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Nissan Micra 1.0 Inspiration 3d (1999/V)

Nissan Micra 1.0 Inspiration 3d (1999/V) - Owner Review

Excellent round town, kinda noisy on motorway if you try to stay at 70 going up hill. 5th gear torque not as good as 1.3L Micra.
5

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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

5 out of 5

Excellent value, superb insurance quotes, especially as a first car.

Costs

5 out of 5

Decent cost of servicing, main dealers labour/parts can be improved upon by going independent, 300miles per tank, approx 39mpg.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent round town, kinda noisy on motorway if you try to stay at 70 going up hill. 5th gear torque not as good as 1.3L Micra.

Performance

5 out of 5

Face it, it's a city car, 0-60 not that important. However, parking in town couldn't be simpler. Can see all corners, C pillars do not create much of a blind spot reverse parking is a dawdle (tight spaces no problem). Manoeuvrability is 1st class.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Absolutely no problems, Japanese reliability cant be faulted.

Image

4 out of 5

If you need a small run-around and/or have young children it's a great car, but if you have kids get a 5 door, it'll save straining your back trying to get to the back seats.

Comfort

4 out of 5

I rarely use the back seats, and I'm always in the front so it doesn't effect me. Anyone over 5' 4" will not fit behind a 6' driver. Average height drivers and passengers should be ok. Long distance in front caused no aches or pains, even for lanky 6' me.

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Insurance group: 7

Security

4 out of 5

No alarm, factory fit immobiliser. Had no problems.

Service

5 out of 5

Service always good no problems.

Problems

Bodywork
With this car, you will perfect your reverse parking, unfortunately body coloured bumpers will show the faults of others. Other than that, no worries.

Engine
No problems, if it can still move with a back seat full of rugby players it can't be all bad.

Gearbox
yup, it's black. Good acceleration up to fourth gear, after that don't even try it.

Other
Ideal first car. Cheap to own and run. Bargains to be had. Always get full service history, there are so many Micras out there - don't settle for risky examples.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes