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NISSAN MICRA Hatchback 2003‑2010

4.6
Based on 125 reviews
NISSAN MICRA Hatchback 2003‑2010

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lofadriver

Brilliant little motor mr clarkson !!

NISSAN MICRA 1.4 Tekna 5dr (Review date: 14th September '14)

5

I have been a driving instructor for 34 years and for at least 30 of those I have used nissan micras. I LOVE EM. They are reliable to a t, ok they may not be the most stylish but I believe a car works for you, you don't work for a car. They never let me down economy is brilliant, I own a 1.4 and she returns 50+ to the gallon. I didn't fancy the new shape but I have relented and brought the DIS-S Kuro and it is lovely. These cars are easy to drive, easy to see out of, and remarkably stacked with extras. Extras you pay more for with any other car, comes as standard with nissan. All in all hopefully and god willing I will continue to teach in micras until I retire lol. Great little motor does a brilliant job!!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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elis1

Ms Elis

NISSAN MICRA 1.4 Active Luxury 3dr Auto (Review date: 22nd July '14)

5

Great car, very economic and reliable. I love it and recommend to everyone. It is easy to park and very comfortable to drive.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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mitchel

Nissan Micra 1.2s

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 S 5dr (Review date: 8th July '14)

4.5

Great little car cheap to run & reliable & suprising what you can fit in once the seats are down, No street cred & pig ugly & not the comfiest car in its class but if you can get past that then I would recommend one.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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sarah-jayne

Excellent first car and the service was great.

NISSAN MICRA 1.0 E 3dr (Review date: 17th June '14)

4.8

This car is absolutely fantastic as a first car and really cheap to insure. The service was great also at (Bramhall Motors in Langley Mill) the man was so kind and attentive when dealing with me and my specific car needs. Also the look of this car is very sophisticated and girly just what i was looking for in a car. This car is perfect for my lifestyle as I am a full time student and this car gets me to and from my place of education within no hurry. such a good car !!!!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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geoff2000

Cracking little car

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 Initia 5dr (Review date: 28th May '14)

4.8

Our Micra is almost eight years old, and we have had it for over five years. Being a second car we have only put 15,000 miles on it, but the only thing that has gone wrong is the battery (probably too many short journeys). For a small car it is surprisingly comfortable for my 6 foot 3 inch frame, and it is very easy to drive. The ride is comfortable, the performance is great for a 1.2 litre, and it averages around 40mpg. It is also surprisingly comfortable on longer journeys, but is really at home in the city. The bodywork still gleams when washed, and build quality is great, other than some interior rattles. A great little car, thoroughly recommended.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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shrek160

A wolf cub in sheep's clothing

NISSAN MICRA 1.6 160SR 3dr (Review date: 23rd May '14)

4.5

I've had Micras for years and they have always been a joy to drive. The 160SR beats the lot. It is beautifully responsive and such fun. It's a light car for the size of engine so that when you want to pull away it does so quickly and effortlessly. Road holding brilliant. Not for new drivers. A surprising little car in that way, considering its quirky looks. Generous storage. On the negative side, it's a hard ride due to sporty suspension, high road tax and tyre costs because it has low profile tyres. There was a rattle around the boot area that Nissan were never able to fix. Cannot fault the reliability as it's never broken down in nine years. Such a shame that Nissan no longer make them. I'd buy another one tomorrow. I've just replaced it with a Ford Fiesta Ecoboost. Supposed also to be fun to drive but not a patch on the 160SR (except maybe for comfort). Sorry Ford! Oh, and when the sun is behind, the 160SR shadow looks like Shrek. Cute!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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drcrl

A good runabout that can take higher mileage

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 SX 3dr (Review date: 23rd March '14)

4

I owned a 2004 Nissan Micra for just under two years. I purchased the vehicle from a local, third-party, dealer in 2012. The car had under-average mileage of 32,000 on the clock. I clocked up 15,000 miles.

The Micra's styling isn't everyone's cup of tea. This was never really an issue for me. The three-door looks more sporty than its five-door sibling and the little alloy wheels that came standard in this model gave the car a more attractive presence. The design has some function behind it, too. The bulbous front light clusters mark out the perimeter of the bonnet making the Micra a doddle to park and the large doors allow easy access.

