Country & Base – Japan – Yokohama
- Pixo [city car]
- Micra [supermini]
- Note [supermini MPV]
- Juke [compact crossover]
- LEAF [electric city car]
- Qashqai [compact SUV]
- X-TRAIL [compact 4x4]
- Pathfinder [large 4x4]
- 370Z [sports coupe and roadster]
- GT-R [performance coupe]
RAC Cars Need To Know:
Credit to Nissan. It was the first big car company to twig that the cars we'd become accustomed to buying for years were getting outdated. Customers didn't want a used Nissan Almera if they could have a beautiful new Nissan Qashqai and they preferred X-TRAILs to Primeras. Since then, the range has exploded in new and exciting directions from the Nissan LEAF electric car right through to the explosive new Nissan GT-R coupe. So where should used buyers be looking?
For real used Nissan bargains, they should be looking at Primeras and Almeras. Nissan might have given up on these cars, but they still make great used buys and work for a good section of the population. Even the wildly popular Nissan Qashqais have become something of a victim of their own ubiquity, with used values not as strong as they could be as a result. The launch of the new Nissan 370Z couldn't have been timed much worse, and as a result sales of this car have been rather sticky, so bargains are available. Its predecessor, the pretty 350Z is another used car that retains a ton of appeal for the enthusiast driver and these are starting to look very good buys. Beware of poorly-specified Japanese imports though.
The Nissan Note has been rather overlooked and makes a brilliant vehicle for older drivers, especially when teamed with an automatic transmission. The latest Nissan Micra is a rather forgettable thing, not a comment that can be levelled at the GT-R. Early 2008 cars are now starting to nudge towards £35,000 but bear in mind that with supercar performance come supercar running costs.
You'll be able to search through thousands of used Nissan cars for sale on RAC Cars.com so browse at leisure and pick a great deal.