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Nissan Micra 1.3 3d (SR) (1998/R)

Nissan Micra 1.3 3d (SR) (1998/R) - Owner Review

I've driven faster cars... but the Micra never fails to put a smile on my face.
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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

4 out of 5

I'm glad I didn't buy new as I feel £11,010 is a little too much for this car. Maybe justified if Nissan had included ABS as standard, but it was only an option.

Costs

2 out of 5

Doesn't need spares too often... good job too, at Nissan prices.

Driving

5 out of 5

I've driven faster cars... but the Micra never fails to put a smile on my face.

Performance

5 out of 5

0-60 feels a lot quicker than figures suggest. Begs to be revved. On a brief spell on a German Autobahn, kept the speedo in three figures, comfortably for over an hour with no complaints or ill effects. Heavily unsettled by cross winds, though.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Top draw. Banishes that nagging doubt about starts on frosty mornings. Clutches are quite weak so watch out for that.

Image

2 out of 5

To be honest, the image isn't great. It is seen as transport for the elderly although I'm not sure why. If you take a census of Micra owners, it crosses all age ranges and both sexes.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very roomy for a small car. 'Sport' seats offer slightly more side support than regular seats, but are noticeably stiffer. Better than other small cars on long journeys.

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Security

2 out of 5

Immobiliser on my model, but could have done with standard alarm as well.

Service

4 out of 5

Friendly and receptive... not great at noticing faults, though.

Problems

Bodywork
No problems. Paint seems to chip quite easily though.

Engine
No problem. Purrs like a well content kitten.

Gearbox
Gear grating problem. Turned out to be clutch not engaging properly. Sorted by dealer, though it was quite expensive.

Other
Sunroof sticking. Sorted out by dealer.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes