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Nissan Micra 1.0 S 3d (00) (2001/Y)

Nissan Micra 1.0 S 3d (00) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Easy to drive. Very nimble in town and really easy to park as you would expect for a small engined town car. Can cope with motorways better than you expect most 1.0 litre engines to. Car is much more refined and quieter than Ford Fiesta or Ka.
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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

5 out of 5

Well engineered, cheap and very reliable. Nissan parts can be expensive (especially air filter), but plenty of aftermarket suppliers available to reduce costs.

Costs

5 out of 5

45mpg around town - cheap driving, minimal maintenance - no parts replaced in 3 years driving (except brake pads) but watch the depreciation. If you want a cheap car, nearly new to keep until it is worn out, this tough little car will last for eternity!

Driving

4 out of 5

Easy to drive. Very nimble in town and really easy to park as you would expect for a small engined town car. Can cope with motorways better than you expect most 1.0 litre engines to. Car is much more refined and quieter than Ford Fiesta or Ka.

Performance

2 out of 5

It's only a 1.0 litre engine, but if compared like with like it is impressive for its size - I've driven much worse 1.2 and even 1.3 litre cars.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Absolutely bulletproof engine. One complaint - price of Nissan branded Airfilters!

Image

4 out of 5

Much better than the new Micra which looks like a constipated frog, and the model before the facelift which looked too much like Noddy's car (but was equally tough and reliable).

Comfort

4 out of 5

Great if you are the driver and are no more than 5' 10" tall (same as me) but cramped if you are much bigger. Back seat passengers are surprisingly comfortable (once you get them in - only 2 doors). Better legroom for driver than equivalent 5 door.

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Insurance group: 7

Security

5 out of 5

Nissan NATS system.

Service

5 out of 5

Polite and friendly, even if you phone Nissan UK. Ask Garage to fit aftermarket parts - Nissan parts can cost.

Problems

Bodywork
None - but it is a town car so watch for parking dents when buying.

Engine
None. And being a Nissan I expect it to rust apart in 16 years time and the engine will still be running perfectly.

Gearbox
-

Other
Excellent car. I'm only changing because I need 4 doors.

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