What alternatives should I consider to a used Nissan Micra hatchback?
The Ford Fiesta has always been one of the best cars in its class, and this is still the case. You get a bigger touchscreen than you do in the Nissan Micra and, as long as you avoid the Style version, it’ll connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To drive, it’s much sharper and the ride is perfectly judged, soaking up the worst of the ruts without being soft, yet taught enough to keep body movements in check.
The Volkswagen Polo has been the premium option for a long time now, and for good reason. It has one of the classiest interiors in this class and with an 8.0in touchscreen on all models, it’s got one of the best infotainment systems too. There’s a lot more space inside the Polo for rear passengers, and there are lots of engines to choose from.
The Seat Ibiza is even better to drive than the Fiesta, and it benefits from the same platform as the Polo, which means it’s big inside for a small car and you have plenty of efficient petrol and diesel engines to choose from.