The Nissan Terrano is a big 4x4 that’s name sounds like an aggressive monster that can eat up any terrain it encounters. In reality, this is partly true, but unlike some other off road machines, the Nissan is competent on tarmac too. If you’re looking for an oversized car that’s versatile, practical and very imposing, the Terrano has to be towards the top of your list.
In production between 1993 and 2006, the Terrano certainly had a good run and was quite popular in its time. Available to buy in 3 or 5 door formats, impressively only 1 generation was ever produced, although several facelifts and a bit of liposuction in some areas occurred to keep it looking trim. It’s a great choice for families who would get the most out of its all around capability on various surfaces and possibility to carry up to 7 seats.
To look at the Nissan is certainly a big brute, but it’s no worse than some of the pure 4x4s out there. With an engine vent on the bonnet, some muscular lines and chunky front end, it really means business. Inside things are much more relaxed, and there’s a phenomenal amount of cabin space. Although the trim won’t win any awards for design quality, it gets the job done and there’s a shed load of equipment on offer. On a car like this you expect comfort and practicality, both of which are available in abundance.
As you’d expect, the Terrano isn’t short of power under the bonnet. While there are several engines available, the common theme is a solid amount of performance, although it could be delivered in a better way. With a comfortable ride and competent steering, it’s not bad to drive at all. Yes it can go off road and is actually quite happy in the rough stuff, but is far more composed on the road, so really you get the best of both worlds.
With over 150,000 different used cars for sale here at Motors.co.uk, the chances of coming across a cheap second hand Nissan Terrano couldn’t be better. The great thing is that prices are incredibly low thanks to some impressive discounts and quality is very high indeed. Driving away in something that represents excellent value for money is what it’s all about, and that’s exactly what’ll happen with the Nissan.
Basically the Nissan Terrano is a solid all rounder that’s happy on road and off it. With a whole heap of space, excellent levels of practicality and superb reliability, it’s an ideal choice for larger families or those people living in areas with tough terrain. The Terrano will take anything Britain can throw at it, and that reason alone makes it worth a look.