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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For The Micra has sweet engines and bags of safety kit

Against Rear headroom and boot space are poor

Verdict The Micra is a hugely capable, well made and value-for-money hatchback

Go for… 1.2 80bhp petrol

Avoid… 1.5 dCi 65bhp diesel

Nissan Micra Hatchback
  • 1. Reliability is generally excellent, but, on diesels where the turbo has been replaced, check the exhaust valves are also new
  • 2. In rare cases, the steering can clonk on full lock, but this should be fixed by dealers for free
  • 3. Our pick is the 80bhp 1.2-litre petrol five-door for its willing performance and strong fuel economy
  • 4. The Micra's great around town, with good visibility, easy steering and light controls
  • 5. The sloping roof limits rear headroom, and the boot could be bigger
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