With the arrival of the slightly cheaper and FWD ES range, the IS lineup has been stripped down to just this one model. Fortunately, it also happens to be the best IS we’ve driven, but is it really good enough to compete for your signature on an HP agreement against the well-established German brands?
Well that’s a decision for you to make of course. From our particular perspective, we’d say it more than has what it takes. But for many the “Upmarket Toyota” badging lingers on.
Read all the details right here and make up your own mind.
We all know that in our own little world of the petrolhead, that the price of a car doesn’t always necessary dictate how much fun it is to drive. We’ve been in cheapies that drive better than their more expensive stablemates, and in the current global economy it’s these cars that keep the motoring industry ticking over after all.
However the Nissan Almera 1.5 here is not one of these cars. It isn’t an expression of motoring joy on a tight budget. Even two decades ago, which is where it feels like it’s from, the Almera wouldn’t have been gifted with any level of excitement whatsoever. but does it have any redeeming qualities at all?
Read our full road test of the Nissan Almera 1.5 MT right here.