1987 Nissan Micra GL 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Probably one of the cheapest cars ever to run
Occasionally the car dies, and then almost immediately starts again. Looking at how the loom has been mangled, it's owner abuse rather than an intrinsic fault!
Considering it's a C-plate the rust on the main body is much better than my E-plate Fiesta. However the door has a severe dose of rot!
It does handle particularly sweetly, the steering is heavy and not very precise. This is made worse by the worst steering wheel in history, thin and rock hard.
The seats are also not very supportive.
So why do I like it? Simply because it costs so little to run, and is very simple to work on (unlike more modern Nissans!) Much more than 60mph is straining the poor old thing now, but on a run keeping to 55mph, 60mpg is possible!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th August, 2001