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Nissan Micra 1.3 GX 5d (98) (1998/S)

Nissan Micra 1.3 GX 5d (98) (1998/S) - Owner Review

My model has 5 doors which makes this small car that bit more practical as I have a small child.

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Review submitted by
Marilyn Virgo on

Nissan Micra (93-02)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I drive a car that I can afford and that is practical for living in London. It looks quirky and that best describes me.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I don't know and don't care.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. It is reliable and I like the shape.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another nissan micra. Perhaps the slightly newer shape as I like it even more. Although, I would need to read more positve reviews about it as I am aware that the electrics on that model can be alittle problematic.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
November 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
I wasn't sure if the price was reasonable at the time. However, I have had the car almost 3 years now and apart from regular services and some tyres I haven't had much problems apart from one which was very inexpensive to fix.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I needed an inexpensive reliable 5 door car. Although the car was quite old it only had 55,000 miles on the clock. Most of the reviews that I read indicated that this car starting from this registration was a good option.

What was the dealer like?
The dealer was helpful and personable.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Rather nippy about town for it's specifications. However, the seats can be rather firm on longer journerys.

What's it like to park?
Easy, as it is small and fits into a multitude of spaces it also has good vantage points from the mirrors.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only the seal under the windscreen which caused a very slow leak to develop inside the car underneath the glove box. My mechanic caught it in time before any real damage was done. This was time consuming but inexpensive to remedy.

What's most practical about your car?
My model has 5 doors which makes this small car that bit more practical as I have a small child.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
My car has no thrills. I'm very glad that I put the key in and it goes and hasn't given me any problems.

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