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Nissan Micra 1.0 LX 5d (1995/M)

Nissan Micra 1.0 LX 5d (1995/M) - Owner Review

Cheap to insure and run, boot space surprisingly big. Engine still fantastic, shame about the rest of the car !
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Review submitted by
Barbara Corfield on

Nissan Micra (93-02)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Mums little taxi, or just passed test ! Not a family car, not to look cool, not for tall people.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Ideal for the needs of a young small family. Nippy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, staying away from old Nissan's now due to underneath corrosion. Do like Nissan's though if I could afford a newer one.

What are you likely to buy next?
Considering safe family car for bigger kids now. Megane or Almera

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,400

When did you buy the car?
October 2000

Did you get a good deal and why?
Received a good deal as trader had sold cars to other family members. Took my old Nissan Bluebird as £500 px

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Needed small runabout for short trips. Cheap to run and insure.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly, helpful.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Small and nippy. Not much acceleration, but then it is only a 998cc. Very frustrating when getting on the motorway slip way with 2.0 vehicles beeping you. Stay on the B roads ! Bit heavy on steering.

What's it like to park?
Ideal for outside the school when your running late and need to fit into a very small place. Couldnt ask for better.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Many things over past 2 years, should have got rid. Corrosion underneath requires substantial welding - common with this age Nissan, and needed new air filter recently. Spent hundreds on little repairs, all mechanical.

What's most practical about your car?
Cheap to insure and run, boot space surprisingly big. Engine still fantastic, shame about the rest of the car !

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Sliding screen over the sunroof to keep the car a bit warmer in winter.

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