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Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03) review

(1993 - 2003)
Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03)
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What used Nissan Micra hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Nissan Micra hatchback?

Prices for this Micra are so low that depreciation is a worry left with past owners, and running costs aren't a problem, either.

Servicing is cheap and simple enough for any garage to do a proper job, which will save on main-dealer rates, and most spares are cheaper than average, too. The 1.0 engine has a chain cam that should last the life of the engine, whereas most rivals have cambelts that require (expensive) replacement after five years or so, so that's more money saved.

Fuel economy is strong - with up to 38mpg in town in the 1.0, you can expect an average of up to 47mpg. The 1.4 does almost as well with a manual gearbox, while an auto will be thirstier by about 5mpg.