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Nissan Micra 1.0 Shape 3d (96) (1998/R)

Nissan Micra 1.0 Shape 3d (96) (1998/R) - Owner Review

Not too bad but not the kind of car you'll be actively seeking out twisty, country lanes with.
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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Cheap...but for a reason. Apart from airbag and immobiliser, there's no other equipment on the car.

Costs

5 out of 5

Cheap insurance, 48-51mpg.

Driving

3 out of 5

Not too bad but not the kind of car you'll be actively seeking out twisty, country lanes with.

Performance

4 out of 5

Perky for a 1.0 (people forget that Nissan were packing a DOHC 16v engine into their smallest car, back in '93 - ages before anyone else).

Reliability

5 out of 5

The area where this car shines brightest. Impeccable.

Image

3 out of 5

It's a Micra. I like them but most young lads just pointed and laughed.

Comfort

4 out of 5

I can think of worse places to be. It's reasonably spacious for a small car and doesn't feel too bad on slightly longer journeys.

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Security

4 out of 5

Immobiliser, and that's about it. I had an alarm fitted as well.

Service

3 out of 5

Dealer was friendly enough but service is expensive. See my entry under Micra 1.3SR for more comments on dealers.

Problems

Bodywork
Had two scrapes (neither my fault). Local dealer didn't have bodyshop facilities. In the end, it was traded in for the 1.3SR without the damage being fixed.

Engine
No problems.

Gearbox
No problems.

Other
No problems.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes