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Nissan Micra 1.0 Tempest 3d (02) (2002/52)

Nissan Micra 1.0 Tempest 3d (02) (2002/52) - Owner Review

Small, Steering light and good for in town.

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Review submitted by
Andrew Brown on

Nissan Micra (93-02)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not bothered, its small reliable and OK to drive. Ideal for what I wanted. (A 2nd car).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Kids laugh at it because it's not fast enough and it looks like a tonka toy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No as they don't make them.Mechanic friend said last of these Micras were the best. Since Renault took over gone downhill.

What are you likely to buy next?
Fiat 500 ?

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
Reasonable deal. Fair price for a cash sale.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a cheap runabout to replace the Cinqucento.

What was the dealer like?
OK, never had to go back afterwards so not really tested.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Slow ish, but OK once stirred. Engine is like a knitting machine. Car doesn't get a lot faster just noisier.

What's it like to park?

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing of any consequence. Starter Motor a couple of years ago, 2 batteries, but otherwise fuel up and go.

What's most practical about your car?
Small, Steering light and good for in town.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
No real gadgets, but the steering and ride is good for this size of car. Only gripe is the ventilation system, it's absolutely rubbish !!

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