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Nissan Micra 1.3 SLX 5d (1997/R)

Nissan Micra 1.3 SLX 5d (1997/R) - Owner Review

Extremely light steering- an ideal learn to drive in car. Very far off a drivers car, but can be mildly fun nipping about town. Hates going above 80mph, unlike a Mazda Demio 1.3 that is more at home in this environment.
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Nissan Micra (93-02)

Value

3 out of 5

A good quality car, but as ours is a top of the range SLX it was quite a bit more pricey than say a 1.0LX

Costs

5 out of 5

On the motorway the car is quite thirsty, much better around town. Costs a mere £25 to fill right up of petrol priced at 81.9p

Driving

3 out of 5

Extremely light steering- an ideal learn to drive in car. Very far off a drivers car, but can be mildly fun nipping about town. Hates going above 80mph, unlike a Mazda Demio 1.3 that is more at home in this environment.

Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent acceleration around town, see's off most other small cars. Equally good on motorways though it is noisy. Low revving engine was a bad move by Nissan as the car struggles on inclines

Reliability

4 out of 5

Very reliable indeed, but behind Mazda and Toyota in this respect. Being built in Sunderland reliability isnt quite as 100% as the Japanese. Interior is sturdy though some edges on plastics are poorly finished.

Image

2 out of 5

Lacks image, but is well respected for being a reliable small car. Liked by women, either the elderley or young drivers. Looks cute, so people say, but can also look naff depending on condition /colour/ model

Comfort

2 out of 5

5 door is more cramped than 3 door. Limited leg room all round. Rear seats are poorly padded, interior trim is gruesome and engine is always raucous. Driving position is too high and seat cannot be adjusted for height. 1.0 model is more refined.

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Security

2 out of 5

Just an immobiliser- as it's Japanese and not a sports car thankfully it is not on a thieves wishlist

Service

3 out of 5

Fairly good, though we don't use Nissan dealers for servicing

Problems

Bodywork
Solid and sturdy. Less emphasis on Pedestrian safety than the newer model

Engine
Raucous, but tough

Gearbox
Difficult to select gears and gearstick though slick in action rattles when going along

Other
Petrol warning light does not work, gear knob rattles when going along, clock bulb blown, rear speakers rattling, screen pilar speakers do not work, stiff sunroof handle.

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