Nissan Micra Review from Portugal

1989 Nissan Micra 1.2 LX k-10 1.2 Gas

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.2 Gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance164000 kilometres


The car is reliable and cool to drive


An year ago the car got a leak in the gas tank.

About a month ago its two lamps died.

General Comments:

Very reliable. Very cool to drive. Handles well even on wet roads. Consumption is high, about 7.5 litter per 100 kilometer. Good visibility when parking. I already got five accidents with the car: 3 minor, and 2 medium. It wasn't expensive to repair and it is as good as new.

Acceleration is good, but it's no match for most of the current cars, except in turns.

My model has open-air system, that is really cool with the Portuguese weather.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2005

24th Aug 2005, 12:10

I agree, my '90 Micra only can achieve with careful driving about 35 MPG's, and sometimes as low as 25 MPG's with hard driving. I'd say the problem lies somewhere in the carburettor, which as I am planning to replace soon enough.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review