What used Nissan Micra hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Nissan Micra hatchback?
Even the thirstiest Micra (the 1.6) is good for more than 40mpg, so you won't have to worry about fuel costs. The 1.4s give mid-40s and our favourite 1.2 is knocking on the door of 50mpg. The diesels, meanwhile, smash the door down and go all the way past 60mpg.
Buy a two- or three-year-old Micra and value loss won't be a headache, either. However, take care not to pay some of the optimistic prices being asked for nearly new examples or you'll be hit in the pocket when you sell your car on later.