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Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review

A great car let down by a lack of safety features

Model Tested:

  • 2010 Nissan Tiida Ti Hatch; 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol; six-speed manual $21,990


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The move to replace the Pulsar name in 2005 was met with disbelief, especially considering the rich heritage the name had with the Australian public. A bizarre advertising campaign and a female-friendly design left the Pulsar replacement on shaky ground.

Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review
Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review
Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review
Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review

Ever since, the Tiida has been a sales flop for Nissan, down almost 10% this year (compared to last) and well short of the company’s initial prediction of 1500 units per month.

Since the car’s launch in 2005, I’ve never actually had the chance to drive the Nissan Tiida. I was apprehensive about what to expect, but came out surprised – on many fronts.

Although styling is subjective, the exterior of the Tiida is far from appealing in my opinion. The design is pinker than it is blue and softer than it is hard. That characteristic alone rules out most men, and certainly all men that I asked, out of buying one.

The top-spec Ti model test driven comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and rear spoiler to differentiate it from the rest of the range.

Inside the cabin, opinions are transformed. Where the outside is more feminine than masculine, the interior is decidedly unisex and carries a premium feel. The Ti model receives leather seats and steering wheel, in addition to a sunroof and six-stack CD-player.

The automatic climate control and audio buttons are conveniently laid out and are easy to find while driving. The cabin has an airy feel to it, with ample leg room both in the front and rear. The boot is also very spacious, with a built in removable cargo blind.

Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review
Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review
Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review
Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review

Behind the wheel, the Tiida opens another envelope of surprises with a perky and sporty engine. While 94kW and 174Nm doesn’t sound like much, the car’s 1130kg mass gives it an impressive power to weight ratio.

Torque is delivered through a six-speed manual gearbox (or optional four-speed automatic gearbox) that offers smooth shifts and an easy and soft clutch pedal.

While the handling and braking won’t blow away an BMW M3, it holds its own through corners and is sufficiently sporty if you encounter a few chicanes in your travels.

Fuel economy from the 1.8-litre four-cylinder power plant is equally impressive, with an official ADR figure of 7.6L/100km, which was easily achieved on test and bettered during the highway portion of testing.

So far, the Tiida had me sufficiently impressed and I wasn’t sure why it was such a miss with the buying public. It was when I started investigating the Tiida’s safety features – or lack thereof – that I started getting concerned.

Let’s start with the most obvious omission. The rear centre seat only has a lap-sash seat belt. It’s one of the few cars still on the market that doesn’t use a three-point seat belt for the rear centre seat.

The next major omission is the lack of Electronic Stability Control, let alone Traction Control. Aside from ABS, the Tiida is one of the only vehicles in this segment to lack either Traction Control or Electronic Stability Control. Also out of the dark ages are drum brakes fitted to the rear wheels.

Nissan Tiida Road Test and Review

Safety is somewhat redeemed with driver and front passenger airbags, in addition to head airbags for the first row of seats and head airbags for the second row of seats.

The lack of these key safety features beggar’s belief, especially considering the rich competition on offer in this segment. Electronic Stability Control is available on Tiidas in the European segment, so it’s hard to imagine why it’s so hard to have the life saving technology fitted to Australian specification vehicles.

Nissan Tiida pricing starts at $17,990 for the manual ST hatch. The top-spec Ti model test driven retails for $21,990.

The Nissan Tiida is a car that shouldn’t be taken at face value. It offers great value for money and is loaded with features considering the price. While the safety aspect is inexcusable, if the Tiida was to feature a three-point seatbelt for the middle rear passenger and Electronic Stability Control, it would be an exceptional purchase.

Until then, I couldn’t recommend the Tiida. Despite the great price and fit-out of the interior, it still lacks life saving technology that is available on almost all of its competitors, even the $12,490 Suzuki Alto.


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  • Able

    If I really didn’t like cars and just wanted A to B transport, I’d really have one of these … Holden Cruzes! Even for the non-caring market the Tiida is still outclassed in every respect by even the Cruze! Nissan, I think Renault’s hatchback expertise is needed for the next gen…or right now!

