1995 Nissan Micra LX 1.0 from UK and Ireland
The most reliable car I have ever owned!
Fuel pump failed.
Apart from wear and tear items, this car is amazingly reliable.
This is our second household car, but it still gets a lot of use.
It may not look amazing, or be that fast. But as far as reliability goes and running costs go, this is the best car I have ever owned. It has more or less been faultless.
The car has covered 118,000 miles, but drives as good as the day I bought it. It's a real shame that Nissan is now owned by Renault, as I would not touch a newer one with a bargepole.
I have also owned 2 P10 Primera's; these were also amazing cars. The governments scrapage scheme won't make me part with this car, rust will eventually kill it I guess, as it is so reliable.
It is also quite nippy considering it is only a 1.0 litre, and it averages around 49 mpg no matter how I drive it.
If you are not bothered about looks and want cheap reliable motoring, I think that these cars take some beating. When it dies, it will probably be replaced with one of the last of the Almera's (with Nissan not Renault running gear) as I want something bigger. Again, probably a dull car to most, but a gem to those in the know. My Micra is amazing for a 14 year old car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th July, 2009