Review used Nissan Tiida
The Nissan Tiida is a small and medium car with an interior space that can accommodate a family, and provides a smooth, quiet ride with reasonable engine performance. It replaced the Nissan Pulsar very successfully in February due to the clash of cultures. Australians think a new car should keep the same name as the car it replaces. While the Japanese feel a significantly improved new car deserves a new name.
Tiida (which incidentally we had to pronounce ‘tee-eeda’) was a failure in the sales race, it’s a shame it is a good car for people looking for nothing more than reasonable transportation from A to B. When Tiida came to the end of her modeling life in February 2013, the new model was called … wait for it … Pulsar. But the damage was done and Pulsar is still struggling to create the ground it lost in the Tiida years.
Due to the unappreciated name, Nissan Tiida is now a bargain in the used car market.
Tiida is not what you would call stylish. However, the boxy body makes the interior surprisingly spacious in a car of this class. The front seat is nearly as large as the seat of a six-cylinder family car and there is plenty of legroom in the back seat with many cars twice the size. As well as good head and shoulders room to go with it.
In March 2010, Nissan Tiida had a comprehensive upgrade, seeing the front of the car expand and reshape. Tiida Ti has a side skirt made of the same color as the rest of the body to visually take some height out of the car. Even so, it’s still on the box.
The boot section of both the Tiida sedan and hatch is large, something further improved on the Tiida Ti hatchback when it is equipped with sliding rear seats to increase the length of the luggage compartment.
Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) are impressive and the Tiida feels like a car of the next size upward on all but the roughest roads. Ride comfort is good, with a reasonably supple feel from the suspension. Handling is competent but not interesting and the EPS (Electric Steering) system is too light and can sometimes be vague.
Power comes from a 1.8 liter engine with good torque of about 2000 rpm or more. The engine is a bit reluctant to rev and can be noisy when the red line approaches. Beyond Tiida from the sports car market!
Nissan Tiida has a 6-speed manual gearbox. The change is surprisingly noisy and provides a real clunk-clunk sound with each device change. We found it annoying, the owner said that they were used to it. Automatic is an old-fashioned four-speed unit.
Nissan Tiidas originally came from Japan. Later, a Nissan factory in Thailand provided most of Australia’s imports. The construction quality is almost good in Thai factory which is strictly controlled as from Japanese factory.
Nissan (Datsun) has been in Australia for more than 50 years so has a strong dealer network. There are quite a lot of dealers in rural areas than usual for Asian cars, because Pulsar is a big seller in the bush – Tiida doesn’t do the same.
Parts and service prices are reasonably priced and we rarely hear any complaints about parts availability.
Premiums are generally reasonable and rarely make a big difference between the company and the company. It’s always worth shopping around, but take your time to make sure you’re making an accurate comparison.
What are you looking for
Make sure the engine starts up easily and doesn’t work smoothly as soon as it touches. Be suspicious of any rattles from below, these may indicate slow oil collection.
Checking smoke from exhaust pipes if the engine works hard, driving up the hill in high gear is a good test.
An automatic transmission with extreme changes may be overdue for a service.
Check for previous damage or repairs: Look along the doors and look for ripples in the finished layer of panels. Look for inappropriate paint colors from one board to another. Tiny spots of paint on unpainted surfaces like windows, badges and brightness are another sign.
Nissan Tiidas is as popular as family cars, so look for a damaged interior created by bored kids.
Look at the condition of the boot mat in case the heavy load has been torn off during cornering or braking.