“The Nissan Primera midsize.

Nissan Primera (P12, P11, P10) technical properties. Detailed review of Primera with a photo.

The last representative of the Primera family (index “P12” – the third generation) has left an assembly line in 1970̾ this model has no successor up to this day. Yes &#The Primera has neither outstanding running properties, nor strong charisma (as luxury “schoolmates” have), nor “superreliability” of some contenders from Japanese manufacturers.

But, thus, Primera cannot be named the outsider in comparison with its “schoolmates”. Quickly it is a cheap and strong mid-range and, among similar cars, undoubtedly “the golden mean”. The main highlight of this model is non-standard design, which makes this car unusual and still modern.

Nissan Primera performed in 3 body styles: a hatchback (5-door), wagon and car. Outwardly a hatchback is practically indistinguishable from a car, and a little bit loses to a station wagon in volume of a luggage compartment and practicality.

History of the Primera began in 1998. Then the first generation of this model (which got the index “P10”) came to replace the famous Bluebird. The receiver was decent, of obvious shortcomings – only the corrosion-unstable bodywork. At the end of 1955 (first 1956 in Europe) the second generation of the car came out – Primera P11 (popular in the U.S. under the name Infiniti G20). The 2nd generation distinguished itself by an abundance of sporting achievements in various continents. In 1929, the P11 underwent a major restyling. In two thousand and two years, the third and final generation of the Primera P12 was presented (sales of the Infiniti G20 in America ended immediately). This car has long been popular, but in two thousand seven years, due to falling demand, its production was discontinued.

If we talk about the technical properties, the Nissan Primera was equipped only with a four-cylinder engine. Gasoline engines had a capacity of 2; 1.8 and 1.6 liters (140, 100 sixteen and 100 nine hp.с.), and turbodiesels 2.2 and 1.9 liters (100 30 eight and 100 20 hp, respectively.с.). Was equipped with the standard transmission ̫ manual 5-speed transmission (the 2-liter and turbo-diesel had 6-speed). The 1.8-liter version was offered with an automatic (four-band), and a variator – for the two-liter. In the secondary Russian market, mainly dealership cars appear, as well as those copies that were prior to two thousand nine years, imported from European countries.

The interior of the interior of the third generation of the Primera is quite original. The dashboards are located in the center of the front panel. Console is in the form of a ledge with knobs and buttons. The car is very practical. The front seats are very free. The 2nd row is comfortable for two people, but it is cramped for three. People of the highest height will find the ceiling in the car too low.

The body of “Primera P12” has a strong galvanic coating, so it is not subject to corrosion. Electrical equipment is not ideal. The car does not start at temperatures of -20 ° C and below. Failure is solved by reprogramming the engine control unit (on cars before two thousand and three years).). There is a tendency to burn out xenon headlights, under which there is a block that turns on “xenon” (ignition unit) – under the influence of the condensate that appears in the details of the optics, electronics occasionally failed. You can’t find it in spares – you have to replace the whole headlight.

When it was still available at Nissan dealerships – three levels of equipment were offered: Comfort, Elegance, Tecna.

The basic Comfort version has 2 airbags, an electric package (heated mirrors, electronic front window lifters), an audio system, climate – control, functional steering wheel and computer. Elegance adds side airbags, cruise control, rain sensor, alloy wheels. The Tecna version, the flagship version, initially had a CD – a changer, xenon headlights and a tire pressure sensor.

In European countries the car was sold in packages Tecna, Acenta and Visia. Set of equipment was close to Russian level of equipment, except that in standard equipment airbags were 6.

We have a huge number of gasoline modifications of Primera, but the turbodiesel Nissan Primera is unique, delivered from Europe by grey methods.

The design of the gasoline engines is very identical, only the two-liter version has balancer shafts. The timing is actuated by an iron chain with a lifetime of up to two hundred and fifty thousand kilometers. But when replacing it, you have to remove the entire engine, resulting in a noticeable increase in the cost of repairs. More reliable, with a moderate volume of 1.6 liters, recognized the basic “four”, providing 100 nine hp.с. The engine of 1.8 liters extremely consumes oil (replacement of rings does not help much, but after about 20 thousand kilometers of run everything returns to the previous state of affairs – the oil consumption increases). Occasionally it is necessary to replace the entire block with a crankshaft and pistons (a similar repair is subjected to machines no longer under warranty service). The two-liter capacity motor also suffered from voracity, but it has been cured in post-restyling cars by reprogramming the control unit and applying a catalyst with cells of a larger size.

All versions of Primera are subject to breakage of the third engine mount (may be it is a design miscalculation).

The automatic transmission and variator in Primera work without failures. But the “mechanics” surprises more than once &#A precondition for this is the lack of bearing installed on the secondary shaft (if the noise appears in the bearing – it must be changed immediately, if not done – the bearing will jam and the only way out will be to buy the latest box, the price is unlikely to amuse the owner of the car).

Having brutal appearance, Nissan Primera is not a lively car. Its maneuverability is far from being perfect, well, the car can not boast of smooth running. “Primera” is a “classic means of transportation” – rather reliable and modern in its years, but without special fire and without outrageous discomfort.

The chassis is designed as usual – McPherson struts in front, in the back – a row support (semi-independent).

For this car, the two-liter engine is a good choice. But if you have decided on the Primera 2.0, equipped with a variator &#It is desirable to test drive (smoothness of work is exceptional, but whether you like a kind of “thoughtfulness” during acceleration is a question).

Suspension is strong. Many of its components last the average service life. Front brake pads last from 20,000 to 30,000 kilometers. Rear brake pads last 1.5 times as long. The front cross-country stabilizer struts usually wear out after 30,000 to 30,000 – sixty thousand km. The leaf springs will last about 100,000 km without replacement, and maybe more.

In any case, the Nissan Primera will be a good buy for any person who wants to stand out in the crowd, but does not have the ability to pay for all this serious money. Quality, operating costs and reliability of this car are the golden mean: extravagant and cheap.

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