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Nissan Micra 1.0 Equation 3d (1999/S)

Nissan Micra 1.0 Equation 3d (1999/S) - Owner Review

Not as good as the old Mini's but still fun.
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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

5 out of 5

Best small car on the road for money.

Costs

5 out of 5

Very little spent, just servicing and tyres.

Driving

4 out of 5

Not as good as the old Mini's but still fun.

Performance

4 out of 5

'98 is nippy, not a racing car but does the job. A lot better than other '98 models, the Micra has a 16 Valve engine, overhead twin cam, this gives the car a more advanced engine than most small cars being build today.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Bullet proof, Nissan have a good record for reliability and this shows why, I have a basic 988cc 3d equation, I have had to change 1 bulb in the last four years.

Image

5 out of 5

No one ever notices you, that is the best image, no one wants to steal a Micra, it is a granny car, the police don't pull Micra's, you can go around for years and be left alone.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Seats & Dash mark very easily, I try hard to keep my car clean but the quality is not that good. I think if Nissan had spent more on the interior the car would be near to perfect.

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Insurance group: 7

Security

4 out of 5

I have been lucky so far, only one attempt to break in and failed....phew!

Service

5 out of 5

Nissan in Widnes are great, good service from the sales and the servicing, the only failing is Nissan servicing is expensive, a major service which doesn't include that much (about £60 parts) costs around £169, this does not include if they find a fault.

Problems

Bodywork
No rust after 6 years use, for me that means camping in muddy fields and going to the beach with all that lovely salt water.

Engine
Sound, starts cold, warm, on the moon, under water, no problems.

Gearbox
Good ratios, could do with 6th gear for motorways.

Other
Top little runner, better quality that most little cars, I have always owned cars in the past that brings attention, Mini's and VW campers, some attention you don't want, also so far I have had no garage bills....not like VW's and Mini's.

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