1986 Nissan Micra DX 988cc from UK and Ireland
Fantastic, cheap little "Super-mini"
Vacuum tubes deteriorated at 73500 miles. Replaced easily and quickly.
Choke problems (at one point she was running on the choke all the time resulting in a very thirsty engine!)
Exhaust has gone once while I have owned her and three times before that.
Very squeaky and irritating windscreen-wiper which has resisted every attempt to be silenced!
Timing needs adjustment at every service.
Fantastic little runabout!
Heating system is excellent... she heats up to normal temperature from cold in around 4 minutes (7 minutes in winter)
For a small engine, she has quite a kick. She cruises happily at 70mph, but get fussy when asked to do anything more.
Fuel economy is ridiculously cheap! She will give 60+ mpg on long straight runs at high speeds and approx. 30 mpg around town.
Interior equipment is very sparse, but this should mean less to go wrong, shouldn't it?
One small thing... the heating vents on the dashboard are an awkward shape and fail to hold an 'in-car air-freshener' securely.
Known as "The Boneshaker" to my mum and Gran, she is really fun to drive! And as someone as so rightly said "like a Go-Cart"!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 2002