1990 Nissan Micra 1.2 petrol
The best car I've ever owned!
When I took the car to 'APK' (that's the compulsory Dutch yearly check of each car), they had me change the front screen wipers (although if you asked me there was nothing wrong with them), get the hand brake fixed (although again if you asked me it was working fine!) and have the headlight changed (yes, you've guessed it - if you asked me it was just fine!).
Once I got those taken care of I haven't spent a single cent on it other than petrol (which isn't much at all).
The car is just terrific!
Recently I had to drive 4 different cars in one day - a Volkswagen Golf 4, an Opel Zaphira, a Suzuki Grand Vitara & in the end I had to drive my Micra.
I'm not lying to you when I say I didn't take anywhere near as much pleasure in driving any of the 3 fore-mentioned cars as much as I did driving the Micra.
I am telling you this car is so addictive, once you've gotten your hands on one, you'll find it extremely hard to leave it aside.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2008
10th Jul 2012, 10:26
I find this to be the case. In the past when I spent far too much money on sports cars, I'm not sure if I really enjoyed the driving. Scared myself witless, showed off, but not really enjoyed. Now I'm doing up a house and funds are allocated elsewhere, along comes this cheap-as-chips 1.2 runabout that turns out to be a blast to drive, complete with a great exhaust note. Somehow, Nissan got the fun factor right with this car, with well-weighted steering, good road feel and a nice little gearbox and engine. I don't care how silly I look in it :-)