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NISSAN MICRA Hatchback 2003‑2010

4.5
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NISSAN MICRA Hatchback 2003‑2010

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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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katallott

Fantastic little car. 5 stars from me!

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 SE 3dr (Review date: 10th June '12)

5

I have owned my Nissan Micra since December 2005, and it has been an absolute pleasure to drive. It has been entirely reliable, and I have never had an issue with it, mechanical or otherwise. Running costs are low and I get approx 43 miles per gallon. Though it is a 'small car', it is surprisingly spacious inside and offers plenty of boot space. The only downside as far as I can tell is that, as is usual with small cars such as this, it can be a little loud whilst driving at high speeds on the motorway. All in all, a fantastic little car. 5 stars from me!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jo9876

Lovely blue 5 door Nissan Micra for sale

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 SX 5dr (Review date: 4th June '12)

5

A reliable lovely little car, pleasant to drive, great for daily use and would make a good first car. Spacious despite being a small car, even for tall drivers & passengers! Economical and cheap to run & insure. Only being sold due to move overseas.

Includes 4 months road tax and 10 months MOT. Service history back to 2006. Well-maintained, non-smoking owner.

Features include: keyless entry, electric sunroof, windows & mirrors, driver seat lumbar support & adjustable seat & steering wheel, CD player & radio, isofix car seat fittings, folding rear seats.

For sale at £1600 ono.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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sherry.

Very Nice Car

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 S 5dr Auto (Review date: 2nd May '12)

4.8

Very economical and reliable Car... .

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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bleeper24

Small car...with a "Big heart "

NISSAN MICRA 1.4 SVE 3dr Auto (Review date: 24th February '12)

5

A Micra isn't everyone's choice ...but this little beauty is one of the most reliable and practical cars I have ever owned .The SVE model was changed to the new marques around 2006 .My 1.4 SVE was one of the last of the SVE types prior to the new ranges that appeared from 2006 onwards!

This is a car that looks small on the outside...but its amazingly big on the inside ...mainly due to clever design by Nissan ! This car has never given me one single problem since it was bought !

Ease of handling...fuel economy.....reasonable maintenance costs ...have all been "plus factors " .

The Micra probably won't impress the "petrol heads " ...but for sheer reliability and total piece of mind , it can't be beaten !

As with any make of car ...there will be owners who may not agree with my views.....But I have not had a single glitch with this SVE model in any area of performance .

Have been seriously considering a Nissan Juke...but whilst my Micra keeps on performing as well as it has done over the years ...I am hanging on to it and no mistake !

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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clarissa

The nippy slug

NISSAN MICRA 1.0 E 3dr (Review date: 24th February '12)

5

Despite the reg.num., which reminds you of a very slow wee beasty, this wee car is great, in town, popping to the shops, going to work or just going for a drive, it is comfy and surprisingly spacious inside, i need the leg-room as i am tall. The petrol consumption varies obviously according to road use but on the whole it,s good and very reliable, i,ve had it nearly 4years and it,s never let me down, even after sitting idle for a month, when i was ill. I hope to have this car for a while so i,m looking after it, it deserves it.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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weecaoimhe

Most reliable car ever!

NISSAN MICRA 1.2 Urbis 3dr (Review date: 24th February '12)

4.8

This car is a must if you just want something which is never going to give you hassle and doesnt need any looking after.Basically its a brillant first car if your an airhead who knows nothing about the basics needs of a car.Iv had this car 3 years and its now 7 years old and still runs like a dream.

The parking sensors have gotten me out of a few tight spaces, the tyres have excellent grip as you wing around roundabouts and the petrol is so efficient.I drive 80miles every day and a full tank will last me 5 days!The only disappointing thing is the appearance it does look like a granny car.

All in all if i had to choose again I would still buy this car

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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