1986 Nissan Micra GLX 1.0


Economic and fun, but not safe by modern standards


The second day I owned the car, it failed to start. removing the distributor showed the breaker-points to be faulty, so new ones were put on.

From there on, nothing really broke on the car, it serviced us well for a year until a few days ago when the cam-belt snapped/broke. A costly and big repair, even if you can do it yourself.

General Comments:

Good points:

A very economic car, gas consumption, road-tax e.t.c.

Being so small, it is very flexible and quick in city traffic.

Spare-parts are easy to find, both new and used. And cheap.

Being small and low, it almost feels like a Go-kart sometimes!

Not so good:

Safety in a crash is (almost) none.

Slightly cramped seating positions for all if you are more than 2 in the car.

Noisy at highway-speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2005

2003 Nissan Micra


Clutch is difficult to control on the brand new Micra. This is different from the earlier models. In worst case you can smell smoke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th July, 2003