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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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82 reader reviews for Nissan Micra Hatchback.
  • 1.4 SVE 3dr

    Nicola Percy , berks . Date: 20/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Owned this as automatic for 6 years. (Got 2nd hand as 3 yr old). Did over 90000 miles. Never broke down, comfy drive. Nippy in town with enough power for my 30 mile motorway commute. Only looking for replacement now as needs new steering brushes and service cost> trade in value. Struggling to find a replacement of similar spec and size. Definitely would buy again if they were not now £8000 + second hand!

  • 1.2 S 5dr

    Dora Somerville , London . Date: 04/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    Only had this car for a month but so far am very pleased! I am the fourth owner and when I bought it it had already clocked 92,000 miles, so I wasn't expecting it to be perfect but yet I haven't found any faults. So it shows if you look after the Micra, it will last a long time.

    I passed my test a month ago and wanted a cheap little runabout to keep practising. Its small size and engine (1.2) is perfect for me and cheap to insure too. I've done a lot of city driving (I live in Central London) and also done three motorway trips. It has performed well on all of them.

    My mother has been driving for 35 years and also is totally smitten with it, so it's not just my newbie opinion.

    The Micra's size and tight turning circle makes it very good at parking - even if I'm not! The body gets dents in very easily, and I should know as I've had a couple of run-ins with the kerbs.

    In terms of space it is very adjustable, you can move the rear passenger seats forward/back depending on whether you carrying shopping/luggage or passengers. My boyfriend who is 6ft3 finds it very hard sitting in the front seat, even with the chair pushed all the way back. I can't imagine it would be possible for him to drive it! However I can fit three of my female friends/smaller male friends as passengers easily, no complaints about leg room.

    Might be because it's my first car, but I'm totally in love. Well worth the price I paid for it = £1200.

  • 1.4 Sport 3dr

    Caroline Mulley , West Sussex . Date: 12/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47.5

    My car

    We had this car new in September 2005 and it is a low milage second car.

    The only problems todate have been a noisy electric window and faulty a door catch. The later was potentially dangerous as the passenger door swung open whilst driving.

    It holds the road well and has a lively and responsive engine. The overall quality is reasonably good and we like the way the rear seat slides forward to give a larger boot area. The main dislike is the fact that the rear seat backs don't fold completely flat, which severely reduces load capacity.

    The car is great fun to drive.

  • 1.2 SE 5dr

    JANE ANSTEE , BRIDGEND . Date: 02/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I enjoy my Nissan Micra. When I bought the car in Cardiff Wessex garage about 3.5 years ago they told me it was a 1.2 SE Extra- the extra's being e-sun roof, leather steering wheel and Alloy wheels. The Micra is very roomy inside - I'm on the big side and there's loads of room. It's lovely to drive too. The technology's good. The only faults are: the windows rattle if they are not all the way up or down; I had a faulty boot switch and faulty reversing light switch, which just cost me £209 to have repaired. The faulty boot switch was quite dangerous as it was release the boot whilst I was driving. I've read a few reviews on the Internet and there seems to be a common fault with the Micra's boot switch. However, overall it's a good car with loads of room inside. The only other fault is that the leather steering wheel has started disintergrating. I bought the car from new (75 miles on clock), so I know that none of the faults are through negligence. I also get my car serviced every 9k as advised.

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