    • zahmad

      You mean Renault took all of Nissan’s vast know-how and left Nissan with this…

      • Steve-Poyza

        Nissan had know how in the hatch back markets that Renault didn’t? Seriously, we all know Renault’s long history of hatches of all sizes.

  • NotTheStig

    When my partner and I were looking for a car in the Tiida’s class, she instantly rolled her eyes and dismissed it purely on looks. Sorry but not even the females like it.

    Ugly Looks = Dismal Sales

  • Barney

    Fuel economy is not good enough. We need 20km/l.

  • filippo

    Paul are you sure Tiidas are available in Europe? I spend a lot of time there (here: greetings from boring Geneva) and have never seen one.

    Nissan Australia have always claimed that the name was the problem, but I disagree. A turd by any other name is still a turd.

    • Paul Maric

      Yes, they are available in several countries in Europe. It’s available in both petrol and diesel variants.

  • Dennis

    Biggest Fail for Nissan ever really.

    If the car was called Pulsar they would of sold allot more…

    • http://dodge franz chong

      Of course they would have sold a lot more if it was called a Pulsar and they used a couple of well known Male and Female Celebrities to get the cars out of the showrooms.

      • Yonny

        No, don’t think so. The Tiida is actually a step backwards from the Pulsar. It is sub-standard in a lot of respects (safety for example). I’m sure it’s a nice enough car in isolation but anyone who buys one of these really hasn’t done their research properly.

        • Franz Chong

          I had one from 2006 to 2010 and did not get the chance to do my research properly.It was a big step backwards from the Mazda I traded for it while almost the same in specification and dimensions.Drum Brakes at the back and a lap only belt in the middle in an age where even the European Cars in this class put safety first.Not long after I bought my Tiida I was over in Singapore and was a passenger in the uncles N16 Sunny and It was a much better product.Why I didn’t consider getting a used one of those as a Q Model before the model facelift took place I don’t know.I have a Micra now which is a bit better.

  • Baddass

    The interior is really roomy, with great legroom, but I can’t think of many other positives. The styling is so messed up because the proportions are wrong in the first place. Tall and thin body on small and thin wheels creates terrible presence, and the headlights are massive (not a good thing). I don’t know if i can agree with your ‘A great car let down by a lack of safety features’ statement: if anything, I’d say below-average car made worse by lack of safetly features.

  • Blitzkrieg

    Nissan had a good reputation through the late 80s & the 90s of building desireable affordable sporty cars such as the GTS Skylines and mainly through the 2 litre SSS Pulsar name that both men and woman enjoyed owning.What on earth happened to Nissan,they drop a highly established recognised name only to give it some meaningless garbage name,style it overtly effeminate that even woman don’t like, plonk a wheezy gutless 92kw engine in it,and then fail to put common and expected safty features in it. Is it any wonder they cant sell the things.
    Who ever in Nissan was in charge of signing off on those priorities should be standing in an unemployment line looking for a new job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammo.8191 Sam Moss

    This car is a pile of crap, there is no reason why anybody should buy one of these over any other vehicle in the segment. No ESP and a lap only rear belt is inexcusable in this day and age. That exterior styling is hideous, anything but sexy, and the name Tiida just makes me feel sick. This car is really only suited for 70 year old grannies.

    • Steve-Poyza

      Couldn’t agree more! What were Nissan ever thinking with this design? It couldn’t have ever looked okay. The interior seems just as unimpressive as the exterior in my opinion, it looks so blocky. And it is based on the Renault Clio platform (lengthened of course), a car that is one class smaller in size. So that explains the narrow dimensions… Stupid idiots at Nissan! Use the Megane’s platform next time!!!

  • m2m

    This is probably the first and only glowing review i\’ve ever read on the Tiida. If anyone wants to buy a taller, upright compact car for the purpose of space – they buy a Jazz. If someone wants a fun to drive, stylish and safe compact – they buy a Fiesta/Focus/2/3. And finally, if you\’re after cheap transport thats got plenty of features – you buy a Kia/Hyundai.

    Where does that leave the Tiida you ask?.. Your nearest Avis rental yard. Maybe next time Nissan.

