. It's longer, taller and wider than its predecessor, however, and used many clever packaging tricks to increase interior space. Widening the track and stretching the wheelbase helped too: the boot on the four-door car is a useful shape and able top swallow 465 litres. Running counter to many designs of the time, the four and five door cars have been styled to look nigh-on identical, whilst the estate version goes for a trendy Sportwagon-style sloping roofline. The interior is even more adventurous than the voluptuous bodyshell. Three main dials are perched inside a central binnacle, below which is housed an LCD screen with a 'keyboard' of various buttons on a shelf in front of it. A less extreme version of this school of thought was previously trialed in the X-Trail off roader, another model which, incidentally, uses the Primera platform. The centrally-mounted instruments and bold use of colour contrasting found favour with X-Trail customers and Nissan have developed the theme here. With the exception of early models, even entry-level cars feature a colour LCD screen and electric rear windows, although plusher variants also have voice-activated electronic functions and a DVD-based satellite navigation system was offered, becoming standard after the 2004 facelift. All models feature climate-controlled air conditioning, front, side and curtain airbags, a 6-speaker CD stereo, a trip computer, electric mirrors, remote central locking, front electric windows and ABS.

What to Look For

Privately owned Primeras are unlikely to have been thrashed, such is their mature appeal. Watch out for high mileage company hacks, but even these should stand up to the rigours of a 40,000 mile year better than most. Nissan trialed a great deal of new electronics systems on the Primera and although it has so far proved admirably robust, expect big bills if the rear view camera or the Birdview DVD navigation system does go wrong. Mechanically the Primera is as close to perfection as you're likely to find in this sector. Damaged catalysts can be costly to repair and check on oil or coolant leaks. Make sure that diesel sellers aren't valuing a 2.2-litre TD as a superior 2.2-litre dCi version.

Replacement Parts

(approx. based on a 2002 Primera 1.8S) A full exhaust will be around £320 and an exchange alternator is about £160. A radiator is around £150 and a starter motor around £130. Brake pads are £35 for the front and £30 for the rear and a full clutch assembly will be around £165

On the Road

Though the 111bhp 1.8-litre petrol unit was the most popular of the three Primera engines available in the UK, it's not the most interesting. More diverting attractions lie with the 2.0-litre petrol unit - a powerplant that cranks out 139bhp and which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission with sequential manual override switching between six artificially mandated gears. A 138bhp common rail turbodiesel completes the engine line-up, offered with a six-speed manual only. Slow initial sales of this model prompted Nissan to reduce its price and up the engine output, making the entry-level 2.2Di S a far more tempting proposition. The best engine is undoubtedly the later 2.2-litre dCi with its common-rail injection configuration. Nissan's engineers claimed to have made ride and handling key priorities with the Primera and boasted that of all the cars selected to benchmark the Primera's chassis and suspension set-up against, only the BMW 3 Series produced a better all-round result. As would be expected, they declined to mention what those vanquished by the Primera were, but many would question why Nissan would go out of their way to fix something that manifestly wasn't broken. Performance is nothing outstanding, the 2.0-litre petrol car capable of sprinting to 60mph in 10.9 seconds in CVT form. The CVT gearbox would probably benefit from driver experience, as novices can make excruciatingly jerky progress. The original diesel engine offers that sprightly acceleration with an average fuel consumption figure of nearly 49mpg but the dCi unit is smoother and offers better refinement.

Overall

Although cars like the Mazda6 and the Honda Accord soon stole the Nissan Primera's thunder, this has only served to make it more of a used bargain than ever. With a range of solid engines, a whole heap of design flair and a quirky and distinctive personality, the Primera does almost everything asked of it. Keen drivers may find it a little soft-edged but this will mean that few cars will have fallen into the 'wrong' hands. Who'd have thought it would take a medium range Nissan to show that modernity needn't cost the earth and sensible needn't always equal dull?

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
60%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

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