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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 2000
Engine size 3500
Engine size 2500
Fuel type Hybrid
Engine size Unknown
JAP Motors Sheffield
Fuel type Other
This is the vehicle that many people unfairly overlook when considering a used people carrier. As recently as 1996, however, the Serena outsold the car that started the European MPV ball rolling, Renault's Espace. Available new and used at prices well below those of most of the competition, Nissan's high-sided hold-all makes sense if, like many family buyers, price is all.
The Spanish-built Serena is based heavily on the Japanese original, itself derived from a van. Compromises had to be made for the European market, though the main one, narrow width, is actually appealing to many buyers. It makes the car easier to manoeuvre in narrow streets but also results in high-sided styling.
Because Nissan didn't have to spend billions designing a people carrier from scratch, the Serena is sold at prices that undercut most of the new (and used) competition. To be fair, you won't be buying a vehicle that handles as well as some sophisticated European competitors but you will get a well-equipped family car, readily available on the used market, at prices that give it the edge over most rivals.
Lots of room, yet this Nissan takes up a minimum of space in the garage and costs a lot less to run than most of the competition. For what you pay, the Serena is excellent value.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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