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Nissan Micra (1992 - 2003)

5
reviewed by Kevin Hamlinton on 9 September 2017
5

Inspiration

reviewed by nmcgreevy on 11 July 2016
5
Overall rating
3
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
2
Running costs
1
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the garage or specialist
5
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Perfect for new driver

Bought this car last year after passing my test. Coming from a family of mechanics, it was a pretty sounds proof buy. Steering is good - but do not speed on bends or roundabouts - handling is terrible. Can hold its own on motorway despite the small 1.0 litre engine! Although shakes tend to appear in gearbox and steering wheel when hitting 70mph or above.

Expansion bottle will become brittle and break - especially if front grill has seen better days. I cabled tied mine back to the bumper and it seemed to sort problem.
Rust is also major issue, everything will rust - especially if Japanese import. Cross member is a thing to check up on regularly and treat.

Reliable car altogether - no break downs, have covered over 20,000 miles in this in only a year and safe to say only repairs needed have been my expansion bottle! Starts up every time - except when parked on inclines. (Common fault as no pumping system to engine - throttle gets it going)

Will only be trading it in to invest in car with bigger engine as this is most happy when driving in cities.

Lots of window clearance makes parking easy and is very durable for new drivers who don't have spacial awareness. Mine Has took many beatings!

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