Nissan Micra Hatchback (02 - 11)

Nissan Micra Hatchback (02 - 11) review

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(2002 - 2011)
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Which used Nissan Micra hatchback should I buy?

The 80bhp 1.2-litre petrol five-door is best for its blend of willing performance and strong fuel economy. The 1.4 petrol is fractionally quicker and fractionally thirstier, but if you want the ultimate performance, there's also a 108bhp 1.6 petrol, which is as fast as it gets in Micraland. We'd pass on the 64bhp 1.2 - it feels noticeably slower than the 80bhp version, but its fuel economy is barely any better.

There's also a 64bhp 1.5 dCi diesel, which is very frugal and ideal for those who live life at a very slow pace. If you simply must have a diesel engine, the 81bhp 1.5 dCi is the better choice. It dishes out more pace, but delivers the same fuel economy.

All Micras are kitted out with comfort and safety in mind. Twin front airbags, anti-lock brakes, power steering, electric front windows, a single-slot CD player and remote locking are standard on all. We'd go for SE spec for its air-con.

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Which used Nissan Micra hatchback should I buy?

The 80bhp 1.2-litre petrol five-door is best for its blend of willing performance and strong fuel economy. The 1.4 petrol is fractionally quicker and fractionally thirstier, but if you want the ultimate performance, there's also a 108bhp 1.6 petrol, which is as fast as it gets in Micraland. We'd pass on the 64bhp 1.2 - it feels noticeably slower than the 80bhp version, but its fuel economy is barely any better.

There's also a 64bhp 1.5 dCi diesel, which is very frugal and ideal for those who live life at a very slow pace. If you simply must have a diesel engine, the 81bhp 1.5 dCi is the better choice. It dishes out more pace, but delivers the same fuel economy.

All Micras are kitted out with comfort and safety in mind. Twin front airbags, anti-lock brakes, power steering, electric front windows, a single-slot CD player and remote locking are standard on all. We'd go for SE spec for its air-con.

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