  • Ian

    The name was a mistake. It’s ugly. It’s an also-ran to drive. And safety credentials are poor. It has nothing going for it except value and space efficiency, which is obviously not nearly enough for most buyers.

    • Jabba the Hut

      The name was a mistake but it’s still a good thing they didn’t call it pulsar. That badge is worthy of better than this.

      • bane

        well the 1991 to 2004 models were better than average 9esp the SSS version), but the last Pulsar was as big a pile of turd as this Tiida – that Pulsar model only sold because it was dirt cheap. Bring on the Juke (well the 187bhp DI turbo version anyways).

        • Jabba the Hut

          Yeah some of those early SSS models went like the clappers and handled quite well but you’re right about the last Pulsar. The trouble is they then went and bought out the delicious 200sx and then canned that too. So they have no hero models in the “affordable range” anymore. Once upon a time they had one in every class.Some of the skylines that were sold here were top notch cars.

          It’s hard to believe the same company that builds the GTR also builds the Tiida.

  • Vibe

    The only good looking thing in this car are the interior doorhandles.

    This is why you see it at every car rental yard.

  • Jabba the Hut

    Absolutely zero excuse in 2010 for a car to be fitted with a lap-sash rear seatbelt. Fail.

    • The Oracle

      You sure about that? Fail!

    • http://dodge franz chong

      Even A Mercedes,BMW,AUDI and all the Europeans sold on the Australian Market come with a full three point seatbelt not to mention nearly the rest of the Nissan Range.

      The Micra,Tiida,Navara D22 AND Patrol are the only ones that have the lap only middle belt for the centre occupant and for obvious reasons THE GTR is only built as a 2+2 so that doesn’t count and the 370Z Doesn’t come with a back seat

    • Baddass

      Jabba, lap-sash seatbelts are the safe type that we see on most new cars. It’s the just lap belts that are dangerous.

  • o

    surely the next gen model shouldnt be to far off, hopefuly it looks something like the leaf

  • TomJ

    Absolutely nothing thats ‘great’ or even competitive about this Crazy Clarks rental.

  • john

    from a company that can produce the porsche beating GTR, one wonders what happened during the development of this model.

  • Margarita

    Hmmmm, I didn’t know a bunch of grannies worked for CarAdvice…

  • AAA

    Why is the Tiida in Aust gets rear drum brakes while it gets rear discs overseas?

  • j

    What is so bad about no stability and traction control?

    • Gan Tan

      Do you really want to see Granny wheelspin off the lights on her way to the bowls club?

      I’m more concerned about drum brakes. Yes the car is light…… but still, in 2010, from a Japanese marque its unacceptable

  • Nick K

    Tiida = Vomit

  • John of Perth

    How any company could sign off on production of this vehicle is truly mind boggling.

    You definitely realise that the bean counters prevailed when the same company gave us the venerable Datsun 1600 (is the Tilda it’s design inheritance – of course not) and which produces the almighty GT-R.

    Come on Nissan this is pure ****.

    PS I was given one as a loan car last week for a week & was embarrassed being seen in it.

  • Ezz

    Had one for a hire car once and it has a strange accelerator. It is either on or off – nothing in between. Gotta say it handled and drove ok for what it is.

  • Ad

    Ugly, ugly, ugly and crap, crap, crap. This makes the Corolla look up to date and attractive.

    • http://dodge franz chong

      I had a Tiida for four years and sold it last week for a Micra.Much happier now given the new car is cheaper to operate and run plus a lot smaller to drive and move around.

      Hard to believe this car is from the same people who gave us the original Z and the GTR not to mention the Skyline.

      • pp312

        I don’t quite see how it’s the Tiida’s fault that the Micra is smaller and cheaper to operate. You haven’t told us what you found wrong with the Tiida.

        • http://dodge franz chong

          I have an uncle in Singapore who has had two models of the N16 Series Sunny as Pulsars were known over there as and compared to my old Tiida it looked a hell of a lot more attractive.The thing was mechanically a Dogs Breakfast and I was having all sorts of problems with it from the second year onwards and the resale value was a toilet when it came time to sell.The problem now is with much better offerings like Polo and Fiesta out there you must have rocks in your brains to even consider Nissan in this class for similar money that is my story of what I found wrong with the Tiida and the images of It is not really for men even though they sell it in the same place as a Z or a GTR.I am much happier with my Micra now.

