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Nissan Micra 1.0 L 3d (1993/K)

Nissan Micra 1.0 L 3d (1993/K) - Owner Review

Lots of low-end torque, small size, large windows - make it easy to park. Extremely fuel efficient - still averages over 40mpg.
5

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Review submitted by
Manas Datta on

Nissan Micra (93-02)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm a practical, no-nonsense kind of person.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think I need to get a "real" car now.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, I have outgrown it and need something with a little more power for my dailly commute.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 3 Series, Volvo S40 or Audi A4.

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?
£1,250

When did you buy the car?
June 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
It seemed like a good deal compared to the other models on offer. Had only 33000 miles on the clock and pretty clean - did not seem to have been abused by previous owners.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheap, was a low mileage example and a clean car with all the old MOTs.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was friendly - threw in 6 months of tax and took the dashboard apart to get rid of a dead spider too.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Comfortable around town, a little strained on the highway but can still cruise at 75mph for long periods of time. Not a car for impressing the girls.

What's it like to park?
Extremely easy, no blind spots. Large windows all round, plus low door sills make it easy to see.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Needed a CV joint changed, but that was due to my ignorance. I didn't check the boot and water eventually seeped in and the grease leaked out. Cost £50 to repair and till date has been the only thing I have needed repairing (apart from bulbs, tyres, brake pads, oil etc.).

What's most practical about your car?
Lots of low-end torque, small size, large windows - make it easy to park. Extremely fuel efficient - still averages over 40mpg.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The absence of them!

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