1994 Nissan Micra 1L petrol CG10DE from Australia and New Zealand
I can't find a better 1-1.3L car, it's great to drive and cheap
There are no fault codes or any other faults.
Sometimes it doesn't start as quickly as normal.
It gets about 450km from a tank, similar to another friends, but a 3rd friend with an identical model gets at least 600km from a tank, similarly a 4th friend with the 1.3L model also gets around 600km.
I've heard the throttle body / AFM fails around 100-150,000km, I don't think mine has those symptoms yet but it's an easy, moderately priced fix when it happens & the car will be good for another 100-150,000km once fixed.
My timing chains are quiet but once they sound like bolts getting shaken up in a paint tin, they need to be replaced along with their tensioners, can be anywhere from 140-280,000km. Bit expensive, but lots of warning. If they go bang, engine is probably not worth repairing.
Easy to park.
Plenty of headroom, I'm 6'2" 188cm.
Mine is the 2 door model, the doors are longer offering a larger opening for me to get in & out of.
Often described as a bit like a go-cart, the 1.3L certainly.
A bit like a TARDIS, amazing how much stuff can be stuffed inside.
In the future, I will buy another one, same model except newer, maybe the 1.3L.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2007