  • Save it for the track

    Yep a true stain on the name Nissan. Although I have to agree that some cars probably don’t need traction control and stability control etc. Some of us still manage to drive decent handling older cars that don’t have any of the alleged ‘mod cons’ that today’s lazy inept driver’s demand (or need).

    • Yonny

      You may not need stability control in a car, but I’m sure in your job you meet plenty of numbnuts who would benefit from an electronic nanny.

      Don’t forget that today’s new car is some P-plater’s first car some 5 years down the track. Maybe they would benefit from today’s cars having ESP.

  • Jonno Smith

    Let’s not get critical for being critical sake! Have anyone had a close look at the Tiida’s pricing? $17,990 for the ST and $21,990 for the Ti. That’s light car pricing for a small car! For the same price as a Honda Jazz, Mazda 2 or even a Ford Fiesta, you get 1.8litre engine, more passenger room and actually a lot more than what you’ll get from a light car! For the same price, I’d would pick a bigger car over a smaller one simply for safety reasons. Light cars don’t provide adequate protection in a collision (even with multiple air-bags!) simply due to their inherent small size. In Australia where you share roads with large cars like Holden Commodores, Ford Falcons and large SUVs, it’s a no-brainer!
    For simple A to B transport, this is actually a value for money car! For empty nesters, young couples or singles, the lap belt for the 5th passenger is not a deal breaker. For those primarily driving 80-90% in city areas, the lack of a traction control and electronic stability control is again not a deal breaker! When one drives at 50-70 km/h daily and in stop-&-go traffic, tc and esc does not really come into the picture. For country drivers, their inclusion would be relevant!
    In fact, the size of the car for a light car price is in itself a safety factor when considering between a light and small car. “…it still lacks life saving technology that is available on almost all of its competitors, even the $12,490 Suzuki Alto.” In a head-on or in any severe collision, it would be better to be in a Nissan Tiida than a Suzuki Alto (no disrespect to Suzuki) due to size dimensions. The Tiida is a victim of Nissan Australia’s misguided 50% marketing. Why would a Aussie car importer market a car purely aimed at females? Goodness gracious! the Tiida’s not a tampon! it’s a car! See that happening with the Micra, too! For a brand such as Nissan with iconic cars such as the GTR, Silvia, S13, S14, S15, it’s like Nissan is showing it’s hidden closet full of lingerie!

    • Franz Chong

      I have a work associate who drives a Current Corolla and that thing looks wonderful by comparison.Try being the short straw in having to sometimes carry an extra passenger in a car.I knew what I was like with virtually Every Mercedes we had prior to 2005 in how the middle belt was lap only.Why on Planes they still allow that but in small cars it’s dangerous.

  • Blitzkrieg

    yes it cheap,and bigger than an alto but really,would you buy one jonno?

    • Jonno Smith

      Nah! there are better cars out there for me to consider buying. However, if I’m buying a car for my kid or wife to drive, the Tiida would be a top choice to consider especially the Ti version with leather seats & sunroof.
      Just driving home a point that there’s too much ongoing prejudice going around of the Tiida that it clouds the fact that there’s really good value for the Tiida. I really appreciate Nissan in giving the consumer the price benefit of Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Thailand.
      Cars these days are like consumer disposable items (…buy new or near new, …sell after warranty expires or before major service schedule like cam-belt change) so what you get out of a car is – low depreciation/high residual, cheap to insure, high fuel efficiency, low maintenance, good warranty, relative safety (ABS, airbags), value features, etc. The Tiida fits that criteria for me.

  • RK

    Pretty clear that, faced with a bland car which turned off a lot of buyers just with the visual design, they tried to spec it to be as cheap as possible while including the most visible “luxury” features they could (leather seats, sunroof). 21,990 with the features it has looks terrific value, until you realise what the car DOESN’T have. But the brakes aren’t visible. The middle seatbelt in the back is something people don’t usually look at on a test drive. And there remains a large segment of buyers who just don’t want to pay extra for better safety. So in theory, it should have worked.

