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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.
  • 1.2 S 3dr

    Iain Groundwell , Northumberland . Date: 06/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    I bought the 3 door 1.2S essentially for my wife's use, but enjoy driving it so much I use it far more than envisaged.

    The Micra replaced a Ford Ka which was the second Ka we have had. The Ka was such a great car to drive, cheap to run and totally reliable that we thought it would be a hard act to follow. However, the Micra is of a far superior build-quality, better equipped, more economical yet just as distinctive as the Ka was when it first came out.

    OK, it may not have the most room in the back and the ride is a bit hard but the whole package is brilliant. I have no regrets about buying it, especially as I paid only £6495 for it brand new (not pre-registered) from a Nissan main agent. What a deal!!

  • 1.0 E 3dr

    kylie doctor , renfrewshire . Date: 15/01/2005
    • 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've got the 3dr E version, it's my first car, and I'm really happy with it, although I do find it difficult sometimes to get in to first and reverse, like it's sticking.

    The lever to bring the passenger seat forward has broken twice, though the dealer has fixed it. I'd definitely recommend this car.

  • 1.2 S 3dr

    Adam Smith , Worces . Date: 18/12/2004
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My girlfriend has had this car for two weeks now (The car is on Motability) This is her fourth Micra.

    (Got it on the 6/12/04) 54reg

    I have found the Micra to be very reliable, and good on petrol; I find it does about 40 to the gallon. Steering I have found is the best (very light ). Handling is fun, if not amazing, on account of its fairly skinny tyres.

    It will hold on surprisingly well if pushed, but understeer can prove a problem in the wet. Whilst the 1.2 auto engine is eager and nippy around town, it can be noisy if pushed hard

    They are very spacious fun to drive has very light steering.

    Nice high driving position and comfortable seats. The auto gearbox is smooth

    Might be the best supermini out there.

    The Nissan dealer are very helpfull and do a good job

    Will I have another? Yes, I would, but not the E grade.

  • 1.2 SE 3dr

    Mark Berry Date: 07/11/2004
    • 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

    Bought as the "second car" and for commuting only, this has now become the preferred car to drive, and often battle with wife for usage.

    Decided on SE version due to more toys fitted, plus dealer offer. Checked out used cars first and found quality of materials better on SE, for example better seating cloth and leather stearing wheel etc.

    Key-less entry and ignition system wierd at first but turns into must-have when going back to other cars. Nice drive, nice high driving position, great length and turning circle for manouvering. Engine a bit sedate, but ecconomical.

    Annoying bit of design is concerning back seats. The slide forwards and back is great for crating more or less boot space, but this mechanism stops the seats folding flat completely when I need loads of room.

    Would I buy another? Yes (but not base model)

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