Tuesday 7th May 2013
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Why not write a review about your experience of the Nissan Prairie? If you ever owned one of these and had to replace any parts, we would love to hear about your experience and the performance of the replacement parts. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Nissan Prairie Overview

The Nissan Prairie is classed as a compact MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) which was produced by the Japanese automobile company Nissan. This vehicle was in production from 1982 to 1998 over two generations, when it was replaced by the Nissan Serena. This vehicle could seat up to 7 people and was not too spacious inside compared with competitors in this class. The boot space was pretty good but was not the best to drive. It was well built and was reasonably priced, giving you a lot of room for your money. It was common for this vehicle to be converted into vehicle for disabled users. Does this sound anything like your experience of this vehicle?

Nissan Prairie History

The first generation (1982-88) was a really boxy looking vehicle which didn’t appeal to a lot of people and received mixed reviews. It was available in front wheel drive or 4WD. One of the best selling features of this vehicle was that it had rear sliding doors on both sides. This version was a 5 seater with the option of making it into a 7 seater. The second generation (1988-98) had some new styling, giving a much smoother appearance. This vehicle done away with the smaller engines and was only available with a 2.0L engine in Europe and a larger 2.4L in some markets. The European market version was replaced by the larger Nissan Serena.

Model Types

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Fuel Economy

The Nissan Prairie was available in 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.4L petrol engines. These engines were about average in terms of fuel economy, with the smaller sized engines being the better in terms of fuel economy. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine are determining factors when considering fuel economy.


The Nissan Prairie was available in 5 speed manual and 3 or 4 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? You can have a look at our Nissan gearbox section to search for your needed Prairie gearbox parts.


If you are looking for Nissan Prairie parts then Breakeryard can help you find these parts at great prices. Our comprehensive network of verified UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at very low prices. Either give us a call on *0905 232 3000, enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Prairie parts page to locate those required parts.