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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

    Mark Erickson-Rohrer , Merseyside . Date: 03/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've previously posted on this section with respect to the Micra, and now we have one, we can comment further. We too have the same 1.4 SVE Micra three-door auto, as a previous contributor. I can add that, along with all the advantages of the car stated by Michael Witherden, the car is 'made in England', drives superbly, has precise steering and parking with the rear sensors a doddle.

    I have even managed to get around 51.3 mpg, better than the official extra-urban figures I would have liked heated mirrors, though (for winter), and the air-conditioning could be better, but overall it's a lovely small town and country vehicle that is pleasing to the eyes (in its emotion red), and has a VW Beetle look about it.

    Interior storage is very good, with places to store things everywhere, and the three-door model has better rear wheel arch storage pockets than you get on the five-door model. Also, we would have liked opening rear quarter windows, but you can't have everything!

    We added an alarm for £165, so I feel that with the security and safety packages, it is one of the best small cars on the market. Its acceleration is better than our previous 1.6 Vauxhall Zafira (the Micra has a better power to weight ratio, and the auto box's torque is vastly better delivering maxium pull at 3200 revs).

  • 1.0 E 3dr

    David watters Date: 16/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my Nissan Micra E for a year and a half and am not as happy with it compared to the last Micra I owned (old shape 93-03).

    I bought my car when it was over a year old and in the first two months of ownership it was back to the garage six times to get the airbag and battery light fixed. Then the car broke down twice resulting in a new battery.

    Car was fine until christmas 04 when the electics packed up and another bcm chip had to be fitted (3rd one) in four months of ownership.

    Car was fine until summer 05 when the ignition gave up and by this time my faith in the garage where I bought the car was at breaking point.

    Aside from all the problems car is very spacious, airy and a delight to drive, the switches are easy to use and close to hand.

    When the warrenty runs out I might consider another car mark 6 ford fiesta.

  • 1.2 S 5dr

    Dave Thomas Date: 23/10/2005
    • 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

    My car

    I swapped my C2 1.4 Furio for the 05 Micra as I started to carry a full load of passengers to work every day as the C2 was impractical.

    I bought it from a Car Supermarket and it was called Micra Sport. Over the S model, it has alloy wheels, colour coded mirrors and a rear spoiler.

    I find the start-up to be especially noisy, but contacted the Nissan dealer who said this was due to oil pressure building up on the Camchain tensioner - we'll see. Once started the engine settles down to a quietish hum, though not a quiet as the C2. The engine is also revvy, doing 3500 at 70mph.

    Economy is very good, getting 40+mpg with spirited driving. Space is superb for a supermini with room for four "good-sized" adults. The sliding rear seat is a real boon. Equipment is good with all the convenience you need. The dash is drab and I have fitted the silver vent trim which has made a big difference.

    Overall I really love the car. It looks great, seems well finished and has plenty of room for my 6'3" 18 stone frame. Next car? Micra 160SR 5dr.

  • 350SR 3dr

    Joe Mear Date: 18/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Super little car. Our 1.2 SX 5DR is a 2003 model and has been great since we bought it in February 05.

    The car is superbly equipped, with climate control, CD player and keyless go, leather seats and sporty alloy wheels, foglights and a spoiler.

    The insurance is very cheap in group three, it's cheap to run and is very nippy.

    The rear space isn't great and the boot is very small, but up front there is plenty of room.

    Also, the car is noisy compared with our Mondeo, but is fine for its size. It's really easy to drive, very light on the steering and has a good ride, a nice gearbox and good engine response.

    Overall, the car is a super little vehicle, it has been reliable and seems very well built too.

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