Written on: 06/04/2012
I've always found Nissan a reliable car, my sister had a micra, I looked at a lot of offers before I bought and so glad I did. The Almeria's really good, very reliable, decent enough for petrol, comfortable drive. Would recommend to others. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2012
hi i got my gti last week great car but for some reason its loosing power at about 3g. low down power is great but when i wanna boot it at 3g its got no power at all. can any1 help? (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2011
Just swapped my fiesta 1.8 diesel for one of these cars,F*cK me what a car!! it handles superb,cant drive it at 30mph sorry officer! easy to do 90mph on motorway without realising and is very comfy and responsive in every gear. bit thirsty if you peddle it around town but hey,who cares when you are having this much fun!! mate with series 2 RS turbo took the Pi*s until I wiped his bottom from the lights in my \"ugly japanese piece of sh*te\" If you are thinking of buying one,go for it!! they... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2010
I've owned my Almera GTi for the last two and half years and I must say, it's been cracking. Completely unmodified and still able to get up to 145mph on a couple occasions. Handling is great but if you're not up for a bumpy ride this isn't the car for you. In and around town, getting up to 30/40/50...no problem. Still fits 4 adults with ease. Problems...none apart from the red paint fading a bit on the roof, but what else would you expect from a 12 year old car! (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2010
i think these r great little cars very reliable i am sellin 1 at the moment if any1 is intrested its a blue nissan almera gti phase 1 p reg want £500ono my number is 07757419627 (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2010
I ve had the car for only 2 weeks and love it apart from when a tractor crashed into it and wrecked the bonnet, headlight, grille, and the radiator as well shame really coz it was lovely to drive. Now i'm hoping to get it fixed and get back on the road as its a joy to drive. If anyones knows of any parts for sale please could you get back to me on my email which is firstname.lastname@example.org i would be very grateful. Thanks everyone. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009 by markbeardbfc
I bought my Nissan Almera gti back in 2000 when she was only a year old for just over £9000 and only 5000 miles on the clock. Nine years later it has never broke down , never failed an MOT , servicing regularly and she still runs like a dream. The only trouble a have had is that the starter motor has been replaced twice . (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009 by mason2009
nissan almera gti is good fun to drive and is very under rated in my opinion. had mine for about a year now the only bad point for me is that the power sterring pump has gone twice. but on reading everybody else's reviews on the net, it seems to be a problem only for me. otherwise the car is brilliant and great fun to drive. people say they are heavy on juice but i can get 35 - 40 mpg altho that may be just me driving like an old man of 90. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2009
The Nissan Almera GTi is a great looking car and handels well (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009
I have owened my nissan almera GTI bodykit version for about two years,it is a P reg with about 90k on the clock.i have had quite abit of repairs etc done to it,eg,front shocks,rear brake disks and pads,electric window motor and afew other things i cant remember,all original parts but i have noticed that there is so much on the car that is factory fitted eg the exhaust,clutch etc which is all even more reasuring to me that the parts i got replaced are long term wear and tear and that the car... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2008 by deany30 (1 review written)
I had one in 2000, beat many VW Golf GTi's in it, mates said it was crap till they drove it, a very underrated car, suttle mods and it looked better, handled great and went even better, comfy ride and seats, I bought it with 50k on the clock and took it well over 100k not a single bit of bother with the engine, very reliable apart from the doors locking by itself, it never failed an MOT and was serviced regulary. I'm getting another one very shortly and looking forward to getting another. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2008
Good performance, good reliability, had mine for 7 years. Never had 1 problem. Awesome! I changed to uprated shocks and springs (lowered 50mm). Now it handles like a touring car. Planning a track day soon! recommended may be best gti? (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008 by teg slayer (1 review written)
I fitted a t28 Turbo 2 years ago and it flies. Just shows how reliable it is as even with the turbo punching close to 240 brake it never lets me down. Its up 4 grabs at around 2K. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by unibrow123
Had my Nissan Almera GTi for just over a year and the only problem ive had with the car is the air blower resistor fuse went but was easily replaced, other than that it is totally reliable and fun to drive. You can pick a good one up for around 1500 which I think is brilliant value for money and I dont think you would find anything as quick and fun to drive for that. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2008 by spikey1
