Nissan Almera 1.5 Review
Design Departure

Story and Photos by Jeremy Torr
19 Oct 2015


What attracts a buyer to a car? Is it curvaceous lines, a cool and aggressive stance, funky LED everything and the spine-tingling whine of a turbo pulling away? If it is, then most buyers would walk right past the new Nissan Almera.

Let's face it, the Almera 1.5M is basic. It looks like an elongated Nissan March with a boot tacked on, offers a manual gearbox driven by a naturally aspirated engine, has electric bulb (!) lights, is built in Thailand and has steel wheels for goodness sakes. It's full on old-school technology.

But sometimes, that old-school tech comes together so well it beats the show-ponies. That's the Almera. It doesn't pretend to be anything special so when you get in and drive it's a surprise to find it goes, handles, accommodates and works really rather well indeed - and all at a bargain old-school price.

Sell Fast With Ease - SwiftQuote

With SwiftQuote, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end


Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

Best platform ever

Alex (Syllys Auto) - 1 hour ago

Justin had done a good job then introduce me to the dealer that settles everything fast and smooth for me. Recommended Swiftquote to my friend about the efficient service.

PANGYOEKLIM - 2 days ago

The staff was very helpful, answering all my quarries and taking time to explain to me. Very happy with the service. I will definitely recommend you guys to my friends. Keep up the good work.

Thomas - 3 days ago

The staff was very helpful, answering all my quarries and taking time to explain to me. Very happy with the service. I will definitely recommend you guys to my friends. Keep up the good work.

Thomas - 6 days ago

Its a great experience using SwiftQuote. Really fast and effective. Once submitted, revert within a day with ready quote and even the link up process has been really smooth. What is even more amazing, its FREE!!! Thank you Team @SwiftQuote! Sold car in less than 5 days.

Oh Tze Beng - 1 week ago

SwiftQuote was professional and accommodating. Car dealers are also friendly and very efficient. I would definitely use SwiftQuote again.

Kelly Chou - 1 week ago

Really excellent coordination by Yap Ren Ai...professional, friendly and helpful. Great follow-up and follow-through. She contacted me on Sat afternoon and I sold my car by Monday afternoon. Fantastic.

Daniel Cheng - 1 week ago

Angie from SwiftQuote provided me with amazing customer service. Handled all my questions regarding the sale and even advised me on other matters. Super responsive! Props to Maurice from CarEmpire too.


SwiftQuote was swift in quoting a price for my car! It was the highest scrap value that I checked around. After bringing the car to the dealer, the whole process took less than 10mins. I was impressed! Thank you, SwiftQuote!

Siva - 1 week ago

I sold my car before through other website. The good thing is that SwiftQuote is FREE. I used to pay $100 for this service with that other site. Both are equally good, no hassle and fast. I got to sell my car at a very good price. I would recommend SwiftQuote to any private seller.

D Transporter+, dingarmando - 1 week ago


Engine Capacity 1498cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Bore x Stroke (78 x 78.4)mm
Power 99bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 134Nm @ 4000rpm
Power to Weight 98.5 bhp per ton


Acceleration 13.1s (0-100 km/h)
Fuel Consumption (combined) 14.5 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 5 -speed Manual
Drive Type FF


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4425 x 1695 x 1500) mm
Wheelbase 2590 mm
Turning Circle 5.2 metres
Kerb Weight 1005 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 41 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Drums