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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.
  • 1.0 E 3dr

    Julie Merrick , Staffs . Date: 22/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    4 Yrs old.Problem every 5000 miles with crankshaft sensor/timing chain.Nissan are aware,but dont offer any advice or help. I have been towed off each time, after car has broken down. the car is unsafe to drive, and at present is doing 100 mile to £20 of fuel- because of the above problem.28k on clock.Dealers and Nissan UK dont offer any aftersales service after 3 yr warranty.Nissan UK will not recall, as this fault is too expense.Mechanics in my dealership have acknowledged this fault.Once the engine computer kicks in, the car is undrivable, and this has happened on main roads, at busy times.Totally unsafe to drive. Common problem with this model - NO ADVICE FROM NISSAN UK OR LOCAL DEALER. FROM VERY SAD DRIVER.

  • 1.2 Sport 3dr

    Adam Marshall Date: 10/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    This is an update to my previous review submitted in December. I have now had the car 4 months, and as I mentioned in the previous review, it had a problem with a knocking noise coming from the front. Well it has been back to the dealer 3 times since then, with no success (although the dealership and service have been faultless every time) its just a shame the fault cannot be completely rectified. Apart from this, which will get fixed and should not put anyone off owning this vehicle, the car is faultess. I have regularly seen 54+ MPG on a long run, the highest recording so far being 57MPG, and it has yet to go less than 42MPG on a short run. I would not hesistate to buy another micra again, its just a shame the start of this ownership period hasn't been as great as I would have liked. As I say and I know this is contradicting other reviews, in my opinion Nissan Dealer service is excellent and the customer service provided on arrival is second to none, the dealership was clean, with a friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff.

    Prior to this I owned a Nissan Sunny and in the fourteen years it was in the family not once did it break down - a testament to Japanese reliability - something judging by comments on other reviews, other manufacturers cant beat.

    Well done Nissan on a great if slightly tarnished (personal experience) car.

  • 1.2 S 5dr

    Ian Winkle , E Dumbartonshire . Date: 25/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Thoroughly disappointed with the reliability having had persistent power loss problems traced to faulty engine management tachometer (3 repairs under warranty and a fourth currently outstanding). In most of these cases the angine lost power under acceleration whilst overtaking on a motorway - all harrowing incidents! This is a low mileage car, which at 4 years, 24,000 miles had to have its timing chain replaced at a cost of just short of £1000 (as reported for 1.5 Almera). I write as the past and present owner of 3 other Nissans including the earlier model Micra and two Primeras which have far outperformed this model!

  • 1.2 S 3dr

    julie embleton Date: 21/07/2007
    • 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 have owned a Micra for the last 18 months. Recently I started having a few problems with the car cutting out, or not starting.

    I contatced Nissan and was advised to bring the car into the garage. After paying £70 for a 30-minute diagnostic test, I was informed that it was the timing chain and it had stretched. I was quoted in excess of £800 to fix the problem.

    When I was collecting the car from the Nissan machanic, he said that they were changing at least one every day on the new-shaped Micras.

    I love the car, but this has put me off keeping the car, so sadly it will have to go.

    I am worried that as they are apparently changing so many that there is a problem with the actual chain, not anything I have or have not done.

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