2005 nissan primera
At the time of the debut, the Nissan Primera P12 made a splash: no one expected that the Japanese would dare to put this “concept” into production. Unusual appearance, unusual “architecture” of the interior, an unusual control system for service functions … But it did not help – the car did not become a bestseller then. And now in the second hand market it is not the same either.
Three body types to choose from: sedan, hatchback, station wagon. Five petrol and two diesel engines. Three transmission options: manual (5- or 6-speed), 4-speed automatic and CVT. Plus, numerous equipment options, including even such exotic items for those times as a reversing camera. However, the Nissan Primera P12 could not become an example for classmates either in terms of sales volume or reliability.
The main stumbling block for many Primera fans is the unusual interior. In this generation, the designers were very surprised: the panel has a very unusual design, the вЂњtidyвЂќ is located in the middle and almost near the windshield, the вЂњjoystickвЂќ on the console, which controls many functions … Some people like it – some do not. We can say that, despite the “space” in the design, the ergonomics are far from ideal: the steering column has a small adjustment range, the driver’s seat is a bit high. The materials are also not encouraging: the plastic is very “oak”. However, for cars made in 2005. with a mileage of 200 thousand km, one cannot but rejoice at the safety of the interior – no strong abrasions were found.
Trunk volume 450 l – not bad! However, not a record, and not everything is in order with the transformations: as you can see, the folded back of the rear seat opens only a relatively small opening into the cabin. However, for “cargo transportation” there is a hatchback and a station wagon – there it is better with functionality.
The most optimal power unit for the Primera P12 is gasoline, preferably released as late as possible. That is, approximately the same as here: a car made in 2005, a two-liter gasoline engine. But less powerful 1.6-1.8-liters are also good. But diesels … The most common 2.2-liter is not “ice”, but you still need to look for a 1.9-liter in good condition and at a normal price.
The ride quality and handling of the Primera P12 are not exciting. On the one hand, the suspensions are quite rigid, the road “trifle” is well felt in the cabin, not to mention all sorts of joints and cracks … On the other hand, the handling is completely indistinct: the steering wheel “nibbles” during fast rotation, and the silent blocks of the suspension are sometimes loud ” click”, it is worth starting the car in slip … In general, not a “driver”. But the original!
At the beginning of the century, no one expected such a revelation from Nissan – Primera and futuristic design became synonymous. The reputation of a manufacturer of reliable cars helped the company sell Primera P12 until 2008. However, the operation of third-generation cars, which were produced in England, revealed many problems. So who is in front of us: a meek “Japanese” or a cheeky “European”?
The French diesel engine with a volume of 1.9 liters (Renault F9Q), in addition to the Nissan Primera, was also installed on the Volvo S40 / V40, Mitsubishi Carisma and Opel Vivaro. The engine in our latitudes is more than popular and common, so it does not need extra comments. We only note that during the warranty period, a wholesale replacement of intercoolers and turbines was carried out: the likelihood that you will come across a car that has not been “touched” by the attention of the dealer service is minimal. The most affordable Primera on the Belarusian market are equipped with a 2.2-liter diesel engine – the notoriety of this unit has seriously damaged the image of the model as a whole. Gasoline versions are valued more than others on the secondary market: the base 1.6-liter engine is difficult to find, but the 1.8 and 2.0 engines are far from exclusive. True, these units on the machines of the first years of production did not differ in reliability: the destruction of the piston could happen both on a run of 20 thousand km, and after 100 thousand. In the first case, warranty repairs were carried out, in the second, the owners had to pay for all the work out of their own pocket. Despite the fact that this problem hardly reached the Belarusian owner, it makes sense to pay attention to instances starting in 2004, when new pistons and oil scraper rings began to be used, the firmware of the control unit changed, and the mass air flow sensors were replaced with more reliable – the former “flyed out” with enviable constancy.
A six-speed manual and a classic “automatic” are rare on the Nissan Primera, but they promise a minimum of problems. “Mechanics” in five steps (factory index AV709VA) is a much more frequent visitor to Primera, but its weak point is the shaft bearings, which, if used carelessly, can give a “wedge”, and then the bulkhead of the entire unit is inevitable. In addition, the clutch on such versions rarely takes care of more than 100 thousand km. The CVT variator is reliable only in case of gentle operation and close attention to the V-belt, which must be changed at the first sign of slipping, otherwise you can “get” to replace the entire box assembly. 2005 nissan primera
Until 2004, stabilizer struts were a weak point in the suspension, but then their average resource grew to an acceptable 50 thousand kilometers. Also, at first, due to weak ball joints, the owners had to change the lever assembly, however, the production of non-original parts has long been mastered by many manufacturers, which is what our car owners use. Of course, they are enough for 30-40 thousand km, but the price takes its toll – about $ 20-30 apiece.
Opinion of the owner of Nissan Primera 2.0i, 2005 onwards, declared mileage of 260 thousand km:
– I am the owner of a rather rare petrol version with a 6-speed “mechanics”. Our market mainly sells diesel engines. Bought with mileage under 160,000 three years ago. “I only change oil and filters” is not about me. At first, I drank problems with the rear suspension – no one wanted to take it. Then I accidentally found a garage master who replaced the silent blocks in a few hours – the problem was gone. By the way, now I only serve him, because he knows the car inside and out. I repaired the steering rack in Kyiv on another business trip, it cost about $ 250. Only later did I find out that it was allegedly non-repairable, and a new one costs almost 1000 USD. At one of the oil MOTs, the “garage man” noticed a hydraulic booster oil leak. He said that this is a “disease” of all Primera – you can get to replace the pump. Before the sale on my Primera, the timing chain was replaced, and now there is some rustling – it looks like it’s time to change again. In the electrical part, something constantly вЂњflies outвЂќ: either the ABS icon will light up, or the rear lights will go out. It’s good that everything is solved cheaply. I like the car, so I won’t sell it yet. Yes, and my “specialist” says that the copy is not the worst – another 100 thousand will pass …
Let’s face it: Nissan Primera is not the best candidate for purchase in this class. However, if you are captivated by its design, you need a high level of equipment and a spacious interior, then try to look among cars after 2004 onwards. – the risk that such a machine will “fall” is much lower.
2005 nissan primera