The Micra came with a quite impressive list of kit. The trade off for this is that the Micra doesn't feel like a quality product. While the cabin design was quirky and interesting, areas that one would touch were not always that pleasant. By the final six months of my ownership of the vehicle, the cabin had developed a few rattles. With regular cleaning, the Micra's interior proved durable.

The Micra's main strong suit is its reliability and durability. There were no bits of trim falling off or switches failing to work. I regularly travel between North Yorkshire and the West Midlands and the Micra didn't skip a beat. According to the trip computer, the Micra ranged between fifty one and almost sixty miles per gallon on these trips. General maintenance costs were low.

On the longer journeys, some other issues became apparent, though. While the 1200cc engine could deal with motorway speeds, one had to work it quite hard. The engine whirred at 3,500rpm at this speed and the wind noise became intrusive. Its narrow stance and tall body height meant that overtaking trucks interesting!

Overall, the Micra is a cracking used buy - particularly for those who will be spend most of their time in town or on A or B roads. The Micra can certainly take the motorway jaunt and its economy figures were always impressive, but it lacked refinement and felt a little out of puff at 70mph. I will miss my little Micra - one of, if not the, most reliable car I have ever owned. I will always smile when I see a Micra's cheeky face coming towards me. Would recommend.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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jenson1999

Nissan Micra 1.4 auto 2004 sve

NISSAN MICRA 1.4 SE 3dr Auto (Review date: 26th February '14)

5

Bought this car for our daughter being her first car she loves it , I travelled over 120 miles to buy this car back in SEPT 2013 because it was one lady owner from new 19.000 miles fsh and it had to be the one with the beige interior and gold body work. It has excellent boot and space interior me being over 6Ft loads of headroom and legroom with excellent visibility around which was important when buying this car for our daughter, totally 100% reliable steering is light and turns on a sixpence for an automatic still returns 42 mpg around town so it will be interesting on a long run , insurance on this was £550 per year fully comp with no NCB on a multi car policy with was amazing for her first insurance with her as the main policy holder!! All round excellent car 5 stars all the way

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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fizzpopfun

YOU MAY AS WELL DRIVE AN EGGSHELL

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 S 3dr (Review date: 30th May '13)

2.8

I superficially bought my little micra due to its good looks and small size. The size for me was perfect- boot space for a small shop and a college bag- perfect for nipping around to places.

Being a new driver (age 18) my insurance was obviously not cheap, but was very much affordable with the micra, and I was very pleased with its rate of fuel consumption- cheap to run.

For me, the micra was a pleasure to drive- I had no problems with rattles etc. However, I found the steering very light and loose- almost too light; so much so that everytime my dad drove my car he said he felt 'out of control'. You also have to get the revs well up to get any kind of decent speed, especially when pulling out to ### into spaces in traffic. Obviously its not the fastest car in the world but it does the job!

Now I come to the real negative, and the reasoning behind my low star rating. The car is very poorly built. I had the car for a year and during that time the amount of repairs I had to pay for was ridiulous. The locking system went faulty and my boot repeatidly wouldnt open, despite multiple repairs. However most of the repairs the car required were body work- I had 5 minor bumps when other cars had knocked into me; the result of these should have just been a scuff or two, but infact they caused a massive dent. My car was written off last week due to a low impact crash when someone hit the drivers side of my car- this would not have been a wright off in any decently made car. The micra is weak and frankly ressembles an eggshell. Do not put a new driver/high risk driver in it who lacks experience as they are not safe in the event of a crash. This is not suitable for a first car- I am now looking at a yaris or polo to replace it.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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carole

Not my cup of tea

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 Acenta 5dr Auto (Review date: 1st August '12)

2.8

I bought this car second hand to replace my old VW Polo. After only two months I have sold the car and gone for another Polo. I found the Nissan a very hard car to drive, the steering seemed very heavy and the road noise was awful. I felt like I was in a goldfish bowl. Very happy with my Polo.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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