1989 Nissan Micra GLX 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Could be a bargain buy
Unpredictable power loss problem.
Engine does not cut, but suddenly loses power and sounds like misfiring.
Even if I get the revs up high and then release the clutch (or drop a gear with high revs) she will not move and seems to choke (nosedive).
This mysteriously disappears if I play with the revs and switch the car off and try again (play about for 5 min).
This problem occurs once a week, twice a day, very unpredictably. I might be expecting a lot from the year model. If similar problems arise, please advise.
I bought my Micra 3 months ago from two previous lady owners (mom and her daughter). Low mileage for year model. I definitely would be able to fill this space once I resolve my problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2004
19th Apr 2004, 03:37
I had a similar problem with my Metro it turned out to be the condenser (small silver thing inside the distributer) very cheap to replace think it cost about £5. Hope this helps.
24th Aug 2005, 12:13
Could also be blocked fuel lines (hence loss of power), and then suddenly becoming unblocked. Could be dirty petrol at your local petrol station, try a different petrol station, that might help.