Alternatives

Used Nissan Micra Hatchback (10 - 16) review

(2010 - 2016)
Used Nissan Micra Hatchback (10 - 16)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Micra hatchback?

Those in the market for a small car like the Nissan Micra have no shortage of options, with the Ford Fiesta acting as the obvious candidate thanks to its fine ride and handling balance, strong engines and wide range of trims.

The Kia Rio and Hyundai i20, meanwhile, both offer the kind of long-term durability the Micra was once famed for but with superior ride and handling and more upmarket interiors.

If you just want a cheap small car and don’t care for niceties such as soft-touch plastics in the interior, it’s also worth considering the Dacia Sandero, which has the added bonus of being roomier than the Micra.

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Verdict

The Nissan Micra used to be a sure-fire used purchase, but does this fourth-generation model live up to expectations?

  • Cheap to buy
  • Economical engines
  • Roomy for passengers
  • Small boot
  • Poor build quality
  • Basic interior design