I know I said the 4th and 5 th gear is bad but this is mt 5th Almera GTi and I think I cured it put a boost valve on I did and it made a lot of difference try it wow does it go now. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2008
I have only had my Nissan Almera for 5 weeks and I'm hooked its a real joy to drive great torque through 1st to 3rd bit sluggish through 4th and 5th but there is nothing else bad to say about the car it attracts a lot of attention I like the fact that its quite rare and it better than going down the usual route of Saxo VTS's or 106 GTIs great reliability great engine all round would well recommend buying one. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2007 by hmatt
I've had the Nissan Almera GTi for a year now and am very happy with it. It's a 1999 (T plate) Gti model that I got with FSH and 52K on the clock for £1,850! It's got a great level of equipment - a/c, elec tilt/slide s/roof, c/locking, abs, airbag, electric windows + mirrors, comp, etc - and drives brilliantly. The handling is superb - along the twisties it's happy, and offers predictable, stable handling allowing for rapid driving without the stress. It's more of a 'quite-quick' car rather... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2006 by STEW15
I have had a Golf GTi MK2 and always had VW's. I got the Nissan Almera GTi for £1,800 on a R plate with 63,000 miles. It is mint I think it handles better than the Golf GTi and seems faster as well. People should not pull the car down this car is a wolf in sheeps clothing
I can say I will not be buying a Golf GTi again, after I have driven this. (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2006 by sheers10 (1 review written)
I was in the market for a VR6 but to find a decent one that has not been thrashed you will be very lucky indeed. I decided to look elsewhere after seeing one too many hammered Golf's and a colleague of mine recommended an Almera GTi as he had owned one for 5 trouble free years. I had a look around and found they were pretty cheap and not too hard to find. I bought mine in May 2004 and within 6 days had picked up my first speeding ticket in 9 years of driving - it is hard not to drive the car... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2005 by toby999
My Nissan Almera GTi has been very reliable and economical since buying this beast. Slightly modified and kicking out about 160bhp and tops out at 140mph. Handles very well and can beat bigger, more expensive cars off the lights. Buy one now. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2004 by AntP01 (1 review written)
I've had my Nissan Almera GTi for 1.5 years and it still gives me a buzz when I get in.
Its great fun on the open road, has really good handling and is powerful enough to show up much more expensive and glamorous cars.
If driven hard (which is irresistable) the petrol consumption is high. Other reviewers have said 18K for tyres, I got 23K on one set but they came off looking like slicks (failed MOT on tyres). 140+bhp through the front tyres does work them hard.
Image is its only downfall,... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2004 by Si68 (2 reviews written)
I've had a 97 Almera GTi for 3 years. Great car, never had a reliability problem with it. In fact the only things I've had go wrong are the Alarm (needed a new Alarm Control Unit) and at the moment I've got probs with the central locking. It keeps locking and unlocking, even when you're driving. Nissan reckon it needs new actuators but a mechanic mate of mine doesn't reckon they're causing the problem. Anyone know if it could be the Alarm Control unit again? Does this also control the... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2004 by warrenbwalker (1 review written)
I am typically a golf gti man- had 10 of them ranging from mk 2 8v, 16v, Mk3 16v, vr6. And i bought the Nissan Almera GTI after my vr6 was costing me too much to run and for the moment i need something cheap with low mileage that wasnt going to give me hassle, it had to be quick, and look nice enough. My shortlist came down to Ibiza cupra 16v, another Golf GTI 16v (with high mileage and older), citroen xsara VTR/VTS (only cos of the age thing!) or the almera. After many weeks and months... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2003 by Jonesy.
I've had my '97 GTI for over a year. Its got the full body kit and in racing red. Its an eye turner! Performance and handling are great. Allows me to remain in control with the sure handling. Have driven over 30k in this year and other than a slightly weeping oil pressure switch its been trouble free.
I've used 2 sets of front tyres for the 30K, not sure if this is good or average considering its a car you want to drive hard. I'm very pleased with it. I wish Nissan brought out a new GTI... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2003 by alan.
My Nissan Almera GTI has just got through another MOT without costing a thing. I always worry that something expensive is going to go wrong but it never does. I have been looking at other cars over the past few months on the advice of the accountant. Each time I get back from a test drive - Celica VVT, Leon 180 VT, Clio 172, Civic type R, Focus 170ST - and drive the Almera I think to myself - why bother with the expense of changing. The Nissan seems to be just as fast as many and handles... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2003 by mattyo.
Had the Nissan Almera GTI for two years now, needed three sets of new tyres. Its faster than my mates Golf and 205, 206 GTI's and a TT. Get one and there cheap as chips. (read more)