• Nissan Almera

Nissan Almera – class compact car manufactured by Nissan Motors company from 1995 to 2006. Sunny replaced model. There were two generations of this model. Due to the change in company policy, he did not live to direct successor.

The first generation Almera was introduced at the end of 1995. Was available in three body styles: two hatchbacks (three-door and five-door) and sedan. Under the hood was one of three petrol engines with a capacity of 1.4, 1.6 or 2.0 version of the GTI. Offered as a two-liter naturally aspirated diesel.

In 1998, he was carried facelift. Have been modified headlights, tail lights, and bumpers and grille. Analog meter mileage was replaced by electronic switches also changed the fog lamps and the frame around the rear registration. External antenna, only as a hatchback, moved back to the center (previously was on the front pillar on the driver’s side). The amendments also concerned suspension and safety elements "state. Engines not have changed.

Copies for the European market were produced in Japan. The ranking uptime TÜV in 2007, Nissan Almera N15 occupies 12th place among 8-9 year cars, beating, among others, competitors such as the Honda Civic, Mazda 323 and Volkswagen Golf.

Cars from 1995 to 1998 (before facelift)

GX – theoretically poorest version, but often also upgradable by customers and thus not different from the others,

Often you can find versions of Magic, Motion and Emotion. These terms replace the above-mentioned nomenclature to the lifting models, in the final stages of production. It is difficult to determine what they characterized. Only the top-name version of the GTI remained unchanged. There were also versions of "Scandinavian" headlamps with wipers and heated front seats.

Cars from 1995 to 1998 (before facelift)

In Nissanach in/during the production of the defect factory tachometer work, he showed a false measurement of turnover, or not working at all. In the mid-facelift versions of the problem has been corrected.

Successor to the N15, N16 Almera was launched in 2000. It was available in the same body styles as its predecessor. From the beginning Almera N16 sold with two petrol engines – 1.5 (90hp) and 1.8 (114hp) and turbo diesel engines with direct injection 2.2 (110hp). In 2003, the Almera has undergone modernization, in which the suspension upgraded and refreshed appearance of the body (including new lamps front and rear) and the interior. Improving were the parameters of the petrol engine 1.5 (since 2003, has 98hp) and the 1.8 (since 2003 has a 116 hp). Introduced to offer a diesel engine derived from the offer – Renault 1.5 dCi 82hp. During the first months after the upgrade was installed to continue the construction of Nissan diesel engine 2.2 Di 110hp. In later years he was replaced by a modified version (2.2 dCi) with a capacity of 112hp and a stronger variant of this engine with a power 136hp offered with 6-speed gearbox. Both new engines were equipped with common rail system. Copies for the European market were produced at Nissan’s UK-based companies (except small series sedans of the early production).

On the basis of Almera N16 has been designed compact minivan. Production of the car took place in Spain, and lasted from 2000 to 2006. Almera Tino interior can accommodate five people on five separate seats. Luggage capacity ranges from 440 to 2000l, depending on the configuration of the seats of the second row. In the car were mounted 1.5 16V petrol engine (90hp), 1.8 16V (114hp – after 2003 116hp) and the 2.0 16V (136hp) and the 2.2 16V Di diesels and dCi (114 and 136hp). Engines 1.5, 1.8 and 2.2 diesel weaker version were fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Version 1.8 can be optionally equipped with a 4-speed automatic. The most powerful 2.2 diesel engine was offered only with a 6-speed manual transmission. In contrast, the 2.0 petrol was sold only with a CVT continuously variable automatic transmission. Almera Tino compete with cars such as the Citroën Xsara Picasso, Opel Zafira or Renault Scénic. Variety Tino has no direct successor, to some extent, but was replaced by the Nissan Note, which, however, is a car with a smaller class.

The ranking uptime TÜV in 2007, occupies 56 Nissan Almera (cars 2-3 years ) and 33 (cars 4-5 years ) space. However, in the same ranking from 2006 is among the cars 2-3 years old 25th place and 12th place among the cars 4-5 year. Almera N16 is sometimes criticized for higher – compared with its predecessor – failure. Car troubled many standard problems – corrosion tailgate, problems with the crankshaft position sensor, combustion engine oil at high mileage (for models with petrol engine), burning mirrors, headlights (model after 2002). The problem przepalajÄ…cych the lamp has been partially solved by the manufacturer. Authorized Service Stations lead action service, in which the headlights are replaced free of charge. A similar action was carried out for the crankshaft position sensor. The decrease in uptime is reflected both in the rankings as TÜV and reviews expressed by users on the forums. As particularly problematic sometimes considered Almera after the changes carried out in 2003. Some relate that decrease vehicle uptime with the transfer of production from Japan to the UK. Another theory circulating indicates here for a merger with Renault as a cause of trouble.