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Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03) review

(1993 - 2003)
Nissan Micra Hatchback (93 - 03)
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Which used Nissan Micra hatchback should I buy?

The simple rule is to buy as new a car as you can for the lowest price. Basic models accounted for almost all those sold new, and these are also the ones to get second-hand.

That said, Nissan packed the last cars of this generation of Micra with kit, so look for a 1.0 Twister on an 02 or 52 plate. This had central locking, air-con and even parking sensors, yet cost no more new than a lowly 1.0 S sold a year earlier. Micras with auto gearboxes are also little gems, but they sell fast.

A fair number have covered very low mileages - perhaps just 4000 a year. However, endless short trips can wear out major parts prematurely, so don't pay extra for one, and watch that it has had annual servicing, no matter how little it was used.

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Which used Nissan Micra hatchback should I buy?

The simple rule is to buy as new a car as you can for the lowest price. Basic models accounted for almost all those sold new, and these are also the ones to get second-hand.

That said, Nissan packed the last cars of this generation of Micra with kit, so look for a 1.0 Twister on an 02 or 52 plate. This had central locking, air-con and even parking sensors, yet cost no more new than a lowly 1.0 S sold a year earlier. Micras with auto gearboxes are also little gems, but they sell fast.

A fair number have covered very low mileages - perhaps just 4000 a year. However, endless short trips can wear out major parts prematurely, so don't pay extra for one, and watch that it has had annual servicing, no matter how little it was used.

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