    The trouble for Nissan I think is that the looks of the car, and the fact that he name reminds everyone of “Tedious”, drive people off before they even look at the leather sats… plus due to bad reviews, it doesn’t get on to many peoples’ test-drive lists in the first place…

  • Riceboy

    I thought this car has only 4 airbags and not 6 as listed. ie no side airbags but curtain airbags… what a strange combo…

  • Noely

    i dont understand why Tiida were so popular in Japan,US,China,and maybe Middel East…millions and millions Tiida sold between 2004-2009 around the world…
    I think we loved old Pulsars too much…Tiida was never a “Pulsar Replacement” overseas…C’mon NISSAN australia!do think twice when bring in a new model…

  • LN

    Its a horrible car to own. I had one as a company car when for my job.

    I had the 6 speed manual and for the one week I had it, the car had too many issues.

    Clunky gearbox, power windows not working, some odd and unusual sound coming from the air con when you turn it on and it tends to stall if even when your not in gear.

  • pp312

    Er, Moderator, where’s my rather long post from the 24th?
    It appeared for a few minutes, disappeared and hasn’t been seen since.

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  • Will

    Seems alot of people here don’t actually own a Tiida so are commenting on it, just from the look of it and name of it. I bought a ST manual 6 speed based on the positive reviews of a co-worker. I test drove it first, and while the shape could be nicer, it is a real pleasure to drive. I have had it for 2 years now and I seriously cannot fault it. Where else could you get a 1.8 engine with ABS brakes for under $19,000. It is very zippy and handles intersate trips very well. Don’t be so harsh here people. If you don’t own one, don’t bag it. We all know Nissan Australia probably should have kept the Pulsar name, but what’s done is done. Like I said, I cannot fault this car. A pleasure to drive.

    • pp312

      Couldn’t agree more. I have an auto hatch and it’s a brilliant drive. The Tiida manages to combine the quietness, smoothness, all around visibility and legroom of a V6 family sedan in a compact car. I owned 3 Magnas before this and thought I’d have to compromise for the sake of economy, but I don’t feel I’m missing out on a thing. All this hate of the Tiida here based purely on looks and name is weird, but when it comes from people who’ve actually driven the car…well, I’m totally flummoxed. I test drove Yaris, Fiesta, Colt and Getz and they weren’t in the same ball park as the Tiida. This car is more in the class (and size) of Mazda 3 and Lancer but quieter than either, as verified in at least two comparative reviews. And hey, I actually like the looks, at least of the hatch; I think it looks classy. As for the name, overseas it’s called Versa and Latio and doesn’t run a whit better than when it’s called Tiida. C’mon, guys, fair’s fair. This may not be a boy racer’s car, but there’s a real market for it–or at least there would be if people gave it a fair go.

      • k

        My parents drive an auto Tiida and love it. They have a landrover for holidays but still fit more in the tiida hatch than in the back of the landy. They’ve never had any troubles with it. For the price tag there was very little competition for their requirements. Mum’s previous car was a mid-90s manual pulsar which got better fuel economy but the tiida isn’t bad either. For the record I love driving both, and like the looks of both. I’m in the market for a car at the moment and despite all these negative comments on this forum, I’m still considering a Tiida for myself too.

        • S

          I’m glad to see some positive reviews from ppl who actually own a Tiida! I’m considering getting one, but was starting to get concerned when I read all the negative comments about the Tiida on this site. Interestingly, what initially got me interested in the Tiida, was the way it looked! – I love how it looks! (I’m surprised so many ppl on this site detest its appearance!!).
          Anyway, I’m still trying to find out more about the car.. so it’s great to see comments discussing various aspects of the car. Thanks

          • Regan

            Tiidas are excellent cars to have! I’ve had mine for the last 3 years, currently 210,000 km and drives like a brand new car, couldn’t be happier. Honestly don’t understand what all these negative reviews are about?! Can’t fault my car at all and frankly the only people that do are those that have never actually owned one.. Definetly worthy purchasing!!

