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Nissan Micra 1.3 LX 5d (1999/S)

Nissan Micra 1.3 LX 5d (1999/S) - Owner Review

Rolls a bit in corners. Cracking gearchange, effective brakes, plus light steering at parking speeds. Great 3rd gear.
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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Solid build means it still looks good after almost 8 years. 1.3 may initially be more expensive than basic 1.0 Micra, but the larger engine is worth it.

Costs

4 out of 5

Sips fuel and only group 5 insurance. Some slightly dear parts at main dealers but on the whole good.

Driving

4 out of 5

Rolls a bit in corners. Cracking gearchange, effective brakes, plus light steering at parking speeds. Great 3rd gear.

Performance

4 out of 5

For a small 1.3 car it is brilliant. Powerful 16-valve engine means it never feels out of its depth and it pulls well in low gears.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Very good for age. Only problems have been a starter motor and brake pipe, outside expected wear and tear.

Image

4 out of 5

For those who look deeper than the skin. Initially silly looks grow on you and underneath lies a very good car. Try one and you might be surprised.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Good headroom and acceptable rear leg space. Wheel adjusts for height. Seats are alright.

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Security

3 out of 5

Broken into once. They got in on the third attempt and only by smashing a window. Door structure and locks resisted. Won"t be as good as a more modern car though.

Service

1 out of 5

n/a. The car was out of manufacterer warranty when purchased.

Problems

Bodywork
One design fault: under the rear bootlip on the exterior is corroding slightly due to poor drainage.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Just brake pipes - replaced easily and cheaply.

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