Bad Thaidings

I am looking for a new car about £10,000. After a recent visit to friends in Dublin their suggestion was a Nissan Tiida. Is this car worth considering and are there any pitfalls in purchasing a car made for the Irish market? Would my local Nissan dealer be able to provide suitable parts spares, servicing, etc. Is there any likelihood of Nissan introducing this vehicle in the U.K.

Asked on 10 October 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
It's basically a Renault Clio, Nissan Micra, Nissan Note, Dacia Logan with Nissan engines and a different, rather ugly body, assembled in Thailand. I was in a taxi version in Krung Thep about 4 days ago. Not a pleasant experience, though largely due to being driven by the most nervous taxi driver in the world. Not worth anything like £10k. In the UK the Note fulfils its place in the market far better than it does.
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