  • ian nicolson

    I have just sold an 08 Hyundai Sonata 3.3 elite, with 20000km on the clock,plus all extras, including Sun Roof, tow bar etc and purchased a Nissan Tiida Latia.
    The Nissan has good space, excellent comfort and quiet, with adequate performance and very good economy.
    I am a retired 70yr old married man of good health and activity. The new car has “most” of the desirable features that i seek, and we shall see in the near future who has made the best financial investment, when fuel prices go through the roof, and big car prices drop through the floor.
    Me thinks that though doth protest too loudly?

  • nj

    Being in Thailand and needing a hatchback for space means Tiida is one of the only options available at a good price. The new mazda 3 is still a few months away and only available in 1.6 and 2.0 litre engines with the 2.0 engine being top spec and very expensive. The ford focus sold here is all cheapo quality inside and a dull drive, the jazz is good but long waiting list, the yaris is too small and i cant stand the central control speedo position, so its either the corrolla sedan (no hatchback here) with limited loading space or the Tiida, only a test drive will tell. The corolla tested was nice but not much stearing feel, the tiida i saw was very spacious with plenty of seating in the back for 3 thais and heaps of storage.

  • tannyjamdown

    wow, who would have thought tiidas were perceived like this, they sell like hot bread in Jamaica. personally i like them hopefully going to purchase one soon.

  • Alex

    I’ve been using the nissan tida (sedan) for over a year now and had no problem with the engine or anything ( 2006 model and milage 160+ ), The driving is so smooth and it has a good acceleration as compare to Sentra/corola/yaris/aveo/cruze (Tested all of them and preferred tiida) and other similar cars.

    I bought the car in 4000 USD and spent 1300 more USD on the exterior and interior and it looks great now :-)

  • Terry White

    I am a car dealer here in Australia, and have bought a 2nd hand one for my wife,and whilst the styling is a bit boxy,and the resale is not as good as Mazda or Toyota,the overall car,whether the drive or finish etc I believe is great,my mechanic,who is fairly impartial,has said that they are easy to work on,parts aren’t that expensive,and in his estimation,are a great little car,you can spend too much time going through the pros and cons,but really,we love it.

    • Maria

      HI Terry,
      I am thinking of buying a 2008 Nissan Tida C-11 ST-L Plus hatchback for $14K with low klms (24km) for my daugther could you please give me advice if this car is safe and is worth buying. From reading all these reviews and the fact that Missan Tilda has only a four star rating concerns me. When I got to your review you were quite positive about it. Great to hear ….could you give me some advice.


      • Fiz

        Hi Maria

        Tiida is a strange car from a marketing perspective but I think there are very ffew problems associated with ownership. The 4-Star safety thing is really only because of the lap-seatbelt in center rear and lack of ESP. These don’t ruin a car for it’s main purposes.

        If it suits your needs and is well cared for then that car is probably a fine buy. Don’t go thinking (fretting) so long you lose the opportunity.


  • Bazza Buchannan

    Another good thing going for them is that they have a timing chain, not belt so that is a big saving.

  • Muhammad

    Thumbs up 2011 Nissan GTR V-Spec

  • flashgordon

    My wife is rapt in her Tiida Hatch ST auto. Bought second hand locally she has had it now for 3.5 years and absolutely no mechanical problems. Excellent ‘family’ room inside although it does encroach on boot room. Was purchased for use around town with the occasional long trip not being a priority.I have been forced to drive it long trips over the past week when my 380 Magna developed a gas injector fault and I can vouch for it’s comfort on long trips, it’s response on hard acceleration (which also affected its fuel consumption to 10.77kms/ltre) and it’s ‘all-round’ driveability.My previous Nissan Skyline is without doubt the best car I have ever owned!Nissan perhaps could have done a little better with this one but hey don’t bag it; it’s still a damned good car!

  • Rowayne19

    2006 Nissan Tiida with a trunk that has to be opened with a key. No button inside. Is this real???

    • coquito

      no way, I never use the key.

