Review: Nissan Almera (2000 – 2006)


Undemanding drive. Proving reliable. Very good crash test rating. Aircon standard from 2003.

A Focus, Leon or Corolla of the same age is nicer to drive, especially on a twisty road.

Recently Added To This Review

23 September 2018

Report of knocking from front suspension of 2006 Nissan Almera when driving all the time. The suspension is new with new wishbones and drop links. The only thing the owner hasn't changed is the anti... Read more

23 November 2017

What can finally kill off an old Almera is failure of the speed sensor in the transmission, part number 327024U003, which is no longer available from Nissan. Without it the car can refuse to drive above... Read more

22 April 2013

R/2013/050: Nissan Almera (among many others). Passenger airbag may fail to deploy correctly (Part of colossal Wordlwide Takata airbag recall). "The subject vehicles are equipped with front passenger... Read more

Nissan Almera (2000 – 2006): At A Glance

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29–46 mpg

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Is my car likely to fail the new MoT?

I have two old cars registered with your website (2008 diesel Ford Focus and 2005 petrol Nissan Almera). I would like to know if they will likely fail their next MoT. Can you let me know what the changes are to the MoT as of May 20, 2018?
There will be stricter limits for emissions from diesel cars. You’ll also be given a fail if the tester can see smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust pipe. There are a few new things that will be tested: these include if tyres are underinflated, if the brake fluid has been contaminated, fluid leaks posing an environmental risk, brake pad warning lights and if brake pads or discs are missing. For more details on the 2018 MoT changes, see:
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