Used Nissan Micra Hatchback 1993 - 2003 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

1993 - 2003 review
Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03)
  • Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03)
  • Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03)
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What's the used Nissan Micra hatchback like?

The buzzy Nissan Micra is small compared with some more modern superminis, so cabin space is good up front, but tight in the back, while boot space isn't great. The steering adjusts for height in all but the most basic models, and access to the rear can be a struggle in the three-door.

On the other hand, the car is easy and light to drive, and rides well. The 1.0 engine found in most examples feels lively in town, but is noisy and breathless on the motorway.

A driver airbag is standard on all models, as is a front passenger 'bag on top-line cars. However, anti-lock brakes appear only if it has an auto gearbox or on a top-of-the-range model.

In fact, safety isn't that impressive overall. The Micra scored just two stars out of five for occupant safety in Euro NCAP test and two (out of four) for protecting pedestrians.