  • lolo

    2004 Nissan Tiida great car, luxury economic, easy to drive, nothing slow to be 1.5.   Beauty!!!!!

  • tiidaloverrr

    I couldn’t give a toss if there’s a three point rear seat belt the only time this will matter is if there are 5 people in the car and that’ll be a rare occasion. I’m not that keen on the sedan, but the hatchback is actually a really nice car with european styling, japanese make (so you know it’s reliable!) at korean pricing for the features and styling you get inside the car. The car fulfills it’s purpose; it’s comfortable, reliable, fuel efficient, and more spacious then any other small car on the market. I am a tiida fan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617914436 Kiley Sparrow

    I have just brought a 2005 Tiida drives nice but i am abit frustrated on the radio screen all being in Japanesse, does anyone know where i can get a english manual for this

  • Wael

    niisan tiida 2011 sedan is a .. car fulfills it’s purpose; it’s comfortable, reliable, fuel efficient, and more spacious then any other small car on the market. I am a tiida fan.

  • Hotl2

    Wow, a lot of ideas to think about here. I am planning  on buying a 2010 Nissan Tiida. I am looking forward to a great ride.Hope I won’t be disappointed. I must admit though there could be more work done on the looks. It appears too ordinary  for such a new car…

  • Deb

    I am about to buy my 2nd new Tiida Hatchback
    I have been extremely happy with it’s replacement .
    I am over people being tied up with appearances (I can offer them good rates for improving their self-esteem / explore their materialistic values) –  if I was in the UK I would continue to buy a VW Polo but then cars are ridiculously cheap compared to Australia I would rather pay less have heaps more space (2 adults children have great leg room on long journeys) and comfort than a Mazda 2 or the plasticy Suzuki I was shown as an alternative and have money left over to spend time with my children in Europe – an extra $6K goes a long way. I have enjoyed many an interstate road trip in my Tiida and foreign visitors have appreciated the economy and comfortable drive/ ease of parking/ good visibility.

    • Henryking75

       I agree.With $16700 price for 6 speed manual,it is value for dollar

  • Mrs. Adamson

    I live in the Bahamas, and I am about to purchase a used 2005 Nissan Tida for less than 10K. I am a true Nissan fan. As a matter of fact, after my 1995 Nissan started giving me problems after a long five years, I had dreamt about a Nissan Maxima, but I would rather get something more fuel efficient and spacious. I a even willing to look past the blocky shape (reminds me of the Toyota Yaris) just for quality and practicality. Anyone think the Tida is a good replacement?

  • johnnywires

    inspite of all your moaning,the review gave it a 6/10.that is above average is it not?went to have a look at one and had the chance to drive it.the space in the interior is amazing.for its size you can get 5 in fairly comfy.the second thing i liked about it was the ride.a nice smooth ride.i am not saying it is the best,i am saying its an ok car.before you moan go and drive one and see for yourself.the model i drove was a 2011 model.

Nissan Tiida Specs

Car Details
C11 MY07
Body Type
New Price
Private Sale
$11,000 - $12,500
Dealer Retail
$12,670 - $15,070
Dealer Trade
$8,800 - $10,000
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
Engine Size
Max. Torque
174Nm @  4800rpm
Max. Power
93kW @  5200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
Bore & Stroke
Compression Ratio
Valve Gear
Drivetrain Specifications
Drive Type
Final Drive Ratio
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.8L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Ground Clearance
Towing Capacity
Brake:1000  Unbrake:600
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
Turning Circle
Front Rim Size
Rear Rim Size
Front Tyres
185/65 R15
Rear Tyres
185/65 R15
Wheel Base
Front Track
Rear Track
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Front Suspension
MacPherson strut, Coil Spring, Hydraulic double acting shock absorber, Anti roll bar
Rear Suspension
Torsion bar, Coil Spring, Hydraulic shock absorber, Anti roll bar
Standard Features
Air Conditioning
Control & Handling
15 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors, Rear Spoiler
Power Windows
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Metallic Paint
Service Interval
6 months /  10,000 kms
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
Driver Side Eng Scuttle
Country of Origin