Family owened car since 1993 , presently 96600 miles , I use it from 1993 to 2005 with two problem with oil seal cost £200+ and battery changed twice , it gave me good service , last week it broke due to loss of power , the Rescue man diagnosed faulty lead , I had it investigated by Belgrave Motors in Gants Hill, Colin the mechanic diagnosed it as blocked filter , he cleaned the offending area and replaced the petrol filter and put petrol treatment , he advised me to put shell , Esso petrol and not to use supermarket petrol , it loss power twice after that, I stopped and once left to run for a short while it purr again , on friday about 4pm a Second petrol treament was added and drove it home about 2 miles with no problem he told me it takes about 4 weeks to unblock if not airvent need changing £200 I have found this car and my mechanic very reliable, service every year for £130 Belgrave Motors insurance £269 (try morethan or Budjet) My daughter use it for last three years now she does not want it back as it let her down on the Motorway I would keep it but I have an Almera 1.5 SVE which also is giving me good service , I work as a community Nurse so my car need to be extra reliable I will recommend this car but at the end of the day the choice has to be YOURS Mileage is how you drive if you are always in a hurry like a Fireman £ will drain from YOUR pocket or Purse
Safe Motoring Take Care on the Road Sam
NOT A 1.0 S 3dr! My car is so rubbish there is no option for it!!! 1.0 16v wave edition, 1994. yes its old, but in the two years I've had it,I've spent double what I paid for it. I have had 2 new Throttle bodies- new they ranger from £500- £650 and are a common fault on the micra. it needed a new one of these when i bought it, although of course i did not know that at the time. both the throttle bodies i have had have been second hand, £120 each. Ive had a new clutch, new exhaust, new ignition distributor,the 2 MOTs i have paid for have been £190 and £240- due to the faults on it. right now it needs a new gearbox which i cannot afford- second hand will be £280- prviding the second hand clutch it currently has does not need replacing again. i wouldn't buy one of these cars again if someone paid me! yes its cheap to run and in the 2 years i have only had to use break down cover once.but this isnt worth the cost of how much it costs with my v.reliable mechanic! beware: the throttle body can mean many things, mine would cut out when it was stationary, at lights, anywhere. the garage i bought it from told me i couldnt drive it properly! yes GARAGE! it did this when i test drove it but as he had told me even before i left;i would be likely to stall a car i hadn't driven before, so i thought i'd stalled it. if the gearbox is noisy dont buy it! i just wanted to warn everybody, i am a student, and cannot afford this car anymore!
I currently own a 2002 Nissan Micra. Its a shame people are always seeming to bash theses cars, & for what reason because there popular with the elderley!! just because elderley people are taking there times & there reactions are slower doesnt mean this car cant go over 20mph!. I have recieved 100% absolutley no problems with my car since owning it for the past 3 years. Great around the town, can hold the weekley shop & great miles to the gallon & never lets you down what more can you ask for?. But anyways..We Rock- even if it is a granny-mobile...hahaha!.
We have had Nissans in our family for years (My dad bought his first Datsun 120y 6 weeks after I was born and is now on his 5th Micra, 32 years later), so when the time came to replace my Volvo 850 last August I started looking for a Primera. Not quite sure how I ended up with this, but it had the right spec, mileage and was the right price, so I bought my 2001 1.4 CVT Auto.
It is a great little car, very cheap to run, but in this set up, not that economical. Day to day commuting averages around 38mog and on a run I can get it over 40, but my dad is averaging 52.5 in his 05 plate 1.2, so I am a little disappointed. You do however, need to drive it pretty hard to extract any performance out of it so this might affect MPG figures. Still well put together, with only a few creaks and rattles! Has decent spec (mines got air con, electric windows, plippable locking and power steering) and the stereo is quite good.
In truth though, it no longer practical for me now, our family is growing and I need something bigger. I have just got a new job with the offer of a lease car so I may take it and get a Berlingo.
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